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The Roundup: Women's World Cup Final Sets Twitter Record, Writer Leaves Newspaper for ESPN & a College Basketball Bombshell?

Megan Fox … nice tattoo, douche … Jenna Jameson, a lawsuit, and a blogger … well, this is messed up … you may have noticed: google is affecting your memory … “if the fall of the house of Murdoch is a tragedy, it’s the feel-good tragedy of the century” … Kentucky cheerleader, anyone? … cool: Someone I know in a book club is reading a friend’s book … the downfall of Murdoch continues … this is what it looks like when a stage collapses at a Cheap Trick concert … WAG Helen Flanagan not wearing any pants … equally as dumb as planking: Owling … this Grandma survived being stuck in a swamp for four days

David Salinas, an investment adviser who founded an AAU summer league team, apparently committed suicide. Lute Olson, Baylor coach Scott Drew, Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie reportedly had money invested with Salinas. The SEC was investigating him. [CBS Sports]

Jean-Jacques Taylor leaves the Dallas Morning News for ESPN. [Frontburner]

You know a twitter record was set during the Women’s World Cup soccer final, right? Soccer is a big deal! [Guardian]

Tempers flared between American midfielder Michael Bradley and former American forward and current soccer Analyst Eric Wynalda. [SI]

Sim Bhullar is a 7-foot-4 high school kid in Toronto who is going to play college ball at Xavier. He’s Indian. And he has a 16-year-old brother who is 7-foot-2. [NYT]

Coolest Chicharito graphic I’ve seen. [Twitpic]

Similarities between the NHL lockout and the NBA lockout. [NOLA]

Here’s former ESPN writer Jeff Pearlman’s take on the Bruce Feldman/ESPN situation. [Jeff Pearlman]

Pretty wild story about Seattle Mariners’ prospect Esteilon Peguero. [Times]

If you get past all the Jeter stuff, the paragraphs about how difficult it is to hit a baseball are pretty cool. [NYT Mag]

Ratings for the ESPYs bottom out. [Sports Media Watch]

This video is from February, but it ties in nicely to this Rick Bozich piece on announcers.

It’s a Par-3 Hole-in-One for former hockey great Joe Sakic. [Larry Brown Sports]

 

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