Roundup: Maryland Beats Miami, Photos of the 21-foot Crocodile Caught in the Philippines, and a Shark Rips the Legs Off a Bodyboarder

Nicole Scherzinger … is this the most beautiful film ever made? … sad read about how farmers in Vermont have been decimated by Hurricane Irene … two little girls stole a goat from the zoo … “Women on their periods are untouchable” … depressing photos of flooded Vermont … cool photo of the Twin Towers before 9/11 … Apple lost another unreleased iPhone … “Key West cop accidentally Tasers himself” … why was he wearing a swastika armband? … man arrested for allegedly kicking his mom in the head after she told him to not practice martial arts in the house … you have to pay to visit prison inmates in Arizona … you suck, Bank of America …

Awesome rally late last night from Caroline Wozniacki to advance to the US Open quarterfinals. [WSJ]

“When Fickell was 7, his mother began dropping him off at Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus, where his uncle coached, so he could spar with the freshman wrestlers.” [NYT]

Grahme Jones is leaving the LA Times, and here’s his final soccer column. [LAT]

A 21-foot, 2,300-pound crocodile has been caught in the Philippines. The pictures are startling. [CNN]

Dominique Whaley, a former Oklahoma walk-on, scored four touchdowns in the Sooners’ opener. He’s got a great story. [Oklahoman]

How costly was Hurricane Irene? [Economist]

Maryland dropped suspension-riddled Miami, 32-24 in the rain Monday night in College Park. The Hurricanes were 4-point dogs and would have covered … if not for a pick-six with :55 left in the game. [Herald]

Jesus Montero: officially a Yankee. [NYDN]

Shark rips the legs off Australian bodyboarder. [AP]

Hey, look! The NBA lockout league! [Times]

Fight the good fight, man. [WP]

If you like Nickleback and the NHL, this post is for you. [PI]

Hey Mark Richt – you need to beat South Carolina. [AJC]

Republicans hate science! [Krugman]

This would have made a “JACKED UP” segment if college football had one. [via Corey]

Decent video of a fight at McDonald’s.

Novak Djokovic, dancing. Cool.

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