Kate Bosworth … Magic Mike ruled Red States; Ted the Blue States … the five germiest places in airports … Mayberry’s Andy Griffith died at the age 86 Wednesday … Ron Howard learned some things from Andy Griffith .. for the F. Scott Fitzgerald fans … Billy Hamilton is one fast baseball player … New Orleans is struggling with its murder rate … why the need for secrecy? … they caught a big shark on the West Coast … the auto-correct song … “Naked man caught masturbating while driving” … and a 3rd Andy Griffith link, highlighting the most popular episodes ever … a very well-written Nora Ephron obit …
Robert Nkemdiche, the nation’s No. 1 recruit, says he’s a “done deal” to Clemson if the Tigers offer another one of his high school teammates. [AJC]
The Raptors lost out on Steve Nash, but they did acquire Kyle Lowry from the Rockets. [Star]
“Michael Dyer Denied Eligibility Waiver From NCAA, Will Not Suit Up For Red Wolves In 2012.” [Arkansas Sports 360]
Police are using YouTube to catch criminals. [USA Today]
“Fake box score reported to newspaper leads to suspension of American Legion manager.” [Times Tribune]
Everybody wanted basketball recruit Zena Edosomwan, but he decided to play at Harvard. [SI]
You’ll be reading a lot about Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte in the coming weeks. [ESPN]
Hasheem Thabeet has been signed by the Thunder. [Oklahoman]
Nobody pitches more expensive gear than Novak Djokovic. [WSJ]
Alex Ovechkin is at Wimbledon with his girlfriend, Maria Kirilenko. [Bog]
Powerful story on the upbringing of Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda. [NYT]
That tarp is dangerous. [via Hot Clicks]
Two years old, but still laugh-out-loud funny.
Marlin eaten by Tiger sharks! [via Jay]
Drunk man serenades his cat.