Roundup: Cole Hamels, the $144 Million Man; the 50 Best Looking People on Capitol Hill & Alex Rodriguez Suffers Broken Hand

Selita Ebanks … RIP Sherman Hemsley, aka, George Jeffersongun sales up in Colorado since theater shooting … “An Inquiry Into the Very Public Private Marriage of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise” … the best tacos in Los Angeles, in slideshow form! … “Will Banning Guns Prevent Another Aurora? … high school coach alleged to have changed grades to keep kids eligible … I avoid Walmart, so I never have to deal with this crap: “Man misfires gun in Walmart checkout line” … Christian Bale went to visit some of the shooting victims in Colorado … Jack Daniels gives obscure author huge shot of publicity … Penn State loses State Farm as a sponsor ….

Cole Hamels is staying in Philadelphia: 6 years, $144 million. [USA Today]

The 50 Best Looking People on Capitol Hill. [The Hill]

A-Rod got his hand broken on a pitch by King Felix. The guess here is he’ll be back in early September. [NYDN] Here’s video of the plunking, via @JimmyTraina.

Olympic medal projections, anyone? [Sports Myriad]

Columnist panicking about the Bulls because Asik, Korver and Watson are gone. Yes, really. [Sun-Times]

What life is like for North Carolina’s newest assistant coach, Hubert Davis. [CBS Sports]

Creative: What LeBron’s gmail inbox looks like. [Grantland]

Boy did MLB’s twitter account botch the Ryan Dempster trade. [Chicago Sports Media Watch]

The secret to Olympic gymnasts sticking? Honey, among other things. [WSJ]

Remember when everyone loved the Marlins in Spring Training? [Herald]

The Pirates traded for pitcher Wandy Rodriguez. But they also lost their 2nd straight game to fall 2.5 back of the Reds in the Central. Sixty-eight games left! [Post-Gazette]

Why Batman was disarmed in 1939. [New Yorker]

Not the best “trick shot” ever, but certainly not the worst.

Shark scares the heck out of human. [via Salty Shores]

Gotta have a cool wife to pull this off. [via Hot Clicks]

Just-released video footage from 2006 of a killer whale dragging its trainer underwater.

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