Jennifer Aniston, because she got engaged … the New Yorker on Paul Ryan … Toronto police are investigating this video of a guy urinating on a homeless man … marketing is dead … the Insane Clown Posse vs. the FBI … a photo of a partially-shirtless Mark Zuckerberg … racial profiling by the TSA … Wayne Bridge’s WAG has nice stems … Romney’s guy Paul Ryan has the body fat of a pro athlete … “Chinese Tries to Smuggle Deer Genitals in Purse” …
How come this Pittsburgh Steelers training camp rumble isn’t leading Sportscenter? [Post-Gazette]
As in-depth a profile you’ll find on Vikings’ QB Christian Ponder. [1500 ESPN]
The USA-Japan women’s Olympic gold medal game drew a higher rating than any Stanley Cup game on NBC Sports Network. [NBC Universal]
CC Sabathia heads to the DL. His elbow is inflamed. [NYDN]
College football’s All-Castoff team probably wins nine games playing an SEC schedule, right? [CBS Sports]
This is about an Auburn football player: ” … High guidance counselor admitted to creating a fraudulent transcript for a former athlete at the school and has resigned.” [Commercial Appeal]
The Rays have won six in a row to surge ahead of the Orioles in the AL East. [St. Pete Times]
“The 1992 team averaged 117.3 points and won its games by an average of 43.8 points. The 2012 team … averaged a similar point total (115.5) but a slimmer margin (32.1).” [WSJ]
Former boxer Michael Dokes is dead at 54. [Boxing Scene]
Mitch Kupchak had a great summer, bringing in Steve Nash and then Dwight Howard. [OC Register]
“… the London games have been a “nudge” Olympics, where locals and visitors have been coaxed rather than coerced.” [Economist]
Rajon Rondo has some hops.
Walk-on at Vanderbilt gets a scholarship. Very cool.
Watch the NYPD pump nine bullets into a knife-wielding lunatic in Times Square.
This alligator grabbed a trainer by the arm and wouldn’t let go for 21 seconds. “Things happen,” his partner says.