Nicole Scherzinger … “Danny DeVito-Rhea Perlman split” … only in Colorado: Bull Testicle-Flavored Beer … “Michael Jackson’s Burial Was Delayed Because Janet Wanted Her Burial-Plot Deposit Back” … $800k in meth seized in New York … man gets 15 years in jail, then punches his lawyer in the face … cab driver finds bag with $221,000 in his cab, returns it … young soccer coach murdered in NYC … “Hiker who left note on Sierra Nevada peak in 1972 is found” … here’s a profile of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer … this story about teen crushes is very well done …
Fantastic story on the Patriots no-huddle offense. Features Oregon, too. [Globe]
Orioles 3, Yankees 2. It is Baltimore’s first postseason win since 1997. [Sun]
Greg Schiano’s son, a high school sophomore, was ejected from a game and faces a suspension for cursing at a football official. [Tampa Bay Times]
Tough loss for Oregon State: Beavers’ QB Sean Mannion is out with a knee injury for at least two weeks. [Oregonian]
Cedric Benson’s foot injury is of the Lisfranc variety, and he’s out 6-8 weeks, maybe the season. [JS Online]
Red River Rivalry: Texas and Oklahoma each have suffered a loss, so the game doesn’t have any National Title implications. [Oklahoman]
Mark Cuban was shooting an episode of “Shark Tank” and missed a recruiting meeting with Deron Williams, and the point guard says that is one reason he picked the Nets over the Mavericks. [NYT]
“In many ways, the Knight Commission has tilted at windmills. While the NCAA eventually embraced the commission’s call for higher academic standards and greater financial transparency, problems in big-time college sports remain. Only the dollar figures have escalated. And on the heels of football-driven scandals at Ohio State, Miami, Penn State and even Harvard, it’s clear that priorities have been equally out of whack at Chapel Hill, where Friday earned his law degree.” [Wash Post]
Georgia Tech has fired defensive coordinator Al Groh. [AJC]
A non-Sabermetric look at Cabrera vs. Trout for MVP. [Good Guy at Sports]
Sick Jerry Sandusky releases dumb statement hours before he is to be sentenced. [Yahoo Sports]
Cardinals romp Nationals, 12-4, even NLDS series at one. [Post-Dispatch]
Anyone who can turn a $1 wager into six figures deserves a hearty applause. [WagerMinds]
Lady Gaga vomited on stage in Barcelona.
Kevin Sumlin sure was fired up to beat Ole Miss last weekend.
The Ohio State band paid homage to video games, and this is tremendous. [via Hot Clicks]
Keggy the Keg is a cool mascot.