Roundup: High Schoolers Hate Swimming Against Missy Franklin, Scott Boras Runs the Nationals & Car Nearly Destroyed by 18-Wheeler in Vegas

Emma Rigby, who is British … woman gored by rhino moments after this picture … here are some photos of Megan Fox in the new Esquire … noted heckler beats speeding ticket in court in impressive fashion … because you love the show Girls so much … “70 years ago Tuesday, Strom Thurmond’s mistress was put to death” … “X-Men to Relaunch as All-Female Superhero Team” … this is being called a twitter “trend” … monthly reminder that HOAs suck … the most popular Washington Wizards dancer … what is the tastiest town in the South? … if your favorite team beats Duke, chances are, they’ll be storming the floor …

In the middle of the night, the Bears hired Marc Trestman to be their new coach. He spent the last eight years in the CFL and at NC State. We’ll have more later, but GM Phil Emery seems to be willing to stake his future in the NFL in this boom/bust hire. [Tribune]

It sucks to be a high schooler swimming against Missy Franklin, the Olympic champ. [WSJ]

The Washington Nationals have added another Scott Boras client – reliever Rafael Soriano, 2 years, $28 million. [Fox]

Samantha Steele & Christian Ponder talk about their relationship. [Hot Clicks]

“Wyoming men’s basketball senior guard Luke Martinez admitted to causing serious bodily injury to the man he kicked in the face during a Dec. 30 fight outside of the Buckhorn Bar in downtown Laramie.” [Go Pokes]

Leonard Pitts totally nails the silly “Cornball” Blackness garbage that got Rob Parker suspended then fired from ESPN. [Herald]

“Wedgies lead to prankster’s arrest at Bradenton theater.” [Florida, Yup]

St. John’s 67, Notre Dame 63 in a mild upset in the Garden. [South Bend Trib]

Will we ever see another unbeaten champ in college basketball? It’s been … awhile. [Fox Sports]

The Lakers are about to turn it around. Right? Right? [Sports on Earth]

Manti Te’o’s dad is angry with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. [Chicago Sports Media Watch]

Gil Brandt has a mock draft with Eddie Lacy of Alabama going 16th overall. I’d love it if Jarvis Jones fell to the Jets. [NFL.com]

So current Alabama running back TJ Yeldon was pretty good in high school.

The 1988 Arizona Wildcats, a great college basketball team at the time, rapped. Sean Elliott is strangely one of my favorite players of all-time. [via Borzello]

Here’s your HOLY SHIT dashcam video … from Vegas! Around the :31 mark, buckle up. [via Adam]

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