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Roundup: Pittsburgh Cop Tasers St. Patrick's Day Reveler, Tough Guy at SXSW Gets Sucker Punched & FSU Recruit Sets Record

Samantha Droke … the popped collar is rooted in functionalityJulianne Hough is singlefantasy sports betting is coming to Atlantic City … an NBC executive vs. Jay Leno … the younger generation is struggling to build wealth … “McDonald’s suit claims toddler ate used condom” … I laughed: “council bans apostrophes in street signs” … Maryland is the 18th state to outlaw the death penalty … Jay Bilas: The NCAA system is “profoundly immoral” … Arkansas, race and politics … customer killed himself in a Dick’s Sporting Goods bathroom … is Maxim for sale? …

Levonte Whitfield, a Florida State recruit, just ran a 10.15 100, the best in Florida high school history. [Sentinel]

The lengthy story of a high school athlete who ran a sub-4 minute mile in 1966 killed his ex-wife. [NYT]

Most amazing fact about Pitt 7-footer Steven Adams? He’s the youngest of 18. [Post Gazette]

Monta Ellis scored 19 points in the final seven minutes and Milwaukee stunned Orlando with a huge 4th quarter. [JS Online]

The woman who inspired the movie ‘The Natural’ has died. [AP]

“There is medicine, and then there is National Football League medicine, and the practice of the two isn’t always the same.” [Wash Post]

Anthony Johnson, the LSU defensive tackle, has been shaving since 7th grade. [NOLA]

“For the 11th consecutive year, Louisville was the highest-rated metered market for ESPN’s regular-season telecasts, averaging a 4.5 rating.” [Front Row]

Antawn Jamison scored 27 points and the Kobe-less Lakers beat the Kings 113-102. [Register]

Who impresses LeBron? Messi, among others. [Palm Beach Post]

Five of the most difficult-to-peg teams in the NCAA Tournament. [SI]

Dan Marino getting an early release from jury duty is a big story in Florida. [Sun Sentinel]

“A federal prison guard has been charged with shooting his own finger in a drunken attempt to remove his wedding ring during an argument with his wife at their northwestern Pennsylvania home.” [AP]

Former Mayor arrested for DUI, and while in the back seat of the car, says he wishes the “pretty hot” cop had taken him to jail. [via Adam]

Tough guy looking for a fight gets sucker punched and KO’d. Deserved it. [via Herbie]

As Andy Katz interviewed Peyton Siva, a couple photographers got into it, and F-bombed one another.

Angry Pittsburgh cop on a power trip appears to taser a guy for no reason. [via Cartmaniak]

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