Roundup: Steve Alford Won't Pay Buyout, Man Disarms Shotgun-Toting Robber & Teacher/Coach Fired For This Harlem Shake Video

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens … not a fan of Whitlock’s twitter feed … did Taylor Swift pay $17 million cash for a mansion … “Gwyneth Paltrow to record duet with Manny Pacquiao?” … so 26 Jessica Biel GIFs, anyone? … neat 100-year-old photos of NYC … “Women Find Men with a 10-Day Beard Attractive, Masculine” … Ashley Benson is winning at instagram … former women’s college basketball coach was part of a car-theft ring? … Catherine Zeta-Jones is being treated in a clinic for bipolar disorder

Rockets 105, Thunder 103. Houston picks up its first playoff win since 2009. [Chronicle]

Brooklyn 110, Chicago 91. Game six is Thursday in Chicago.

Steve Alford is fighting the $1 million buyout that New Mexico says it owes him. [ABQ Journal]

No team has as passionate a local TV fan base as the … Pittsburgh Penguins? [SBD]

Atlanta 102, Indiana 91, and the series is knotted at two, despite being mostly unwatchable. [AJC]

Fantastic profile of Gorgui Dieng, who left Louisville early for the NBA. [WDRB]

Gnarly sinus infection may sideline UCLA defensive back for the entire season. [LA Times]

“New York sports radio host Mike Francesa, a rancid veal breast wrapped in Today’s Man microfiber blends and comically bulletproof self-regard, wrote the story off as a ‘dramatic attempt to sell a magazine, I guess,’ and that, finally, doesn’t matter.” [The Classical]

One of the best high school wrestlers in New Jersey history was busted in a huge drug sting at Ohio State. [Star Ledger]

How the Bills landed EJ Manuel – the QB they wanted all along. [Yahoo]

Here’s another 2014 NFL Mock Draft, with a lot of QBs going in the first round. [NE Patriots Draft]

Bryce Harper’s first 162 games in the bigs? Not too shaby. [Fangraphs]

Dolphins owner says Tony Sparano damaged the franchise. He didn’t do much better in New York. [Herald]

Yes, I’d say Jesse Williams from Alabama was one of the best 5th round steals in the draft. [Seattle Times]

The Tao of Alfredo Aceves. [Providence Journal]

Did Richard Deitsch really write 4,500 words on how the NFL Network and ESPN did during the draft? Yup. It’s actually quite good – except the ballwashing of Trey Wingo. [SI]

JJ Watt is a good dude. [Chronicle]

Andrew Dakich, son of ESPN announcer Dan, is going to walk-on at Michigan for John Beilein. [Indy Star]

Watch what happens when this guy was approached by a dude with a shotgun. [via Adam]

Coach/teacher fired for participating in this really bad Harlem Shake video. [Patch]

This might be the worst attempt to steal gas, ever. [via Cartmaniak]

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