Alexa Vega … the Government shutdown has begun … the best global brands in 2013, led by Apple, Google and Coca-Cola … Kate Upton is dating some guy from Dancing with the Stars … man shot and killed for trying to steal beer … Hollywood loves Paul Rudd … five hikers caught in Colorado rock slide are dead … someone didn’t love the Breaking Bad finale! … Mark Cuban goes on trial today for insider trading … Great White Sharks feeding on whale carcass … if you have teenage girls, I wish you luck in keeping them off social media … Breaking Bad finale: 10.3 million viewers …
If you went to bed early, the Saints hammered the Dolphins, 38-17 as Drew Brees tossed for 413 yards and four touchdowns. [NOLA.com]
In the MLB play-in game – to play in a play-in game – the Rays beat the Rangers, 5-2. David Price went the distance. [Tampa Bay Times]
Paul Pasqualoni was fired as UConn’s head football coach after just four games. [Courant]
“ESPN replaces racing announcer Marty Reid after botched NASCAR call.” [Autoweek]
It’s going to be a long year for the Milwaukee Bucks, but if you play fantasy hoops, OJ Mayo might not be a bad pick. [JS Online]
“Carolina Panthers’ Byron Bell won over a heckling fan last Sunday – first with his play, then with his cleats.” [Observer]
Brian Kelly doesn’t allow Notre Dame players to sing after losses, and fans aren’t thrilled with that. [Tribune]
Bummer for JMU hoops – Andre Nation, the team’s best returning player, has been suspended for the first 15 games. [CBS Sports]
The Jaguars don’t have any more free drink promotions planned. [NFL Nation]
“The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office classified each man’s recent death as “excited delirium syndrome,” a rare brain malfunction — often fueled by cocaine or mental illness — that researchers say morphs victims into raging, violent, feverish attackers.” [Herald]
Man wants cigar, but doesn’t have enough money. So he punched the clerk in the face.
And down go the sousaphone players!
Pat Fitzgerald picks up a reporter’s cell phone, makes scholarship offer.