Aubrey O’Day … in-depth (and sad) reporting on the typhoon that has claimed the lives of more than 5,200 so far … when texting or on social media, where do you stand on the period? … Kirk Cousins of the Redskins got engaged … musician killed in Nashville over smoking in a bar … Hollywood Reporter goes long on animals being harmed … inside the twitter spam factory … the Last Voyage of the Bounty … Katie Couric has left ABC News for Yahoo … a lengthy, spirited defense of Keith Olbermann … if you wager on sports, stop paying for picks! … sharks in the water at Manhattan Beach …
If you went to bed early, San Francisco 27, Washington 6. Shanahan watch is underway. [Mercury News]
Timberwolves trade Derrick Williams, the former No. 2 pick, to the Kings for Luc Mbah a Moute. [Star Tribune]
They’re calling Anthony Davis the next Tim Duncan? [Express-News]
Publicist for Jon Bon Jovi says it is preposterous that he’d want to buy the Buffalo Bills. But he does want to own an NFL team. [WSJ]
How ESPN trains athletes to be broadcasters. [New Yorker]
What’s it like to be a woman in sports media today? [SI]
For the few thousand readers we have daily from Canada – there was a big new NHL TV deal announced last night. [Globe & Mail]
Kentucky really struggled with Cleveland State last night before winning with some help from the referees, 68-61. [Kentucky.com]
The Sandy Hook shooter wrote a book as a 10-year old. These words were in it: “Let’s hurt children.” [Courant]
People actually bought pieces of the Metrodome’s right field wall. Remember the ‘Baggie?’ [Star Tribune]
Terrifying Russian dash cam, because we haven’t had one in awhile. [via Cartmaniak]
Oh, look, there’s a snake on the windshield wipers!
Marcus Smart, from 70-feet out … splash. He finished with 25 points as the Cowboys rolled.
Michael Carter Williams had a night against Indiana Sunday: 29 points, seven steals, six rebounds. Keeper.