Nina Dobarev … 12-year old brings sawed off shotgun to middle school, shoots student in the face … blue meth is on the rise in New Mexico … Google paid $3 billion for a thermostat company … father gets $90k from South Miami after cops arrested him at his daughter’s quinceanera … I don’t know what to make of this Detroit vs. West Virginia argument … penis pumps cost the US Government millions … man going to jail a long time for taking photos of naked teenage girls and giving one of them oral sex in a gas station bathroom … “Doctors ignite patient during heart operation” … the National Enquirer has an ‘Obama divorce bombshell’ … the pantsless detail here struck me as funny … rough story about a gun owner traveling through Maryland … Christine McVie has rejoined Fleetwood Mac …
For the 1st time since 1996 (!) UNC and Duke are both out of the Top 20 in college basketball. [News & Observer]
Team USA – well, 26 players, mostly from the MLS – is the 1st to arrive in Brazil for training for the 2014 World Cup. [AP]
Hakeem Nicks has been offered $88k to change his name to 888.com. [North Jersey.com]
Cleveland 120, LA Lakers 118. The Lakers have lost 11 of 12 and are hurtling toward a Top 5 draft pick. [LA Times]
Pablo Sandoval of the Giants lost 42 pounds in the offseason. [Mercury News]
Indiana 75, Wisconsin 72. Resume-building win for Indiana; Badgers first loss. [Indy Star]
Oh, look – a Fiesta Bowl executive has resigned! [Arizona Republic]
PJ Hairston, his college basketball career over, was drafted by the Texas Legends of the NBDL. [Charlotte Observer]
The New York Giants have a new offensive coordinator: Ben McAdoo. He was the QB coach of the Green Bay Packers. [NJ.com]
“The arbitration decision revealed that Rodriguez ended up on Anthony Bosch’s doping plan because Rodriguez’s cousin Yuri Sucart had gotten them together.” [NYT]
Two great photos of an Arkansas fan stepping to Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison after the Razorbacks won an 87-75 overtime thriller. More on this game shortly. [John Clay’s Sidelines]
Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen singing the ‘New Jersey traffic jam’ song.
This guy thought it would be funny to jump into the water with a bird cage instead of a shark cage. Then, a shark rolled up.
This video operator is the worst, but around the 1:30 mark, you can watch an elephant flip a small car. [via Cartmaniak]
Two women threw flour (?) at the Guatemalan vice president.