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Roundup: Mike Francesa's Show Moves to Fox Sports 1, Meet Silje Norendal, the Inside Story Behind Michael Sam's Decision

Anna KournikovaAnna Kournikova … Mike Francesa’s radio show simulcast moves to Fox Sports 1 … good read on Jay Leno’s departure from The Tonight Show … idiot arrested for smoking weed in maternity ward at hospital

Norwegian Snowboarder Silje Norendal is among the most popular Olympic athletes … man alleges deputies burned his genitals with a taser … “menstruation makes women unfit for government” said a man running for office … Hot Dog on a Stick files for bankruptcy … student accidentally put on no-fly list by FBI … Lukas Podolski, soccer player slash bus driver … CEO in Denver kills himself with a nail gun … good read on Robin Wright, the actress you loved in Princess Bride … the NYT loves to throw around the phrase ‘guilty pleasure‘ …  Critics on the Beatles in 1964 … “Dumb Starbucks” …

“There’s nothing more sensitive than the heartbeat of the locker room.” Anonymous NFL men discuss Michael Sam, believe football players to be delicate flowers. [SI]

The story behind Michael Sam’s decision and the timing [OutSports]

“Nebraska authorities are investigating the death of an 18-year-old Wayne State College football player who was found dead in his dorm room.” [AP]

Tim McCarver wrote something really nice about his former TV partner, Ralph Kiner. [NY Post]

There’s a slow machine at the MGM in Vegas that nobody’s won in two decades. Jackpot would be over $2.3 million. [WSJ]

Meet Andrew Catalon, the Olympic voice of Curling. [NJ.com]

Travis Ford really let Marcus Smart down Saturday night and on Sunday in the wake of this debacle. [ESPN]

Two Tennessee Vols – and a former player – were arrested over the weekend for “criminal impersonation, resisting arrest, and underage consumption.” [WBIR]

Nice profile of Matt Williams, the former 3B star, who is the Nationals’ new manager. [Washington Post]

“In an attempt to improve declining men’s basketball attendance, the SEC is talking with ESPN about finding better start times and offering ESPN content only accessible for fans at arenas.” [AL.com]

This one’s for Northwestern and Pat Fitzgerald fans. [Scout]

Fun read on John Calipari and the paranoia that drives him. [Kentucky.com]

The Clippers basically had a dunk contest in last night’s drubbing of the Sixers, including consecutive Blake Griffin windmill dunks.

This is pretty cool, right?

The lions at Kruger National Park sure do come up close to say hi.

[photo via Miami Shoot Magazine, Hollywood Tuna]

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