Fanny Neguesha, a model who is engaged to Mario Balotelli … how an organ transplant changed my life … 3-year old accidentally takes gun from her mom’s purse, shoots herself … photos of an abandoned shopping mall in Bangkok that is now an urban aquarium … man blows off BOTH hands setting off illegal fireworks … Elizabeth Holmes, 30, is the youngest woman to become a self-made billionaire … Chicago was a war zone over the weekend, with more than 60 people shot … Lindsay Lohan files lawsuit saying Grand Theft Auto used her likeness in the video game … wrapping up the Girl-Kicked-Out-of-KFC story: Her family rejected KFC’s $30k … boxer Amir Kahn arrested over alleged street attack … the 100 greatest Beatles songs … incredible photo (from 2011) of a dust storm approaching Phoenix … the Kardashians killed the Hamptons … is America the greatest nation on earth? … Chris Martin: I’m no longer vegetarian … Newport Beach lifeguard dies saving a drowning victim …
Days after it was revealed that Rick Brunson was going to be named a Temple Owls assistant coach … news out of Chicago is that Brunson committed an alleged sexual assault at a fitness center. Brunson’s son is one of the top point guards in the high school class of 2015. [Philly.com]
The stats say that Jurgen Klinsmann made the right move starting Geoff Cameron at midfield over Kyle Beckerman against Belgium. [Guardian]
John Lackey with a great comment to reporters about Baltimore slugger Nelson Cruz: “I’ve got nothing to say about him. There are some things that I would like to say, but I’m not going to. You guys forget pretty conveniently about stuff.” [Baltimore Sun]
Strong column from Dan LeBatard on what is – or isn’t – happening with the Miami Heat. [Herald]
The largest combined audience (ESPN & Univision) of the World Cup quarterfinal games: Brazil vs. Colombia drew 11.8 million viewers. [Sports Media Watch]
Like or hate Domino’s Pizza and Little Caesar’s? This story is for you. [Bloomberg Business Week]
Former Notre Dame wide receiver has become a very good pitcher, and now the Oakland A’s have one of the best rotations in baseball. [Inside Bay Area]
Doug Wojcik said some really mean things to College of Charleston basketball players and Wojcik is probably finished as coach. [Post and Courier]
One of the better looks at how some coaches changed formations on the fly at the World Cup. [Telegraph]
As bad of an NBA column as you’ll read this week. Players are greedy for wanting the best deal? [Boston Herald]
Clay Travis once worked for a politician in Tennessee and crashed the car of said politician’s wife. [Tennessean]
Midfielder Angel Di Maria will miss the Argentina-Netherlanders semifinal due to a thigh injury. [ESPNFC]
Extremely disturbing. Around the 1:20 mark, these folks witness a shark attack and laugh about it. [via Patch]
Yasiel Puig is funny. And look at the guns on that kid.
Yes, the worst, indeed.
Dave Chappelle on Donald Sterling. Six minutes of greatness.
If you’ve wondered what fireworks look like … through the eyes of a drone.
Vincenzo Nibali won a stage at the Tour de France, went in for a kiss on one of the girls, and she turned away.