Taylor Swift, because you love her … “Dollar General underwear thief flees in ice cream truck” … 8th grade metal band lands 7-figure record deal … how to get into Harvard … teenagers throw big rock off overpass, teacher in car left in critical condition … the art of the opening sentence … guy running on train tracks while listening to earphones gets hit, killed … this joke by a random guy for some reason got over 18k retweets … the new Transformers movie is the No. 1 film of all-time in China’s box office .. 14-year-old kills himself after student takes video of him masturbating; parents of deceased boy sue the school district … a year from now, American spacecraft will land on Pluto … the 10 best restaurants in the San Fernando Valley … nice instagram photo, Jessica Simpson … two chimps watched ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ … “Couple Had Sex On Top Of Chipotle Restaurant In Delaware” … idiot in Miami at a party threw mangoes at cops … if you’re in New Hampshire, don’t try and buy alcohol with a Washington DC license … Denise Richards looks terrific in a bikini at 43 …
Mike Trout was MVP of the All-Star game. At 22, he’s the 2nd youngest player to win the MVP of the mid-summer classic. [OC Register]
That 16-year old who was “two years away from being two years away” that the Raptors selected? Looks bouncy in the NBA summer league. [Toronto Sun]
Y.A. Tittle at 87 – the legendary QB’s memory is fading, so I’ll warn you, this is quite sad. [ESPN the Magazine]
New Mexicans say Washington should stick with ‘Redskins.’ [Albuquerque Journal]
Right now, Joel Embiid can’t put any weight on the foot he had surgery on, but he’ll be in a boot soon, and begin running in 12-16 weeks. If he plays at all next season, it won’t be until after the All-Star break. [Philly.com]
NBA looking to double rights fees for ESPN and Turner, according to a report. [WSJ]
The NCAA is investigating two Texas Longhorns football players who had a meal with an agent dumb enough to tweet about the dinners. [Statesman].
Babe Ruth made his MLB debut 100 years ago. [LA Times]
Bulls fans, are you ready for Nikola Mirotic? [Hoops Hype]
Things well-known that Nate Silver didn’t need 1,500 words on: Carmelo’s new contract may doom the Knicks. 
Drake is hosting the ESPYs tonight, and Rob Riggle has some advice for him. [Chicago Tribune]
Will LeBron bring $50 million to the Cleveland economy? Certainly not $500 million, like one outlet reported. [Think Progress]
Dwyane Wade’s new Miami contract: 2-years, $31.2 million. He had opted out of a deal that would have paid him $42 million over the next two years. [Sun-Sentinel]
The Wizards signed power forward Kris Humphries and lost Trevor Booker to the Jazz. [Washington Post]
Kate Upton on the beach … [via Guyism]
All these people are laughing on the beach during the rain … until the hail comes, around the :36 mark.
Want to watch Jason Alexander talk about what taping Seinfeld was like?
USC frat party on July 4th looked like fun. [via Brobible]
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