Hannah Polites … Rob Manfred elected MLB’s next commissioner. … Robin Williams widow says he was battling with the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease. … Woman drinks ice tea laced with cleaning chemicals after restaurant employee mistakenly thought it was sugar. … Maryland trooper stops man from jumping off 90-foot bridge. … David Gregory out at Meet the Press. … Martin Lawrence says Bad Boys 3 is going to happen. … Phil Jackson bought a nearly $5 million New York apartment. … Aliens have landed? … Teenager upset with friends after they allegedly didn’t invite him for cheesesteaks. … Twitter may change some of its policies after trolls went after Zelda Williams. … Flooding caused major damages in Detroit. … Newspaper in Hong Kong publishes fake obit of rival publisher, who responds with video… How to prep for a marathon run up a mountain in Colorado. … Renowned Texas BBQ chef helps nab a thief. … Tourist photos of 1980s America or current day hipsters at a music festival? … Should you care, this is a paparazzi picture of Kim Kardashian taken on Wednesday. … Happy Birthday: Vernon Jordan (69); Jimmy Webb (68); Tom Kelly (64); Gary Kubiak (53); Tom Colicchio (52); Scott Brosius (48); Ben Affleck (42); Kerri Walsh Jennings (36); Jennifer Lawrence (24); Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (21).
A different night in Ferguson, Mo. [Washington Post]
John Beilein and Austin Hatch share a bond. [Freep]
Cool story (and layout design) on Chip Kelly & LeSean McCoy. [ESPN]
Grantland’s Rembert Brown writes from Ferguson. [Grantland]
Solid read on Royals prospect Bubba Starling, who opted for baseball over football. [KC Star]
Important question of the week: What’s Craig Kilborn been up to lately? [Uproxx]
Google has a strategy to prevent sharks from biting undersea data cables. [Network World]
Joe Kleine received a huge royalty check for appearing in Eddie. [The Score]
Matthew Berry’s fantasy football love/hates. [ESPN]
Should you care to read about some gushing over the 2014 New England Patriots. [MMQB]
Here’s what a Ebola isolation unit in Germany looks like. [The Week]
Jerry Seinfeld really, really loves baseball. [ESPN NY]
Some great video games you can complete in a couple hours. [Guyism]
In 1986 Terry Funk called out Sports Illustrated for putting Hulk Hogan on the cover. [Extra Mustard]
New thing(?): people lighting bongs via magnifying glasses and uploading it to YouTube. [BroBible]
Someone compiled a list ranking 333 Phish songs. [Spin]
A helpful, fun guide to being a great fantasy football commish. [700 Level]
Man out-swims crocodile (great assist there, too).
Guy graduates from Harvard, bums around the world filming people trying to solve a Rubix Cube. [via Bro Bible]
Someone decided to make The Walking Dead season 5 trailer in Legos.
You’re welcome, via CRM.