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Roundup: Jessica Alba's Perfect 1st Pitch, Mike Huckabee vs Colin Cowherd & Why the Cowboys Passed on Johnny Manziel

nina agdalNina Agdal, a modelKate McKinnon, the next big comedy superstar? … isn’t eating alone fun? … Kim Kardashian posts this bikini photo on instagram, nearly 500k people “like” it … Cambridge University is seeking a “Doctor of Chocolate” … Mike Huckabee vs. Colin CowherdDUMPING A BUCKET OF ICE ON YOUR HEAD DOES NOT MAKE YOU A PHILANTHROPIST, shouts Vice … look at this 1,000 pound gator that was pulled out of the Alabama river … idiot poses for mugshot while wearing a t-shirt that has his mugshot on it … David Gregory dumped from Meet the Press, but he got $4 million on his way out the door … the cost to raise a child until he/she reaches 18? $245k … disturbing journalism trend at Sports Illustrated … sorority girl: “Chi O got no … ” and then the n-word … this guy is trying to shotgun a beer every day for a year … longtime Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo has died at 9631 people were arrested in Ferguson, Missouri overnight …

Austin Hatch will be one of the best stories in college basketball next season. He survived two plane crashes that claimed six family members. [M Live]

Another big blow to the Arizona defense – Darnell Dockett tore his ACL at practice and is out for the year. That “under” play is looking even better. [Blog AZ Cardinals]

Teenagers walk into Ray Allen’s house at 2:30 am, walk into the bedroom where his wife and kids were, and the police claim they can’t do anything. [Miami Herald]

Should a man with a prosthetic leg be able to compete in the long jump against men with two legs, or does he have an advantage? [NYT]

Soccer fans abandoning their own blogs, seem to simply want to tweet more. I’d say that’s not smart, but hey, tweet on! [World Soccer Talk]

Sounds like College of Charleston head coaching job will either go to Bobby Lutz or Anthony Johnson. [Post & Courier]

I have two Fantasy Football drafts in the next week, so yes, Matthew Berry’s Love/Hate is one outlet I’ll be reading. [ESPN]

Rafael Nadal pulls out of the US Open with a wrist injury. A big part of his legacy is injuries. [Tennis.com]

Some book claims the Cowboys were going to draft Johnny Manziel, but Stephen Jones “snatched” the draft card from the hands of his dad, Jerry Jones. [Dallas Morning News]

Historical empires that explain the English Premier League. Love the Man U/British Empire comparison. [Washington Post]

Bob Kravitz is leaving the Indy Star, and here’s a very strong 2008 profile of him. [Indianapolis Monthly]

“A longtime Iowa legislator was charged with sexual abuse Friday after being accused of having sex with his wife despite being told she lacked the mental capacity to consent.” [Des Moines Register]

Nice to see Tyler Austin, the possible heir apparent to Mark Teixeira, playing well in AA. [Baseball America]

Purdue’s got a QB! Danny Etling, a sophomore, has been named the starter. [AP]

Yes, college football preseason polls are completely useless. [Post-Dispatch]

John Oliver on Ferguson. Extremely well done.

Jessica Alba threw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game over the weekend.

Ten sobering minutes of David Letterman remembering Robin Williams.

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