Daniela Lopez Osorio, a model … “Judge bans man from ordering pizza” … RIP Kenny Baker, the actor who played R2-D2 … “The Accidental Millionaire in Jet.com’s Sale to Wal-Mart” … Michael Jordan did a real nice thing … “We just used up all of Earth’s resources for the year, and it’s only August” … RIP longtime sports columnist Pete Finney … “Music’s Top Business Managers: The 30 Best Money Mavens in the Industry” … Sausage Party was a box office surprise, raking in $33 million opening weekend … “Skinny Jeans are Killing the Fashion Industry” … digital advertising good; TV advertising still far superior … please read this: “El Chapo and the Secret History of the Heroin Crisis” … millennials are scared of credit cards? … “Secret Ledger in Ukraine Lists Cash for Donald Trump’s Campaign Chief” … police officer shot in Milwaukee, and the city erupted in violence …
Of course Tim Tebow would be great for baseball, here’s why someone should give him a chance. Also, don’t blame Joey Bosa for holding out and why the US Men’s Olympic basketball team is struggling. [30 Minute Podcast; Full 3-Hour Fox Sports Radio Show]
Very nice piece on John Saunders, the ESPN host who died at the age of 61 last week. [Boston Globe]
Ugly story of a high school tennis player in Iowa who took a plea deal after being accused of sexually assaulting someone who lives in a mentally ill group home. [Des Moines Register]
Bob Klapisch will miss covering A-Rod … but can’t he just go to South Beach and cover him since A-Fraud is going to the Marlins, right? [NorthJersey.com]
Update New York: Not exactly happy with our take on Speak for Yourself about Tyrod Taylor. [New York Upstate]
New York Yankees prospect Clint Frazier did an exceptionally nice thing. So nice, you may cry. [NJ.com]
Jim Boeheim vs … Donald Trump? [Syracuse.com]
Yes! I’m excited about the 76ers next season! And I’m not the only one! [Philly.com]
It’s the preseason, so it’s time for columnists everywhere for lazy columns about … the preseason! [Indy Star]
Not a hot take: I didn’t think Jared Leto was anything great in Suicide Squad. [The Atlantic]
Funny that Nick Young is now “making peace with” D’Angelo Russell. Hmmm. Could it be because he’s unemployed? [LA Daily News]
Houston could offer long term stability to the Big 12 … but is the conference scared of the Cougars? [Campus Rush]
DeMarco Murray got loose for a long touchdown … in a preseason game.
Baboon throws poop at kids. I dry-heaved watching this.
Why Tim, why? Whyyyyyy.