Kylie Jenner … “the 25 most influential people in New Jersey sports” … someone attacked five people in Switzerland with a chainsaw … “Wisconsin Company To Implant Microchips In Employees” … mark it down: August 21 will be the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse since 1918 .. “‘Ruthless human smugglers’ blamed for deaths of 9 people left in a truck in 100-degree Texas heat” … 17-year old who was walking on train tracks with his ear buds in, lost both legs below the knee and is suing a train company … “New study shows why cable TV is actually doomed” … couple gets engaged after only six months, wisely calls it off … 10 French teens accused of burglarizing cars in New Jersey …
For all the Sam Presti fanboys, here’s how the Ronnie Price disaster went down, and why it’ll cost the Thunder millions in the luxury tax. [Norman Transcript]
Ohio seems split on Kyrie Irving, but the media seems to pin it on the point guard who fractured the team. [Beacon Journal]
Fun radio show Saturday: Kyrie Irving reaction, why LeBron is to blame, and interviews with Dan Wolken (on Ole Miss/SEC), Clay Travis (also Ole Miss/SEC) and Albert Breer on the potential for a Cowboys implosion. [Full 3-Hour Radio Show; Best-of 30-Minute Podcast]
Did you know Patrick Patterson is a movie buff? [Oklahoman]
After this summer, it’s safe to say, “no pressure,” Karl-Anthony Towns. [Kentucky.com]
Sports newspaper coverage is changing everywhere. Even in Idaho. [Statesman]
The Athletic’s biggest market is in Toronto, which is kind of interesting. [Bloomberg]
NBC signed Dale Earnhardt Jr. to a TV deal. [SBJ]
What’s it like training for a week with Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams? Waiting for the boxing. [Washington Post]
A Starbucks customer fought off an armed robber. The customer did get stabbed in the neck.
Reporter gets way too close to a helicopter during a live shot.