Emily Ratajkowski … Matt Lauer was abruptly fired by NBC after an allegation of inappropriate workplace behavior … People paid to attempt to plant fake news in the Washington Post … can’t imagine how I’d react in this scenario, but it wouldn’t be pretty … “Woman feels she was profiled after being mistaken for human trafficking victim on Delta flight” … this story about the Connecticut Post notes the young writer who was a drug dealer … Murder, She Wrote, actress takes heat for saying women “must sometimes take blame” for dressing in an attractive way … and now, let’s bash men! … Meghan Markle got engaged to Prince Harry, and now she’s a “style icon in waiting” …
Blake Griffin’s knee injury will probably sideline him two months, and the Clippers are done. [LA Times]
Not exactly the most glowing read of the new Marvel movie universe. [Vanity Fair]
The University of Kansas is getting a $17.5 million, “privately funded” apartment complex for the school’s basketball players. [KC Star]
Powerful read on Josh Gordon. He returns to the field Sunday for the Cleveland Browns. [SI.com]
My radio show from this week: Why Chip Kelly is such a great hire for UCLA, and why I wouldn’t fire Jason Garrett. [Fox Sports Radio Podcast]
A single gunman robbed the Bellagio poker cage on Tuesday in Vegas. That’s brazen. [CBS Las Vegas]
Erin Smith was a star on the Rutgers women’s soccer team. She helped out her boyfriend, Kamu Grugier-Hill of the Eagles, when he needed to learn how to kick. [Philly.com]
Is anybody in the NBA good? Sheesh, the Timberwolves lost at home to the John Wall-less Wizards. [Twin Cities]
I mean … “Breitbart writer caught running secret, virulently racist Facebook group.” [Think Progress]
This is my favorite Byron Scott dunk.
Here’s video of 43 points from Oklahoma’s Trae Young. You can fast-forward to 2:30, which is when it gets good.
David Fizdale got a raw deal in Memphis.