Daphne Joy, a model who had a baby with 50 Cent … people freak out after change to Costco food court menu, but I’ve only gotten the pizza and churro … 13-foot alligator kills two dogs, so trappers caught the alligator and it’s now dead … another study says coffee isn’t bad for you – not even eight cups … is Russia already trying to hack 2018 and 2020? … polar ship that was to be named “Boaty McBoatface” before ministers stepped in, takes off this weekend … man mixes multiple vodka sodas and ambien on a flight, then allegedly molests a woman …
Does it feel like one of these stories is written about baseball every year? [Globe]
No, the 76ers should not have interest in Carmelo Anthony. [NBC Philadelphia]
RIP former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight. [Bruins Nation]
Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari are selling their Nashville home for $7.9 million. It sits on over eight acres. [Tennessean]
Are the Royals and Orioles so bad one of them could lose 120 games? [Fangraphs]
“Rob Wielgus was one of America’s pre-eminent experts on large carnivores. Then he ran afoul of the enemies of the wolf.” [NYT Magazine]
Podcast: Why DeMarcus Cousins is a risk the Warriors didn’t have to take; the next domino in the Kawhi Leonard vs Gregg Popovich battle; and the method to LeBron’s madness building the Lakers. [ITunes]
The collecting batting average in MLB right now has hit rock bottom, the lowest in nearly 50 years. MLB needs fixing. [Washington Post]
This … this seems a tad bit excessive. “Draymond Green refused to visit Donald Trump. But he visited the Israeli President and posed as a sniper for the cameras—that’s a problem.” [Nation]
Belgium’s Golden Generation will have one more crack at the World Cup in 2022, but for the guess here is that Kompany and Fellaini are done.
In anticipation of the England/Croatia World Cup match, relive the goal that made David Beckham a star. This video will give you chills.