The low-key Bill Simmons-Fox Sports Twitter spat has been one of the more amusingly dumb things in sports media in this long summer. Today, we learned that there's only one Simmons — but there are tons of Fox Sports accounts that can correct him.
Auburn grad and good ole boy Jason Dufner celebrated his PGA Championship win with a hug and a derrière dap for his wife, Amanda on national TV.
Ian Poulter had a rough go of it at the PGA Championship—not as rough as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson did, but bad enough that he was well out of contention on Sunday. This has allowed him ample time to air out fans who yell things at golf tournaments, and get a response from Howard Stern.
Make some time for Michael Gehlken's tremendous story of how and why Chargers rookie D.J. Fluker, who first slept in a bed alone at 15, came to buy his family a house of their own. [San Diego Union-Tribune]
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson each had awful weeks at the PGA Championship. But we have an important question that needs answering: ¿Quien fue más malo?
On Friday, KARE's Scott Seroka did a piece on fans wanting pieces of the Metrodome after the Vikings play their final season there in 2013. Someone may have sabotaged him with this caption. h/t to Jesse via Kellen
ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports that LeBron James is "considering" running for president of the NBA Players Association, which he says "is in bad shape right now." But should LeBron hitch himself to something that will never operate in his best interests?
Much as it hurts me to my heart to say this as a Florida fan, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is going to be one of the most fun college football players of 2013 and beyond. The glorious quotes that come out of his mouth are only part of why.
Theories confirmed by this clip of J.J. Putz spiking the ball after his warm-up is interrupted by a little Mötley Crüe include a) It is never not funny to see pitchers fail to deliver the ball home and b) Baseball announcers don't really love the Crüe.
This is pre-everything Kobe Bryant, "the cutest basketball player in America," and pre-everything Amanda Bynes, in the recurring All That talk show What-Everrr!!, hosted by Bynes. Kobe spends the entire sketch in front of Matchbox 20 and Ben Folds Five posters, and takes off his shirt. 1998 was 15 years ago. [TNLP]
Sidney Crosby renewed his driver's license at the DMV this week. Unlike all of the rest of us, he didn't have to wait, thanks to Pennsylvania state policy. GET ANGRY (or don't because this policy actually makes sense).
Australian skier Dale Begg-Smith is one of his nation's best hopes for medaling in the 2014 Winter Olympics, and not just because he's one of a select few Aussies who could participate in the Winter Olympics. Six months before Sochi, he's hanging out in the Caribbean.
This is very cool. Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson is making over his shot, and going from shooting southpaw to shooting right-handed.
Timberwolves general manager Flip Saunders is not pleased with rookie Shabazz Muhammad's career to this point, leading him to make one of the emptier threats in the NBA: If you don't shape up, we'll send you to THE D-LEAGUE.
Bryce Harper stared at a homer for a little too long for the Braves' liking tonight. This got him plunked, and allowed the people running the teams' Twitter accounts to further cheapen the meaning of beef.
Ryan Lavarnway bounced a throw to second just beyond the mound and allowed five bases and two runs on four passed balls in the first inning tonight. Worse, he helped the Astros take the lead on the Red Sox.
Dwyane Wade, who Sharpied "RIP Trayvon Martin" and "We Want Justice" on his shoes in the wake of Martin's 2012 shooting, is still taking up for the slain Florida teen, this time on one September cover of EBONY.
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Darren Rovell reports, under the Outside the Lines banner, that Johnny Manziel "agreed to sign memorabilia in exchange for a five-figure flat fee" in January, and that the NCAA is investigating. [ESPN]