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Good Morning: Andrew Bynum Is Taking His Talents To Cleveland

Andrew Bynum agreed to a two-year incentive-laden deal with the Cleveland Cavs.

Andrew Bynum agreed to a two-year incentive-laden deal with the Cleveland Cavs.

 

Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray says he's capable of rushing for over 2,000 yards this season. Well, he really said he's capable of "anything." So. 

 

Dwight Howard reportedly had concerns about Kobe Bryant staying with the Lakers beyond his contract in 2014, preferring the team be all his. Kobe says he's targeting an August return date. Seems ambitious.

 

David Ortiz set the record for hits by a DH as the Boston Red Sox went on to win 11-4.


 

Jay-Z's next target for Roc Nation Sports is Yasiel Puig.


 

Derek Jeter will rejoin the Yankees on Thursday.

 

John Rocker says PEDs made baseball more exciting. 

 

Tim Tebow was given just a 25 percent chance of making the Patriots 53-man roster by ESPNBoston.com.


 

Who's better: Brandon Jennings or Jeff Teague?

 

Mark Sanchez declares he's going to win because that's just who he is.


 

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FSU switched conferences and UOENO.

 

 

The Professor dressed up as Spiderman and schooled some random people on the basketball court.

 

FLASHING LIGHTS



 

President Obama honored Allen Toussaint and George Lucas, among many others, with the Medals of Arts and Humanities.


 

Al Lindstrom talks with Too $hort about his rap career and the East Coast/West Coast rivalry.

 

Jay-Z performed "Picasso Baby" for six straight hours yesterday, and will use compiled clips for a music video.

 

 

DID YOU REALIZE?

 

29,000 inmates in California began a widespread hunger strike at multiple facilities that is expected to last a long time. Inmates are protesting prison conditions and regulations. 


 

House Republicans are doing everything they can to derail an immigration bill that even George W. Bush wants them to pass. Meanwhile, President Obama is forced back into the speaking role he occupied while Congress whiffed on gun control, a frustratingly futile position.

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Closing arguments will take place in the George Zimmerman trial on Thursday and Friday. Zimmerman will not testify on his own behalf. Prosecutors have asked the judge in the case to consider allowing them to add a manslaughter charge in addition to the murder charge, which she will decide today.

 

More US allies speak out against the NSA spying program, demanding answers.

 

 

EVERYTHING I AM


 

Golf was banned in China under Mao and China still faces heavy restrictions on land it can use to develop courses, but that hasn't stopped them from attempting to produce the next Tiger Woods. Here's Xie Xiaochun's daily routine. Xie is eight years old.


Per NYT:

Nearly every day of the year, when he’s not competing in a tournament, Xie works out in the morning, using the punching bag, medicine balls and bull whip (to strengthen his wrists) in the second-floor living room overlooking a quiet lagoon. Then he’s off to the members-only driving range for two hours of training, hitting balls with every club in his bag. After lunch, Xie works on chipping and putting before playing a round on one of Mission Hills’ 22 courses (it bills itself as the world’s largest golf club). Nearly every other activity is designed to benefit Xie’s golf game: piano lessons to strengthen his fingers; math tutorials to help him calculate distances, wind speeds and green breaks; and a daily English class to prepare him for his eventual arrival on the PGA Tour.

 

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GOTTA HAVE IT

 

Joey Bada$$ contributed a track to The Smokers Club's latest project Oil:710 called "Norwegian Breakfast."