Justin Verlander put on another strong performance for the Detroit Tigers, but John Lackey returned from the dead to throw a shutout through 6 2/3 innings, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 1-0 win and a 2-1 series lead.

 

The St. Louis Cardinals took a 3-1 series lead against the LA Dodgers, courtesy of the first two home runs hit in the series, one from Matt Holliday and the other from Shane Robinson.

 

The Clemson Tigers are getting ready to face the FSU Seminoles, and their fans are getting ready to try and break Kansas City's world record for noise, set just last week.

 

The New England Patriots leading tackler, Jerod Mayo, may be out for the season.

 

Denver coach John Fox and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay got into a bit of a back-and-forth over comments Irsay made to USA Today about Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning. Mostly, a lot about nothing.

 

A week after Mike Tomlin banned games in the locker room, he banned his team from somersaulting into the end zone

 

The NFL would like to add more Thursday night games.

 

Marshawn Lynch missed practice yesterday with a hip injury.

 

Six quarterbacks are amongst the top 12 on the 2014 NFL Draft Big Board.

 

Andrew Wiggins is set to make AT LEAST $180 million from his first shoe contract coming out of college.

 

Metta World Peace is giving bus tours around NYC. They sound as entertaining as you may expect.

 

LeBron and the Heat don't see any rivals in the NBA.

 

 

An Indianapolis man shot his son to death because he didn't want to leave a restaurant while the football game was on. 

 

The USMNT already locked up World Cup qualifying, so they were taking things relatively easy in the final game of qualification against Panama. Down 1-2 with extra time approaching, they managed two goals in the final four minutes to steal a 3-2 victory and save Mexico from missing the World Cup in Brazil, as they needed the US to at least tie with Panama to make the cut. Here's a Mexican commentator going nuts as he watched it unfold. This is awesome.

 

FLASHING LIGHTS

 

Kendrick Lamar recruited Flying Lotus to work with him on the Yeezus tour.

 

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit's Cypher Season!


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Danny Brown discusses his album, losing his virginity, and the possibility of a collab album with ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and A$AP Rocky.

 

Angel Haze drops her second freestyle in 30 days, this one over Jay Z's "Tom Ford."

 

DID YOU REALIZE?

 

Here's a treat: How the world views American politicians right now. A taste:

“It just goes to show that it’s not only Greece that has irresponsible and shortsighted politicians,” said Ioanna Kalavryti, 34, a teacher in Athens. “We’ve been held hostage by our reckless politicians, and the interests they serve, for more than three years now. I guess our American friends are getting a taste of the same medicine.”

 

With the House and GOP so badly divided, Speaker John Boehner is left herding cats with little chance of success. Meanwhile, President Obama's gamble not to negotiate seems to be paying off for now, but it could still lead to worldwide economic disaster. 

 

You don't need drugs to overcome disease if you eat right and exercise. It's unbelievably simple.

 

Studies show Oreos can be just as addicting as cocaine.

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

 

DJ Khaled drops another track from his upcoming album, Suffering From Success, with Chris Brown, Wale, Ace Hood and Wiz Khalifa.