AL's Yoenis Cespedes jacked 32 homers to take home the Homer Run Derby crown at Citi Field. He hit 17 of them in the first round.

 

Ray Lewis will be inducted into the Ravens' Ring of Honor during halftime of their Sept 22nd match-up against the Texans. It will be the first of many awards and honors for Lewis as starts his first season as a retired man.

 

Tiger Woods says his left elbow has recovered and he's not suffering from any dip in confidence.

 

Jason Kidd will appear in court today for his DWI charge.

 

The Philadelphia 76ers say they aren't in a rush to name a new coach, which is rather obvious at this point.

 

A high school student named Jeremy Lin got funding for a screenplay because the investor thought it was the actual Jeremy Lin.

 

The Washington Wizards began contract extension talks with John Wall.

 

The recently re-signed J.R. Smith will miss four months after getting knee surgery.

 

Former Atlanta Falcon Dewey McClain is running for Congress.

 

Tony Allen re-signed with the Memphis Grizzlies.

 

The Green Bay Packers signed S Morgan Burnett to a four-year extension.

 

Former Auburn RB Michael Dyer is running out of options, but could land at USF.

 

Vanderbilt dismissed four football players amid a sex crimes investigation.

 

Danny Ainge says the Celtics are not tanking.

 

The Oakland Raiders plan to kick in $300 million for a new 50,000-seat stadium.

 

More Summer League! Here's a Marcus Morris game-winner for the Phoenix Suns.

 

FLASHING LIGHTS

 

Chris Brown's probation was revoked and he could face four years in jail.

 

2 Chainz discusses why his verses are worth $100k a pop. You agree?

 

Earl Sweatshirt put on a show with Mac Miller in NYC last night. Here's a quick video of him freestyling over a fan's beatboxing. For more videos, click here.

 

DID YOU REALIZE?

 

There has only been one protest against the George Zimmerman verdict that turned violent and it's receiving more attention from the press than any of the other rallies, prayer vigils or peaceful protests combined. With that said, here is the other side of the violent protest.

 

The head of the NSA wants companies to open their systems to the government so they can root out all problems, viruses and hackers, making companies completely dependent on the NSA for protection and leaving them extremely vulnerable to government conspiracy/control.

 

Studies show 2 million people die per year from air pollution.

 

Mexico has captured one of the most wanted and feared men in the country, and leader of a major drug and crime ring called the Zetas.

 

Racheal Jeantel speaks publicly for the first time since the Zimmerman trial.

 

EVERYTHING I AM

 

The Mariano Rivera farewell tour isn't taking place on the field. Instead, Mo is making a point to thank all the people who really help the baseball machine work, from stadium employees to secretaries and fans of opposing teams.

From the NYT:

“Of course I hate the Yankees,” said John Adams, a Cleveland Indians fan who has been banging a drum at their games for nearly 40 years. “I guess you could say Mariano is a special case. We talked about how much we both love baseball, so we have a bond. Maybe he kind of puts a human face on the Yankees.”

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

 

Friend of TSL Pharoahe Monch dropped a tracked called "Stand Your Ground."