Russia is So, So Dirty
Russia’s state-sponsored doping was found to be so blatant that WADA has recommended every Russian athlete be banned from the 2016 Olympics.
Ballers is Back
The new season of HBO’s Ballers, starring America’s most charismatic man (Dwayne Johnson), premiered Sunday night. Our own Kenny Ducey has power rankings for all the big characters, which he sent to me to edit at 4 a.m. That’s the kind of hard work The Rock would love.
The Olympics are Definitely Going to be Fine
A patient in Utah recently died of Zika and a person caring for that patient somehow contracted the virus. Scientists have no idea how it happened.
P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day
The P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day is Nicole Thorne, an Australian model, not Nicole Thorne Jenkins, the Executive Associate Dean of the Gatton College of Business at the University of Kentucky. (Click here for the full-size gallery.)
The First NFL Olympian
Patriots safety Nate Ebner will be the first active NFL player to compete in the Olympics after being named to the U.S. rugby sevens squad. Former Lions running back Jahvid Best will also compete in Rio, as a sprinter for St. Lucia.
Big News in Cable News
New York magazine is reporting Fox News head Roger Ailes is getting the boot due to a sexual harassment scandal.
A New Look for a New Season
You Talkin' to Me?
Odds & Ends
The NFL could be making another tweak to the kicking game, this time with the help of microchips. ... No one is as woke as Jason Whitlock. ... An interview with the guy who has @mikepence on Twitter, no not Trump’s VP. ... Where is the Brooklyn Bridge’s secret fallout shelter? ... Woj is the only reporter for The Vertical breaking more news than this college student. ... The Republican National Convention kicked off with a protest featuring 100 naked women.
Pokemon Go Will Ruin Us All
This Guy's Patience Blows Me Away
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