The MLB trade deadline, singer Jessica Jarrell and President Obama’s future in sports headline this afternoon’s Hot Clicks.
MLB Trade Deadline
Baseball’s deal deadline is either coming up fast, or ended recently, depending on when you read this, but either way you can check in on Sports Illustrated’s live blog with Jay Jaffe and Cliff Corcoran, which covers all the deals, near-deals and completed-but-vetoed deals as team’s attempt to load up for the home stretch.
Obama in the Booth?
Barack Obama’s time in the White House is winding down and Richard Deitsch took a look at whether the president could have a future as a sports commentator.
Amar'e to Israel
Amar’e Stoudemire retired from the NBA to follow through on his dream of playing in Israel, telling reporters he turned down a few NBA offers to join up with Hapoel Jerusalem. SI has a look at the former Suns stats in his up-and-down NBA career.
Jessica Jarrell: P.M. Lovely Lady
Baseball Stadium Turned Refugee Camp
Greece is home to 57,000 refugees right now, a lot of them living in a host of makeshift camps, including one in a former Olympic baseball stadium.
Marlins Want A Rea-Do
The Marlins got Colin Rea in a trade from the Padres last week, but when he left his first start with an elbow injury, the team felt it got a raw deal so it shipped him back to San Diego today, but kept Andrew Cashner, who it also got in the original deal.
These Are Fine
The internet will probably try to recapture the joy of mocking the “Chef Currys” by making fun of these.
Hooray for Lady Athletes (and Pampered Men?)
The Olympic Village Looks Nice
Vanessa Carlton is Understanding
Wow, A Perfect Latte!
Odds & Ends
A Japanese festivals uses crying babies and sumo wrestlers to ward off demons ... Cool photos of WWE stars before they hit it big ... Gabby Douglas eats the same meal before every major competition ... Reading advocate and cool guy Russell Westbrook is a Harry Potter fan ... The “Black Toe” Air Jordan 1s will be back in November so get ready to try to buy them and fail.
What's in The Torch?
Michael Young Will Punch a Clown
Bring Jump Rope to the Olympics
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