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Hot Clicks: Heather Rene Smith; Gilbert Brule picks up hitchhiking Bono


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The man on the left is Oilers center Gilbert Brule. On Tuesday afternoon, he picked up a hitchhiker in West Vancouver. The hitchhiker? U2 lead singer, Bono. (After you read the story, watch this video of Bono talking about the incident.)

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Gilbert Brule, Bono: Getty Images

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Actually, this isn't a happy anniversary at all. It was one year ago today that umpire Jim Joyce blew a call that prevented Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga from getting a perfect game. In a new twist to this saga, the duo co-authored a book about the incident, and now Joyce is no longer allowed to umpire any Diamondbacks (Galarraga's new team) games.

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Former Playmate Heather Rene Smith gets today's LLOD honors.

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Heather Rene Smith :: Arnold Turner/WireImage

In today's A.M. Hot Clicks, I told you that the Rays wore grunge outfits as they headed to Seattle for a three-game trip. Randy Cook, of St. Petersburg, Fla., came through with this link, while Chris Bond, of Tampa, came through with this one.

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Via comes these odds on what Shaquille O'Neal will do next in 2011?

Partake in a MMA match: 2/3
Act in a Major Motion Picture: 2/1
Play another game in the NBA: 5/1
Put out an album: 10/1
Get a job as a Cop: 10/1

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Steelers safety Troy Polamaluis offering gardening tips. ... Braves reliever Peter Moylan says he's wearing this dress to the ESPYs. ... Colts punter Pat McAfeeis in awe of Swamp People. ... Grizzlies forward Shane Battierneeds any and all information you have on Color Me Badd. (Don't forget to follow me on Twitter.)

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Much was made of the injury to Giants catcher Buster Posey. On the heels of that, Mop-Up Duty remembers this play from 1985 in which Blue Jays catcher Buck Martinez completed a double play on a broken leg. (Thanks to Mike Borduas, of London, Ontario, for the link.)

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This kid has a future as a head coach somewhere. Players will want to run through a wall for him.

Inspirational Video Of The Day

One guy, no instruments, and lots of Will Smith songs.

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