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Hot Clicks: Hilarie Burton; Bryce Harper blows kiss after hitting home run


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It was exactly two years ago this week that Nationals prospect Bryce Harper was put on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Today, the 18-year-old has caused a major stir on the World Wide Web for his actions in a Class A game Monday night. While rounding the bases after hitting a home run, Harper looked toward the pitcher and sent him a kiss (hence the Raf mention above). I know I'm supposed to act like this is the worst thing ever, but if I'm being honest, I'm way more offended by Harper's mustache.

Where's Bill Raftery When You Need Him?

Bryce Harper :: Robert Beck/SI

A Pittsburgh sportswriter claims that West Virginia football coach Bill Stewart asked him to dig up dirt on Stewart's eventual replacement, Dana Holgorsen.


The man who runs the Mets blog The7Line.comwas recently kicked out of Citi Field for promoting his website on a sign. Since Hot Clicks tries to support blogs (and loves to expose dumb rules like no website mentions on signs), we wanted to give a plug. We also wanted to tell you that you should put "'s Hot Clicks" on any sign you bring to a sporting event.

Hilarie Burton stars in USA Network's White Collar. She's also the latest actress to appear in's "In My Place" feature.

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Hilarie Burton :: David Becker/Getty Images

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With news breaking yesterday that Marv Albert will call NFL games for CBS, I thought it would be fun to look back at one of his classic appearances on Late Night with David Letterman.

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