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1. Dennis Rodman runs with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, on Wednesday. It's actually the sanest thing he's done in years.
2. Rockets center Yao Ming to star in his first McDonald's ad in his native China. The documentary-style spot shows Yao eating McDonald's food every day for a month, causing heart palpitations and threatening his NBA career.
3.DHL signs on as the official express delivery company of the U.S. Olympic team. It's considered a coup for DHL because the deal includes exclusive delivery of all Olympic-related urine samples and subpoenas.
4. Minnesota Lynx center becomes the only openly gay active WNBA player. Michelle Van Gorp discussed her four-year civil union with spouse Kyleen in a Minneapolis magazine. Guess this kills all those Van Gorp-Mike Piazza rumors.
5. The U.S. men's soccer team jumps to an all-time best seventh spot in the new FIFA rankings released Wednesday. That's ahead of Italy, Argentina and Germany. The Kerry-Edwards ticket quickly took credit for the surge in pro-American sentiment.
6. Bill Cosby will be named an honorary member of the Basketball Hall of Fame Thursday. Cosby signed a $1-a-year lifetime deal with the Harlem Globetrotters in 1972, which was raised to $1.05 a year in 1986. But the Globetrotters reportedly have come to regret the move, since they could have signed Adonal Foyle for a mere $40,999,967.05 more.
7. The Penguins are expected to seek a license for a 5,000 slot-machine casino to help pay for a new arena. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman gave his blessing to the possible move. Sources say other NHL teams aren't worried about the potential revenue disparity because the Penguins rarely score from the slots.
8. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is among nine former University of Arkansas athletes who will be inducted in the school's Sports Hall of Honor this September. Now the big debate is whether Jones will wear his new or old face on his plaque.
9. A New York Post reviewer rips the premiere of John McEnroe's CNBC talk show. Adam Buckman wrote, "We now have a new definition of pain, thanks to John McEnroe." And yes, it appears Buckman was indeed serious.
10. Japanese League owners reportedly have rejected the World Cup of Baseball concept put forth by Major League Baseball. The Japanese balked at letting MLB run the tournament. In response, the commissioner's office was shocked -- shocked! -- that anyone might doubt its management skills.