HOT: Pat Summitt
In a Mad-Libs-style profile of Will Ferrell in GQ -- in which Ferrell filled in the blanks -- it was revealed that the funny man "has been linked with University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt." The story mentions the "tawdry rumor of the couple having a three-way with Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine" and addresses Ferrell's painful admission that he has "a problem with the booger sugar."
NOT: Lou Gossett
After Siena's athletic director refused to release men's basketball player Kojo Mensah from his scholarship, members of Mensah's camp turned to actor Lou Gossett for help."If we uncover that there's something scandalous going on, I can help because of my notoriety," the Academy Award-winner told the Times Union. "I can call directly to Bryant Gumbel, Bob Costas and Ahmad Rashad."
HOT: Rajon Rando
Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge defended picking Rajon Rando despite Marcus Williams being available by saying that Williams is a quarterback, but Rando has an extra-special quality. Said Ainge: "We chose Vince Young over Matt Leinart."
NOT: Bill Buckner
With the Mets in town, the Red Sox held the twenty-year reunion of their fateful 1986 World Series team, but the former first baseman denied the new leaf Nation the opportunity to bury the hatchet, saying he was taking his son on a tour of Washington state colleges.
HOT: Arizona football police
A man attempting to steal 20 replica jerseys of U of A receiver Syndric Steptoe from a campus-area store was chased down an alley by redshirt freshman running back Terry Longbons. The perp was cut off by quarterback Willie Tuitama and linebacker Adrian McCovy, dropping the jerseys before he was grabbed by the barefoot Longbons who, after "scar[ing] him a little bit," let him go free.
NOT: Kent State internet police
University administrators at Kent State have banned student-athletes from having profiles on Facebook.com and given them until August 1 to remove them. "For the government to say that you can't engage in First Amendment activities, they better have a really good reason," Gary Daniels, spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, told the Columbus Dispatch. "'I don't want them to do it' is not a good-enough reason."
HOT: Lil Bro Papelbon
Jeremy Papelpon, the younger brother of Red Sox closer Jonathan showed that his big brother is not the only fast starter in the family. The recently-drafted University of North Florida junior began his pro career by pitching nine innings of two-hit, shutout ball for the Boise Hawks, the Chicago Cubs' Class A Affiliate. His teammate, Notre Dame receiver Jeff Samardzija, has given up two earned runs in two starts that have totaled five innings.
NOT: Lil Bro Molotsky
The recent viral video shot by Jordan Molotsky that has spread faster then mono at a kissing booth, shows his younger brother in a Penn State football jersey singing and dancing with his stuffed animal to Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy." The vid was viewed 800,000 times in the first 24 hours after it was posted on Break.com, according to The Morning Call.