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Posted: Monday August 13, 2012 5:19PM ; Updated: Monday August 13, 2012 6:04PM
By Jimmy Traina
This Is Going To Be A Huge Story
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As the regular season winds down, the controversy surrounding Nationals and pitcher Stephen Strasburg is only going to increase. Washington has reiterated its stance that the right-hander will be shut down once he hits 180 innings. So far, he's tossed 133 1/3 innings. It's expected that Strasburg (13-5, 2.90 ERA) will miss a handful of starts and all of the postseason. While it's easy to understand why the organization wants to protect Strasburg's arm after he underwent Tommy John surgery, it will still be stunning if the team sidelines its ace during the playoffs.
Little League Umps Just As Bad As MLB Umps
I know the Little League World Series is serious business, but it still seems kind of creepy to me that a manager would appeal a play. In the case of this recent qualifying game between Petaluma (Calif.) and Nanakuli (Hawaii), the appeal was granted even though it doesn't look like it should've been.
Another Lost Gig
VH1 has canceled the reality show starring Chad Johnson and his wife, Evelyn Lozada, before it even aired in the wake of Johnson's domestic battery arrest over the weekend. However, fans of the network can still enjoy Basketball Wives. Mob Wives, Couples Therapy and Mama Drama.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Ariadne Artiles :: Venturelli/WireImage
Spanish model Ariadne Artiles gets today's LLOD honors.
Busted!
Last week, USC coach Lane Kiffin said he wouldn't vote the Trojans No. 1 in the USA Today coaches' poll. Then, Kiffin voted USC No. 1 in the USA Today coaches' poll. So, USA Today exposed Kiffin for lying, and now Kiffin has relinquished his vote.
No Fries?
A delivery company has offered Usain Bolt free Chicken McNuggets for life in exchange for an endorsement.
Sports Video Of The Day
Rory McIlroy won the PGA Championship on Sunday. He overcame hitting a ball IN a tree on Saturday. On a side note, there is some excellent commentary in this video.

Fainting Video Of The Day
This is two-plus minutes of people fainting.

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