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COLD, HARD TRUTH
The NFL was a middle-aged graveyard with the release of 30-somethings LaDainian Tomlinson, Brian Westbrook and Terrell Owens, and word was the Jets' Thomas Jones would get the heave-ho. Average age: 32. Average career touchdowns: 108. Someone's gotta bite in free agency, right?
Remind us what the D in D-League stands for. Disappointment? Disaster? The Grizzlies' center was shipped to the Dakota Wizards last Thursday. So 2009's No. 2 overall selection is now the highest draft pick ever to go to the—that's it!—Development League.
In color and spirit: 'Nova, Kansas and Kentucky were joined by Chelsea, which lost at home (to Manchester City) for the first time in 39 games. Meanwhile, Team USA kept up its rep for stylistic slouchery when Clint Dempsey (left) unveiled its new beauty-pageant soccer blues.
What, were their parents away on vacation? After beating the U.S. 2--0 in the women's hockey finals in Vancouver, Tessa Bonhomme (left) and her Canada mates had an on-ice bash featuring booze, stogies and the failed commandeering of an ice resurfacer.