The World Cup final was marred by a record 14 yellows, some justified, others not so much. So ubiquitous was the sight of Arjen Robben writhing on the turf that bloggers literally had almost as much of a ball photo-shopping the curled-up Dutchman as we did making him the object of the Catch by Dwight Clark.
Do svidaniya, Evgeni Nabokov! San Jose lost its stellar keeper (left) to Russia's SKA St. Petersburg. In other Jaws droppings, Reds pitching prospect Chad Rogers needed more than 50 stitches after being bitten by a sea beastie while surfing off Texas.
The Germany-Spain Cup semi and the final saw fans taking the field. (In the latter, a man got within arm's reach of the trophy, left.) On July 6, the Mariners fell to K.C. after a teen patron scooped up a fair ball, preventing Ichiro from scoring the potential winning run.
The Cincy receiver became the first athlete with his own iPad app and debuted his reality dating show, VH1's The Ultimate Catch, on which he pledged to show "class," then lined up 85 girlfriend apps for toe-touches before cutting some with, "You're out, Mama."