Marshawn Lynch often appears to be a crazy person, but in this feature, he’s painted as one of the most meticulous, hardest workers on the team. [Seattle Times]
Tim Beckman is on the hot seat at Illinois. That’s putting it mildly. [Sun-Times]
Oregon basketball players can’t stay out of trouble: Two arrested for shoplifting. [Register-Guard]
Kenneth Faried agrees to 5-year, $60 million extension with the Nuggets. [Yahoo Sports]
ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt did a nice thing. [Local 12]
The Jets, deservedly, are going to get pounded in the media this week. Their GM should shoulder a lot of blame. [NY Daily News]
Former NFL safety Blaine Bishop has transitioned to sports talk radio. [The Star Press]
Al Michaels turns 70 next month, and here’s a feature on the longtime announcer. [Boston Globe]
Newspaper editor arrested for taking photos at scene of car accident; his wife, who works with him, took photos of her husband getting arrested. [Daily Inter Lake]
Former Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney has a TV show coming to Fox. [Newsweek]
Alex Henery, the Detroit kicker who missed three field goals – including one that could have won the game – thinks he blames himself. Nothing to “think” about, Alex. [Free Press]
Um, 63-year old Mack Brown says teams have called and inquired about him coaching next year? [Oklahoman]
Well, this should be fun to discuss in the comments: “Smelling Liberal, Thinking Conservative.” [NYT]
Sounds like Raheem Sterling is going to be staying at Liverpool. [Telegraph]
“Taste of Africa” Dallas Weekly cover hits newsstands … just as Ebola hits the city. Oops. [Dallas Observer]
These people should consider themselves lucky to be alive.
Ben Affleck vs. Bill Maher in a pretty heated, but educational series of discussions.
The trailer for the 3rd season of The Newsroom. Starts in November!
Jerry Seinfeld accepts award, says, “I love advertising because I love lying!” in a terrific speech.
Guy ice skating and singing the national anthem wipes out, but quickly jumps back to singing. Impressive. [via Brobible]