Roundup: The Steelers are Fighting, Jennifer Aniston is Engaged & Watch the NYPD Shoot and Kill a Man in Times Square


How come this Pittsburgh Steelers training camp rumble isn’t leading Sportscenter? [Post-Gazette]

As in-depth a profile you’ll find on Vikings’ QB Christian Ponder. [1500 ESPN]

The USA-Japan women’s Olympic gold medal game drew a higher rating than any Stanley Cup game on NBC Sports Network. [NBC Universal]

CC Sabathia heads to the DL. His elbow is inflamed. [NYDN]

Lane Kiffin relinquishes his vote in the coach’s poll following last week’s debacle. [USA Today]

College football’s All-Castoff team probably wins nine games playing an SEC schedule, right? [CBS Sports]

This is about an Auburn football player: ” … High guidance counselor admitted to creating a fraudulent transcript for a former athlete at the school and has resigned.” [Commercial Appeal]

The Rays have won six in a row to surge ahead of the Orioles in the AL East. [St. Pete Times]

“The 1992 team averaged 117.3 points and won its games by an average of 43.8 points. The 2012 team … averaged a similar point total (115.5) but a slimmer margin (32.1).” [WSJ]

Former boxer Michael Dokes is dead at 54. [Boxing Scene]

Mitch Kupchak had a great summer, bringing in Steve Nash and then Dwight Howard. [OC Register]

“… the London games have been a “nudge” Olympics, where locals and visitors have been coaxed rather than coerced.” [Economist]

Rajon Rondo has some hops.

Walk-on at Vanderbilt gets a scholarship. Very cool.

Watch the NYPD pump nine bullets into a knife-wielding lunatic in Times Square.

This alligator grabbed a trainer by the arm and wouldn’t let go for 21 seconds. “Things happen,” his partner says.