The Roundup: David Kahn Compares Chris Webber to Darko, Huge World Cup Ratings in Canada, and more

By Kyle Koster
Chris Webber - University of Michigan
Chris Webber - University of Michigan / Duane Burleson/Getty Images

Nicole Scherzinger … Tim Tebow gets his own shoe … meet the new Larry King … LeBron’s first post-Cleveland magazine cover will be GQ … the Price is Right cheating scandal … who do you write like? … rates remain low, yet mortgage applications hit a 14-year low … the RIAA: $16 million out, about $400k in … this freakshow allegedly tried to run down his landlord with his car … Jennifer Love Hewitt seems friendly … should this professor kept his beliefs to himself? … “Ohio crash leaves scared pet monkey atop pole” …

In Canada, the World Cup (5.3 million) drew nearly as many viewers as the Super Bowl (6.0 million). [Star]

amfAR Gala Hong Kong 2019 - Red Carpet
amfAR Gala Hong Kong 2019 - Red Carpet / Myunggu Han/Getty Images

Why would the Vanderbilt coach resign and retire seven weeks before the college football season starts? [Tennessean]

These Mel Gibson audio tapes just keep comin’. But are they 100 percent real? With the right movie role, he’ll be back in the movies in a couple years. [Radar]

Reigning MVP Joe Mauer didn’t have a brilliant first half. [Star Trib]

Sports Illustrated, Steinbrenner’s death, and the Ipad. [All things Digital]

Some thoughts on how to adjust your bracket predictions in the 68-team format. [Rush the Court]

“Sword-wielding man shot by Las Cruces police officer” [El Paso Times]

Say goodbye to Atlanta, Yunel Escobar. [AJC]

Congrats are in order to columnist Ray Ratto. [Comcast Sports Net]

No love child for Landon Donovan. [E Online]

What’s the deal with Jon Lester of Boston and Hanley Ramirez of Florida? [USA Today]