Links O' War: Friday August 16th, 2013

Friday! Lots of links today, including a return of your tech news... FRIDAY!

Here are your morning links!

TCU SPORTS

2013 Preview: Versatility on the Offensive LIne - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU returns a pair of starters in versatile Eric Tausch (6-3, 300, Sr.) and tackle Aviante Collins (6-6, 285, So.).

Angela Stanford relishes chance to shine in Solheim Cup spotlight | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports ...
Angela Stanford, a Fort Worth resident and five-time winner on the LPGA Tour, will be part of her fifth U.S. Solheim Cup team when matches begin Friday at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo.

College Confidential: Two former TCU baseball stars face off Friday in Chicago
Two former TCU baseball stars will face off Friday afternoon. Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals face right-hander Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs at 3 p.m. Friday at Wrigley Field.

Hallsville’s Reich verbally commits to play baseball at TCU - The Marshall News Messenger: College
Hallsville’s senior pitcher/outfielder, who is entering his senior season with the Bobcats, announced on Thursday he has verbally committed to play at Texas Christian University.

Russell Athletic Bowl officially announces six-year deal with the Big 12 | CollegeFootballTalk
It’s been a while – a long while — in the making, but the Russell Athletic Bowl officially announced on Thursday that it had agreed to a six-year partnership with the Big 12.

OTHER SPORTS

Metta World Peace tells a story - SBNation.com
He swears this is a real story.

Gridiron Olympians: Many former Olympians have tried (and mostly failed) to make it in the NFL. This season, Bills rookie Marquise Goodwin becomes the latest athlete attempting to prove his track skills translate to pro football. - SBNation.com
Many former Olympians have tried (and mostly failed) to make it in the NFL. This season, Bills rookie Marquise Goodwin becomes the latest athlete attempting prove his track skills translate to pro football.

Streaker interrupts Browns-Lions game - SBNation.com
There's a naked man on the field at the Browns vs. Lions game.

NFL bag policy: Details of new stadium rules - SBNation.com
If you're planning to head to an NFL game this season, you will need to know the league's new rules on bags.

MLB to implement manager challenges, broader instant replay in 2014 - SBNation.com
MLB's owners voted to move ahead with a proposal that radically changes video review in baseball.

The Daily Win: Tom Brady's knee is okay, but are his receivers? - SBNation.com
A closer look at the rookies and undersized slot receivers the Pats' franchise quarterback will throw to this year.

Uffsides: 2013 AFC preview - SBNation.com
Matt Ufford and Nick Stevens cover every AFC team's chances in 2013.

Texas law means Johnny Manziel scandal could get brokers in trouble too - SBNation.com
An obscure state statute could allow the university to pursue legal action against the autograph brokers that snitched on Johnny Manziel if he ends up losing time.

NFL news roundup: Blaine Gabbert to start for Jaguars, Von Miller appeal delayed - SBNation.com
Blaine Gabbert will get another opportunity to show he can be the Jaguars' primary option at quarterback, as he starts against the New York Jets.

VIDEO: Notre Dame RB stuffed by gauntlet drill set up backwards - SBNation.com
LOOKS FAMILIAR, DON'T IT, ALABAMA FANS?

A Day's Work: Wade Boggs joins the Minnesota grounds crew - SBNation.com
Wade visits Minnesota's Target Field to work with Twin's Head Groundskeeper Larry DiVito

Major-less Tiger Woods will resurface at The Barclays to launch 2013 FedExCup - SBNation.com
Even those his chance at 2013 major is now gone, Tiger Woods has a busy stretch coming up, beginning with The Barclays next week in New Jersey.

TECH/GEEK/NERD/WEIRD/ETC

Old habits die hard: Yahoo introduces a brand-new browser toolbar | The Verge
Much hay has been made around Yahoo's reinvigoration under CEO Marissa Mayer — the company has released some very solid mobile apps, reinvigorated Flickr, and of course there's that big Tumblr...

CIA confirms the world's worst kept secret: Area 51 is real | The Verge
After almost sixty years, and a ridiculously high number of pop culture references, the CIA has finally confirmed that Area 51 is real. As The Atlantic Wire reports, the revelation comes from a...

Your meat addiction is destroying the planet | The Verge
"Jesus," Molly said, her own plate empty, "gimme that. You know what this costs?" She took his plate. "They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. This isn’t vat...

Is Voyager 1 still in our solar system? NASA doesn't know | The Verge
In March, more than 35 years after leaving Earth, NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft traveled beyond our solar system and into a new frontier — interstellar space. Or well, maybe not. Shortly after...

Buying a laptop: everything you need to know | The Verge
We’re not living in the "post-PC" era. Not by a long shot. As more of us work from home, or the plane, or the coffee shop, laptops might be more important...

Nokia to launch Windows RT tablet in September, alleged pictures leak | The Verge
Nokia is planning to launch its first Windows RT tablet in September. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to The Verge that the company will unveil its tablet at a special launch...

Microsoft blasts Google over YouTube block, claims reasons are 'manufactured' | The Verge
Earlier today Google confirmed to The Verge that the company is blocking Microsoft's newly released Windows Phone YouTube app. Though both companies committed to work with each other on a YouTube...

'Kick-Ass 2' review: a mean and brutal miscalculation | The Verge
For a movie that seems interested in examining the difference between comic book escapism and the repercussions of real-life violence, Kick-Ass 2 is virtually empty of consequences. Where Matthew...

'Kick-Ass 2' review: a mean and brutal miscalculation | The Verge
For a movie that seems interested in examining the difference between comic book escapism and the repercussions of real-life violence, Kick-Ass 2 is virtually empty of consequences. Where Matthew...

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch rumored for September 4th unveiling | The Verge
Bloomberg reports that Samsung's long-rumored smartwatch is a "wristwatch-like smartphone" that will launch on September 4th. The news source specifically points to the Android-powered device...

Houston Texans prepare the widest display in sports for home debut this Saturday | The Verge
Even non-Texans know that size is of great importance in the Lone Star State. This Saturday will mark a bittersweet moment for its residents, then, as the Dallas Cowboys' crown of having the NFL's...

New Yorkers can now pay for cabs using ultrasound | The Verge
Electronic payment company VeriFone's Way2Ride app lets users wirelessly pay for cabs using ultrasound. The app relies on Zoosh, a payment system first demoed two years ago, to make the payments....

Encrypted email service Lavabit raises $100K for legal defense fund | The Verge
A week after Lavabit founder Ladar Levison shuttered the encrypted email service rather than comply with undisclosed government demands, he’s getting set for a legal fight. Speaking to RT,...

Google will automatically encrypt cloud data in response to NSA anxiety | The Verge
Google Cloud Storage — a non-consumer service used by companies like Ubisoft, Rovio, Best Buy, and others for storing content— will for the first time automatically encrypt its users' data. The...

Solar panels being installed on the White House for the first time since the '70s | The Verge
President Obama has always made environmental issues a big part of his platform, and now the White House is taking another step towards going green by installing solar panels. According to The...

New form of carbon said to be strongest material ever found | The Verge
The strongest known material in the world may have just been dethroned. Researchers from Rice University have calculated the properties of a little-studied form of carbon known as carbyne, and...

NASA abandons repairs on Kepler space telescope, calls for new mission plans | The Verge
After four years and over a hundred confirmed exoplanets, the Kepler spacecraft will end its search for habitable worlds beyond our solar system. NASA confirmed today that it had abandoned attempts...

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