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Links O' War: Thursday July 25th, 2013

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Google has some new stuff... And people want to see the Cotton Bowl before teams are even announced... That and more in the morning links!

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Here are your morning links!

TCU SPORTS

Tickets for 2014 Cotton Bowl already sold out - ESPN Dallas
Tickets for the 2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl, which features teams from the Big 12 and the Southeastern Conference, have already sold out, it was announced Monday.

Mittie to Host Elite Shooting Camp - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Women's basketball head coach Jeff Mittie will host an Elite Shooting Camp on Aug. 14.

TCU Women's Team Among USTFCCCA Honorees - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
The TCU track and field program saw six of its student-athletes and its women’s team earn Scholastic All-Academic honors from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Wednesday.

OTHER SPORTS

Gold Cup 2013: USA to play Panama in final - SBNation.com
The United States are in the Gold Cup final once again, thanks to their 3-1 win over Honduras. They will meet Panama, who beat Mexico for the second time in the tournament.

VIDEO: Florida State's Nick O'Leary, grandson of Jack Nicklaus, survives horrifying motorcycle crash - Tomahawk Nation
Florida State tight end Nick O'Leary, the grandson of legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, amazingly survived a horrific motorcycle crash, of which Tomahawk Nation obtained video.

2013 Michigan football's 10 things to know: Waiting for the planets to align - SBNation.com
Brady Hoke's team has been a rousing success and a slight disappointment in his first two years.

The Rays just turned a circus-level double play - SBNation.com
Cirque de soTampa Bay.

The top 61 rookies of the 2013 NBA Summer League, led by Cody Zeller and Kelly Olynyk - SBNation.com
Mike Prada ranks every player from the 2013 NBA draft (plus a few undrafted) based on their performances at the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues.

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks a child's wrist, sends him a jersey - SBNation.com
Literally.

On the roid rage of fans and columnists ... - Baseball Nation
Everyone has a #hottake about steroids and how they've ruined America's pastime. Most of them are steaming nonsense. But do you know who can be that disgusted?

GEEK/TECH/NEWS

House narrowly defeats NSA amendment, allowing agency to keep spying on Americans | The Verge
After an unexpected and widely-supported bipartisan effort to rein in the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance powers, an amendment which would have stopped the agency from collecting...

Google's San Francisco event in under five minutes | The Verge
Google made a host of announcements at a press event in San Francisco earlier today. In addition to the unveiling of Android 4.3, Google announced an updated Nexus 7 with a 1900 x 1200 display and...

Chromecast vs. AirPlay: how do they compare? | The Verge
Google's new Chromecast HDMI stick is a lot of things: it's a simple new way to bring internet video to your living room after the company stumbled with Google TV, it's a new platform for content...

Put your face on a vampire hunter with Square Enix's 'Bloodmasque' | The Verge
Square Enix, perhaps most famous for its Final Fantasy franchise, has created Bloodmasque, a fighting game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that puts you in the lead role. On starting a new game,...

Nokia does what Google and Microsoft couldn't, releases YouTube Upload app | The Verge
Windows Phone's tortured relationship with YouTube has been well documented, but the schisms between Microsoft and Google have evidently not prevented Nokia from introducing a new YouTube Upload...

Made in America 2.0: behind Google and Apple's sudden patriotism | The Verge
The Moto X is on its way. The long-anticipated Android phone — expected to be the first truly Google-influenced product from Motorola since Google acquired the company back in 2012 — is due to...

'Small Empires', our new video series with Alexis Ohanian, debuts Tuesday, July 30th! | The Verge
It's almost here! The Verge and Alexis Ohanian have teamed up to bring you a brand new video series on the frenetic and exciting world of New York City startups. It's called Small Empires and we're...

Djay 2 remixes music-making on iPhone and iPad | The Verge
German startup Algoriddim today announced the launch of Djay 2 for iOS, a completely re-engineered version of its immensely popular DJ app. Its most impressive feature, HD Waveform, analyzes every...

Apple urges China to only use official chargers after recent fatality | The Verge
Following the recent death of a Chinese woman that was reportedly "electrocuted by her iPhone," Apple has posted guidance on its website urging citizens to only use its official chargers. An i...

Google's Android and Chrome event: a new Nexus 7, Chromecast, Android 4.3, and more | The Verge
Sundar Pichai, the new head of both Android and Chrome, is showing off Google's latest products today in San Francisco. We're already seeing a brand new Nexus 7, the latest version of Android, new...

Chromecast, the new Nexus 7, Apple earnings, and 'Gran Turismo': 90 Seconds on The Verge | The Verge
You put your right hand in. You put your right hand out. You put your right hand in. And then your phone rings and you should really answer it but you don't want to be rude so you try to silence...