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Links O' War: Monday July 29th, 2013

Sorry for the empty weekend... Our bad. Don't worry, we won't ever leave you again... Lots of links to get to this morning.


Here are your morning links!


Texas high school coaches converge on Fort Worth | Football |
More than 12,000 coaches are expected to attend the THSCA convention.

Highly touted TCU basketball recruit cleared to play by NCAA | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News ...
Karviar Shepherd of Prime Prep Academy previously was ruled ineligible because of academic issues with the school.

TCU’s Brandon Finnegan leaves 0-fer behind with Team USA | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports Ne...
The pitcher found a devastating slider and wins for Team USA this summer.

Pro Tennis Classic returns to TCU | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports News on the Dallas...
Top-seeded Lauren Embree leads a draw of familiar faces.

College Confidential: TCU's opener against LSU proving to be tough ticket to find
TCU’s season opener against LSU at AT&T Stadium has not officially been announced as a sell out but a cursory search for tickets online showed that only standing room only remains available. The 8 p.m. Aug. 31 game will be...

TCU Adds Chick-fil-A, Angers LGBT Community - Fort Worth Weekly
When Texas Christian University students return next fall, they’ll be greeted by a shiny new Chick-fil-A on campus — and many LGBT students and alumni and supporters are not happy about it.

TCU honored as "Great College to Work For' three years in a row | TCU 360
For the third consecutive year, TCU has been named among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s ‘Great Colleges to Work For.'

Baseball: Area trio named all-state | Denton Record Chronicle | News for Denton County, Texas - Denton Record-Chronicle
As a junior, Gooch was the ace of Argyle’s pitching staff. The lefty who has committed to TCU went 10-2 last season en route to the District 10-3A MVP award. He tallied 118 strikeouts and 20 walks and had a 1.23 ERA.

TSWA Class 5A all-state high school baseball team - Central Texas Baseball
Here is the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A state baseball team.

Bradshaw Ready To Excel at TCU - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Standing 6-foot-6, freshman center Klara Bradshaw gives TCU plenty of length inside to cause some damage during the upcoming season.

Ten Horned Frogs on Preseason Watch Lists - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU football has 10 players on preseason watch lists for 2013 national awards.

Nichols Competes on USTA Pro Circuit - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU rising senior Millie Nichols started off the USTA Pro Circuit’s Fort Worth Pro Tennis Classic with an upset of the top seed in the qualifying bracket. Nichols defeated Samantha Powers 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 Saturday to advance to Sunday’s next qualifying round at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

Nationals' Purke in the process of getting back to form - : Hillcats
The process of getting back the velocity and command a pitcher loses following surgery is as arduous as it gets in sports. There has to be patience, especially when the numbers (noticeably ERA), are higher than normal and getting back into the rhythm on the mound develops over time.

Bucs Sign Former TCU Offensive Lineman Jeff Olson | Sports Talk Florida
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former TCU offensive tackle Jeff Olson, a source told Sports Talk Florida. Olson had a tryout at One Buc Place Saturday and inked a deal with the team shortly after.


This Week In GIFs: Nothing belongs to you -
This week's GIF lineup is heavy on individuals losing things that were never theirs to begin with. Vote, and help us determine the greatest animated sports GIF of the week.

UNC's P.J. Hairston suspended indefinitely -
The school suspended the star guard after he was cited for reckless driving on Sunday, the latest brush with the law for Hairston.

USA vs. Panama, 2013 Gold Cup final: Brek Shea fires USMNT to CONCACAF title -
Brek Shea scored just one minute after coming on as a substitute for the United States to fire them to victory over Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Brandt Snedeker wins the 2013 RBC Canadian Open -
One of America's best comes through again for his fourth win in the last two years.

MLB Trade Rumors -
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Johnny Manziel Stops By West Campus; Is Politely Asked To Leave - Burnt Orange Nation
Johnny Football stopped by the University of Texas last night and decided to attend a polite fraternal gathering of academic peers. Unfortunately, they were not as welcoming has he had hoped. ...

Yasiel Puig hits first career walk-off home run -
The rookie Dodgers sensation has done it again. And recorded the most flamboyant walk-off hit of the season in the process.

Albert Pujols injury: Angels 1B on DL, might be out for year -
Albert Pujols was placed on the disabled list Sunday with a partially torn fascia in his left foot that might cause him to miss the rest of the season.

The 'Potty Putter' is golf for pooping -
There's a golf gimmick for everything, even in the bathroom.

Jeremy Maclin injury: Eagles WR tears right ACL -
Jeremy Maclin tore the ACL in his right knee, the Eagles announced. Maclin suffered the non-contact injury on the second day of Eagles training camp Saturday.

UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga results - MMA Fighting
Check out UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga results for all the top fights from Saturday's action at the KeyArena in Seattle.

NBA free agency news roundup: Mo Williams drawing interest from several teams -
The Memphis Grizzlies are after both Williams and Delonte West. Meanwhile, Greg Oden could be making his free agency choice early this week.

Dennis Pitta out for the year with fractured hip -
Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta will miss the 2013 season with a fractured hip.

With Luis Scola, the Pacers might have the best team in the East -
The Pacers bolstered their frontcourt by trading for Luis Scola in a deal expected to be announced on Saturday. Indiana is not far behind Miami, if it is behind at all.

Colin Cowherd criticizes Kentucky's letter-writing, Kentucky mails him 50 letters -
Don't mess with Mark Stoops: he's got the postal service on his side.

Tanner Scheppers attacked in Cleveland -
A group of young men "sucker-punched" the Texas reliever in Cleveland Thursday night.


Largest space battle in history claims 2,900 ships, untold virtual lives | The Verge
In less than an hour, a battle of interstellar proportions will break out in the MMORPG Eve Online, a spacefaring simulation with its own politics, economies, and wars — all controlled...

Twitter rape threats land UK man in handcuffs | The Verge
A 21-year-old Manchester man has been arrested in conjunction with rape threats and other harrassment following the Bank of England’s decision to put novelist Jane Austen on the £10 note....

Google Nexus 7 review (2013) | The Verge
I make a lot of aspirational purchases. I constantly buy books I really ought to read, subscribe to magazines that are so good the one time a year I actually get around to opening them, and add...

Nokia left frustrated by Microsoft's slow Windows Phone progress | The Verge
Microsoft might be rolling out fixes and updates to Windows Phone 8 over the course of the year, with a bigger "feature pack" planned for 2014, but Nokia appears to be frustrated by the company's...

Nokia's new Bluetooth 'Treasure Tag' will prevent you from ever losing your keys again | The Verge
Nokia is preparing to launch a proximity sensor accessory for its range of Lumia Windows Phones. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to The Verge that the Finnish smartphone maker...

Apple VP Bob Mansfield reportedly leaves executive team to work on 'special projects' | The Verge
Senior Apple vice president Bob Mansfield has silently disappeared from the company’s website, leading many to wonder about the future of one of the company’s most visible executives. The news...

Sony and Panasonic team up to create 300GB discs of the future | The Verge
Believing there is a future for optical discs, Sony and Panasonic have said they will jointly develop a new next-generation standard capable of storing a minimum of 300GB on a single piece of...

Google engineer blasts domestic spying after receiving NSA award | The Verge
Google engineer Joseph Bonneau is the first person to be awarded the NSA's "Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper" award for his paper "The Science of Guessing," which analyzed over 70 million user...

Apple stands by worker rights record after supplier accused of violations | The Verge
Apple is once again facing criticism for the labor practices of its overseas suppliers, forcing the iPhone maker to defend its policy on worker rights. In a report published Monday, New York-based...

See the ebb and flow of Citi Bikes in New York City | The Verge
After two months on the street, New York's first bike-sharing program Citi Bike is starting to yield some interesting data about how riders are actually using the service. Citi Bike has made this...

'Arrested Development' is 'definitely' coming back, says series creator Mitch Hurwitz | The Verge
We haven't seen the end of Arrested Development, if series creator Mitch Hurwitz and Netflix have their way. If they can get the whole cast together again, said Hurwitz, he's ready to make an A...

Famed 'Star Wars' composer John Williams confirmed to score seventh movie | The Verge
John Williams, the Grammy and Oscar-winning composer who scored all six Star Wars films, will return for the seventh installment in the series. Star Wars: Episode VII has no name yet and is set to...