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Links O' War: Monday August 5th, 2013

Happy Monday everybody... Lots of football coverage coming your way, get ready.


Here are your morning links!


(I've got nothing folks.... Nothing directly TCU related, all Johnny/A-Rod right now... Sorry)


Johnny Manziel autograph session under NCAA investigation, according to report -
The NCAA is curious whether Johnny Manziel took money for signing memorabilia in January, which could put the 2012 Heisman winner's eligibility in danger.

Dolphins vs. Cowboys, 2013 Hall of Fame Game: Dallas wins depth chart exhibition -
The Dallas Cowboys held off the Miami Dolphins, 24-20, on Sunday night to open the 2013 preseason schedule.

WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 2013 results: Tiger Woods blows away field, Keegan Bradley settles for 2nd -
The tournament was over on Friday night, but several of the world's best battled for second over the final 36 holes at Firestone.

Alex Rodriguez, 13 others face Monday deadline to accept suspensions -
Suspensions are now expected to come in the next 72 hours as MLB works to reach settlements with the indicted players.

'Psychotic' squirrel invades the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational -
Move over, St. Louis Cardinals squirrel. There's a new rodent making waves.


Not even Congress knows how the NSA works | The Verge
While the president and the intelligence community cling to "Congressional oversight" as a justficiation for the pervasive intelligence-gathering programs in place within the US, members of...

Google adds touch-friendly Chrome features in latest test version | The Verge
Google appears to be readying a number of touch-friendly features for its Chrome browser. In the latest nightly Canary build, a new slide-to-navigate feature has been added that lets you swipe left...

HTC's 5.9-inch One Max pictured before purported September launch | The Verge
HTC's rumored 5.9-inch One variant appears to have been leaked by Taiwanese site ePrice. Rather than an upscaled One, the One Max looks more like HTC's One mini, which eschews the original's...

Cannabis found growing in public flower pots in UK | The Verge
Unusual would be one way to describe it: more than 20 cannabis plants have been spotted growing in public decorations around the city center of Newport, Wales. Discovered by a pair of local...

Bus-sized lump of fat discovered in London sewer | The Verge
London water authority Thames Water has discovered what it calls the UK's largest "fatberg;" a mushy deposit of congealed fat and sanitary wipes. Found in a sewer in Kingston, South West London,...

Spotify's new Browse feature surfaces the best of its billion playlists | The Verge
After spending the last several months rolling out Discover and Radio, two big pieces of its music discovery puzzle, Spotify is today introducing a critical third piece: Browse, a collection of the...

Child porn bust takes half of Tor's hidden sites offline | The Verge
A man in Ireland believed to be behind Freedom Hosting, the biggest service provider for sites on the encrypted Tor network, is awaiting extradition on child pornography charges, reports The...

BBC names Peter Capaldi as new 'Doctor Who' lead actor | The Verge
The BBC has just announced Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor Who lead actor. A special retrospective programme on BBC One staged Capaldi's hotly anticipated announcement and interviewed him briefly...

You should be listening to all these podcasts | The Verge
Two weeks ago Apple announced that podcast subscriptions in the iTunes Store had hit the one billion mark, and to celebrate the occasion Apple assembled a greatest hits list of sorts. And while...

YouTube adds 'playing' icon to browser tabs to track down blaring audio | The Verge
For those whose browsing style consists of opening countless tabs at once and hoping for the best, it can often be difficult to find the source of music or other sounds playing in the background....