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Links O' War: Tuesday August 6th, 2013

Hasley go bye-bye, signing autographs is stupid, and WaPo gets a new smile... Lots of news this morning, Happy Tuesday everybody!

Here are your morning links!


Fields on Hendricks Award Watch List - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU's Devonte Fields is on the watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, presented to the nation's top defensive end.

TCU defense dealt a blow as returning starting LB Joel Hasley leaves program | Dallas-Fort Wo...
TCU linebacker Joel Hasley, who started 10 games as a walkon in 2012, has left the team, the school announced Monday. TCU coach Gary Patterson said Hasley “decided it was time to move on from football.” Hasley


Biogenesis suspensions: Don't forget about Everth Cabrera and Jesus Montero - Baseball Nation
Everth Cabrera and Jesus Montero were supposed to be building blocks. Maybe they still are. But are they Melky Cabreras or Bartolo Colons?

Phoenix Coyotes sale finalized after NHL Board of Governors approval -
The Phoenix Coyotes will officially remain in Glendale as the NHL Board of Governors approved the team's sale to IceArizona.

Kobe Bryant 'shattering' timetable for recovering from Achilles injury -
The Los Angeles Lakers guard told Sporting News that he underwent an untested procedure and is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon.

Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta suspensions: Playoff implications -
The suspension of this pair could have a significant effect on the American League playoff race.

Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 100 Big Board following the Hall of Fame Game -
Alex Strouf ranks the top 100 players for fantasy football entering this upcoming season.

Fox unveils NFL broadcast teams for 2013 season -
Kevin Burkhardt and John Lynch will make up a new team that's scheduled to call a lot of high-profile games.

Clint Dempsey moves forward: How his move to the Seattle Sounders affects MLS, Landon Donovan, and all of American soccer -
How Clint Dempsey's move to the Seattle Sounders affects MLS, Landon Donovan, and all of American soccer.

The Daily Win: Autographs are stupid -
Whether or not Johnny Manziel received money for signing his name, this much is certain: autographs are super-dumb.

Tony Stewart breaks leg in Iowa sprint car race, will miss Watkins Glen -
Tony Stewart broke his right leg in a sprint car crash Monday night. The injury will prevent him from competing in this weekend's NASCAR race at Watkins Glen.

The Twitter story of a man who didn't high-5 A-Rod -
It was a near brush with immortality. Well, kind of.

Adidas Nations 2013 preview: Jahlil Okafor, Trey Lyles clash in championship game -
Some of the top members of the 2014 college basketball recruiting class will play in the championship of the adidas Nations event, while the USA's 2015 Red team faces Africa in the third-place game.


Andy Warhol's grave is now streaming online 24/7 | The Verge
August 6th marks the anniversary of pop art legend Andy Warhol's birthday; he would have been 85. To commemorate the occasion, the Andy Warhol Museum has launched a live video feed of Warhol's...

Ultralight electric airplane can be yours for less than $40K | The Verge
A company called Greenwing International is selling an ultralight electric airplane, and it costs more than $10,000 less than a Tesla Model S. The plane is called the eSpyder, and for $39,900...

Amazon launches an online marketplace for fine art | The Verge
Amazon has partnered with more than 150 galleries and dealers across the US to sell fine art via a new portal, Amazon Art. Through the site, users can browse "more than 40,000" works of fine art...

Artists help the homeless with elegant typography | The Verge
Would you give more to a homeless person if their sign was more vibrant or conveyed its message better? A pair of Massachusetts-based artists have been exchanging the signs of homeless people with...

How did milk turn from a toxin to a staple of the Western diet? | The Verge
Lactose is a naturally occurring sugar you'll find in milk, while lactase is the enzyme that helps us digest it. The thing is, for most of our existence, the human species has only been able to...

Shark Week bites: Discovery criticized for hugely misleading documentary | The Verge
Viewers have rallied around the Discovery Channel's Shark Week for decades over its unabashed love of science and its glorification of violent sea creatures. But this year's event, which kicked off...

Sources at Washington Post during Bezos announcement: ‘It was like a funeral’ | The Verge
With some of the best news gatherers in journalism on staff, it was a surprise that the owners of The Washington Post were able to keep their sale of the paper a secret. But there were plenty of...

Moto X review | The Verge
It’s difficult and perhaps dangerous to make a big deal out of a smartphone these days. Can one phone change an industry? Save a company? Create a market? Perhaps that was true in the days just...

'SimCity' coming to OS X August 29th | The Verge
After being bumped from its original June 11th release date, SimCity is now due to arrive on OS X August 29th. Electronic Arts announced the finalized date today after pushing the game back two...

World's first lab-grown burger unveiled at public tasting | The Verge
Researchers from the Netherlands unveiled a burger made entirely from lab-grown stem cells Monday, cooking and tasting the test tube meat at a media event in London. Dr. Mark Post, a professor at...

Amazon's Jeff Bezos buys The Washington Post for $250 million | The Verge
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the world's 19th-richest man, has acquired The Washington Post, long one of the country's most influential and prestigious daily newspapers, for $250 million...

Netflix to boost original content lineup with 'Marco Polo' | The Verge
Netflix has reportedly inked a deal to bring the adventures of Marco Polo to television, acquiring the rights after its former home, Starz, canceled plans to produce the project. The series was...