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Links O' War: Wednesday August 7th, 2013

Lots of news to get to today: Fields playing vs LSU? John Rocker went on Reddit and it was awesome. And the Chevy Volt for $27k? I am in.

Here are your morning links!


Soccer Set To Open Practice Wednesday - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
The TCU women's soccer team is slated to begin fall practice Wednesday morning. Eric Bell begins his second season as the head coach and welcomes back 11 members from the 2012 squad that advanced to the championship game of the Big 12 tournament.

TCU's QB spot is set beyond Casey Pachall - The Big Mac Blog
Lost in all of this "Casey Back" love for the return of TCU quarterback Casey Pachall is the understudy who deserves a merit badge for the work he did last season.

TCU loses its third player just six days into camp | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports N...
TCU can’t catch a break this August. Less than a week into camp three players, including two starters, have left the team.

Practice Notes: TCU loses third player in fall camp while freshmen impress | TCU 360
TCU was hopeful about offensive lineman Michael Thompson returning to play for the Horned Frogs, but the injuries simply would not heal for the 6-foot-5-inch, 340-pound junior.

Cards’ Washington facing suspension, court case - Havasu News: Sports
Daryl Washington is not accustomed to playing with the reserves. He is, after all, one of the best young defensive players in the league.

Stanford Earns Solheim Cup Spot - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU's Angela Stanford will be part of the United States team at the 2013 Solheim Cup, beginning Aug. 16 in Parker, Colo.

Igodan Named to Preseason All-Big 12 Team - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU senior Yvonne Igodan was named to the 2013 Preseason All-Big 12 Team, the league office announced Tuesday.


Biogenesis scandal: Agents speak out against ACES - MLB Daily Dish
The common thread that ties together 13 of 19 of the players linked to the Biogenesis clinic is the ACES agency. Now competing agencies tell MLBDD's Chris Cotillo that ACES should be punished. Here's the report.

Death of a ballplayer: Billy Dillon was about to sign a contract with the Detroit Tigers -- then he was wrongly convicted of first-degree murder and spent the next 27 years of his life in maximum security prison -
Billy Dillon was about to sign a contract with the Detroit Tigers -- then he was wrongly convicted of murder and spent the next 27 years of his life in maximum security prison. Now he's free, and looking for his mission.

The GIF Oracle: Let's help you find the sports GIF you're looking for -
The GIF Oracle is a free public service, designed to help you find the sort of animated sporting spectacle you're looking for.

2013-14 NBA schedule released -
The NBA's full schedule for the upcoming season will be unveiled in a Tuesday special on NBATV.

NFL news: Riley Cooper returns, Santonio Holmes, Rob Gronkowski ahead of schedule? -
NFL teams are gearing up for Week 1 of the preseason, but before the games start there was plenty of news from Tuesday practices.

2013 NBA rookie photo shoot: 'Otto Porter falls asleep' and other works of art -
"Kelly Olynyk forgets how to shoot a basketball," "Jeff Withey is completely immobile," and more things we were able to witness on one of the NBA's silliest days.

Bryce Harper gets hit, team Twitter accounts brawl -
Advantage: Nationals

Official NCAA store set up to profit off player names -
This seems fair.

John Rocker's Reddit AMA goes as well as expected -
Seriously, whose idea was this?


The quantified workout: one run, eight trackers | The Verge
Every fitness device promises to help you get in shape by measuring and understanding your activity data, but can trackers actually help you become a healthier person? I strapped on eight different...

'What if you could Amazon the news?' Why Jeff Bezos invested in The Washington Post | The Verge
Jeffrey Preston Bezos is one of tech's most far-sighted thinkers, an entrepreneur who has helped pioneer internet retail and a visionary who is trying to ferry civilians into outer space. So, why...

Small Empires episode 002: Rap Genius | The Verge
Rap Genius (née Rap Exegesis) began as a quest to understand Cam'ron lyrics. It has since blossomed from a destination for understanding and critiquing rap lyrics to an annotation-fueled machine...

Yahoo counts down to new logo with different designs every day | The Verge
After nearly two decades with one of the most iconic logos in tech, Yahoo is unveiling a new design. Just not quite yet. The company announced today that for each of the next 30 days it will be...

On the Edge of failure: Ubuntu smartphone looks unlikely to reach crowdfunding goal | The Verge
The Edge, a smartphone that runs a mobile edition of the popular desktop OS Ubuntu, will only get made if would-be users pledge $32 million via the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. With a strict time...

Kinect turns your bathtub into a giant liquid touchscreen | The Verge
Researchers have created a "touchscreen" for your bathtub. With only a Kinect sensor and a projector, AquaTop display facilitates interacting with virtual objects using just your hands. In order to...

Electric avenue: Korean buses now wirelessly charge as they drive | The Verge
Wireless charging hasn't quite yet made an impact in the smartphone market but that hasn't stopped scientists in South Korea from using a similar technology to develop the world's first r...

Daft Punk cancels Colbert appearance due to 'contractual agreement' with MTV VMAs | The Verge
Daft Punk put together a huge marketing blitz for the release of Random Access Memories this past spring, but the group has yet to actually perform any of its new music live. That'll change...

WhatsApp adds voice messaging as it hits 300 million monthly active users | The Verge
WhatsApp — the hugely popular messaging app found on Android, the iPhone, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and even Symbian — is now in the voice messaging business. On Tuesday, while also announcing...

Chevy cutting price of the 2014 Volt electric car by $5,000 | The Verge
The Chevy Volt is one of the more unusual electric cars being offered in the US today — it combines an electric engine with a standard gas engine for times when you'll need more range than the...

Google rethinks hyperlinking in Drive with a built-in search field | The Verge
Google has thought up a new way to add web links to documents for its latest update to Drive. Before, inserting a link required knowing the exact URL that a person should be sent to, but now both...