Trending: Sleepy King, Olympics, Batman

July, 16, 2012
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Team USA continues preparation for the London Games with a contest against Brazil on Monday night at the Verizon Center in Washington.

Someone has been working hard. James Harden got this coveted shot of LeBron James after practice. It's good to be the King. Royal dreams, for sure:

From James Harden via Lockerz


James, meanwhile, made one fan’s dream come true, as ESPN debuted the seventh year of its “My Wish” series:




Several members of Team USA have said Spain will be their toughest competition in the Olympics. Team USA beat Pau Gasol and Spain for the gold in 2008. Rematch, anyone?



The Olympic Games begin a week from Friday, and things look good -- at least from a distance:



This English social media soccer commentator and big-screen villain is eager for another big premiere this month:



What would you risk in order to catch a foul ball? This Toronto Blue Jays fan got creative –- and put it all on the line –- during a recent game against the Indians (via Fanfeedr and Rant Sports).



Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler sang "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" at Wrigley Field on Saturday. The response to his performance was mixed. Several fans caught the moment and posted the results on YouTube:




Ray Allen's full-page ad thanking Celtics fans in Sunday's Boston Globe got this Coyote to howl his approval:



A's starter Tommy Milone is 10-6 in his career (with Oakland and Washington). Saturday's win over the Twins left him 9-6 this season and he only needs 501 victories to catch the all-time wins leader:



But the question remains: Where does Milone rank on the all-time list with those six losses? Young is tops in that category as well with 316.

Kasey Kahne took NASCAR's Sprint Cup checkered flag in New Hampshire on Sunday. One racing legend offered his congratulations:



Fans of all ages were excited:



Finally, a few New England Patriots stopped by to pay Joey Logano a visit:


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