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:
— James Harden (@JHarden13) July 15, 2012
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?
Good practice in Granada! Tomorrow we'll play our next preparation game against Australia! We're getting better everyday! #London2012
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) July 16, 2012
The Olympic Games begin a week from Friday, and things look good -- at least from a distance:
— London 2012 (@London2012) July 16, 2012
This English social media soccer commentator and big-screen villain is eager for another big premiere this month:
I am uncontrollably excited about The Dark Knight Rises.
— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) July 16, 2012
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).
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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:
Not a huge basketball fan but I am a fan of Ray Allen. Classy guy. twitter.com/BizNasty2point…
— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) July 15, 2012
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:
Just read a Tweet that I am in a 121 way tie for 3,164th on the all time win list. Cy Young, I'm coming for you!
— Tommy Milone (@TommyMilone_57) July 15, 2012
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:
— Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) July 15, 2012
Fans of all ages were excited:
— Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) July 16, 2012
Finally, a few New England Patriots stopped by to pay Joey Logano a visit:
— Jeremy Troiano (@JT_Tribbiani) July 15, 2012
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