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First win of the pre season in front of 53,000 here at seattle,good start twitpic.com/a97f88— Yossi Benayoun (@YossiBenayoun15) July 19, 2012
Before Wednesday's game, few players from Chelsea tried their hand at fish-catching at Pike Place Fish Market. Just imagine if they could use their feet:
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From Dhani Jones via Instagram
Happy birthday today to Jon Jones. UFC fans have their own wish - a fight with Anderson Silva.
Grateful to be turning 25 tomorrow, I know a lot of people who didn't make it— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) July 18, 2012
Chad Johnson put on a dog show of sorts on Twitter, telling his followers he was looking for pitbull to purchase in Los Angeles to take back to Miami. He got this response:
The Dolphins wide receiver later posted this photo of the five pooches that belong to his wife. Johnson said the two mastiffs he used to own now belong to Edgerrin James and needs a big dog or two to call his own:
From Chad Ochocinco via Lockerz
Apparently, Johnson’s social media efforts have not gone unnoticed:
Not every football player has embraced the entire social media spectrum. Rob Gronkowski having trouble figuring out Instagram. Imagine what he would say if he knew the company recently sold for a $1 billion?
Everyone keeps hitting me up about these instagram accounts! NEVER made one in my life and have no clue how to do it! All are fake!— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) July 18, 2012
Not all the fancy moves were made during the NBA playoffs. Check out these fakes by Memphis' Jeremy Pargo, who works two amazing crossovers before dishing off to Mitchell Watt for an easy two points in the Grizzles' summer-league game against the Wizards in Las Vegas. (You Tube via Buzzfeed):
Chandler Parsons wasn't shy about making himself and his Florida Gators the focus of this interview with Rockets teammates Josh Harrellson and Patrick Patterson during a break in the action at the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Now that he's back in Houston, what is Jeremy Lin's biggest concern? Finding his next victim:
@stevenovak20 who am i gonna make fun of now???— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) July 18, 2012
Meanwhile, back in Gotham ... Knicks fans had to stomach this tweet from Golden State's Nate Robinson poking fun at the face that Raymond Felton is the Knicks new point guard, a position Robinson once played in New York:
Ding. Ding. Mariano Rivera got trading started on Wall Street by ringing the opening bell at the NY Stock Exchange:
Webb Simpson skipped the British Open because he awaiting the birth of his second child. But he did manage to squeeze in a baseball game:
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U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson tosses first pitch in the Bronx: atmlb.com/MwMxvT— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 18, 2012