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Friday, July 6, 2012
Trending: Steve Nash, iPhone theft, Sheen

By Bill Speros
Special to ESPN.com

The Los Angeles Lakers landed one of the all-time great point guards in Steve Nash and got another superhero in the process. It appears "Batman" has arrived in Los Angeles just a decade or so after the Lakers won three titles with the NBA's original "Superman," Shaquille O'Neal.

Nash gets himself physically ripped in this latest installment of "Nash, Camera, Action!" after he follows the Dark Knight's proven workout regimen.



Speaking of the Lakers, this birthday boy already got two big presents this week -- a Euro 2012 title and a new teammate from Gotham/Phoenix:

Thanks so much to everyone for sending all these happy birthday messages!! It makes this day that much more special for me!!

— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) July 6, 2012
Losing is tough, but it's no reason to steal someone's iPhone. This theft happened after the Brazilian club Corinthians won its first Copa Libertadores title, beating six-time champion Boca Juniors 2-0 to win the final 3-1 on aggregate. Santiago Silva of Boca Juniors apparently didn't like having his picture taken:



So what's next with Twitter's most prolific (at least when it comes to posting updates) newlyweds?

No baby but we do have to share the xBox now... total bulls--t if you ask me... RT @Moe_1020: Soo marriage what's next? A baby carriage?

— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 6, 2012


Ochocinco's Miami teammate Reggie Bush might be looking for a "Thunder Buddy." Any takers?

I keep hearing this movie Ted is funny! I haven't seen it yet but debating on going...

— Reggie Bush (@reggie_bush) July 6, 2012


Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management" debuted on FX Thursday night and he invited several people over to to his house for a viewing party:

@charliesheen I'm in Vegas. I have the big Silva vs Sonnen fight but I'll be watching on FX!!!

— Dana White (@danawhite) July 5, 2012


Gymnast Nastia Liukin took a hard fall in Olympic qualifying and failed to make the London Games. That didn't stop would-be suitor Taylor Kaprive from falling for her on You Tube with, you guessed it, another version of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." And this one version actually includes guitar playing, but no dancing. Good luck, Taylor:



What else would expect on the menu of a steakhouse overlooking Daytona Beach, especially with NASCAR racing in town this week? (These offerings are from the menu of Hyde Park, located in the Hilton right next to the Main Street Pier):

@scottdixon9 FYI ... twitter.com/JennaFryer/sta…

— Jenna Fryer (@JennaFryer) July 6, 2012
If you see any offbeat and fresh newsy links from your favorite sports site that might be of interest to others, pass them along to me @billsperos or bsperos1@gmail.com.