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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Trending: Wilson, Sasquatch, Team USA

By Bill Speros
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The last time we saw San Francisco pitcher Brian Wilson together with his pal Sasquatch was at the ESPYS. Wilson paid a visit to "Uncaged with Sasquatch" this week and the two chatted about "fear" and a few other things. Sasquatch wasn't too happy when Wilson took a personal call.

Los Angeles Clippers forward and would-be Olympian Blake Griffin joined Rainn Wilson for an informal interview in the back of Wilson's van as the two discussed Griffin's injury and a few other topics:

Team USA defeated Spain 100-78 in what many say could be a preview of the gold-medal game. It was a case of Thunder buddy against Thunder buddy:

Not really. He played well tho! RT @NyFinest514: @JHarden13 Was it awkward playing against Ibaka? #TeamUSA

— James Harden (@JHarden13) July 24, 2012

Ricky Rubio's pregame taunt to Kevin Love -- his Minnesota Timberwolves teammate -- did not go unanswered. Rubio is not playing for Spain because of injury:

@kevinlove are u ready to lose against Spain tonight?

— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) July 24, 2012

. @rickyrubio9 how'd that work out for you buddy?

— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) July 24, 2012

Even the smallest of tributes can be touching for someone in the NBA:

I just met this kid that named his pet fish after me. That's so dope, that's a huge compliment in my book.

— evan turner (@thekidet) July 24, 2012

Soccer is in the air everywhere. The U.S. women's soccer team begins Olympic play Wednesday against France at Glasgow, Scotland:

I think someone kidnapped @hopesolo and left me with Lara Croft Tomb Raider. #sendhelp…

— Kelley O'Hara (@kohara19) July 23, 2012

Some of the more intense soccer battles might not be taking place in Great Britain this week:

Just finished sparring, leaving the beach now RT @OsiUmenyiora: im on fifa rt now. What u wanna do? Or are you just gonna talk a big game?

— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 24, 2012

Liverpool FC and AS Roma face off for a friendly at Boston's Fenway Park Wednesday night. The Green Monster might showing a few shades of Red when it's over:

@LFC @Warrior_Sports @WARRIOR_FTBL @empireofthekop never walk alone the monster and warrior #dominate…

— Warrior Footwear (@warriorkicks) July 25, 2012

It's that time of year again:

Training Camp... #HTTR

— Pierre Garcon (@PierreGarcon) July 25, 2012

Last day of #freedom. After today it's #GoTime. @packers #trainingcamp starts. #BeGreat

— Greg Jennings (@GregJennings) July 24, 2012

When it comes to winning in the NFL, players will take any inspiration they can get:

Now that's dope. RT @JorgeGrovas: @ArianFoster - praying to the gods for a Super Bowl win.Go get them Arian.…

— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) July 24, 2012

At least we know dad can afford a new one it breaks:

My 20 month old is sitting in his high chair asking for the IPad. Kids these days, I tell you what….

— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) July 24, 2012
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