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Brad's afternoon edition.
* Saturday was Fireworks Amnesty Day in Omaha. Two simulator grenades were also turned in. OK, this is when you know fireworks in Omaha are officially out of control.
* The royal baby is expected to arrive in traditional fashion - waving as he or she exits the womb.
* Monday morning all of Britain was standing in front of TV sets going, "Push, push."
* While most have been supportive, Simon Cowell showed up at the hospital to criticize the royal baby.
* The doctor slapped the baby and was promptly hauled off to prison for touching a member of the royal family.
* A British man won the Tour de France, and a Brit won the men's Wimbledon singles title. Thank goodness for Joey Chestnut keeping that American pride alive.
* Florida U. linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested for alllegedly barking at a police dog and promptly suspended for two games. During his suspension, Georgia has kindly offered to let Morrison fill in for Uga IX.
* Through the first three games of its Werner Park “Friendship Series” with the U.S., the Cuban team was hitting .158. All I can say is: Good thing the series isn't being played at TD Ameritrade Park. The Cuban team batting average would be so low the friendship series could result in war.
* Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond shaved his goatee during a game. This is when you know MLB players pace themselves - it's mid July, you look up, and the guy on second has a razor in one hand, shaving cream in the other.
* A tennis fan in London got Andy Murray's named tattooed on his bare bottom after losing a bet to his mates. My initial reaction: Prince Harry's gone too far this time.
* A-Rod: “I want to stay in New York.” To give you an idea of A-Rod's popularity, everyone else in New York said: “OK, then we're leaving.”
* The Big Ten conference signed to host an annual football bowl game at Ford Field in Detroit. You know the Big Ten will be a gracious host. Because it's a bowl game the opponent will almost always win.
* It's a six-year deal, which should be enough time for the Big Ten to win one.
* Beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings appears in the ESPN The Magazine's The Body issue nude. Or, as a beach volleyball player calls that: “My work clothes.”
* The World Series of Poker just ended, and the Big Ten meetings are about to start. The big difference between the two? The World Series of Poker features less bluffing.