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This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for May 18.

• Sorry for running late today. I was out day trading my .

• If the Pacers beat the Heat, would Pat Riley ?

• There is a new agreement where if neither is in the proposed four-team model to determine the national champion. The SEC champ not in the title game?!

• I’m not one for planning an interesting death, but many around the office think . Personally, I just can’t see the last three people I talk to being Cinnamon, Jade and Destiny.

• It’s so nice to have Mike Leach — —back in college football.

• The Cardinals lost 7-5 in San Francisco yesterday and made three errors. I think the issue for the World Champions may have been “” Check out these pics.

• Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee says that .

• The today. It seems like ages (actually, 1998) since his 20-strikeout performance against the Astros.

• The NFL Combine has well over 300 players looking to be drafted somewhere in the 250+ selections. However , including four in the top 100 picks.

• CBS has the latest on .

• With the Champions League final this weekend, we thought it was time to throw soccer fans a rare bone. And when you combine Hank Williams Jr. and European soccer, it means things are getting pretty silly here on a Friday. Here’s our Video of the Day…

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---By Patrick Snow ()

May 17

• The Saints offseason has been tumultuous enough. The last thing New Orleans needs is .

• Want your own Super Bowl ring? You can join the auction for right here.

• Daniel Jeremiah of details .

• In Chicago, apparently Metta World Peace is known as “.”

• ESPN Pac-12 blogger Ted Miller looks at .

• Delvon Roe’s promising Michigan State basketball career was cut short with knee issues, but now — making a romantic drama feature film.

• The Texas Rangers are looking brilliant so far with , who just keeps winning.

• The Missouri legislature made an SEC-level move by . For all of the University of Kansas fans in the K.C. area, the rivalry continues.

• Bleacher Report has a slideshow of .

• ACC Commissioner John Swofford believes in his league’s stability and says he’s .

Boston fans are a passionate lot, and it’s nice to see a little daughter watching the Celtics game with her father. The salty language is a tad scary, but she’s precious enough to get away with it. Here’s our Video of the Day…

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---By Patrick Snow ()

May 16

• Did from a message board? Deadspin has the latest.

• The with the offense — especially Albert Pujols — struggling. Hatcher had been on Mike Scioscia’s staff since 2000.

• led us to this . There’s not much more fun around the neighborhood than a 43-year-old, exposed woman with a .194 BAL.

• With the current Florida State rumors not going away, ESPN Big 12 blogger David Ubben details .

• Will the under new coordinator Tony Sparano?

• With the Knicks out of the playoffs, — at the University of Miami.

• Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times looks at the possibility of .

• Fellas, you may have eyeballed but hopefully you didn’t buy your significant other any “Shape-Ups.”

• New Penn State coach Bill O’Brien does not want during August.

• Can after the team drafted Brandon Weeden?

• In case you missed it, Brett Lawrie of the Blue Jays had an unfortunate reaction to some bad umpiring last night. Here’s our Video of the Day…

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---By Patrick Snow ()

May 15

• Congratulations to.

• Bears quarterback Jay Cutler may have some new weapons in Brandon Marshall and rookie Alshon Jeffery, but.

• Is Ohio State’s , especially with no postseason for the Buckeyes?

• If you’re heading out on a soon, has some no-no’s for your trip. Don’t be that guy.

• Can Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy after all of the conference realignment politics? Big East Coast Bias has the latest.

• ESPN’s Ryan McGee has sits down with . I want to go to “Redneck Disney World."

• Nationals phenom Bryce Harper hit his first career home run Monday night, and he .

• SB Nation breaks down the in Game 1 of their playoff series.

• Bleacher Report’s Michael Walsh believes.

• Gizmodo cannot believe in 2012.

• With record-breaking BYU quarterback Ty Detmer going into the Hall of Fame, we look back at the day he probably won the Heisman — the Cougars’ 28-21 win over No. 1 Miami in 1990. Here’s our Video of the Day…

--- Email us with any compelling sports-related links at [email protected]

---By Patrick Snow ()

May 14

• Florida State to the Big 12 is the rumor that will just not go away. Tulsa World columnist John Hoover looks at , while Ingram Smith of and Bud Elliott of .

• Adam Kramer has the Texas-controlled league.

• Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee speculates on  — Virginia Tech and NC State — if the ACC loses current members.

• Do people really ? We offer help.

• Would the ?

• Indianapolis Star columnist Bob Kravitz after a 95-86, Game 1 loss to the Heat.

• So Jersey Shore tool “Pauly D” is coming out . Does anyone over the age of 21 care?

• Texas A&M’s move to the SEC is already producing wins (as long as Erin Andrews shows up). The to have ESPN’s “College GameDay" shoot a commercial on the A&M campus.

• CBS’ Jon Heyman thinks over the summer.

• Can the Ravens play elite defense ?

• Matt Kuchar’s two-stroke victory at The Players Championship is impressive on its own. But the fact that he did it playing with the insufferable pre-shot routine of Kevin Na on the final day is remarkable. Here’s our Video of the Day…

--- Email us with any compelling sports-related links at [email protected]

---By Patrick Snow ()

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