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The Daily Buzz: Wednesday, July 3
Tuesday wasn’t just a busy day in sports, it was also a historic one.
That, of course, is because, in Cincinnati, Homer Bailey no-hit the San Francisco Giants just nine months after no-hitting the Pirates in Pittsburgh, making him just the sixth pitcher in MLB history to be responsible for the league’s two most recent no-nos.
Elsewhere, Jay-Z called out Scott Boras (or “Boris,” as Hova put it) in a new track, Nate Dogg’s son verbally committed to Arizona, Dwight Howard, who is still likely mulling Slim Thug's sell job on Houston, heard the Mavs' and Lakers' recruiting pitches and Urban Meyer snitched on his old school.
As for the rest of the news...
• And speaking of Tebow, he reportedly had ties to Hernandez' 2007 bar fight in Gainesville.
• And speaking of Hernandez, his cousin’s husband, whom investigators wanted to interview, died in a one-car crash.
• Hey Robert Gill, Chad Johnson can run fast on a treadmill, too:
• Rae Carruth's attorney believes that Aaron Hernandez's co-defendants may have already cut a deal with prosecutors.
• Kevin Durant wants fans to know that signing with Jay-Z in no way means he plans to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder.
• Andre Iguodala reacts to the news that his four-year, $56 million offer from the Sacramento Kings has been taken off the table:
WOW!!!!— Andre Iguodala (@andre) July 3, 2013
Really?? Ok... MOTIVATION!!!!!!— Andre Iguodala (@andre) July 3, 2013
• Of course, you want to go to Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari’s '80s-themed dance party.
• This Will-Ferrell-as-Harry-Caray/Lumineers remix of ‘Ho Hey’ is the reason the internet was invented:
• Shaquille O'Neal has plans to build a children's hospital in Baton Rouge.
• For all you video game fans, NBA 2K14 will feature 14 top Euroleague teams.
• One Wimbledon women's semifinalist is allergic to grass.
• Hey, Miguel Montero... why don’t you and your bat get a room?
• The Sun-Sentinel gives us a gallery of the world's most photogenic athletes.
• The Minnesota Twins bid Mariano Rivera farewell with a chair made of broken bats.
• Dennis Rodman thinks he should be considered for a Nobel peace prize. We'll get back to you on that one, Worm.
• Astros fan tries, fails to catch foul ball:
• The Astros' No. 1 overall pick will make his professional debut Friday with the Class-A Tri-City ValleyCats.
• Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan was charged with boating under the influence.
• Aptly-named golfer Kris Blanks was arrested at a Florida airport for having a gun in his carry-on.
• Mike Ribeiro will be a free agent this offseason after not getting a contract extension from the Washington Capitals, and his wife — whose Twitter account has since been deleted — was not happy about it:
• Josh Hamilton is chewing tobacco again. He's also in the midst of a solid hitting-streak. Coincidence?
• An MLB umpire was let go after reportedly violating the league's drug policy.
• Seems J.J. Redick’s agent hammered out the details of Redick’s new deal just in time:
Five minutes after WMG agent Greg Lawrence helped finish JJ Redick's deal w/ Clips, his wife entered labor. Welcome to Palmer Alan Lawrence.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 3, 2013
• The Indiana Pacers will be testing out sleeved jerseys at next week's summer league.
• Homer Bailey’s post-game interview following his no-hitter Tuesday included an NSFW F-bomb:
• Incidentally, the no-no may have been Bailey’s second of his career, but he wasn’t the big winner Tuesday night:
Congrats to the William Hill customer who wagered $400 on the "Yes" of our daily no-hitter prop at 40:1! That's a $16K win!!! #HomerBailey— William Hill US (@WilliamHillUS) July 3, 2013
• A retired boxer is in critical condition following a trampoline accident.
• The NCAA handed down a one-game suspension to Baylor women's hoops coach Kim Mulkey.
• Louisville football coach Charlie Strong wants agents to back off when it comes to his players.
• Floyd Mayweather has bling:
• Could former Auburn running back Michael Dyer play for Bobby Petrino at Western Kentucky?
• The Phoenix Coyotes likely avoided relocation as the city council in Glendale passed a new 15-year arena lease.
• A lawsuit alleges that ex-Mets pitcher John Franco threw a baseball at a female real estate agent over the sale of his Staten Island estate.
• Actually, Rick Fox, that’s probably not what they Lakers have in mind:
• Jonathan Papelbon says Yasiel Puig making the All-Star team would be a "joke."
• Colton Paulhus, a former Colorado State lineman who was expelled in 2012 for the beating of a fellow student, has landed at Utah.
• Milton Bradley was sentenced to 32 months in prison following a conviction for spousal abuse.
• And finally, according to the Lingerie Football League, this somewhat NSFW clip is the “greatest hit in the history of football” (and who are we to argue?):