The Daily Buzz: Friday's roundup

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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.


The weekend is almost here, and the internet is abuzz with sports news from the last 24 hours.

Tiger Woods put himself in a bit of a hole Thursday in the first round of The Memorial, the Pacers will now have to dig out of a 3-2 hole to top the Heat after losing in Miami, and Jacoby Ellsbury stole a whole bunch of bases against the Phillies.

As for controversy, there was no shortage of that on Thursday, either.

Tito Ortiz is facing backlash from Jenna Jameson after taking her children, Maurice Jones-Drew is being called out after a physical confrontation with a security guard and Bill Simmons tried to link Grizzlies fan tension to MLK's assassination.

And that’s not all! Here are some of the other sports stories you may have missed:

— Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan bleached his hair to hold up his end of a bet after last week's race.

— One Tampa Bay Rays pitcher is supporting his longtime girlfriend, who is battling Hodgkin's lymphoma.

— When will people stop trying to dunk on Roy Hibbert?

— Why hit just one grand slam in a game when you can hit two?

— Nick Young is following in Quincy Pondexter’s footsteps:



— Les Miles rappelled down a 24-story building to support the "Over the Edge for Adoption" campaign.

— Bode Miller was able to get his custody hearings moved from New York to California.

— A disgraced former soccer star wants to adopt the newborn baby found flushed down a toilet in China.

— Lightning struck the Gateway Arch in St. Louis during a rain delay at Cardinals-Royals last night:

— Ohio State president Gordon Gee has jokes.

— New Tampa Bay Buccaneer Matt Brown may owe his NFL contract to an expired passport.

— Come for the fantastic feature on a strip club bathroom attendant, stay for the anecdotes about Dennis Rodman and George Brett.

— Where are all the redheads in Major League Baseball?

— A pair of men who go by Birdman and Psycho T have some beef to settle:

— J.C. Penney is in hot water over a teapot ad that maybe kind of looks like Adolf Hitler. (Hitler also mistakenly made an unwelcome appearance in this high school yearbook caption.)

— Did a Washington Post columnist wear this shirt to a news conference to send a message to the Washington Redskins?

— Speaking of shirts — here, courtesy of USA Today, are a few great moments in spelling bee fashion.

— David Lee had successful surgery yesterday to repair a torn hip flexor. He also wore this "dope outfit" during the procedure:

— One person was arrested after a 40-person brawl broke out at a girls' softball game.

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