Thursday’s A.M. Hot Clicks: Carly Francavilla; NHL Finds Its Next Star

A Star is Born

The NHL season kicked off Wednesday night and you should get used to the name Auston Matthews. The 19-year-old Toronto rookie scored four (FOUR!!!) goals in his debut, which got both Twitter and his mom very excited. In other NHL news, Jack Eichel (another young star) suffered a nasty leg injury, Wayne Gretzky is back with the Oilers and hockey-themed tattoos never get old.

Martellus Bennett Did Not Enjoy His Time in Chicago

E60 teased us with a few promos on Tuesday and their feature on the Bennett Brothers delivers the goods. One thing is clear: Martellus Bennett did not enjoy his time with the Bears and his dig on Brandon Marshall is tremendous.

Sport I Never Heard Of: Walking Soccer

Walking soccer is all the rage in England but no one understands the rules.

Carly Francavilla: Lovely Lady of the Day

It's been nearly a year since I featured Carly Francavilla as LLOD and that's way too long. She gets today's honors (click for full-size gallery). 

Carson Wentz and Other Stories of Athletes Tipping

I love these stories about athletes and their tipping habits. Carson Wentz is a big tipper. Tiger Woods, not so much. And some, like DeAngelo Williams, aren't afraid to leave a bad tip if the service isn't good.

Dez Bryant Still Hates Skip Bayless

I don't hate Skip Bayless as much as others but he got roasted here by Dez Bryant.

Nine Days Until Puppies

Every pregnant dog deserves a maternity photo shoot.

All Of Us On Sunday Morning

NBA Christmas Jerseys

Odds & Ends

Care to guess what Ken Bone's favorite NHL team is … Baseball players get a pretty decent pension … The Free State Stars are my new favorite South African soccer team … The Sacramento Kings continue to be the NBA's most dysfunctional franchiseThis is the weirdest product combo I've ever seen … Ten flying secrets your flight attendant won't tell you.

Movie Preview Time

Here's a preview of the new film Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, with appearances from Richard Sherman and J.J. Watt. The film premieres on Oct. 14 at the New York Film Festival and opens nationwide on Nov. 11.

Kevin Durant is Coming For Your Nachos

Khalil & Kevin Durant chop it up over nachos #DubbNation #klaywiththesteal #Warriors

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Behind the Formations With the OSU Marching Band

Alex Trebek is Mean

Who Sang it Best: I Won't Back Down

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