The Daily Buzz: Thursday, June 27

When it comes to Aaron Hernandez,

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/aaron-hernandez-arrest-an-example-to-those-attending-roookie-symposium-062613">FOX

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/lacesout/hernandez-takes-selfie-with-handgun-in-left-hand/">Sports

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/aaron-hernandez-murder-charge-new-england-patriots-cut-tight-end-062613">has

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/lacesout/bubble-gum-is-crucial-evidence-is-hernandez-case/">you

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/lists/aaron-hernandez-rise-and-fall-of-former-new-england-patriots-tight-end-062613">covered.

But there’s more going on in the world of sports than the

arrest of the former New England Patriots tight end.

For starters, there’s an NBA Draft happening Thursday

night, and no one is sure just yet who will go No. 1. (But

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/mock-draft-first-round-cleveland-cavaliers-top-pick-alex-len-nerlens-noel-062614">we

have a good guess.) It’s also being reported that

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/dwight-howard-unlikely-to-return-to-los-angeles-lakers-062713">Dwight

Howard won’t be back with the Lakers next season.

On the diamond, the Philadelphia Phillies

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/philadelphia-phillies-face-tough-decisions-ahead-of-trade-deadline-chase-utley-cliff-lee-062613">have

some decisions to make with regard to their veteran stars,

Brian Cashman

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/new-york-yankees-gm-brian-cashman-says-he-regrets-a-rod-profanity-062613">apologized

for telling A-Rod to STFU, and elsewhere in Yankeeland, Mark

Teixeira

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/new-york-yankees-mark-teixeira-to-have-season-ending-wrist-surgery-062613">will

miss the rest of the season.

As for everything else, here’s some more of what you may

have missed:

• Alex Len: From the Ukraine to

href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/terps/bs-sp-terps-alex-len-nba-draft-0627-20130626,0,306763.story"

target="_blank">No. 1 in the NBA Draft? Could be.

• A minor league team is

href="http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-allentown-iron-pigs-funeral-20130626,0,2882579.story"

target="_blank">giving away a funeral.

• Gilbert Arenas reportedly busted with

href="http://www.tmz.com/2013/06/27/gilbert-arenas-arrest-fireworks/#ixzz2XQ4y7inW"

target="_blank">100 pounds of illegal fireworks.

• Denard Robinson’s official position with the Jaguars?

href="http://www.bigcatcountry.com/2013/6/25/4462720/denard-robinson-jaguars-position"

target="_blank">Offensive Weapon.

• While the Chicago Blackhawks

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/chicago-blackhawks-showing-stanley-cup-a-really-good-time-062613">took

the Stanley Cup bar-hopping, 6-foot-9 Boston Bruins defenseman

Zdeno Chara rode a children’s ride at an amusement park:

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• We also learned that Chara’s Bruins teammate Patrice

Bergeron played Game 6

href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2013/06/26/patrice-bergeron-played-with-hole-in-lung/"

target="_blank">with a hole in his lung.

• The Seattle Mariners will be

href="http://q13fox.com/2013/06/25/mariners-to-fly-pride-flag-in-game-first-mlb-team-to-do-so/#ixzz2XLSyvNZV"

target="_blank">flying a gay pride flag at Sunday’s game.

• Move over, Yasiel Puig. MLB teams

href="http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/danny-knobler/22537375/teams-lining-up-to-watch-cuban-pitcher-who-may-get-60-million"

target="_blank">are lining up to watch the next big Cuban

prospect.

• Aaron Hernandez’s arrest

href="http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-aaron-hernandez-bristol-reaction-20130626,0,5057791.story"

target="_blank">brings sadness to his hometown of Bristol,

Conn.

• Vanderbilt assistant football coach Herb Hand is a

finalist for Chopped:

• South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw

href="http://www.gogamecocks.com/2013/06/25/377655/shaw-flying-high-after-recovering.html"

target="_blank">tested his healing foot by skydiving.

• Vince Carter

href="http://www.thestar.com/sports/raptors/2013/06/26/vince_carters_kids_generation_of_basketball_stars_inspired_by_carter_comes_of_age.html"

target="_blank">is still an inspiration to young Canadian

hoops stars.

• Local businesses

href="http://highlandstoday.com/hi/local-news/business-to-help-sebring-youth-sports-20130622/"

target="_blank">are pitching in after a youth league had

$13,000 in equipment stolen.

• Rollerblader celebrates winning race,

href="http://www.bobsblitz.com/2013/06/rollerblading-douchejuice-celebrates.html"

target="_blank">then loses race:

• The future of sports betting in New Jersey

href="http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/06/legal_titans_clash_in_federal_court_over_future_of_nj_sports_betting.html#incart_river"

target="_blank">is a big battle.

• Ultimate frisbee

href="http://www.pressherald.com/sports/ultimate-experience_2013-06-27.htmlr"

target="_blank">keeps getting bigger.

• As the A-Rod drama grows, is

href="http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/i-team/sources-a-rod-hoping-cash-114-m-mlb-nails-article-1.1383664"

target="_blank">retirement becoming an option?

• Oops, wrong Aaron:

• Jimmer Fredette returns home

href="http://www.timesunion.com/sports/article/Fredette-happy-where-he-is-4623840.php"

target="_blank">for basketball camp.

• Don Nelson and his ex-wife, divorced in 1989,

target="_blank">are back in court.

• Cubs GM wants to

href="http://www.suntimes.com/sports/20985480-419/cubs-gm-trying-to-emulate-blackhawks-path-to-greatness.html"

target="_blank">emulate Blackhawks’ path to greatness.

• The LA Lakers

href="http://www.foxsportswest.com/nba/los-angeles-lakers/story/Staples-Center-shows-support-of-Dwight-H?blockID=915389&feedID=3707"

target="_blank">are going all out trying to convince Dwight

Howard to stay. Ask the Orlando Magic how that worked out for

them.

• Digger Phelps

href="http://www.southbendtribune.com/sports/college/notredame/article_8bd938e2-dd31-11e2-a13d-0019bb30f31a.html"

target="_blank">keeps fighting the fight against cancer.

• How would you fare

href="http://news.cincinnati.com/VideoNetwork/2510270900001/NASCAR-Lug-Nut-Challenge?odyssey=mod|video||sports"

target="_blank">in the lug nut challenge?

• Newspaper columnist

href="http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jun/26/fight-drub-acee-learns-the-hard-way-about-mma/"

target="_blank">tries MMA on for size.

• Chris Bosh discussed photobombing with Conan

O’Brien:

• Are the Avs

href="http://www.denverpost.com/lunchspecial/ci_23544065/avs-say-nathan-mackinnon-is-their-no-1"

target="_blank">truly settled on Nathan MacKinnon as the No. 1

pick in the NHL draft?

• Take an inside look

href="http://blogs.denverpost.com/rockies/2013/06/26/video-inside-the-green-monster-at-fenway-park/14940/"

target="_blank">at the Green Monster.

• Teenage hockey player

href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/teenage-hockey-player-charged-in-alleged-on-ice-assault-in-ontario/article12841744/"

target="_blank">charged for on-ice assault.

• CFL’s Calgary Stampeders

href="http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/football/calgary-stampeders/Calgary+Stampeders+will+make+Cross/8578621/story.html"

target="_blank">are doing their part to help flood victims in

the area.

• An unknown Florida high schooler may have thrown down

the poster dunk of the year: