1. The Return Of Football
As usual, Rex Ryan publicly combusted and lost his head (set) during a Jets vs Texans preseason game. It's safe to say that football is officially back.
2. Head's Up!
Rockies' third base coach Rich Dauer was hit in the face with a baseball during a double play drill while Bobby Valentine gave a pre-game report for ESPN.This is the reason for the phrase "head's up."
3. Ripping Sir Charles And The King
Dwight Howard did impersonations of Charles Barkley and LeBron James on BET's 106 and Park. Despite the silliness, his impressions were not too shabby.
4. More Rocket Trouble
A group of court security guards are under investigation for accepting signed baseballs from Roger Clemens as a thank-you gift after they helped shuttle Clemens out of the courthouse a month ago. According to the Washington Post, the guards face fines and/or dismissal.
5. Harrington The Daredevil
Most NBA players are spending the lockout playing in summer leagues or charity games, but Al Harrington of the Nuggets is taking a slightly different approach to stay in shape. He's going to participate in the Spartan Race on Staten Island, where he will have to walk on fire and crawl under barbed wire.