-- Everyone seemed to have World Cup fever. Even General Stanley McChrystal got a red card last month ... South Korean soccer coach Huh Jung-Moo has resigned. My neighbor Bob said, "Huh?" I said, "Who?" He said, "Moo." I said, "Huh?"
-- That Wimbledon match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut lasted three days. That's longer than Britney Spears' first marriage ... Venus Williams wore an outfit that was inspired by Tina Turner. We should be grateful her outfit wasn't inspired by Lady Gaga!
-- Happy Birthday to NASCAR's Richard Petty, 73. Metamusil has supplanted STP as his #1 fuel addition.
-- The Pirates fired Andy Kurtz, the man who dressed like a Polish sausage and raced other food characters at the stadium, because he criticized the team's GM. Shouldn't they have just sent him down to the minors for more seasoning? ... Diamondbacks' bullpen has a poor 7.42 ERA. Yet it's only the second leakiest "BP" in the country ... Did you know rookie pitching sensation Stephen Strasburg was an undrafted player out of high school? ... Plenty of MLB fans other than Philadelphians think Phillies manager Charlie Manuel should be Tasered for several controversial All-Star choices.
-- According to Floffie Zimmerman. the tongue is the only muscle in the human body that is connected at just one end.
-- A couple of weeks ago, 10 Russians were arrested in the U.S. and accused of spying. They have denied the charges, saying they were working for the Patriots' Bill Belichick.
-- Georgia AD Damon Evans, fired last month following a recent DUI arrest, had just filmed a public service ad where one of his lines was, "If you drink and drive, you lose" ... College football verbal commitments should be done away with and an early signing period instituted similar to basketball. There is no real commitment on either side with a verbal.
-- A local high school coach describing his defensive backs following a spring scrimmage: "They stuck to our wide receivers like a Toyota gas pedal!"
-- In closing, Dr. Bruce Booher (former Olympic swimming hopeful) after a Florida man was run over by his own truck after his dog put it in gear: "It looked like an accident but it turns out the dog was texting."
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)