Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant scored 68 points in 15 minutes in a charity exhibition game in China. His opponents included Chinese pop singers, actors and TV personalities. They used a hastily learned defense called “The Charlotte Bobcat.”
LeBron feeling patriotic
Miami Heat guard LeBron James wants to play in the next Olympics. James hopes to do something he hasn't yet achieved: Receive a pass in an Olympic game from Carmelo Anthony.
Do they have to wear plaid polyester pants?
Augusta National Golf Club has admitted its first two female members, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore. It's good to see Augusta National take bold steps once every century.
San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera tried to avoid his 50-game suspension for steroid use by setting up a fake website featuring a fictitious product that would explain his positive drug test. Apparently, it was to be an energy drink called Eau de Idiot.
Meeting of the minds
The New York Giants are taking heat for a videotape incident in which defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul dumps defensive back Prince Amukamara into an ice tub. The video was posted on Twitter by punter Steve Weatherford. Next time this trio should stick to attending their usual Mensa meeting.
College football extremes
USC has been voted No.1 in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll. In a related move, ESPN writer Rick Reilly stood outside Notre Dame Stadium chanting “Over-rated! Over-rated!” at the unranked Fighting Irish.