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Watercooler, 7-16-14: Mizzou takes the mic, Max Scherzer takes the win

Max Scherzer gets the win at the MLB All-Star game, Mizzou takes the mic at SEC Media Days, Drew Lock snags a big all-star game invitation, and ... Jordan Clarkson GIF!

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MUTIGERS.COM #Mizzou at #SECMD14 (Wednesday, July 16) - Official Athletic Site Official Athletic Site - Football

Session I: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (ET)
Name Interviews Video
Wednesday #SECMD14 Coverage WatchESPN
Head Coach Gary Pinkel 9am - -
Evan Boehm - -
Markus Golden - -
Maty Mauk - -

Max gets the AL win

American League 5, National League 3: Miguel Cabrera homers, Max Scherzer picks up the win in 2014 All-Star Game - Bless You Boys

The 2014 All-Star Game may have been the Derek Jeter Show at times, but a pair of Tigers had a big say in the outcome. The American League won its second consecutive All-Star Game and ninth in the last 12 seasons tonight with a 5-3 win over the National League. Max Scherzer got the win for the American League after tossing a scoreless fifth inning. Pat Neshek of the St. Louis Cardinals took the loss when he allowed a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins got the save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.


Missouri QB commit Drew Lock is a U.S. Army All-American

Following his performance at the Elite 11 and The Opening, four-star quarterback and Missouri commit Drew Lock has been invited and accepted a spot in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The invite comes after a week in which Lock was one of the top quarterbacks in attendance out at Oregon, earning a spot in the final Elite 11 standings. Heading into the week, Lock knew that an Army Bowl selection was a goal he wanted to reach.

SEC Media Days

SEC Media Days, Day 1: Will Muschamp hot seat talk begins | FOX Sports on MSN

Roper, the old Duke Blue Devils' play-caller, has the pedigree to make it happen. He helped Duke to a school-record 10-win season and a spot in the ACC title game in 2013; he’s also helped develop Eli Manning at Ole Miss and later turned Thad Lewis into an NFL quarterback and Sean Renfree into an NFL draft pick.

SEC MEDIA DAYS: Sumlin testy about Manziel questions - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Behind The Stripes

"What is it like not coaching Johnny Manziel?  Do you miss him?" "Let me get this straight, the question was, 'What's it like not coaching Johnny Manziel?'" Sumlin asked.

SEC MEDIA DAYS: Spurrier: If underclassmen want to go to NFL, let 'em - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Behind The Stripes

"Anytime one of them tells me he wants to go pro, I shake his hand and say, ‘Good luck. I’m all for you,’" Spurrier told reporters during SEC Media Days. "I think the day of the coach trying to talk a kid into staying is not smart. It is not smart. He could get hurt his last year."


Gary Pinkel? Most driven coach in the SEC.


Report: Celtics Will Keep Phil Pressey Next Season - CelticsHub | CelticsHub

This is a fairly safe gamble for the Celtics. Pressey is either as good as or better than any of the bottom-tier players remaining on Boston’s roster, and the organization loves his work ethic. Already a stellar ball-handler and passer, Pressey has spent the summer to this point working on his shooting touch — much-needed work, since he shot an abysmal 30 percent from the field, 26 percent from 3-point range last season.

Phil Pressey's former AAU coach helps explain why Boston Celtics love their young point guard |

For many reasons, people have always doubted Phil Pressey. He’s too small. He can’t shoot. The list continues. But the people who know him, who see how he approaches the game, who noticed his rare basketball intelligence even back then, have long understood his potential. Inside the Boston Celtics organization, he has always had support.

And because the experiment with ESPN's video player yesterday was a disaster, here's Jordan Clarkson's highlights (including game-winner)

Tigers not lacking for talent in last 10 years - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Courtside View

Later this week will mark the 10-year anniversary of when I took over my job as the Missouri basketball beat writer at the Tribune, and that’s put me in a reflective mood. I wanted to look back at the top Tiger players during that period, which has seen the only two 30-win seasons in school history, five NCAA Tournament appearances and a run to the Elite Eight but also two losing seasons, three coaching changes and four-year drought without an NCAA Tournament victory.

Emmanuel Mudiay Turns Pro: What It Means For SMU " Rush The Court

Six months of commendation for SMU coach Larry Brown and optimism about the Mustangs’ 2014-15 season went out the window yesterday morning when superstar recruit Emmanuel Mudiay somewhat surprisingly made it known that he would be pursuing a professional career overseas instead of heading to campus next season.

Olympic Mizzou

Q&A with former Mizzou pitcher Aaron Crow | The Kansas City Star

So, it’s a good time to catch up with reliever Aaron Crow, who was inducted into the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame on Feb. 15.

Q&A with former Mizzou second baseman Ian Kinsler | The Kansas City Star

Of course, it’s not the first time Kinsler has been a Tiger. He played for Missouri in 2003 after stints at Central Arizona and Arizona State.

MU Olympic sports VIT countdown: No. 8 Whitney Little - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Tiger Tidings

2013 review: Little maybe took a bit of a back seat last year to first-team All-Americans Molly Kreklow and Lisa Henning, but Little was also an important cog in the machine. A middle blocker, Little averaged 2.34 kills per set and attacked at a .463 clip, which ranked third nationally. She led MU with 1.23 blocks per set.


Jason Segel left Twitter because of burrito fanboys | The Verge

According to Segel: "At one point, at 3AM, I was deciding between eating a sandwich and a burrito, and I ate a sandwich," said Segel. "It was delicious, and I tweeted: 'Sandwiches are better than burritos.' And then there was a firestorm of debate."

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