MLB — It's been ages since we celebrated a Dice-K win with a Yoko Matsugane picture, so here we go: the Red Sox ace struggled through five innings, but improved his record to 15-2 thanks to plenty of run support in Boston's 7-2 win over the O's… Tampa Bay has the best record in the AL after beating the Angels last night. Whoa, it's raining fire outside. Is that normal? … Rich Harden shut down the Reds, striking out ten in seven innings while allowing only two hits, propelling the Cubs to a 5-0 shutout. Wouldn't it be way cooler if Harden went by "Dick"?
Olympics — Kind of a boring night. Lots of track. American Sandra someone, the most dominant 400m runner over the last three years, finished with a disappointing bronze in one of last night's/earlier today's few finals… In other sports, USA's softball team needed extra innings to beat Japan and advance to the gold medal game. What, no perfect game? I thought the Americans were supposed to be dominant… the Redeem Team is almost done kicking Australia's ass. See the Ball Don't Lie live-blog here.