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It's time for the Biggest Party of the Summer, so why is Nick so bummed? You guessed it: beards, Canadians and Captain Sunshine. Thankfully, Tom's here to make it all better.   

Darren Young is the first openly gay wrestler in the long, checkered history of WWE. And because Darren Young works for WWE, what his courageous decision will mean for him and his career depends on how WWE decides that story plays.

For the past few years, many football fans have looked upon the success of FC Barcelona with disdain. As the sun sets on Barca's run of greatness, we must ask ourselves: were we  just a bunch of haters?

Johnny Manziel is in trouble for taking money for his autograph. The solution to this apparent controversy is simple: sign more autographs for money. Then sign some more.

The opening horns of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” blared tinnily from somewhere out of sight. This, I assumed, would be George Maloof’s grand entrance. He appeared on horseback, wearing shorts and a half-buttoned shirt, holding his phone high to broadcast the song. Gavin and Joe cheered.

A fictitious but not entirely unconvincing conjecture on the Knicks War Room, the night of the Carmelo Anthony deal. Starring James Dolan and his awful personality and hat collection.

Considering the hype around Daniel Bryan's ascendancy to the main event, it may feel like the WWE title has always been the biggest thing in wrestling. But, like most things, it took a brilliant performance (and an even more brilliant promo) to establish that winning the belt meant that not only did you beat The Man, but that you are The Man. 

The Pirates have been a favorite this season at The Classical. Hope is in the air in Pittsburgh, and Bucs GM Neal Huntington is as big a part of that as anyone. So why aren't we talking about him more? 

Spain has been the best team in international soccer for several years, and Xavi Hernandez has been the player most important to their success and identity. Yet, after many difficulties in the Confederations Cup and broader changes in club soccer, is it time to phase him out of the team's plans?

A lesson in humility, and the importance of language, and the significance of playing soccer very badly, as learned at a high altitude in a former Soviet republic.