Don’t Go Down: Players of soccer (or football, or futbal, whatever you prefer) have a reputation for unnecessarily flopping when they take a hit. Leo Messi would like to tell you otherwise. Wordlessly.
Brb, gonna go run through a brick wall. And then do #legday.
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“The ‘C’ Stands for Conor”: UFC fighter Frankie Edgar is “pissed” at the MMA organization over the decision to sub in Nate Diaz for Rafael dos Anjos against Conor McGregor at UFC 196. Edgar, who has been hurt with a groin injury, said he was frustrated because he’s been trying to line up a fight with McGregor, and he denied Dana White’s assertion that Edgar “refused” to take the fight. [MMA Fighting]
Plead the First: Giants star defender Jason Pierre-Paul is suing ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter, alleging that Schefter “improperly obtained” Pierre-Paul’s medical chart following a July 4 fireworks accident. Pierre-Paul’s suit alleges that Schefter violated both Pierre-Paul’s privacy and Florida’s medical records statute, which says that medical records must stay confidential between a patient and caregivers. [Sports Illustrated]
Can’t Blame Him: Gerard Butler was enjoying himself as the grand marshal of the Daytona 500 — so much so that the newly single 300 star asked Charlotte McKinney for her number. And then John Cena had to go and sit between them. Intentional cockblock, or rival move?
This Is a Real Headline: Cole Hamels Suing for Being Shut Out of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show [FOX Sports]
The Salt Warnings Stay: New York City’s Board of Health is allowed to legally require chain restaurants to put sodium warnings on restaurant items with more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium, a state supreme court judge ruled. [NPR]