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Linked up - April 17

by Alex Kinkopf / Los Angeles Kings

“Bryan Stow takes big step in recovery, throws out first pitch at minor-league game”

Ian Denomme, Big League Stew

“Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who was nearly beaten to death four years ago outside Dodger Stadium, took another big step in his inspirational road to recovery on Thursday night. Stow attended the home opener of the Class-A San Jose Giants and threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Jimmy Durkin of the San Jose Mercury News described the scene at Municipal Stadium.”

“USC women's tennis team accidentally smashes Pac-12 trophy”

Brendan Maloy, Extra Mustard

“The USC women's tennis team made it through conference play undefeated and were awarded the Pac-12 championship and a shiny new trophy. Unfortunately, the players used up all of their hand-eye coordination during the season and ended up dropping the glass trophy, which shattered on the court.”

That awkward moment when @USCWomensTennis accidentally smashed the @pac12 championship trophy... #FightOn

— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) April 17, 2015

“14 million spilled bees on I-5: ‘Everybody’s been stung’”

Evan Bush, Seattle Times

“A semitruck rolled early Friday, spilling a load of honeybees on the Interstate 5 median at the Interstate 405 interchange near Lynnwood.”


Jon Rosen, LA Kings Insider

“On the way home from Calgary, it took us 31 tries before the simulator produced LOS ANGELES KINGS. This morning, the Kings appeared on the sixth refresh. In real life, neither result foretells a June Connor McDavid press conference at Staples Center.”

“If These Are The Next Clippers Jerseys, Man, They're Garbage”

Tom Ley, Deadspin

“Paul Lukas of Uni Watch, who is as on top of these things as anyone can be, just posted some mockups of what are apparently prospective designs for the Los Angeles Clippers’ new jerseys, and oh man, are they butt.”

“Prospect Brian O'Neill Voted AHL's Most Valuable Player”

“The American Hockey League announced today that right wing Brian O'Neill of the Manchester Monarchs has been voted the winner of the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s most valuable player for the 2014-15 season.”

“The Journey Of A Chicken Finger”

Samar Kalaf, Deadspin

"Breaded chicken dropped from the sky. How did it get there; who knows why?

Maybe a seagull, with a keen eye, nabbed it from a fan, and began to fly.

The bird lost interest, or maybe its grip. Whatever happened, the meat started to slip.

The chicken fell, and bounced off the mound. Randall Delgado didn’t notice the meat on the ground."

“This Dog Getting Its Head Shut In The Automatic Dog Door Is Your Friday Spirit Animal”

Stacey Ritzen, Uproxx

“This dog, much like you at your job on this beautiful Friday afternoon, does not give a f*ck. Sure, it may be somewhat humiliating to lay there while the automatic trigger-censored dog door goes up and down, making a satisfying “clop” sound every time it hits the dog on the head, but on the other hand, this dog is maxing and relaxing with its head out the door while you’re stuck in your dumb cubicle. Now, you tell me who’s the one who’s got life figured out.”

“Kevin Pillar Scales Wall To Rob A Homer”

Kevin Draper, Deadspin

“This has to sting for Tampa Bay’s Tim Beckham. He really got a hold of the ball and took it deep to left, only to see Toronto’s Kevin Pillar Spider-Man up the damn wall to take a home run away.”

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