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LeBron James has jury duty; not selected for jury

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UPDATE 11:42 am: LeBron did indeed show up at the Summit County Courthouse near Akron for Jury duty, but he was not selected (shocking) and was set home with the rest of the jurors at 10:30 a.m., reports the Akron Beacon-Journal.

11:17 am: The odds of LeBron James actually getting put on a jury is about the same as Emily Ratajkowski calling to see what I’m up to tonight…

Nonetheless, nobody gets out of jury duty.

Much like getting the car registered or paying taxes, there are certain parts of the bureaucracy, certain parts of our civic duty nobody gets out of. Not LeBron, not anyone.

But again, expect the courthouse to let him go by lunch. He’s not going to be on a slip-and-fall civil case jury.

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Luis Suarez Told By Manager To Train By Himself

Luis Suarez Told To Train alone

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Manager Brendan Rodgers, has told Liverpool striker Luis Suarez to train away from the team.Suarez claims he was promised a transfer to Arsenal if Liverpool didn’t qualify for the Champions League. The goal scoring Suarez disagrees with his manager’s assertions that no promise was made.

Rodgers reacted to the situation by saying:”I will take strong, decisive action, absolutely. I think Luis knows the support he’s had at the football club and that’s something that’s been unswerving throughout the whole of last season. “My job is to fight and protect the club. ”

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Dwyane Wade, his children on magazine cover as Trayvon Martin

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Dwyane Wade has spoken out about the Trayvon Martin case before, he even had written “RIP Trayvon” on his shoes during a game at one point. But he and his two sons took it to the next level posing for the cover of Ebony Magazine this month.

Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African-American, was shot and killed walking back to the house where he was staying in Stanford, Florida. Martin was confronted by neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman (despite police telling him to stay in his car), a struggle followed and Zimmerman shot and killed Martin. The case has drawn national coverage and focused attention on race relations and the “stand your ground” laws, which in Florida allowed Zimmerman to be found not guilty of any wrongdoing.

Wade’s image is a powerful statement.

I’d love for things like this to be a stepping off point to a thoughtful conversation about race…

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Davey Johnson on Harper Getting Plunked: ‘Things Will Even Out. They Always Do.’

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – If you’ve been living under a rock, the Nats and Braves nearly found themselves in a brawl after Julio Teheran plunked Bryce Harper on the first pitch of his first at-bat following his 3rd inning home run Tuesday night.

Both benches and both bullpens cleared as Harper tossed his bat and jawed vociferously at Teheran on his way to first base, but ultimately, no punches were thrown, a warning was issued to both sides, and play resumed in the fifth.

Nats’ manager Davey Johnson addressed the brawl with the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan Wednesday morning, and the overwhelming takeaway was: “things will even out.”

Here’s their conversation about the aftermath:

Lurch: Did you think about retaliating after that?

Davey: The way you retaliate is guys get pumped up, and Ryan Zimmerman almost did it. He almost hit one out. That’s the way you fire back…

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Tony Stewart Breaks Right Leg In Iowa Crash

CBS Chicago

OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will miss this weekend’s road course race at Watkins Glen after breaking his right leg in a sprint car race Monday night at Southern Iowa Speedway.

A spokesman for Stewart said the 42-year-old driver broke his right tibia and fibula and had surgery after he was transported to a local hospital. An update was expected Tuesday afternoon, and Stewart-Haas Racing did not immediately announce a replacement driver for Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet at Watkins Glen, where Stewart is a five-time winner.

The team did cancel its scheduled Tuesday test at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The sprint car accident came a day after Stewart finished ninth in the NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway. He’s 11th in the Sprint Cup standings with five races to go until the Chase for the championship field is set.

Stewart was leading the 30-lap feature in a 360…

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