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Usain Bolt has a marijuana strand named after him: ‘Usain Bolt OG’

Usain Bolt is one of the fastest runners to ever live. Typically runners who are competing in a sprint against him know they have no chance. While you may not ever be able to smoke Bolt on the track, the good news is people now have an opportunity to actually smoke him.

According to TMZ.com, California marijuana dispensaries have been selling a strand of weed called “Usain Bolt OG” since the Olympics began. If the story sounds familiar, it may be because California weed shops were selling a strand of weed named after Jeremy Lin not too long ago. We saw what unfolded to result in that product being taken off the market, so it will be interesting to see if the Usain Bolt weed has the same fate.

One Mary Jane shop employee said the weed was named after Bolt because it is so “fast-hitting.” Isn’t that clever? Attention Olympic athletes: you can’t smoke this weed just because it’s named after one of your fellow competitors. As we have already learned, blaming a failed drug test on a pot brownie will earn you no sympathy.

Photo via TMZ.com

Ukrainian synchronized swimmers kiss after routine

A Ukrainian synchronized swimming team sent viewers into a frenzy on Tuesday when they celebrated the completion of their sixth-place performance by sharing a kiss.

The ladies in question are 27-year-old Daria Iushko and 26-year-old Kseniya Sydorenko. The kiss was not part of their routine, and it does not appear to be a customary celebration for Ukrainians.

The wild reaction from those watching remind us that many people still can’t see two women kiss without wondering about their personal life or causing a big stir.

H/T Fourth-Place Medal

High jumper Ivan Ukhov competes in T-shirt after misplacing uniform, wins gold medal

Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov breezed to a gold medal on Tuesday at the London Olympics, but his evening was not without complication.

The 26-year-old misplaced his uniform between his third and fourth jumps and had to use a T-shirt as a replacement. He pinned his number to the shirt and successfully cleared the 2.33-meter mark before searching for the uniform.

Ukhov, who takes his jersey off after jumps, eventually located his uniform in time to clear the 2.38-meter mark and win the gold medal. He topped Kobe Bryant look-alike Erik Kynard Jr. who finished second.

Winning gold was somewhat of a redemption for Ukhov who was admonished for infamously competing while drunk at Athletissima in 2008:

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Stephan Feck had the worst dive of the Olympics (Video)

Stephan Feck didn’t win a medal at the Olympics, but he’s receiving much more attention than your average 29th-place finisher.

Feck lit up the Internet with jokes after going reverse belly-flop into the pool on a dive off the 3M springboard on Monday. The 22-year-old German lost the grip on his leg while doing his flips and landed flat on his back during his second dive of the preliminary round. The youngster received a 0.0 score on the dive and finished last out of 29 competitors. About the only thing positive to say is that at least his score should impress Brother Bluto.

Feck finished with a score of 133.80 for his three dives and was 167.65 points behind the diver who finished second-to-last. He did not perform his final three dives after feeling sick, but we commend him just for giving it another effort with a third dive after that disaster. Russian Ilya Zakharov led all divers with a score of 507.65.

Olympians spend years perfecting their skills in hopes of impressing the judges and representing their country proudly. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. All it takes is one mistake and the next thing you know you’re a household name across the world for all the wrong reasons. The Olympics can bring a lot of glory, but also plenty of embarrassment for athletes like Feck, or even this guy.

H/T Busted Coverage

Andy Murray’s dogs wear his medals (Picture)

Andy Murray had a major breakthrough when he beat Roger Federer in the men’s singles finals at the London Olympics to win his first title in a major competition. Murray had been to four grand slam finals and lost all of them, including a defeat to Federer at Wimbledon last month, before capturing the gold medal. This was the sort of breakthrough Murray was hinting at when he compared himself to LeBron James. It was especially satisfying because it won a gold medal for Great Britain the year the country hosted the Games (Murray is technically a Scotsman). But he wasn’t the only one to reap the rewards of the win.

As seen in the picture above, Murray’s dogs Maggie May and Rusty got to wear the medals their owner won at the London Games. Maggie May has the gold Murray won in men’s singles, and she “taunted” Rusty for wearing the silver Murray won in mixed doubles.

“Here we go folks… Just checking to make sure Rusty definitely has the silver, obviously,” the tweet said.

Murray’s dogs have their own Twitter account and over 12,000 followers. We presume that they tweet using their paws, but rumor has it that Maggie May does most of the tweeting since Rusty is more of a Facebook fan.

Racquet clap to Beyond the Baseline via Hot Clicks
Photo via @maggiemay_hem

Dwight Howard reportedly cancels appearance at his own Orlando youth camp

Dwight Howard is not exactly making new friends in Orlando as the days go by. By all accounts, the relationship between him and the team has gone sour. Yet, somehow, it seems like it may never end. On Monday, the number of Dwight fans in the Orlando area shrunk a bit more when he reportedly cancelled a scheduled appearance at his own youth basketball camp.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, families who were signed up for the $199 camp received emails on Monday informing them that Howard will not be appearing at the camp on August 13 and 14 as planned. Instead, he will remain in California to continue rehabbing his injured back. Andrew Nicholson, the Magic’s first-round draft pick, is scheduled to take his place.

This certainly isn’t going to help Superman’s community standing, not that he cares about that anymore or ever did in my opinion. He already made it clear through Twitter recently that he does not believe the team cares about him, so it seems like everything Howard does reflects his thought that his days are numbered in Orlando.

As we learned with Adrian Peterson a year ago, blowing off an obligation and missing your own youth camp is never a popular move among the fans. Fortunately for Peterson, his popularity is so high that it is easy for him to bounce back from a PR hiccup like that one. The same certainly can’t be said for Dwight.

H/T Ball Don’t Lie
Photo credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Jerry Jones: Dez Bryant has lost the benefit of the doubt

The best way for Dez Bryant to make people forget about his off-the-field issues would be to put together a tremendous season on the field. The former Oklahoma State wideout is entering his third season with the Cowboys, but it feels like he has been in the NFL for a lot longer given all the drama that has followed him. Most recently, Bryant was arrested on a misdemeanor family violence charge for allegedly assaulting his mother. The eventful offseason has landed him in hot water with Jerry Jones.

“I see much improvement in Dez in every respect,” the Cowboys owner said according to the Dallas Morning News. “But he’s screwed around here and got his benefit of the doubt collateral down to nothing. And he’s also very vulnerable. Now you’ve got to act differently when you’re in those shoes. He’s got to gain a bunch of that back. He can do it, and he can do it right on this football field. And I hope he does.”

Bryant has not spoken with the media since the incident and seems very focused during training camp. Tony Romo has openly come out and supported him, and the Cowboys will need him to have a big year if they want to contend in the NFC East. Jones is hoping Dez can put together the big year the team needs and repair his image in the process.

“That’s why he’s got a real opportunity to get his life together because he can make plays like that and if he can do that, he’s got a way to kind of get people to say, ‘Look, he was a young guy, made some mistakes, but look at him go now,'” Jones said. “That’s my dream for him.”

Between his issues with debt, the trouble he got in for sagging his pants at a mall and the incident with his mother, a breakout season where he stays out of trouble could work wonders for Bryant’s career.

Steve Spurrier says he won’t suspend underage player for ‘having a beer’

South Carolina backup quarterback Tanner McEvoy returned to the team last Friday after serving a week-long suspension for a recent arrest. McEvoy was arrested in North Carolina on July 29 and charged with speeding and driving after consuming alcohol while under the age of 21. Some feel as though a week of suspension from practice after a violation like that is too light a punishment, but Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier thinks those people are being ridiculous.

“You want him suspended for having a beer and he’s underage?” Spurrier ask reporters according to The Post and Courier. “How many football players would be playing if they had a beer and they were underage?”

As Graham Watson of Dr. Saturday pointed out, the fact that most college players probably drink when they are under the age of 21 doesn’t mean the head football coach needs to endorse it. Not to mention, McEvoy drank and then got behind the wheel of a car. Whether he was intoxicated or not, that doesn’t seem like a great choice for a Division-I athlete who is on scholarship.

As we have learned through his entertaining exchanges with reporters and strict criteria for hiring assistant coaches, Spurrier is never one to bite his tongue rather than speak his mind. In this particular instance, he probably should have. Not only will his underage players who drink continue to drink, but they now probably feel like their coach will get them out of trouble if they get caught.

Photo credit: Kelly Lambert-US PRESSWIRE

Tim Tebow in response to Boomer Esiason: ‘I wish him nothing but the best’

Boomer Esiason is not a Tim Tebow fan. Tebow has only two full NFL seasons under his belt and is going to be a mere 25 years old at the start of the upcoming season, but Boomer has already called for him to be cut twice. Last season, he said the Broncos should release him after Tebow had a bad game. He went on to lead Denver to the playoffs and reach the divisional round. On Monday, Esiason said the Jets should cut Tebow before the season begins because he has nothing to offer.

How did that make Tebow feel? Just fine. Or, at least, that’s how he’s playing it off.

“I’ve heard nothing but great things about Mr. Esiason,” Tebow said Monday when asked about the comments according to NFL.com. “I wish him nothing but the best in his announcing. God bless him.”

If he isn’t mad about Esiason saying he deserves to be cut, we have no choice but to assume that this guy literally doesn’t get angry. On a side note, Boomer and NY Daily News writer Manish Mehta got into a Twitter war on Monday over the remarks after Mehta said Tebow is already the best left-handed quarterback in Jets history. As you may know, Boomer was the Jets signal-caller for three seasons in the 90s.

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Ryan Lochte talks about what he’s looking for in a girlfriend

Listen up, ladies. The man who is considered by many to be the most eligible bachelor in the Olympics has laid out some criteria for you. Ryan Lochte will soon be headed back to the United States with five medals from London and a whole lot of endorsement money. During a recent press conference, he talked about what he is looking for in a partner.

“Honestly, someone that I can trust, I think trust is something really important, and they have to be able to make me smile,” he said. “I want them to be my best friend and my lover at the same time.”

You hear that? That means no gold-diggers. As an Olympic swimmer, Lochte is an understandably busy man. He spends most of his time training, which is why his mother recently said he only has time for one-night stands and not serious relationships. Since he plans to also compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, his schedule for the next four years might look similar to the one he has kept for the last four.

However, Lochte did say last week that he intends to alter his training routine and not work as hard this time around. At 28 years old, he is no longer a young Olympic swimmer and will have to make sure he keeps himself fresh. A number of women out there are hoping that frees up some time for a serious relationship.

Photo Credit: OSports via US PRESSWIRE

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