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Wake N’ Blog For March 1st: Its Name Is Rio And There’s Dead Fish On The Sand

Wake N’ Blog is the Sportress of Blogitude’s morning link dump. Hurry, don’t be late, we can hardly wait, we said to ourselves when we’re old we’ll go dancing in the dark, walking through the park and reminiscing. Or something. Send tips to or there will be a lot more Little River Band lyrics coming your way. And we all know you don’t want that, right?

• Thousands of dead fish recently washed ashore in a 2-square-mile body of water just north of Rio’s Ipanema Beach, creating a toxic stench and leaving a horrible mess for the city’s crews to clean up. Rio’s environmental secretary speculated that an overabundance of algae may have been the cause of the deaths, but was still waiting for a report from Aquaman at the time of the statement. [MSNBC/AP]

• One person who didn’t need any help getting motivated for the US-Canada gold medal game was Don Cherry, who was dressed to kill, as usual. [The Sporting Blog]

• Ian Poultier appeared to give the crowd the finger yesterday at TPC Scottsdale. [Waggle Room]

• Two teams will replay a high school hockey game from 1999 that was stopped due to a horrific injury. It will be kind of like that movie, The Best of Times, except it won’t suck balls. [Guyism]

• Ricky Henderson is like a base-stealing Yoda, will be a special instructor at Oakland’s spring training. [More Hardball]

• A producer at radio station WEEI has been suspended after sending vulgar text messages to a rival radio station. [The Big Lead]

• Here are 10 NBA demotivational posters. [HoopsVibe]

• Elene Gedevanishvili is a pretty attractive figure skater, which is good. [SPORTSbyBROOKS]

• Former U.S. Open champ Michael Campbell is not really impressed with Tiger Woods. [Trailing Tiger]

• Yahoo! Sports wins best gold medal game-related headline. [Joe Sports Fan]

• Adidas presents “Gym Myths.” [Outside the Boxscore]

• Jon Cryer: still not murdered. Sigh. [Warming Glow]

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