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• An overdue book checked out 221 years ago by George Washington has been returned to a New York library. “The Law of Nations” by Emer de Vattel was checked out by our nation’s first president on October 5, 1789 and if late fees were assessed, they would amount to $300,000. I cannot tell a lie: that’s a buttload of money. [Yahoo!/Reuters]

• Yesterday, Woody Paige directed viewers to call a phone sex line on Around the Horn via his trusty chalkboard. [Deadspin]

• Tiger Woods appears to have avoided getting mixed up in this Dr. Galea steroid mess. [Out of Bounds]

• Enlightening piece regarding the dire situation facing the Vikings in relation to their stadium efforts. [Daily Norsemen]

• Seven things that will likely get you tased at a sporting event. [Total Pro Sports]

• Golf legend Chi Chi Rodriguez was robbed of $500k in Puerto Rico. [Devil Ball Golf]

• Wearing a Tony Romo jersey to a Jonas Brothers concert? Who does that? [Busted Coverage]

• A touching piece about golfer Erica Blasberg, who tragically passed away earlier this month. [Wei Under Par]

• Want to buy a Los Angeles Lakers surfboard? You do? Weirdo. [FirstCuts]

• Angel Pagan (great name, by the way) became the first player since 1955 to hit an inside-the-park home run and take part in a triple play in the same game. [Big League Stew]

• Lakers head coach Phil Jackson has confirmed that he will have to take a pay cut if he returns next season. [Pro Basketball Talk]

• Lance Armstrong blasted Versus for leaving cycling to cover NHL hockey? Seriously? [Puck Daddy]

• Hey y’all: Paula Deen made an appearance at Nationals Park. [D.C. Sports Bog]

• Samer takes columnist from The Denver Post to task. [Second-String Fullback]

• The Chinese are holding bra-removal contests. [straitpinkie]

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