Today in Sports: Swimming's grand "old" lady is out of the game, Brooklyn goes for broke with Dwight Howard, and a soccer star comes out.
- Forty-five-year-old Dara Torres failed to make the U.S. swim team after finishing fourth in the 50-meter freestyle at Olympic trials. She missed out on a chance for her sixth Olympic games by just nine-hundredths of a second. Torres earned 12 career Olympic medals in five Games dating back to 1984 in Los Angeles, but says this time she's done for good. [Fox Sports]
- A spectator was hit by a car during the Tour de France on Tuesday, sending him to the hospital with a broken leg. The fan was waiting for riders to come cycling by when the massive motorcade of media and sponsor cars came speeding by ahead of the pack. By the way, Fabian Cancellara leads the race after three stages. [CBS Sports]
- The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly working hard on a deal to trade for Orlando center Dwight Howard, one day after trading for Atlanta's Joe Johnson. By landing both big men, the Nets hope that will be enough incentive for point guard Deron Williams to return, giving them their own Big Three that still won't make them better than Miami or as popular as Knicks. [New York Daily News]
- The same day as Anderson Cooper's stealth announcement about his sexual orientation, a story in Out magazine revealed that U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe is also gay. While not as groundbreaking a development in the women's sports world as it would be in the men's, the story will probably get more attention in the coming weeks when Rapinoe and her teammates hit London for the Olympic tournament. [Out]
- Deadspin offers some more details on Erin Andrews' departure from ESPN to Fox Sports. The bottom line is that the sideline reporter/Dancing With The Stars star wanted to stay, but the network didn't try all that hard to keep her. [Deadspin]
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