Cavs, Wolves agree to Love trade

It can't be completed until Aug. 23, but the Cavaliers and Timberwolves have agreed in principle on a Kevin Love trade that includes Love opting out of his contract and signing a five-year deal with the Cavaliers next summer. Love would join LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on the Cavaliers, while Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett (plus a first-round pick in 2015) will try to bring the Timberwolves back to the playoffs. There's no telling what could come of this -- Love is an excellent player, but Wiggins could end up being a superstar, and there's no guarantee whether James' second version of a big three will work out as well as the first.

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It started with a couple of kids giving Hunter Pence a good-natured, sign-based ribbing when his San Francisco Giants visited the New York Mets:




Then, it became an all-out "thing," as other fans followed suit and the hashtag #HunterPenceSigns was born.




How did the former All-Star respond? By turning them into memes:




Oh, and his girlfriend, Alexis Cozombolidis, did, too:



Hunter Pence


wins the Internet.

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Once there was an orphaned baby pig who wandered onto an Oahu campsite and found a human family.

Happily ever after, right?

Well, yes, but this aww-inducing story gets an extra dose of awesome. Not long after Kai Holt and his family took in the pig, named Kama, Holt saw his new friend fall into their swimming pool -- and immediately start swimming. Soon Kama was an aquatic fanatic. So Holt, himself an avid surfer, decided to take Kama out for some waves at Baby Makapu'u beach.

Yeah, the pig was good at that, too. Now he's a surfing addict. Apparently anyone can catch the bug.

Check it out, courtesy of GoPro:

Aww-some indeed.

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Paul George's devastating leg injury will keep him off the court this season, but he's obviously looking forward to getting back in the driver's seat. George, who has an awful lot of money, decided that, you know what, maybe a Ferrari would ease the pain:

That's a Ferrari 458, which retails for about $250,000 and has a top speed of about 200 mph. George probably will be able to drive long before he gets back on the court, so we hope he takes some comfort from his sweet, sweet ride in the meantime.

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Ninja Turtles fans everywhere might have a new favorite team in the Fresno Grizzlies. The Giants' Triple-A affiliate left no shell unturned in its TMNT-themed night Saturday.

The uniforms were phenomenal (the team store sold out):

The mascot dressed as Splinter (with turtles before they found the ooze) ...

... And handed out pizza!

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Lastly, what better way to ask someone to spend the rest of their life with you than covered in green paint dressed as ninja turtles at a minor league baseball game? Ah, romance.

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