-Something the fans in Pittsburgh have waited decades for: Pirates have a five-game lead. [MLBTR]
-Buster Olney blog. [ESPN Insider; password required]
-Pat Andriola follows up his biggest WAR fallers with the risers. [Fangraphs]
-From first round pick to out of football in six short years, the Chris Perry story. [Lost Lettermen]
-Bruce Feldman of ESPN previews September's top college football games.
-Dave Berri tries to quantify the NBA's most overrated player in 2009-10. [Wages of Wins]