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Golden State Warriors guard Jimmer Fredette, right, drives against Sacramento Kings forward Marcus Derrickson during the first half of an NBA basketball summer league game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 1, 2019. The Kings won 81-77. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

JIMMER JINX

Jimmer Fredette left the Golden State summer league team after two games to check out overseas options.

Upon Fredette’s departure, Warriors G League coach Aaron Miles told reporters, “I’m not exactly sure what’s going on with him.”

Having been rejected by eight NBA teams, Jimmer is thinking: "Neither am I."

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Miki Sudo consumes hot dogs during the women's competition of Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in New York's Coney Island. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)

DOG OF A DEAL

Miki Sudo claimed her sixth Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest title last week, but her overall numbers slipped.

She downed 31 franks in 10 minutes — well below her career-best 41.

“It was just really hot and I didn’t do my training right,” she said afterward.

Life lesson for everyone: Always be willing to take extra laps through the Wienerschnitzel drive-through.

NEVER SAY DIE

A study says cockroaches are becoming immune to pesticides and almost impossible to kill.

Is that anything like the Patriots always winning the Super Bowl?

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Sean Newsom, second from left, tosses a bean bag as he plays cornhole at the Paradise High School in Paradise, Calif., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. After the Camp Fire destroyed his family home in Paradise and his parents relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, Newsom moved to an apartment with his older brother in Chico to finish his senior year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

STARTS WITH JARTS

USA Today’s For the Win ranks cornhole, spikeball, horseshoes and playing catch among the eight greatest July 4 lawn games.

Rock On’s take: Any list of lawn games begins with Jarts.

May the subject never be brought up again.

AWAYWARD

FTW also ranked the seven best July 4 performances in sports history. The winner was Lou Gehrig’s “luckiest man in the world” speech in 1939.

Cool, but in the pantheon of Independence Day performances, few could surpass Gordon Hayward’s pretend angst over leaving the Jazz.

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Australia's Bernard Tomic wipes sweat from his face during his first round match against Croatia's Marin Cilic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

NOT EVEN (K)NICKED

Tennis player Bernard Tomic was fined $56,000 in Wimbledon prize money for “failing to meet professional standards.”

But the New York Knicks go free?

THE DEAD ZONE

A restaurant in Thailand is encouraging patrons to climb into a coffin so they can experience “death awareness.”

Or they can just attend a Knicks game.

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New York Knicks fan and director Spike Lee watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

FANNING FLAMES

A brush fire broke out at a July 4 minor league baseball game.

Also known as the “Knicks free agency window.”

PLAN B

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Headline in The Onion: “Knicks Front Office Scrambling After Zion Williamson Drafted Before 3rd Pick.”

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Snoop Dogg attends the LA Premiere of "The Beach Bum" at ArcLight Hollywood on Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

DOGG OF A DEAL

Lakers fan Snoop Dogg composed a song in an effort to get Kawhi Leonard to Los Angeles, and it worked … kind of.

LET’S SCORE TWO

A Yankees Dominican Summer League team beat a Twins team 38-2.

The biggest question among spectators: “How did the Twins score a safety?”

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Fireworks are for sale at a stand on the corner of U.S. 412 and Imo Road. In an effort to help charities bolster their profits, Oklahoma lawmakers have decided to allow fireworks retailers to stay open longer over the Fourth of July holiday. (Jordan Miller/Enid News & Eagle via AP)

POPPING OFF

Dwight Perry, Seattle Times, on Oklahoma being ranked the most dangerous state in which to celebrate Independence Day: “Hey, they don’t call ‘em Boomer Sooners for nothing.”