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11-Year-Old Lucy Li Gets People Talking About U.S. Open

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Golf just isn't one of those sports that tends to make headlines the way football and basketball do. But thanks to Lucy Li, the sport is suddenly interesting. The 11-year-old from Redwood Shores, CA, is only in sixth grade, but people are already calling her a golf prodigy. She's one of the youngest players to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open and will be playing Pinehurst No. 2 against some of the world's best golf players.

In short: she's pretty awesome.

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Aladdin, The Lion King Among Onsales This Week

Onsales This Week

Events onsale this week
Day(s)Event  
Mon Aladdin Buy tickets
Sun The Lion King Buy tickets
Fri Keyshia Cole Buy tickets
Fri Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Buy tickets
Fri DoI: Treasure Trove Buy tickets
Fri UFC 176 Buy tickets
Fri WWE Buy tickets
Sat/Mon Cher Buy tickets
Next Thu DoI: Frozen Buy tickets

Two of this week's major onsales include two Disney classics, Aladdin and The Lion King. Both shows have additional onsales in the next week. Tickets for 49 Aladdin shows at New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City are on sale this coming Monday, while tickets for 32 The Lion King shows at Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee, WI, are onsale a day earlier on Sunday. There are also a number of additional onsales for ice shows Frozen and Treasure Trove this Friday and Monday.

Meanwhile, in concerts, Cher has 12 shows on sale this Saturday and Monday, while Keyshia Cole has 17 shows onsale this coming Friday. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers also have a couple concerts on sale this Friday.

Finally, in sports, UFC 176 is onsale Friday, as are a number of WWE shows.

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7 Things to Know About the 2014 World Cup

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What is it?

The World Cup is an international men's football (or soccer) competition that takes place every four years.

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Disney on Ice's "Frozen" Among Onsales This Week

Onsales This Week

Events onsale this week
Day(s)Event  
Tue Disney on Ice: Frozen Buy tickets
Fri Pearl Jam Buy tickets
Sat/Mon Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Buy tickets
Fri UFC Fight Night Buy tickets
Fri Cirque: Michael Jackson The Immortal Buy tickets
Fri Jesus Christ Superstar Buy tickets
Fri San Diego Chargers Buy tickets
Sat Carolina Panthers Buy tickets
Mon Wicked Buy tickets

Yep, it's time! Disney's hit movie is making its way to the ice rink and initial onsales for the show are coming up early next week. Tickets for over 270 shows in 28 cities across the United States will go up for grabs this coming Tuesday. The show's tour begins later this year when it is in Orlando, FL, from September 5 to 7.

The movie on which the ice show is based, itself based on the the 1844 Hans Christian Andersen classic "The Snow Queen," was a smash hit in theaters, taking in over $1 billion at the box office. The franchise's success has continued well outside the theater, with movie song "Let It Go" becoming a hit in its own right. Given the popularity of the movie and the song, I think it's safe to say that the ice show will be just as popular with fans.

Other major onsales this week include Pearl Jam, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, as well as home games for the Carolina Panthers and San Diego Chargers. You can see more highlighted onsales in the table to your right.

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Johnny Manziel Partying in Vegas - Is It a Big Deal?

Over the weekend, Johnny Manziel set off a media frenzy when he showed up and partied in Las Vegas, including attending UFC 173 (see above) as well as a pool party with fellow NFL-er Rob Gronkowski. What was everyone so worked up about? Well, it made people start to wonder whether or not Johnny Football had the focus to be a great quarterback in the NFL or whether partying would cause his downfall.

I decided to debate the only person who is able to match wits with me — and that person is me.

Red = Big Deal; Blue = Not a Big Deal

Me: Thanks for taking time to talk about this.

Me: No problem, happy to do it.

Me: Okay, let's get started. Anyone who thinks that this is not a big deal is blind to the past of Johnny Manziel. One of the questions coming into the draft was Manziel's focus and whether or not he was more wrapped-up in his own celebrity persona than actually playing football. This just is another confirmation that he is not going to cha...

Me: Let me stop you right there. After winning the Heisman Trophy following his 2012 season at Texas A&M, the media scrutiny on him grew exponentially. Yes, he partied. Yes, he had fun. Which is not much different than 99% of other college students. If partying was a big deal that would distract Manziel, than you would have guessed that he would have struggled in his following season. But he didn't. In fact, he put up BETTER statistics. Who's to say he can't succeed in the NFL?

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