So why does he have noth­ing to say at news con­fer­ences?

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Mike Leach’s next book, it’s safe to say, won’t be ti­tled “The Joy of Text.” “No­body talks to peo­ple any­more,” the Wash­ing­ton State foot­ball coach told re­porters at Pac-12 me­dia days. “I mean, there’s peo­ple (who) won’t even talk face to face. They’ll go across the room and text each other. I think it’s ac­tu­ally kind of dis­turb­ing. “I think the days be­fore cell­phones, when it was dirt-clod wars at con­struc­tion sites, was a lot more whole­some and pro­duc­tive, to be per­fectly hon­est.” •At TheOnion.com: “Re­tir­ing Tim Dun­can pro­vides Spurs with for­ward­ing ad­dress for his sub­scrip­tion to ‘The Econ­o­mist.’” •At TheKicker.com: “ESPYs give Courage Award to any­one who can still watch Chris Berman.” Rolling Stones front­man Mick Jag­ger is about to be­come a fa­ther for the eighth time — at age 72. Jag­ger at­tributes his viril­ity to clean liv­ing and his lucky An­to­nio Cro­mar­tie jer­sey. “It was or­ganic. It was au­then­tic,” said Thun­der for­ward: a) Kevin Du­rant, on his free-agent wel­come from the Warriors. b) Mitch McGary, on the mar­i­juana that landed him a five-game ban. Talk about bad tim­ing: July 14 was Na­tional Hot Dog Day, and our Manny Ramirez jer­sey was in the wash. Ravens kicker Justin Tucker was de­scribed as “dis­il­lu­sioned” be­fore fi­nally set­tling on a new con­tract. Trans­la­tion: The Ravens kicked in another mil­lion or so. •Co­me­dian Ar­gus Hamil­ton, af­ter Demo­cratic run­ner-up Bernie San­ders fi­nally en­dorsed Hil­lary Clin­ton for pres­i­dent: “The old so­cial­ist looked a lit­tle out of sorts. He’s still up­set that the team with the most points just won the NBA Fi­nals.” •Com­edy writer Alex Kase­berg, af­ter two San Diego men walked off a beach cliff play­ing Poke­mon Go: “‘I’ll get them even­tu­ally,’ said Charles Dar­win.” •Brad Dick­son of the Om­aha (Neb.) WorldHer­ald, af­ter WWE sus­pended rassler Roman Reigns for 30 days: “Con­sid­er­ing you can win a WWE ti­tle by hit­ting a guy from be­hind with a fold­ing chair, what do you have to do to get sus­pended?” Among the culi­nary fare at Di­a­mond­backs games this sea­son: a two-pound, 3,540calo­rie sun­dae with 15 in­gre­di­ents, yours for only $25. Which means the base­ball team isn’t the only thing at Chase Field that’s tough to stom­ach.

REED SAXON, THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Ex­cuse me a minute, Coach.What­wastha t you just s adi ?

DAVID MCNEW, GETTY IM­AGES

Bernie San­ders is still steamed­about how they­de­ter­minethe NBA cham­pion.

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