Quotations of the day
"Mitt's Choice for VP is Paul Ryan." — Mitt Romney's VP app in a push notification sent to smartphones and tablets announcing that Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan will be his running mate in the fall campaign.
"If the opening ceremony was the wedding, then we're the wedding reception." — David Arnold, director of the closing ceremony of the London Olympics, on how it might compare to the spectacular opening ceremony. The Spice Girls and The Who are expected to perform.
"She would say, 'Come to the Lakers, come to the Lakers.' If she's watching, I'm here. Your wish came true." — NBA All-Star Dwight Howard, traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, relating the story of a woman who implored him to join the team while he was rehabbing from back surgery in Beverly Hills.