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Top Stories of the Week: Fighting the Summer Doldrums at the start of August

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The month of August has finally arrived. That means that we have also hit those “Dog Days of Summer.” With the Olympics going on next week, there isn’t much going on with the Wizards or Mystics.

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Mystics go to the beach, hang out, and get engaged during Olympic break

With the Mystics on hiatus for a month, their players are taking some time off to enjoy the summer as well.

Natasha Cloud wore a John Wall jersey while at the beach:

Stefanie Dolson’s with family at the beach.

Vacations all I ever wanted

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Kahleah Copper and Kia Vaughn took a picture with their college head coach from their Rutgers days, C. Vivian Stringer:

There's so many LEVELS to this pic.. #RFamily #RU #CVSKIDS #LEVELS #RPROS

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For one player, this year’s Olympic Break isn’t simply about going to the beach. She has an announcement to make.

Jamie Weisner got engaged to her boyfriend, former Oregon State cornerback Larry Scott. Scott signed an undrafted free agent deal with the San Diego Chargers and is in training camp for them.

You got me. I got you. God got us. #GODFIRST #Foreverus Striving for a life of righteousness.

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That time of year when we write about random ideas

August is a time when nothing of consequence goes around — at least in the NBA, it’s a great time to talk about ideas that we otherwise don’t have much time for during the rest of the year. Yes, we have the Olympics this year, but no Wizards player is on a national team. As for the Mystics, one player, LaToya Sanders, is on the Turkish national team.

But in general, we’re in the doldrums so we put some of the crazy ideas we’ve been thinking about and make them real blog posts.

That’s all I have for this week’s news. If you have something more you’d like to share feel free to do so in the comments or in a FanPost.