BadJocks Update: HS Basketball Player From Sudan Claims He Didn’t Know He Was 30 Instead of 17

April 28, 2016

Wait, what? You may have seen this story earlier about Canadian high school basketball phenom Jonathan Nicola who played for Catholic Central Secondary School in Windsor. At 6’9″ and a powerful build, Nicola dominated other teams, despite this being his first year playing in North America. He was so good, in fact, that his coach/sponsor thought he might go pro! But, as it turns out, the advantage was more one of age…

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Canadian HS Basketball Star Turns Out to Be 30-Year-Old Man

It was the feel-good story of the Canadian high school basketball season: Jonathan Nicola, a refuge from Sudan, played for Catholic Central High School in Windsor and at 6-foot-10 he dominated the local hoops scene and started getting noticed by some college teams. But it turns out that Nicola was really a “boy among men” as he wasn’t a teenager after all but 30 years old and had apparently lied to get into the…

April 22, 2016
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Video: Fight Erupts During Cooper City, FLA Youth Baseball Game

April 20, 2016

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, buy and this still from a video shot during a youth baseball game in Cooper City, Florida this week speaks volumes about what is wrong with youth sports these days. Not a lot of details yet, but it’s obvious from the video (below) that the adults involved couldn’t control their tempers and started brawling like a bunch of drunken sailors in front…

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Video: North Carolina high school girl suspended after vicious hit on soccer field

April 10, 2016

UPDATE: Apparently Pine Forest goalkeeper Cassie Sturtz has a history of taking out strikers with flying tackles. Sturtz used a similarly aggressive move during the 2014-15 season during a match against fellow North Carolina foe Grays Creek. Watch this video and decide if a two game suspension now seems like enough of a punishment. EARLIER: I’m no expert, but seems like if you did something like this to a stranger…

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Essendon drugs verdict: 34 players guilty of doping charges and banned for 2016 season – AFL

January 12, 2016

The Essendon Bombers of the Australian Football League will likely not be playing next season. That’s because pretty much the entire team–including 22 players no longer with the squad–were found guilty on doping charges after they lost an appeal this week.  Here’s more from The Guardian: Thirty-four past and present players of Essendon football club have been found guilty of doping charges after an appeal from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s…

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