NBA Lockout Update: Won’t Anyone Think of the Oddsmakers?

Right now, NBA Commissioner David Stern is only cancelling pre-season games. Who cares, right? To borrow a phrase from former star Allen Iverson, “We’re talking about practice, man. I mean, how silly is that? We’re talking about practice!” But soon, we will be talking about cancelling regular season games (currently scheduled to start on November 1) which could result in a shortened season. Big deal, you say? The NBA seasons…

October 7, 2011
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DeadSpin: Yankee GM Brian Cashman Allegedly Involved in Extra-Marital Affair During 2009 Spring Training

The guys over at DeadSpin are at it again: last year they broke the Brett Favre penis phone picture story. This year it looks like they are topping themselves by making the claim that Yankee GM Brian Cashman was followed down to Spring Training in 2009 by a private investigator hired by the jealous husband of a woman he–allegedly–was having an affair with. And, once again they’ve got PICTURES! This…

September 28, 2011
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As Many as 24 #FresnoState Football Players Implicated in #Welfare Fraud Case

Well, I guess that shows you the difference between Fresno and Miami. In Miami, the football players at The U received cash and hookers. In Fresno they allegedly got free food stamps. Yeah, that sounds about right.  On the plus side, because so many players are involved that will launch Fresno State into the top ten of our Disgusting Dozen college football rankings.

September 12, 2011
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N. Korea Women Banned from 2015 World Cup #Soccer for Illegal Doping with . . . Deer Gland?

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August 28, 2011

You really don’t need much more than that headline, do you? On the other hand, the North Korean soccer officials do get first prize for the most original excuse for getting caught juicing: They claim they were treating the five now banned players with “traditional therapy” after they were “struck by lightning at a pre-tournament training camp.”

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#Miami Internal Investigation: 8 Football Players, Including QB #JacoryHarris Believed to Have Committed #NCAA Violations

Sources are saying those eight players have been declared ineligible, but could still play for the Hurricanes this season. How? The NCAA can start the reinstatement process almost immediately (think how fast they moved on Auburn’s Cam Newton last season) and could mean players will only have to sit out a game or two . . . or maybe the entire season. Who knows?

August 26, 2011
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SI Column: Fix “Miami” Problem by Putting Compliance Officers Under NCAA Control

Right now, each university has an NCAA regs compliance officer that reports to the school. You can sorta see why they might have a conflict of interest if they find something bad is going on. But what if those compliance officers actually worked for the NCAA? That’s the recommendation of Josh Luchs, a former agent who admitted paying college players. And while we’re at it, a suggestion we came up…

August 19, 2011
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#Miami Scandal Update: Lawyer for Ponzi Scheme Victims Wants Players to Pay Money Back!

Oops! Past and present members of the Miami Hurricanes’ football and basketball teams may want to check their bank accounts. According to a lawyer for the victims of Nevin Shapiro’s Ponzi scheme is now saying that those athletes who received proceeds of his ill gotten gains should be paying it back.  When he heard about the request, one of the players who received a free prostitute from Shapiro asked if…

August 18, 2011
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