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  1. NOW IT'S RICK'S TURNWed, 12 Aug 2009 14:26:11 EST
    Rick Pitino, basketball coach at the University of Louisville had consensual sex with Karen Cunagin Sypher at a Louisville restaurant. Thats what he told police. Seems he was at a Louisville restaurant in 2003 and was drinking, and He also told police that he later gave Sypher $3,000 to have an abortion, this, too, according to Louisville Metro Police reports, which were obtained by the Courier-Journal. Sounds like a made-for-TV series to me. More...
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  2. A Little Bit of This A Little Bit of ThatMon, 03 Aug 2009 16:50:36 EST
    David Ortiz was the most valuable player for the Boston Red Sox in the 2004 American League Championship series. Many Ramirez was the M.V.P. of the World Series. Last week both names were connected to having tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003. Now the question must be asked whos next? Derek Jeter? Albert Pujols? Alex Rodriguez was among players tested positive in a February SI.com report. He subsequently admitted to using a performance-enhancing drug from 2001 to 2003. And there were the admitted users, like Jose Canseco and Ken Caminiti. Most recently, Bronson Arroyo, the Reds pitcher who went public last week in the Boston Herald. At this point in time, either fans could care less about players doping or theyre numb to it. Whats really created from this mess not who did it but whos next? More...
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  3. Pete Rose Isn't TalkingMon, 03 Aug 2009 16:48:42 EST
    Pete Rose isnt talking. And thats a good thing. Let him save the speech for his Hall of Fame induction which seems just around the corner. It seems baseball commissioner Bud Selig is seriously considering lifting Roses lifetime suspension from baseball. And Rose who is in Cincinnati through Wednesday is totally mum on the subject. More...
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    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Coco Vandeweghe blasted her way into her first grand slam semi-final with a dominant display of power tennis to destroy French Open champion Garbine Muguruza 6-4 6-0 at the Australian Open on Tuesday. More...
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    LONDON (Reuters) - Bernie Ecclestone's 40-year reign as Formula One's commercial supremo ended on Monday with the sport's new owners Liberty Media replacing the 86-year-old Briton with American Chase Carey. More...
  3. Venus reaches first Melbourne Park semi in 14 yearsTue, 24 Jan 2017 03:05:03 -0500
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Venus Williams continued her astonishing late-career revival by felling Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 7-6(3) on Tuesday to reach her first Australian Open semi-final in 14 years and become the oldest woman to reach the last four at Melbourne Park in the professional era. More...
  4. Kerr blasts players for All Star voting 'mockery'Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:07:23 -0500
    (Reuters) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr blasted NBA players for their All Star selections in the league's first year of the new player voting process, saying they "made a mockery of it." More...
  5. Wawrinka wins testy Tsonga clash to reach semisTue, 24 Jan 2017 03:03:51 -0500
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former champion Stan Wawrinka engaged in a war of words with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga before winning the only argument that mattered on Tuesday, storming into the Australian Open semi-finals with a 7-6(2) 6-4 6-3 win over the Frenchman. More...
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    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Reuters) - By the third quarter of Sunday's AFC title game, Gillette Stadium erupted in a "Where is Roger?" chant while the New England Patriots were well on their way to clinching a record ninth trip to the Super Bowl. More...
  7. Irving scores 49, but Cavs fall to PelicansTue, 24 Jan 2017 00:36:26 -0500
    (The Sports Xchange) - It's far too soon in a marathon regular season for LeBron James to press the panic button, but his trigger finger is getting itchy. More...
  8. Scrap 'nonsense' doubles format, says Jamie MurrayTue, 24 Jan 2017 00:52:25 -0500
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  9. Clippers forward Griffin set to return against 76ersTue, 24 Jan 2017 01:32:40 -0500
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  10. Federer ready to restore order against ZverevMon, 23 Jan 2017 09:31:32 -0500
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Seeing world number 50 Mischa Zverev and wildcard Denis Istomin upset the top two players in the world at Melbourne Park shows more players believe they can take shake up the established order and that can only be good for tennis, says Roger Federer. More...