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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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  1. Storm brewing at Roland Garros as Muguruza courts dangerMon, 29 May 2017 05:54:47 -0400
    PARIS (Reuters) - A storm was brewing at Roland Garros on Monday on day two of the French Open as defending champion Garbine Muguruza faced 2010 winner Francesca Schiavone in muggy conditions on Court Philippe Chatrier. More...
  2. Try, try again in Paris for Japan's SugitaMon, 29 May 2017 06:11:25 -0400
    PARIS (Reuters) - The motto 'if at first you don't succeed' might have been coined for Japan's Yuichi Sugita, who after a battling French Open main draw debut on Sunday finds himself close to reaching the second round of a grand slam for the first time. More...
  3. Nadal begins pursuit of 10th French Open title against mercurial PaireSun, 28 May 2017 22:14:12 -0400
    PARIS (Reuters) - Claycourt phenomenon Rafael Nadal returns to his favorite tournament, albeit not his preferred court, to begin pursuit of a record-extending 10th French Open title on Monday against Frenchman Benoit Paire. More...
  4. Stenson backing Wentworth winner Noren for major gloryMon, 29 May 2017 04:02:41 -0400
    VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - British Open title holder Henrik Stenson believes new BMW PGA Championship winner Alexander Noren has all the credentials to become the second Swede to triumph in a men's major. More...
  5. I had to change something, says DjokovicMon, 29 May 2017 04:01:14 -0400
    PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic says the decision to begin working with Andre Agassi came after he realized something had to change if he was to maintain a level of success throughout his career. More...
  6. Battling Kyrgios ready to play through painMon, 29 May 2017 01:19:19 -0400
    PARIS (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios is having a "hard time" with hip and shoulder injuries but the Australian said he has done all he can to be ready for his French Open first round match against German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber on Tuesday. More...
  7. Kuznetsova coach Martinez claims Russian is 'best player'Mon, 29 May 2017 05:36:01 -0400
    (Reuters) - Svetlana Kuznetsova has the versatility and mentality to mark her out as the "best player" on the WTA Tour, the Russian's coach Carlos Martinez has said as the 31-year-old aims to capture a second French Open title. More...
  8. One F1 comeback is enough for ButtonMon, 29 May 2017 04:53:10 -0400
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  9. Mercedes now the underdogs, says WolffMon, 29 May 2017 03:34:16 -0400
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  10. Yao Ming's PE firm seeks $250 mln for overseas sports assets with China angleMon, 29 May 2017 03:55:56 -0400
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Yao Capital, the Chinese private equity firm co-founded by former NBA superstar Yao Ming, said it aims to raise $250 million for its first U.S. dollar fund that will invest in overseas sports assets with relevance to the Chinese market. More...