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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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Sports
  1. Astros fire manager Porter and bench coachMon, 01 Sep 2014 13:40:23 -0400
    (Reuters) - The struggling Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley on Monday, bringing in Tom Lawless as the interim manager for the rest of the 2014 season. More...
  2. Federer marches on as wild weather, upsets hit U.S. OpenMon, 01 Sep 2014 01:18:46 -0400
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Baking heat, rain and the threat of lightning all forced stoppages in play at the U.S. Open on Sunday but Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki marched on through a day of wild weather and upsets. More...
  3. Early exit for Stewart on return to NASCAR racingSun, 31 Aug 2014 23:39:09 -0400
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Tony Stewart received a rapturous welcome and made a fast start before making a premature exit on his return to competitive racing on Sunday, three weeks after he struck and killed a young racer at a dirt track in New York. More...
  4. Tsonga banks on home support to topple Czech champions in Davis CupMon, 01 Sep 2014 14:07:54 -0400
    (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga expects a raucous home crowd to help inspire France to a first Davis Cup final since 2010 when they meet holders Czech Republic at Roland Garros in Paris from September 12 to 14. More...
  5. Contador changes mind on Tour of Spain victory hopesMon, 01 Sep 2014 14:03:00 -0400
    MADRID (Reuters) - Alberto Contador, who fractured a shin bone at the Tour de France in July, said on Monday that he had changed his mind and would now be targeting victory in the Tour of Spain. More...
  6. National Football League roundupSun, 31 Aug 2014 22:54:02 -0400
    (The Sports Xchange) - San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested and charged with felony domestic violence early Sunday morning. More...
  7. Major League Baseball roundupSun, 31 Aug 2014 22:50:52 -0400
    (The Sports Xchange) - The Oakland A's acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox. More...
  8. Federer to return to Brisbane to start 2015 seasonMon, 01 Sep 2014 01:39:21 -0400
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Roger Federer will return to the Brisbane International next January to start his 2015 season and warm up for the year's first grand slam at the Australian Open, organizers said on Monday. More...
  9. China's Peng, Swiss teen set up U.S. Open quarter-finalMon, 01 Sep 2014 00:33:55 -0400
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - China's Peng Shuai knocked out her third seeded player in a row and Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic beat a former world number one in fourth-round wins on Sunday to set up an unlikely U.S. Open quarter-final. More...