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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. Brazil unveils $10 billion infrastructure budget for Rio OlympicsThu, 17 Apr 2014 01:09:15 -0400
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities unveiled an infrastructure budget of 24.1 billion reais ($10.76 billion) for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 25 percent more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time. More...
  2. Atlanta awarded Major League Soccer expansion teamWed, 16 Apr 2014 18:15:36 -0400
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Atlanta has landed a Major League Soccer expansion team that will play beginning in 2017 in the city's new open-air stadium downtown, officials announced on Wednesday. More...
  3. Wall Street fund managers buy Milwaukee Bucks basketball teamWed, 16 Apr 2014 16:30:57 -0400
    (Reuters) - Hedge fund managers Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens are buying the National Basketball Association's Milwaukee Bucks for $550 million from businessman and former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, becoming the latest Wall Street financiers to own a sports club. More...
  4. Tippett to coach Canada at world championshipWed, 16 Apr 2014 20:14:13 -0400
    (Reuters) - Dave Tippett, coach of the National Hockey League's Phoenix Coyotes, will coach Canada's men's ice hockey team at next month's world championship, Hockey Canada said on Wednesday. More...
  5. Nadal recovers from shaky start to go throughWed, 16 Apr 2014 14:06:19 -0400
    (Reuters) - Claycourt machine Rafael Nadal recovered from a stuttering start to beat Russian qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4 6-1 and reach the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday. More...
  6. Rosberg out to wreck Hamilton hat-trick bidWed, 16 Apr 2014 07:13:47 -0400
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton can chalk up three wins in a row for the first time in his Formula One career on Sunday but Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg will be doing all he can to deny him the hat-trick. More...
  7. Jockey Club announces record financial resultsWed, 16 Apr 2014 18:06:09 -0400
    LONDON (Reuters) - The Jockey Club, which stages some of British horseracing's most famous events including the Cheltenham festival and the Grand National, announced record financial results on Wednesday. More...
  8. Prosecutor wraps up Pistorius grilling in murder trialWed, 16 Apr 2014 18:02:38 -0400
    PRETORIA (Reuters) - The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ended his five-day cross-examination of the double amputee track athlete on Tuesday with a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument. More...
  9. Phelps's return greeted with shrug by fellow OlympiansTue, 15 Apr 2014 16:47:35 -0400
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The news that Michael Phelps was returning to the pool with an eye toward possibly participating at the 2016 Summer Olympics was greeted with a big yawn by fellow swimmers. More...
  10. French Open prize money gets three-million euro boostTue, 15 Apr 2014 06:46:21 -0400
    PARIS (Reuters) - The French Open prize money pool has risen to 25 million euros ($34.54 million) after the country's tennis federation announced a three million euro increase to overall winnings on Tuesday. More...