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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. U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte to be summoned to testify in Brazil: Fox NewsThu, 25 Aug 2016 13:23:38 -0400
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, who has apologized for an "exaggerated" story about being robbed at gunpoint at the Rio Games, will be summoned to testify before Brazil's Justice Department, Fox News reported on Thursday. More...
  2. Kenya removes Olympics committee over Rio performanceThu, 25 Aug 2016 09:48:17 -0400
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya has disbanded its National Olympics Committee (NOC-K) because of the poor handling of the east African country's team during the Rio Olympics, sports minister Hassan Wario said on Thursday. More...
  3. Motor racing-Hamilton to take hefty grid penalty in Belgian GPThu, 25 Aug 2016 11:51:21 -0400
    SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton will start Sundays Belgian Formula One Grand Prix from near the back of the grid due to an engine-related penalty, but the championship leader is confident the setback will not halt his momentum. More...
  4. Blatter appears at CAS for appeal against banThu, 25 Aug 2016 10:46:31 -0400
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeared before sport's highest tribunal, the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), on Thursday to appeal against his six-year ban from soccer. More...
  5. Putin calls ban on Russian Paralympic team 'immoral'Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:31:37 -0400
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A ban on Russia's Paralympic team competing in Rio next month is cynical and immoral, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, but he said that Moscow acknowledged mistakes it had made in tackling sports doping. More...
  6. Solo hit with six-month ban over 'cowards' commentsThu, 25 Aug 2016 12:01:04 -0400
    (Reuters) - U.S. Soccer handed goalkeeper Hope Solo a six-month ban from internationals on Wednesday after she branded opponents Sweden "a bunch of cowards" at this month's Rio Olympics. More...
  7. Guardiola returning to Barca in Champions LeagueThu, 25 Aug 2016 15:20:04 -0400
    MONACO (Reuters) - Pep Guardiola will return to the Nou Camp in the Champions League group stage after his new club Manchester City were drawn against his former Barcelona team on Thursday in one of the toughest of the eight groups. More...
  8. Gold medalist Korakaki slams Greek governmentThu, 25 Aug 2016 13:29:10 -0400
    ATHENS, (Reuters) - Shooting gold medalist Anna Korakaki lashed out at the Greek government after she missed out on Thursday's special ceremony honoring the Rio Olympic team. More...
  9. Yates wins stage six, Atapuma retains Vuelta red jerseyThu, 25 Aug 2016 12:14:28 -0400
    MADRID (Reuters) - Briton Simon Yates powered away to a solo victory in stage six of the Tour of Spain on Thursday, a 163.2km ride from Monforte de Lemos to Luintra. More...
  10. Ethiopian marathon medalist stays put in Rio, vows to fight for land rightsThu, 25 Aug 2016 13:31:49 -0400
    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ethiopian silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa, who did not return home after staging a protest against his government at the Rio Olympics, said on Thursday he feared for his life if he went back and vowed to keep up his fight for land rights. More...