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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. Garcia ties course record 61 for WGC lead in AkronFri, 01 Aug 2014 19:41:02 -0400
    (Reuters) - Spaniard Sergio Garcia birdied the final seven holes to match the course record and storm to a three-stroke lead after the second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio on Friday. More...
  2. Woods, Mickelson, Harrington grouped at PGA ChampionshipFri, 01 Aug 2014 17:43:59 -0400
    (Reuters) - Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will continue their long rivalry when they play together in the first two rounds at the PGA Championship in Kentucky next week. More...
  3. Watney increases lead to three points in RenoFri, 01 Aug 2014 22:24:15 -0400
    (Reuters) - Nick Watney was unable to replicate his sizzling form of the first round but did enough on Friday to stretch his overnight lead to three points after the second round of the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada. More...
  4. Goodell defends Rice punishment deemed 'light' by criticsFri, 01 Aug 2014 18:06:36 -0400
    (Reuters) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday defended the league's decision to suspend Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice two games for violating the league's personal conduct policy in a domestic abuse incident. More...
  5. Parker signs extension with champion SpursFri, 01 Aug 2014 15:29:14 -0400
    (Reuters) - All-Star point guard Tony Parker, who won his fourth NBA championship ring this past season with San Antonio, has signed a multi-year extension to remain with the Spurs, the team announced on Friday. More...
  6. Popular Del Mar track suspends turf racing after horse injuriesFri, 01 Aug 2014 19:32:34 -0400
    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The Del Mar horse track in Southern California has suspended racing through this weekend on its new turf course after a thoroughbred was badly injured and eight other horses died in the last two weeks, race officials said. More...
  7. Serbia will struggle to repeat Yugoslav-era success, says coachFri, 01 Aug 2014 07:57:13 -0400
    BELGRADE (Reuters) - Accustomed to basketball glory when they were part of the former Yugoslavia, Serbia will struggle to be more than also- rans as an independent nation at this year's World Cup in Spain, their coach Aleksandar Djordjevic said. More...
  8. Settlement of German Ecclestone bribery case possible: courtFri, 01 Aug 2014 08:32:06 -0400
    MUNICH (Reuters) - A bribery trial against Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone that has been threatening his hold over the motor sport may end early with a settlement, a Munich court spokeswoman said on Friday, after Ecclestone's lawyers held talks with prosecutors. More...
  9. Steve the Giant Killer slays Karlovic in WashingtonFri, 01 Aug 2014 00:49:40 -0400
    (Reuters) - Steve Johnson pulled off another upset over one of the circuit's big men at the Citi Open in Washington on Thursday, ousting towering ninth seed Ivo Karlovic 3-6 7-6 7-6, while top-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych was also eliminated in the third round. More...
  10. Kaymer would love to partner Langer at Ryder CupFri, 01 Aug 2014 06:16:08 -0400
    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer has added his name to a growing list calling for Europe captain Paul McGinley to consider 56-year-old Bernhard Langer as one of his three Ryder Cup wildcard choices. More...