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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. Golfing great Arnold Palmer, who led 'Arnie's Army,' dies at 87Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:30:51 -0400
    (Reuters) - Arnold Palmer, one of golf's greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans to the game at the dawn of the age of televised sport, died of heart complications on Sunday. He was 87. More...
  2. Baseball world mourns boating death of Miami Marlins star FernandezMon, 26 Sep 2016 01:16:57 -0400
    MIAMI (Reuters) - Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez, one of the most dominant pitchers in Major League Baseball and a hero to Miami's Cuban community, was killed in a boating crash early on Sunday in Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard said. He was 24 years old. More...
  3. Rights group wants settlement soccer clubs to relocate inside IsraelMon, 26 Sep 2016 06:12:55 -0400
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A human rights group urged soccer's governing body, FIFA, on Monday to move matches being played by Israeli teams in the occupied West Bank to Israel, saying that playing in Jewish settlements meant they were playing on stolen land. More...
  4. Cam Newton wears shirt with MLK quote during pre-game warmupSun, 25 Sep 2016 16:06:28 -0400
    (Reuters) - Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton weighed into the Charlotte unrest by wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a famous quote from civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. ahead of his team's home game on Sunday. More...
  5. Rookies lead Cowboys to easy win over BearsMon, 26 Sep 2016 01:34:58 -0400
    (Reuters) - The Dallas Cowboys' rookie tandem of quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott lifted the Cowboys to a 31-17 triumph over the Chicago Bears on Sunday. More...
  6. Motor racing: Brown steps down from CSM, linked to F1 roleMon, 26 Sep 2016 06:25:01 -0400
    LONDON (Reuters) - American marketing executive Zak Brown, who has been linked to a role in Formula One after Liberty Media's takeover, announced on Monday he was stepping down from his current role as head of CSM Sport & Entertainment at the end of the year. More...
  7. Moore earns final U.S. Ryder Cup captain's pickSun, 25 Sep 2016 23:14:48 -0400
    (Reuters) - Ryan Moore was named the final member of the United States Ryder Cup team on Sunday, a consolation prize after he lost a playoff two hours earlier at the Tour Championship. More...
  8. Raised-fist Olympians punished in 1968 will be received at White HouseSun, 25 Sep 2016 18:47:21 -0400
    (Reuters) - Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the two African-American athletes sent home from the 1968 Olympic Games for their raised-fist protest on the medal podium, will receive a long-awaited moment of redemption at a U.S. team event at the White House this week. More...
  9. Palmer, 'The King', leaves Arnie's Army in mourningSun, 25 Sep 2016 23:15:37 -0400
    CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - Some golfers have clothing named after them and some champions have clubs and even golf courses dedicated in their honor. More...
  10. U.S. experience, Europe dominance mark out Ryder CupSun, 25 Sep 2016 10:38:06 -0400
    CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - Home advantage for an experienced United States line-up versus European dominance -- just one of many compelling matchups to savor in next week's Ryder Cup between two star-studded teams at Hazeltine National. More...