Fan Dies After Josh Hamilton Tosses Him Baseball: A fan attending the Texas Rangers game Thursday night died after Josh Hamilton tossed a foul ball to him in the second inning. Shannon Stone, a Brownwood, Texas, firefighter attending the game with his young son, was along the left field outfield wall and fell through an opening behind the outfield fence. Video footage from the Oakland A's broadcast shows the accident.
Congress to look at NFL head injuries: Judiciary Committee chair plans hearings on impact of injuries, how to limit them, and compensation. Because it's not like they have anything else to do.
'An obvious case of deliberate overreaching by the government': Appeals court rules that feds had no right to seize results of MLB player steroid drug tests.
New football league off the ground?: Signs three former NFL head coaches. Already has TV contract for games. May try to sign Michael Vick and other NFL castouts. Is this the same league Mark Cuban was talking about forming back in 2007?
Iraq banned from Olympics: The interntional Olympic committee confirms a ban on Iraqi participation in 2008 games due to government interference.
AFI names its top 10 sports movies: Two boxing movies "Raging Bull" followed by "Rocky" at the top. Also two baseball movies in top 5.
Crooked ref claims NBA fixes games: Tim Donaghy, ex-ref convicted of betting on games, claims referees pressured to call fouls by league and sometimes do so on their own. NBA denies it.
Mavericks begin rebuilding from the top: Dallas fires coach Avery Johnson after another playoff disaster.
Heat awarded do-over against Hawks: The teams must replay the last 51.9 seconds due to a scoring error on number of fouls against Shaq.
Teixeira traded to Atlanta: for four prospects. Appears to help Atlanta this year and next before Tex makes his play for big bucks. The Rangers just keep trying to tread water.
NBA going back to old ball.: I wish David would make up his ****ing mind.
Indonesia forfeits Fed Cup match to Israel: Team pulled by Indonesian government to protest Israeli actions. Let them win, that will teach them a lesson. Politics and sports, politics and sports go together like diamonds and quartz.
Texas Rangers owner going Cuban?: The Rangers have had a bunch of bad calls go against them in last week, but I'm surprised to see their owner call up the commissioner to complain. Wonder if he's going to send video.
Herb Brooks makes hockey hall of fame.: Nice to see. Only wish he was around to enjoy it. Patrick Roy also makes hall.
The French will never give up with their attack on Lance: Now Le Monde is reporting statements of two Armstrong enemies that Lance admitted to his doctors that he doped up. Other witnesses and the doctors deny it, but don't expect the French to tell the whole story.
Timing of Wiretap Backs Gretzky : The New Jersey Attorney General's Office and state police said Sunday the agencies would not comment on a pending criminal investigation. Yeah, now that they have released what appears to be false information (the wiretap in the last month was actually just a few days before and after the gambling investigation was revealed) and attempted their typical character assassination in the press, they finally say they are going to shut up.
Baseball owners approve new steroid policy: No brainer, here. Not really news. However, my comment. I think in the future, when we look back on who had the greatest impact on professional baseball (perhaps sports in general) in the early 21st century, one name might top the list: Jose Canseco.
Two Koreas to field one Olympic team: Next up: the United States and England
11 holes in one in first round?: I can't even do that on the putt putt.
Update to "He wanted to win.": T-ball coach to be tried for paying player $25 to injure mentally disabled player to keep him out of game. Coach charged with two counts of criminal solicitation to commit aggravated assault and one count each of corruption of minors, criminal conspiracy and recklessly endangering another person. See prior discussion.
Fore - or maybe side?: Errant golf balls ruled trespass on nearby homes. And exactly why did they buy homes next to the country club?
At long last, let's drop the puck?: Hockey players approve labor deal; 90% for.
If you can't ignore them, then join them?: NCAA wants to work with odds makers to monitor betting lines for college games, as part of antigambling efforts.