Landis wore hidden wire to aid doping probe: report: Disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis used a hidden wire and secret camera to gather audio and video evidence for a US federal probe into doping in cycling. Landis used the equipment for a meeting earlier this year with Michael Ball, owner of the Rock Racing team that featured Tyler Hamilton and other former Lance Armstrong teammates.
US rule could keep Iroquois from lacrosse tourney: Ranked 4th in world standings, and widely accepted as having invented the game, the Iroquois have come up against a subtle attempt of assimilation by the US government. The team has been traveling on Iroquois passports for the past 20 years, and Iroquois passport-holders have been using them to go abroad since 1977. Members of the Western Shoshonee and Hopi nations also have traveled internationally using similar passports, some within the last few months.
USC hit hard by NCAA sanctions: The often speculated but never confirmed transgressions of Reggie Bush implode a championship program, not to mention the hard work of all the other players over two years. As expected, Bush is staying true to form denying all allegations.
2-Year-Old Girl Catches 20 Lb Muskie With Barbie Fishing Pole: Not your everyday fish story when you have a muskie, a two-year-old girl and a Barbie fishing pole.
High School hoops player found to be 22 year old: Sixteen year old Jerry Joseph averaged more than 20 points over the last nine games of the season on the way to being named the District 2-5A Newcomer of the Year, but it was 22 year old Guerdwich Montimere making the shots.
America Wins the America's Cup: The wing sail came down before some really strong winds came up, software tycoon Larry Ellison hopped on his private jet to get back to his day job and the sailors who reclaimed the America's Cup for the United States were still groggy after partying until just before dawn.
Who Dat who say Who Dat when I say Who Dat?: Come on sports fans. Where is this going to end? Is the NFL going to claim Yay as their intellectual property too? Is any word or phrase once remotely associated with professional football be at risk?
College coaches, players, parents clash: Tywanna Patterson watched her son, Patrick, get lambasted by former Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie during a game at Rupp Arena last season, the outspoken mother felt compelled to send a message to her only child. “Don’t let [Gillispie] yell at you like that,” said Tywanna, screaming as she rose from her seat. “You yell at him. He’s the one who’s messing up.”
Arenas, Crittenton suspended for rest of season: The NBA takes a Stern stand on throwdowns in the workplace.
7-foot hoops nomad finds home: I thought we could use a change of pace from the athletes behaving badly stories. Homeless, hungry, without parents or family, with one pair of shoes, a couple pairs of shorts, and a few old t-shirts to his name, a young man struggles to play his game.
Kiffin leaves Tennessee for USC: Tennessee's Lane Kiffin has agreed in principle to become the next head coach at Southern California. He never liked orange anyway.
Kansas State’s Frank Martin apologizes for striking player: Caught up in the heat of a tight road game, Martin hit senior Chris Merriewether on the arm. Guess Martin doesn't read the news much.
Seahawks Fire Jim Mora, Hire Pete Carroll: The Seattle Seahawks jumped onto a slowly spinning coaching carousel Friday, firing Jim Mora after just one injury-riddled season. But the Seahawks' next move might be an even bigger surprise. They are hiring Pete Carroll, several NFL sources told ESPN.
Like It or Not, Caldwell Sticks to His Plan for Colts: After the Colts pulled their starters Sunday and quickly unraveled, the frustration of Caldwell’s players was obvious. Peyton Manning stood with his arms crossed and helmet on, and in the locker room Reggie Wayne came as close as any Colts player to publicly criticizing his bosses. “Doesn’t everybody want to be a part of history?” he said.
Texas Tech suspends coach Mike Leach: Texas Tech suspended Mike Leach from all duties as head football coach today and named defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill as interim head coach for Saturday’s Alamo Bowl against Michigan State. The suspension is based on a player's complaint about how the coach treated the player after he suffered a concussion.
Sam Bradford goes pro: Just days before Sam Bradford will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, he ended his reign as Oklahoma's premier passer and entered the 2010 NFL draft. Now the only question remains is how much his decision to play one more year of college has cost him in in the draft and cash.
Nascar graduates from Dukes of Hazzard to Days of Our Lives: Or maybe that's As The Wheel Turns? It's a story ripped from the headlines, famous people, infamous drugs, and a mysterious murder by suicide... It's mayfield vs Mayfield.
Coach's trial raises questions about heat deaths: After two-plus hours of practice in 94 degrees, 26 percent humidity weather, Pleasure Ridge Park football coach David Jason Stinson had seen enough of players "goofing off". The fix? Running 200 yard "gassers" until a player collapses and dies.
Pacman close to deal to play in CFL: 26 years old and already a "has been", Jones will head north in the hope that the CFL will have fewer restrictions on his night clubbing lifestyle.
Memphis to vacate Final Four season: Memphis comes up smelling like a Rose, Derrick Rose. Memphis will be forced to vacate the record 38 victories from its Final Four season of 2007-08 under former coach John Calipari because of NCAA violations, The Commercial Appeal reported.
Steve McNair Killed in Nashville: Former Titans quarterback Steve McNair has been killed. Police said McNair suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head in downtown Nashville. The incident happened near 2nd South & Lea Ave. Police said it looked like a double homicide. A female victim was also found dead.
Tour of France rider Beltran in custody after doping: "When are these idiots going to learn that it's over?" Thats why they call it dope, buddy. The Tour continues its downward spiral into cheating scandal hell.
Students push teacher to reach Olympics: You've heard about sports stories that are too good to be true. This one is too good not to be true. A whimsical bet with students propels this teacher to a date with a hammer in Beijing.
Harkleroad fulfils naked ambition with Playboy shoot: I had a hard time picking the category for this one, since it's not all that much about tennis, and spofi doesn't have a category for salacious. A 61st-ranked women's tennis player's who wasn't doing anything else at the moment further fuels the controversy of mixing court and camera.