Former WWE Superstar faces felony drug charges.: Recently departed WWE Superstar Jeff Hardy was arrested on felony drug trafficking charges at his home in North Carolina. Hardy, who let his contract expire with the WWE and did not sign a new one, has a history of drug abuse and received two strikes against himself for violating the WWE's Wellness Policy instituted in 2007. Several people in the industry have been quick to defend Hardy including former WWE star Lance Storm.
Legendary Wrestler linked to slaying of 97 year old man: Amateur and pro wrestling legend Verne Gagne was involved with an incident that lead to the death of 97 year old Helmut Guttmann. According to several accounts Gagne shoved Guttmann who was then hospitalized and later died. Minneapolis police are ruling Guttmann's death a homicide. Gagne's family, who say he is suffering from Alzhimer's, think any charges pressed againt Verne would be inhumane.
Tis nary a beast alive that can choke out a greased Québécois: Vaseline spoils St. Pierre's victory over Penn at UFC 94. St. Pierre's corner man clear rubs Vaseline all over George's shpulders and back, thus negating any chance Penn would have at locking in a submission hold on him.
Power Play: The Blazer score what turns out to be a crucial basket on the Celtics with an extra player on the floor. Surprisingly the Blazers employed no subterfuge and left all six players on the court to be spotted by the refs. After discovering the mistake officials still let the basket stand.
Kevin Garnett makes Big Baby Glen Davis cry: After the Boston bench starts to blow a 25 point lead, KG chews his teammates out during a timeout. Glen Davis' response? Sit and sulk on the end of the bench. KG's response? Cough up the ball on the first play after the timeout.
Killer Kowalski dead at age 81: Walter "Killer" Kowalski dies less than one month after suffering a heart attack. Know as one of Pro Wrestlings greatest villains, Kowalski also gain notoriety for training Paul Levesque (better known as Triple H) and Joan Laurer (also known as Chyna)
The Friendly Frozen Confines: New Years Day 2009, Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Wrigley Field.
Kolzig-Less Capitals: Ollie the Goalie confirms he will not be returning to the Capitals next season. After posting a so-so record of 25-21-6 with a 2.91 goals-against this season, he was placed in a back up role after the Caps picked up Montreal goalie Cristobal Huet.
Colorado wouldn't mind having Peter the Great back.: According to ESPN, Forsberg will not play for Modo next season and is training for a Feb. 26 return to the NHL.
Isiah Thomas found guilty in sexual harrassment case: Anucha Browne Sanders has been awarded US$11.6 million in a sexual harassment lawsuit involving Isiah Thomas
The NHL's new, edgy marketing campaing?: Inspired by the Dallas Stars controversial billboard advertisment.
Where does it end?: 11 living (and three dead) pro wrestlers were "outted" by the WWE as known steroid users. 10 of the eleven wrestlers face a 30 day suspension while another faces 60 days, indicating a second offense. We can also expect a congressional subcommitte hearing to "further explore the situation."
Centre of attention: Rangers ink Drury and Gomez to lengthy deals. In other news on the first day of NHL free agency: The Leafs sign Jason Blake to a five year deal, Mathieu Schneider signs with the Ducks, putting Niedermayer's NHL future into question and the Flyers sign Daniel Briere to an 8 year contract. More inside...
Uh Oh!: Islanders Sean Hill becomes the first player suspended for violating the NHL's drug policy. The sentence, 20 games.
Sorry tubby, you're just too good.: Bryan Murray's grand-nephew banned from his youth hockey league, for being too big and too good.
No. 35 considers running for congress: Richter, a 40-year-old Democrat who lives in Guilford, said he expects to make a decision in the next few weeks about whether to run for the Fairfield County seat in 2008.
Living up to my name: Sports evoke many emotions in us whether we are watching or participating in them. The most common for me is hatred for the players opposing my team. Here is a list of the 10 athletes I would punch in the face upon meeting.
Racing with the sound turned off: Daryn Miller races at Riverhead Raceway despite being 90% deaf. Unable to discern where sound is originating from Daryn uses a system of four lights to tell him when to turn, when to caution and when to just keep driving.
Here today, gone tomorrow: Neil Smith out as Isle GM. Why? Nobody knows just yet. The bad news? Milbury is back as acting GM.
Royals select hard throwing right-hander Hochevar No. 1 overall: After failing to reach a deal with the Dodgers Hochevar re-enters the draft and gets picked first overall (he was previously the 40th pick with the Dodgers)
Gretzky signs on for five more years as the Coyotes head coach: Never one to back down from a challenge, Wayne is back for the long haul. The Dogs have some cap room so personel might improve but will the Great Ones coaching ability?
Chelios to return to Red Wings: The ageless Chris Chelios set to come back for another season with the Red Wings. 23 seasons played ties him with Al MacInnis for second amongst defensemen.
Fear the flying V: Anaheim Ducks sweep the Colorado Avalanche. Jaw dropping goal tending, 4 big, fast lines, and a greater desire win propelle the Ducks into the Western Conference Finals.
un, deux, trois, quatre: Lupul becomes the first player in NHL playoff history to cap a four-goal game with an overtime score. Rookie goalie sensation Bryzgalov also made history by posting the second longest shutout streak in NHL playoff history at 249 minutes and 15 seconds.
Sandis Ozolinsh charged with DWI: The seven time all-star, who was acquired by the Rangers from Anaheim in March, was reportedly pulled over for speeding at 11am. The officer noted "a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage" and a sobriety field test revealed that Ozolinsh had a blood-alcohol level of .17 percent. That more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent.