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February 04, 2013

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 13 comments

European Investigators Expose Huge Soccer Match Fixing - "A joint inquiry by Europol, the European anti-crime agency, and national prosecutors has identified about 680 suspicious matches including qualifying games for the World Cup and European Championships, and for the Champions League for European club sides."

posted by Hugh Janus at 10:30 AM on February 04

The match fixing scandal also blew up the Canadian Soccer League:

According to CSA and CONCACAF sources, Interpol told those in attendance [at the Integrity in Sport conference] that nearly $100 million had passed through legitimate betting houses, to be placed on Canadian Soccer League matches, the past three seasons. They held the CSL up as an example of how even little out-of-the-way leagues were being targeted in a major way.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:53 AM on February 04

From a friend's facebook:

You guys can't really hate on Ray Lewis on the field doe. Since he's come into the league he's done nothing but buck the trend of linebackers past. Reporters and analysts have fawned over him since day one. He has had stag gering statistics and did everything he could to rack up wins. He will be deerly missed by the entire football community.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:53 PM on February 04

Women's baseball star, movie inspirer Lavonne Paire-Davis dies

posted by tommytrump at 03:53 PM on February 04

YYM, is there something I'm missing, or were all the deer references a coincidence?

posted by MeatSaber at 04:19 PM on February 04

It's not a coincidence, but I also don't get the deer connection...

posted by hincandenza at 04:37 PM on February 04

Ray Lewis was accused of using "deer-antler spray" (which contains a banned substance) to help speed the healing of his injury.

posted by grum@work at 04:40 PM on February 04

The match fixing scandal also blew up the Canadian Soccer League

I'd have to think that even ONE dollar/euro/pound wagered on CSL results would indicate some sort of fixing going on. I live in a city that has a CSL team , and I don't think I've heard anyone talk about them.

posted by grum@work at 04:47 PM on February 04

Well, he wasn't able to get to proclaim he was going to Disney World, but Titus Young's dream finally did come true.

posted by NerfballPro at 04:47 PM on February 04

Ray Lewis was accused of using "deer-antler spray" (which contains a banned substance) to help speed the healing of his injury.

Ya see, I knew that, just didn't make the connection. Guess because it just sounds so ridiculous, I'd forgotten about it...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:57 PM on February 04

I'm sure when Lewis went out last night, to celebrate he downed a couple...

posted by Drood at 09:12 PM on February 04

Ouch!

But... deserved.

posted by hincandenza at 11:01 PM on February 04

You know who else used deer-antler spray...

posted by JJ at 07:19 AM on February 05

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