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Durant and Love Commit to playing for Team USA

The two Kevins -Durant and Love – have delivered news that supporters of USA basketball have wanted to hear. The two announced they would both play in the 2014 FIBA World Cup basketball competition next summer in Spain. The announcement gives a boost in experience and talent, as the team will attempt to win its fourth straight major international competition. The two, although they are young, to make such a commitment is huge, said Mike Krzyzewski, the U.S. coach. The coaches and chairman of USA basketball were expecting Love to commit to... 
 

Colts Tight End Suspended for PEDs

Problems in the offseason for the Indianapolis Colts continued on Thursday when the NFL handed down a suspension of eight games to Weslye Saunders the Colts tight end. The violation by Saunders was his second one regarding the league’s policy against performance enhancing drugs. Previous to Thursday’s suspension, LaVon Brazill, the second year Colts wide receiver was given a four game suspension for his violation, also his second for substance abuse. Joe Lefefed, the Colts third year safety was arrested for gun-related charges following a traffic... 
 

Make the most out of your favorite Baseball team’s games this season

Now that baseball season is back in full swing again, and summer is in full effect, it is really time to gather the boys around the TV to root for your favorite team a couple times a week. Usually this ends up happening at the house of whoever has the nicest, HDTV with the biggest screen, for optimal viewing conditions. Of course, there is always something that helps to turn even the most uneventful games into ones that will have you on the edge of your seat. Of course we are talking about none other than a little friendly betting between sports... 
 

Murray now looks to earn more Slam titles

On Sunday, Andy Murray became the first man from Britain to win the men’s Wimbledon singles title in 77 years. In the final, he took apart Novak Djokovic the No. 1 player in the world. He won the U.S. Open last year as well and a gold medal at the London Olympics. However, the Scot still is the No. 2 ranked player in the world in the latest ATP rankings. The day after his victory Murray said he was much more interested in winning more Grand Slam tournaments that he was in reaching the No. 1 player plateau. Murray has reached the final of the past... 
 

Howard Spurns Lakers leaves for Houston

Dwight Howard made his final decision on Friday as to where he will play next season in the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers are not happy with his decision nor are the Dallas Mavericks or the Golden State Warriors. However, the Houston Rockets are the happiest team in the NBA, and now a legitimate contender for the NBA title. It is not often that elite NBA players spurn the Lakers to join another team. However, in this case, Houston offered Howard a young team with a promising nucleus. The team has some of today’s most dynamic players and that potential... 
 

Blackhawks lift Stanley Cup as NHL Champions

On a sticky humid night in Boston, Massachusetts, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins in game 6 of their best of seven Stanley Cup finals to win the series 4-2 and lift the Stanley Cup as the NHL Champions for 2012-13. The Bruins took an early first period lead in the game 1-0 thanks to a goal by Chris Kelly. Chicago tied the game in the second period on a goal by captain Jonathan Toews. Most of the third period was scoreless until Boston’s Milan Lucic controlled a rolling puck in front of the Chicago net and blasted a shot off the... 
 

Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots Player has House Searched

Law enforcement officials searched the home of Aaron Hernandez the New England Patriots player. Hernandez’s North Attleborough residence was searched on Tuesday after a man was killed who police said was an associate of the Patriot tight end. Prosecutors and the State Police of Massachusetts arrived at the $1.3 million home of Hernandez, which has a home gym and swimming pool, at around 5 pm and were with Hernandez for hours in his home. Two friends of Hernandez attempted to leave his home when the search was taking place, but were stopped by... 
 

Founder of Clinic in Miami to speak with Baseball Officials

The former founder and owner of the Miami based Biogenesis of America clinic has reached an agreement with officials from Major League Baseball to discuss players who have been linked to using performance enhancing drugs, said a source that is familiar with the situation. The source refused to be identified due to the ongoing investigation. The Biogenesis clinic is closed, but Anthony Bosch its founder could provide data on players who had visited his clinic. If sufficient evidence is given that wrong doing took place by players, it could cause... 
 

Paris-Saint Germain Celebrates End of Beckham’s Career

Professional soccer player David Beckham started his last match at home for Paris-Saint Germain on Saturday. His manager Carlo Ancelotti replaced Beckham in the 81st minute of the match. When the Englishmen came off the field, the crowd showered him with applause and cheers. His teammates hugged him, his opponents hugged him and the biggest hug came from Ancelotti. When the match ended his teammates tossed him numerous times in the air, fireworks blasted off and the crowd became as loud as ever yelling his name while clapping loudly. In the game,... 
 

Players Championship Won By World’s No. 1 Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods had only won the Players Championship on one occasion prior to this past weekend. The world’s No. 1 golf professional won back in 2000 but has had his share of problems on the famous stadium course. However, Woods called upon all of his talent and hard work to win the event Sunday by 2 strokes over one of the most talented fields in any tournament this year. When Woods reached the 14th hole, he was in the lead by two strokes, but when he completed the hole, he had fallen back into a tie after recording a double bogey. Nevertheless,... 
 

Manchester United Announces the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson

An era will end on May 18 in Manchester, England. Scotsman Sir Alex Ferguson announced on Wednesday that he would retire when the season ends on May 18, which will end his 27-year reign as manager of the Manchester Red Devils. During his tenure that started in 1986, his team has won over 30 trophies. This season the club won the English Premier League title with four games remaining on the schedule. The title was No. 20 for the club and No. 13 for Ferguson at United. Following Manchester’s last match on May 18, Ferguson will hand over the managerial... 
 

NBA Players Announces to the world he is gay

Jason Collins, a player in the National Basketball Association, who at the end of the regular season became a free agent, has announced he is gay. Collins made the announcement on Monday and said he has received overwhelming support since “coming out” as the first openly gay player in any one of the four major professional sports leagues in the U.S. Collins, a center in the NBA revealed he was gay via a first-person article posted on the website of Sports Illustrated. In a television interview on Tuesday morning, Collins said he felt the U.S... 
 

NASCAR Driver Patrick Ends Marriage

Danica Patrick, the NASCAR driver, has announced that her divorce has now become finalized. A judge in Arizona signed the consent decree on April 15 between the Go-Daddy NASCAR driver and Paul Hospenthal her husband. The decree was filed just two days after the signing, which ended the seven-year marriage between the couple. Patrick, who is 31, announced last November on via her page on Facebook that she had split from her husband, saying the couple’s marriage had become irretrievably broken. Patrick and her former husband first met after she... 
 

Notorious NBA Floppers

When a 6-foot-eight, 250 pound forward gets launched into the air after getting slightly nudged by a smaller, lighter point guard and then gets a foul call from the referee working to his favor, that’s a flop. When a player crashes to the floor like a house of cards after a getting out-boxed in a rebound play, more likely, it is a flop— especially if it’s Derek Fisher. Folks, this is the NBA today, where grown men play basketball and practice Method Acting at the same time. It’s as if the Larry O’Brien is not the only trophy at stake but... 
 

Player of Year List Released by British PFA

The Professional Football Association in England has released its shortlist of six men for the Player of the Year trophy. The most controversial player on the list is Liverpool’s Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan has been one of the English Premier Leagues’ most effective players. However, he has had his reputation damaged by the ban of eight matches he received last season for racial abuse against Manchester United’s Patrice Evra and claims he like to take dives to draw yellow cards and penalties from referees. The biggest rivals Suarez has for... 
 

UEFA Plans 10-game ban for Racism in European Soccer

Europe’s governing body for soccer announced on Wednesday that soccer players would face a ban of 10 games and team supporters could be banned from entering stadiums under the new antiracism measures that are being drawn up. Gianni Infantino, the General Secretary of UEFA said soccer must do more to rid the sport of racism following a big wave of incidents with high-profile players recently. Dynamo Kyiv from Ukraine was ordered today by UEFA to play one game without any spectators during next season following their supporters’ racist conduct... 
 

Shanghai Grand Prix Roundup

Shanghai International Circuit at a glance: Laps – 56 Track length – 5,451 km Total race distance – 305,066 km Total corners – 16 Average speed – 126 mph Lap record – 1:32.238 (Michael Schumacher for Ferrari, 2004) First Grand Prix – 2004 The Shanghai Grand Prix is due to get off the starting line on the 12th of April, and as always it’s promising to be a spectacular race. As the most expensive Formula 1 facility at the time of its creation, Shanghai International Circuit cost $240 million to build and is a real mix of hairpin... 
 

College Basketball Teams to Watch during March Madness

March Madness is the time of year that college basketball fans highly anticipate all season as they cheer on their favorite teams. March Madness is in its 75th year and this year’s tournament, like every year before it, is driving the fans into a frenzied activity to follow the action. March Madness is hosting a number of exceptional college basketball teams all vying for the top spot in the nation. A couple of the teams that are in the tournament are worth watching closely as they are likely to do well. These include the Pittsburgh Panthers who... 
 

Spectators Injured as Debris From Crash Flies into Stands

A tremendous crash in the final lap of a Nationwide NASCAR race at the Daytona Speedway on Saturday afternoon injured at least 30 spectators. The crash took place as racers were jockeying for position on the race’s final lap and one of the cars become airborne and rammed into the catch fence that separates the track from the fans. The car sent debris flying into the crowded spectator area. Track officials said 28 people had been injured, but local emergency personnel said the number was at least 30 or higher. Kyle Larson’s car was the one that... 
 

Super Bowl XLVII Kicks Off Sunday Night

On Sunday, February 3, over 100 million people are expected to tune in to watch Super Bowl XLVII at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year’s game will feature the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers against the AFC Champion Baltimore Ravens. The winner will receive the NFL’s coveted Vince Lombardi trophy. The American spectacle is quickly gaining an international crowd and this year’s game is expected to have the largest viewer turnout of any previous Super Bowl. Both teams have strong defenses that have given up more points than... 
 

Azarenka Defeats Stephens but not until After Controversy

Belarusian Victoria Azarenka will defend her Australian Open title in the final on Saturday against Li Ha, the sixth seed in the tournament. However, Azarenka, while defeating American Sloane Stephens in the semifinal, experienced a bit of controversy that was not received well by both fans and commentators. Azarenka was able to leave the court to be attended to by medical personnel for nearly 10 minutes during the second set of the match. Stephens had just fought back from five different match points and was pressuring the defending champion, when... 
 

Musial Dead at 92

Stan Musial, known by most as Stan the Man, died on Saturday night at the age of 92. The Hall of Famer and former star for the St. Louis Cardinals was considered of one of the best players to ever play the game. Willie Mays, also a Hall of Famer, said in a prepared statement that he had never heard a negative word spoken about Musial. Musial was at his home in Ladue, a suburb of St. Louis when he died and was surrounded by his entire family at the time of his death. One of Musial’s son in laws told the Cardinals that Musial had died. Musial accumulated... 
 

Armstrong Admits A Career of Doping

After vehemently denying publically he was involved in doping, Lance Armstrong openly confessed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he took part in doping during his career in cycling that included seven consecutive victories in the prestigious Tour de France. The former U.S Postal and Discovery team member said he used performance enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during all seven of his Tour de France wins. Armstrong even testified under oath that he did not take part in doping, persecuted close associates, former teammates and fellow... 
 

Super Bowl XLVII Preview

The Super Bowl XLVII match up comes after the Baltimore Ravens defeated the New Englan Patriots, 28-13, and the San Francisco 49ers victory over the Atlanta Falcons, 28-24, Sunday for the AFC Championship and NFC Championship titles, respectfully. This Super Bowl will be the second time the Harbaugh brothers have faced off as opposing coaches. Jim Harbaugh, 49, leads the 49ers and John Harbaugh, 50, commands the Ravens. The first time was on Thanksgiving night in 2011, when Ravens were victorious against the 49ers, 16-6. The brotherly battle aspect... 
 

Report Says Armstrong Will Admit to Doping

A report published late this week says that former U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong will tape an interview on Monday with Oprah Winfrey. In the interview, sources said Armstrong would admit to doping while he competed and won seven straight Tour de France titles. A person who is close to the situation and requested anonymity since he does not have authorization to speak publically about the situation said Armstrong would acknowledged he participated in doping, but would not give any details about how or anything specific. The Monday interview will take... 
 

Baseball Hall of Fame Will Have No New Inductees this Year

Baseball writers did not elect any new members to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Many of the existing members of the Hall are thankful that none of the Steroid Era players was elected by the writers. Al Kaline, one of the current members of the Hall, along with fellow members Goose Gossage and Dennis Eckersley said the Hall was not ready to open its arms to those players that are linked to steroids. Three of those players were on the ballot for the first time Wednesday – Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds – all three did not... 
 

Alabama Wins Second Straight National Championship

The Alabama Crimson Tide entered last night’s BCS Championship Game ranked no. 2 in the nation behind their opponent the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Four quarters later, Alabama was crowned the national champion after defeating Notre Dame 42-14 in a game that was dominated from start to finish by the Crimson Tide. Alabama scored a touchdown on its first three possessions in the first half to take a halftime lead of 28-0. Midway through the third quarter the lead was extended to 35-0 before Notre Dame was able to break into the scoring column but... 
 

NFC East Title on the line when Dallas meets Washington

One week of the regular season remains in the NFL and two NFC East rivals the Dallas Cowboys take on the Washington Redskins to see who will win the NFC East title. For Dallas it is a win on Sunday or their season ends whereas Washington still has a slim chance of making the playoffs without a victory. The winner will win the division title and host a wildcard game the following weekend, with their most likely opponent being the powerful Seattle Seahawks. The two teams met on Thanksgiving just over a month ago when Washington won 38-31 in Texas.... 
 

Favor Hamilton Was $600 an Hour Escort

Former three time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton admitted this week that she had been working as an escort and she had charged clients up to $600 an hour. Hamilton’s admission set off great controversy and a myriad of questions for the former U.S. Olympic team member and 44-year old mother. Prior to the news of her being an escort was released, Favor Hamilton had represented entertainment giant Disney, but Disney announced on Friday it had broken all ties with the former Olympic runner. Disney’s announcement came just 48 hours after its subsidiary... 
 

Rodriguez to have Hip Surgery

Veteran New York Yankee Alex Rodriquez will miss up to six months due to extensive hip surgery he will have in January. Nevertheless, doctors said Rodriquez should be back playing this summer for the team. General Manager Brian Cashman said you could not write off Rodriguez’s season before it even starts. Rodriguez will be 38 in July and many believe that playing on two surgically repaired hips will cause the veteran to have to miss the entire 2013 season. However, GM Cashman said he thinks Rodriguez will be able to return to contribute in 2013,... 
 

Beckham Bids the MLS Goodbye

 In 2007, former English captain David Beckham signed a contract to play for Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy. Since then he has helped sell jerseys for the team, helped them to titles and most importantly sold the league and the sport of soccer to everyone in the U.S. Upon his arrival Beckham told everyone that soccer was the world’s most popular sport everyone else but in the U.S. He told listeners at that time that he wanted to change that and make the sport much more popular in the U.S. In 2006, when in debuted in the MLS was still... 
 

Macho Camacho Gunned Down

Hector Macho Camacho, the former three-time world champion boxer was shot late Tuesday night, while sitting in a friend’s car in Bayamon, Puerto Rico his hometown. He was clinging to life late Wednesday afternoon with both his family and doctors deciding whether to shut off life support from the former champion. Initially doctors had thought the 50-year former boxer, who late Tuesday was reported to be in critical condition but was expected to live. However, during the night, his condition became worse and at one point his heart stopped, said... 
 

Los Angeles Galaxy Say Goodbye to Beckham on Dec. 1

On Monday, David Beckham told reporters he would play his last game in a Los Angeles Galaxy uniform on Dec.1 when his club faces the Houston Dynamo in the Cup final for Major League Soccer. However, Beckham insisted his playing days are still not over, but just coming to an end in Los Angeles. The former captain of the England National team has been linked to many clubs in South American, Europe and Australia. His agents are now looking to sign another deal that will be his next challenge. Beckham wants to be involved somehow, including possible... 
 

Oregon Loses Game and National Title Hopes

On Saturday night, the Stanford Cardinal, ranked at the time no. 13 in the nation, upset the no. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks 17-14 in overtime. The loss probably took away any chance for the Ducks to play for the national championship. If that was not enough to jumble up the national title picture, the Kansas State Wildcats also lost to Baylor, making for even more of a scrambled title mix. However, going back to the Oregon loss, most if not all Oregon supporters, players and coach will tell you they were beaten not by the Stanford Cardinal, but by the... 
 

Top Five NBA Movements of All Time

There have been a lot of NBA games played till dates but some games will remain special for a very long time. These games range from sudden game changers to excellent basketball skills on the court. One of the best games was the Knicks vs Warriors in 1962 where the Warriors defeated the Knicks 169-147. This was not only the highest score total in that specific court but also the highest points scored by an individual, Wilt Chamberlain who ended the game with a total of 100 points. T he rules of NBA have changed since then but this game will remain... 
 

Organizers Cancel Marathon in New York City

For only the first time in its history, the New York City marathon will not be held this year. Officials from New York City and the New York Road Runners, the organizers of the race, announced the cancellation of the race. Organizers felt that it was not correct to hold the race only days after Hurricane Sandy had devastated the area and that is would distract from the recovery that is ongoing. The statement read by organizers said that even such a prestigious event such as the NYC Marathon should not distract from the work that everyone in the... 
 

Cabrera Wins First Triple Crown in 45 Years

On Wednesday night, Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera joined a fraternity of baseball players that is very exclusive. He captured the Triple Crown for the first time since Carl Yastrzemski won the elusive title in 1967. His stats for the TC were a .330 batting average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs. HIs season was one of the best played in baseball in the last decade. Cabrera said he was very grateful for the accolades and attention, but more importantly, his team was in the midst of a run for the World Series. Even though Cabrera captured the elusive... 
 

NFL Players and Coaches Demand Return of “Real Refs”

The third week of the NFL regular season ended Monday night with the Seattle Seahawks defeating the Green Bay Packers 14-12. However, the controversy over blown calls by replacement officials in that game and many others is alive and well. Football writers, players and coaches believe the call that decided the game on Monday was one of the worst they have seen since replacement officials started in week one of the season. Players have started to complain that the integrity of the game is on the line and have demanded that the league office reinstate... 
 

Stanford Defeats USC for the Fourth Consecutive Time

The NCAA football national title race took a huge turn in just the third week of the season. The no. 21 ranked Stanford Cardinal defeated no. 2 ranked USC Saturday at Stanford 21-14. The win for Stanford was its fourth consecutive over the Trojans and fifth in the last six years. The Cardinal were led by Josh Nunes their quarterback whose pass to Zach Ertz was the go ahead touchdown. Running back Stepfan Taylor had 153 yards on the night and two important touchdowns. USC’s quarterback, Mark Barkley, who is a Heisman Trophy hopeful, threw for 254... 
 

Murray Finally Breaks through to win Grand Slam title

Scotland’s Andy Murray defeated Serbia’s Novak Djokovic to win the U.S. Open Tennis Championship on Monday in front of a capacity crowd in New York City. Murray was cheered on by fellow countryman and Hollywood star Sean Connery, as well as another countryman Alex Ferguson the manager of the world’s richest sports team Manchester United. The win was the first Grand Slam title for Murray. He lost four previous Grand Slam finals, prior to Monday’s victory. It was the first Grand Slam victory by a man from Great Britain in 76 years. The 25-year... 
 

Roddick Says Goodbye to Tennis

Andy Roddick lost this week at the U.S. Open to Argentine Juan Martin del Potro and with the loss retired from the professional tennis tour. Last week, the 30-year old American, shocked his fellow players and the tennis world in general when he announced that following the U.S. Open he would officially retire. He was interviewed at courtside following his defeat against del Potro and was very humble. He told his fans at the stadium and those watching on television that he had been attending the U.S. Open since he was a child, first as a spectator... 
 

NFL Starts New Season Wednesday Night

The 2012-13 NFL season starts September 5 with a Wednesday night game in East Rutherford, New Jersey between two NFC East rivals. The New York Giants the current Super Bowl champion host the Dallas Cowboys. The game is expected to be back and forth with odds makers only giving the reigning champs a four point advantage. The Giants season was mediocre at best when they arrived at the 15th game of the season last year with a record of just 7-7. The team was on the verge of missing the playoffs, when they defeated the New York Jets and then in the... 
 

Dempsey and Lloris Join Tottenham

Just before the end of the summer transfer window closed Friday night, English Premier League club Tottenham Hot Spur sign two talented players. The club signed Clint Dempsey a veteran of five seasons from EPL club Fulham and a member of the U.S. National team. They also signed Hugo Lloris, a member of Lyon in the French Ligue 1 and France’s national team. The Spurs however, missed out on another signing. The Spurs were trying to sign Porto’s Joao Moutinho. The Portuguese player plays for his national team and the midfielder would have been... 
 

McIlroy WIns PGA Championship

With his impressive win at the PGA Championship on Sunday, Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland is back as the number one player in the world. The 23-year old looked like the superstar everyone has labeled him as, when he won the tournament by eight strokes. He ended his final round by sinking a putt from 25 feet for birdie. His final round score of 66 gave him a total of 13-under par. The margin of victory of 8 strokes broke a PGA Championship record that was set by Jack Nicklaus 32 years ago. With the win, McIlroy became the youngest golfer since... 
 

Manchester United Disappoints On Wall Street Opening

The initial public offering for Manchester United started slow on Friday at the New York Stock Exchange, despite opening with a reduced price. Originally, the English football (soccer) club had hoped to offer its shares for $16 to $20 per share, but opened on Friday morning at $14. The price nevertheless, makes the club the world’s most valuable sports team with a worth of $2.3 billion, which exceeds the Los Angeles Dodgers prices tag of $2 billion that was recently paid by a consortium of people including Magic Johnson. The price of shares rose... 
 

Andy Reid’s Son Found Dead

The oldest son of Andy Reid, the head coach of the NFL Philadelphia Eagles, was found dead early Sunday morning. Garret Reid was 29 and was found in his dormitory room at Lehigh University, where the Eagles are holding training camp. Campus police said he was found at 7:20 am. Both coaches and players gathered to hold a group prayer prior to the beginning of practice. Following that, the general manager of the Eagles and the chief of police of the University addressed reporters. The GM said that Garrett had grown up around the team and that everyone... 
 

Central Florida Banned By NCAA

The Infractions Committee of the NCAA has banned from postseason play the University of Central Florida. The ban is for one season in men’s basketball and football because of major violations that took place in both sports. In April, Central Florida appeared in front of the committee for infractions. It also received a fine of $50,000 and received five years of probation. The university was also cited for not having enough institutional control. The issue that brought about the ban had to do with Ken Caldwell’s relationship with the university.... 
 

Greinke Traded To Angels

The Milwaukee Brewers have sent their pitching ace, Zack Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Jean Segura, a shortstop and two minor league prospects. Greinke was considered the best pitcher available prior to Tuesday’s trade deadline. The pickup by the Angels followed an offseason that was highlighted by the signing of two start free agents C.J. Wilson and the perennial all star Albert Pujols. Greinke said he was looking forward to playing in Los Angeles saying the team was a great team. He spoke highly of the talent and the great... 
 

Els Wins British Open after Scott Collapse

South African Ernie Els knew he would have to play almost flawless golf in the final round of the British Open if he hoped to have any chance of winning. He went out and played a brilliant round, recording a birdie on the last hole in dramatic fashion. Els also knew that besides playing nearly flawless golf, he would also need the help of Australian Adam Scott to win. Scott started the day six shots ahead of Els. Els helped his cause be recording four birdies in his last nine holes to finish the round. Els finished his round prior to Scott and his... 
 

PSU Did Not Regard Children’s Safety

An internal investigation has revealed that both senior school officials at Penn State University and Joe Paterno the Hall of Fame football coach concealed critical facts about the child abuse committed by Jerry Sandusky. The investigation said the facts were concealed because they worried that bad publicity would hurt the school and the sports program. Louis Freeh the former director of the FBI released his report early Thursday that outlined the school’s failings related to Sandusky, the convicted pedophile. The full report was 267 pages in... 
 
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