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Pete Rose Provides Ironic Voice of Reason in MLB's Rampant PED Scandal

In an interview with USA Today on Thursday, just a block away from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, baseball's former most wanted man, Pete Rose, voiced some thoughts on the current PED scandal.<p>While Rose made sure to compare and contrast his transgressions to the cheaters of today, the all-time …

Fan's 'Fraud' shirt creates stir

MILWAUKEE -- A Wisconsin woman said Friday she is still a Milwaukee Brewers fan, even though security at Miller Park asked her to leave a game after …

Top Excuses to Get out of a College Football Saturday Wedding This Fall

Congratulations! Your friend or loved one has asked you to accompany him or her to a wedding. They only get to bring one guest, and you were the easy choice—way to go!<p>Just one problem. The date reads: Saturday, [insert weekend between September and December], 2013. And your team kicks off its …

Pot ad outside Indy race snuffed out

Brickyard 400 race fans probably missed the public-service message that marijuana should be considered safer than alcohol.<p>A 30-second Marijuana Project Policy video that referred to pot as "the new beer" appeared for several hours Friday before it was pulled from a portable screen across from …

Cross Section Photos of Golf Balls Reveal the Diverse Beauty Within

Photographer James Friedman doesn’t play golf, but he had a collection of golf balls lying around. One day, he began to wonder what the guts of the …

Tour Players: Before They Were Stars

Dale Earnhardt Jr. needs sponsor

INDIANAPOLIS -- For sale by owner: major sponsorship for NASCAR's most popular driver.<p>Act fast, time is running out.<p>Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not only …

New Pro Bowl would include two fans in player draft

Getty Images<p>Big changes could indeed be coming to the most meaningless NFL game of the year.<p>In a poll posted by the league at NFLFanHuddle.com, a …

Skydiver kicks shortstop in the face

ST. LOUIS -- It was a most unusual error on a baseball field.<p>A skydiver parachuting in before a summer league game accidentally kicked shortstop …

Mark Twain

An NFL Player Saved A Family From A Burning Car

An undrafted rookie free agent, Willard was driving down Interstate 40 when he noticed plumes of black smoke. He sped up to the car, honked his horn and flashed his lights in an effort to draw the driver's attention to the fire. When he did, the woman pulled over.<p>"When she pulled over, the car was …

NFL

Ricketts seeks pledge that rooftop owners won't sue

Even after the City Council unanimously signed off Wednesday on the Cubs' $500 million remake of Wrigley Field and the neighboring area, the exact scope and starting day of the project remained uncertain.<p>That's because Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts issued a statement declaring his family is not …

Chris Johnson and Devin Hester will race a cheetah on TV

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is used to facing Jaguars twice a year. In November, Johnson and Chicago Bears receiver Devin Hester will showcase their speed against an actual cheetah on Nat Geo Wild.<p>According the <i>The Wrap</i>, both players faced off in foot races against the big cat for a …

Bet on Sports | Online Betting Site Betway

Online betting site Betway<p>From the first kick to the last stride. Every shot, every point, every race, every win – experience it like never before at …

Beautiful Games: drag-racing fever

Sachsenring MotoGP: Crutchlow fears 'hardest race' due to injuries

Cal Crutchlow reckons Sunday's German Grand Prix will be his toughest MotoGP race yet after admitting he is struggling with injury.<p>The Briton …

Motorsport

Jaguar Project 7 Concept

An F-type with one less seat, more power, and the awesome cranked to 11.<p>Jaguar ran a camo’d F-type prototype at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year, so bringing a production model to the 2013 event would be so . . . lame. Enter the Project 7, a chopped, lowered, and gutted F-type roadster that …

Analysis: the secrets of a two-second F1 pitstop

Red Bull's pitstop incident in the German Grand Prix threw the spotlight on Formula 1's quest for ever-faster tyre changes.<p>Craig Scarborough examines …

Motorsport

Dennis Rodman Is Releasing 'Bad Boy Vodka,' so Prepare Shot Glasses Accordingly

Dennis Rodman is launching his own line of vodka, but there is no word if there will be a worm in every bottle.<p>Slam Online reports the former NBA star is continuing his tremendous year by dabbling in the premium liquor business.<p>Here is a snippet of the press release it includes in the report, along …

America's Cup heads for disaster as sailing race shrivels to bickering rump

A sailor dead, boats capsized, a competitor's boycott and now an angry sponsor demanding a refund: it has not even started and already the America's …

Derek Jeter injury: Yankees SS goes 0-for-2 in 1st rehab game

The Yankees could have their shortstop back before the All-Star Break.<p>Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter began his rehab assignment Saturday and went 0-2 while fielding just one ball at shortstop, reports Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger.<p>Jeter, 39, will DH for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Sunday, …

Top Surfers Name the World’s Most Dangerous Waves, Plus Surf Spots for the Rest of Us

<b>See surfing photos submitted to us by adventurers like you >></b><p>For all of human history, waves have been a byword for “danger.” They drown swimmers, sink ships, and swamp entire towns with an inexorability and indifference that mocks the frailty of man in the intermittent roar and murmur of moving …

Cameraman's tyre injury shows F1 is complacent about safety, warns McLaren principal Martin Whitmarsh

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh fears Formula One is becoming complacent after a British cameraman was injured by a bouncing wheel in yesterday's German Grand Prix.<p>Paul Allen, who works for F1's official production company FOM, is currently in Koblenz hospital after suffering a broken …

Bubba Watson's hovercraft golf cart to debut at Ohio course

Bubba Watson won't be on hand for its debut, but the Windy Knoll Golf Club will introduce two hovercrafts at its Ohio location later this month.<p>Bubba Watson could probably lobby for commissions after the company that makes the hovercraft golf cart the 2012 Masters champ made famous in a YouTube …

How Would 4-Year Scholarships Change College Football?

Did you know that many college football scholarships are renewed on a yearly basis?<p>Yes, while we think of guys getting a “full ride” when they commit to a school on signing day, the reality is a big percentage of players get a ride that only lasts a year.<p>Multiyear scholarships were outlawed in …

ESPN the Magazine Body Issue 2013: Athletes Who Will Benefit from Photo Shoot

<i>ESPN The Magazine</i> is set to roll out its fifth annual Body Issue on Friday, July 12, and once again, the folks at ESPN have compiled an impressive list of athletes from all over the world to bare it all on the pages of their magazine.<p>According to ESPN.com, the idea behind the annual issue is to …

Black jockey wins South Africa's top horse race for the first time

Last week in the ambient background of grey area internet streams, the corner of my eye was constricted by a black man riding a bike in France. I …

2013 Big Ten Media Days player participants announced, led by Braxton Miller

The Buckeyes' quarterback will be at center stage at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago, but several other high profile players will be in attendance. Here's the full list.<p>The quarterbacks will be the center of attention at Big Ten Media Days, as Ohio State's Braxton Miller, Nebraska's Taylor Martinez, …

Report: Penn State, Central Florida to play in Ireland in 2014

An overseas game between Penn State and Central Florida will be announced on Sunday.<p>Penn State and Central Florida have reached an agreement to play …