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Yes, Yes,

 

Da Kansas Jayhawks are da National Champions thank u god, and once again this proves how great of a recuiter Bill Self is (da man who rebuilt my fellow Illini into a national champion contender)....

 

Btw what a shot by Chalmers... collins almost lost it for the Jayhawks, but Chalmers consistent clutch performance, Dorells amazin quite night (22 & 10) and the steady consistency of Rush, and Co... helped seal this one...

 

Sry to see my fellow Chicagoean Derrick Rose... didnt cut the nets, but hey he is goin to be a great player in yrs. to come in the NBA.

 

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Greatest player of my generation

 

 

New Nike Ads by the King

 

 

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Back II Back Nat'l Champs...

 

One of the sexiest, toughest and greatest players in the game, Candace Parker (fellow Chicagoean) leaves out on top... Kudos...

 

coach summit adds another title to her legacy...

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Lionel Messi

 

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PSU Player Stanley Pringle Caught Masturbating in Library

 

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Pringle told police he has "a bad habit of putting his hand down his pants," and demonstrated for the officer by placing his hand down the front of his sweatpants, according to the complaint.

 

"Why would I need to masturbate?" he told police. "This is how I chill, ma'am."

 

Centre County District Judge Jonathan Grine signed a criminal complaint on Friday leveling charges of open lewdness and disorderly conduct against the junior guard. The Penn State police sent the charges to Grine Wednesday, but the complaint remained unsigned until he returned to the office.

 

The charges stem from an incident last Thursday at Pattee Library where a woman said an unknown man, whom police later identified as Pringle, sat behind her in the stacks section, attempted to start a conversation and then began masturbating.

 

After being informed of the victim's report during an interview with police, Pringle first denied being at Pattee Library last Thursday, but then remembered he had been there and recalled his conversation with the victim, according to the criminal complaint.

 

According to the criminal complaint, a woman said Pringle sat down on top of a desk behind her and asked if she wanted to purchase some hand lotion he was selling for the basketball team.

 

Sports Information Director Brian Siegrist declined to comment.

 

The woman told police that after 15 minutes of conversation with Pringle, she heard the sound of adjusting clothing followed by a "smacking sound, like Pringle's hand was smacking against the skin of his body."

 

The victim said she did not turn around because she was afraid, adding that she believed this to be the sound of masturbation and could see a reflection of Pringle's hand moving back and forth, according to the criminal complaint.

 

The woman told police that Pringle then answered his ringing cell phone and proceeded to make "moaning sounds" and "sounded like he was short of breath."

 

Frightened, the victim said she sent a text message to her friend asking for her to call her so she had an excuse to leave the area, according to the criminal complaint.

 

The victim told police that after walking through the bookshelves while answering her phone, she saw Pringle rubbing his hands together, "as if he had just put lotion on them," and when she returned to her seat, she said she saw Pringle tying the drawstring on his sweatpants.

 

A Penn State police supervisor said Sunday that he didn't know if Pringle had been arrested.

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i hate Kobe, but good commercial

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Godly....

 

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Dont know him..... what a great person... went to a party, a great person... BTW he is JACKED...

 

Rashard Mendenhall (Niles West HS) former UofI runningback drafted 23rd by the Pittsburgh Steelers....

 

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Three-Time All American Guard from the University of Tennessee, Chris Lofton revealed today that he had Testicular Cancer

 

For any guy to come out, and say this, you have to have real balls, especially if your a great basketball player, kudos and MEN CHECK YOUR BALLS!!! I DO ONCE IN A WHILE (HA!!) IN THE SHOWER, OR HAVE SOMEONE ELSE DO IT FOR ME!

 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Chris Lofton has beaten the odds his entire life.

 

Less than one week after the season-ending loss to Ohio State in 2007, Chris Lofton underwent surgery to remove the cancerous tumor.

 

One of the most prolific 3-point shooters in college basketball history, Lofton can still recite all of the things he supposedly wouldn't or couldn't do when he came out of Maysville, Ky., four years ago.

 

"Too short. Too slow. Not quick enough. Couldn't dribble well enough. Couldn't play defense," Lofton rolls off with his easy smile.

 

When it came time to pick a college, despite earning the prestigious Mr. Basketball honor in the state of Kentucky, Lofton was spurned by the two basketball powerhouses in that state -- Kentucky and Louisville.

 

Undaunted, Lofton headed south and carved out a record-setting career at Tennessee -- one that helped put the Vols back on the basketball map. The 6-foot-2 guard, who looks about as unassuming on the court as the team equipment manager until you see him shoot the ball, was in many ways the face of the Vols' renaissance in men's hoops. They won a school-record 31 games this past season, vaulted to No. 1 in the polls for the first time in school history and made their second straight Sweet 16 appearance.

 

It was truly a memorable career, one that Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl guarantees will someday lead to the retiring of Lofton's No. 5 jersey.

 

But Lofton's greatest conquest came off the court.

 

He beat cancer.

 

The three-time All-American, in an exclusive interview with ESPN.com, revealed for the first time publicly that he played his senior season at Tennessee after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from one of his testicles in March 2007.

 

I cried more this past year than I have my whole life combined. I cried a river this past year.

--Chris Lofton

He was diagnosed with cancer only a few days after Tennessee ended its 2006-07 season with a Sweet 16 loss to Ohio State in San Antonio. Miraculously, the cancer was discovered after Lofton was picked randomly following the first-round win over Long Beach State to submit to an NCAA-mandated drug test. The results turned up positive, and Tennessee officials weren't notified until the day of the Ohio State game.

 

What nobody knew at the time, at least for certain, was that what actually showed up on that test was a tumor marker.

 

It's a test that might have saved Lofton's life.

 

"I think it probably was a miracle because we don't do any test here [at Tennessee] that would ever check that," said Chad Newman, Tennessee's head basketball trainer.

 

After blood work and then an ultrasound the next Monday, four days after the Ohio State game, revealed that Lofton indeed had cancer, secretive surgery was scheduled two days later on March 28 at UT Medical Center. The surgery was done early that morning, and Lofton's name never appeared on the board at the hospital. His parents were discreetly taken into the hospital, and Pearl even came in semi-disguise.

 

Lofton, who had ended so many other teams' dreams with one of his patented step-back 3-pointers, was about to embark on the fight of his life.

 

"I'm not a guy who cries a whole lot around people," said Lofton, who's now cancer-free and as determined as ever to pursue a professional basketball career. "But I cried more this past year than I have my whole life combined.

 

"I cried a river this past year."

 

Amazingly, Lofton went through the entire ordeal -- the surgery, radiation treatments, recovery and excruciating emotional distress -- with very few people knowing.

 

It's the way he wanted it. An intensely private person, he internalized everything and was hell-bent on nobody being able to make excuses for him.

 

Chris Lofton considered redshirting his senior season but returned for Tennessee's first No. 1 ranking and an upset of then-No. 1 Memphis.

 

"That's just the way he is: a no-excuses kind of fella," said Lofton's father, Franklin. "The worst part for us was not being down there with him and everything he was going through, but that's the way Chris wanted it. He knew if we were down there in Knoxville all the time, people would be asking questions."

 

It was a very tight circle of people who knew. That circle included Lofton's parents, the Tennessee coaches and medical staff and a handful of others.

 

The only teammate Lofton told was fellow senior guard Jordan Howell, and that was late in the season. Lofton and Howell roomed together on the road.

 

Even Lofton's other family members -- aunts, uncles and cousins -- didn't know.

 

"It's the hardest thing I've ever had to go through, but I know now there's nothing out there I can't overcome," Lofton said. "I wanted to deal with it on my terms because I didn't want it being a distraction for our team. I knew if it came out, everything would change. I didn't want it that way."

 

It was still hard for Lofton, a man of few words, to come forward after the season. But he knew there was a good chance his story might help others.

 

"I think God wanted people to hear my story. I think that's what it was," Lofton said. "At first, I wanted to keep it to myself. I didn't want to tell anybody, but then I realized that people need to know, maybe to help them or maybe to help somebody else."

 

The 'miracle' diagnosis

 

Even now, Lofton finds himself wondering what would have happened had he not been selected for the NCAA's random drug test following the win over Long Beach State. The year before, he'd also been selected following one of the Vols' NCAA tournament games, but nothing showed up on that drug screening.

 

"Somebody was looking out for him," said Lofton's mother, Kathleen. "Never has anybody been so blessed to be picked for a drug test."

 

When Tennessee officials learned of Lofton's positive drug test the day of the Ohio State game, they were in utter shock. They decided not to tell Lofton or Pearl. At that point, they were trying to discern whether Lofton might have unknowingly consumed something in a protein shake or other supplement that would have contained a banned substance on the NCAA's list.

 

What was found on the test were high levels of beta hCG, which is found in women during pregnancy. It can signify steroid use, and it is also a marker for cancer.

 

"Knowing Chris, we knew it had to be some sort of abnormality," said Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton, who was the first to receive the grim news in San Antonio.

 

Tennessee officials decided to tell Lofton and his parents about the positive drug test in the wee hours of March 23, only a few hours after the Vols lost a 17-point halftime lead in a heartbreaking 85-84 loss to Ohio State.

 

You're going to get knocked down. It's whether you stay down or whether you get back up and fight that counts.

--Chris Lofton

They pulled the Loftons into a hotel room there in San Antonio to drop the bombshell. One of the scenarios discussed was cancer.

 

"Right then and there, it was like it was the end of the world for me," said Lofton, his eyes moistening. "I didn't know how to react, didn't know how to respond. It was like it wasn't even me they were talking about. I couldn't believe it. I mean, really, it was like the end of the world.

 

"You didn't know about your basketball career, didn't know if you were even going to be around to have a basketball career. You hear cancer, and … "

 

After flying back to Knoxville and doing additional tests, everybody's worst fear was confirmed.

 

Lofton had testicular cancer.

 

The good news, though, was the form he had was a seminoma, which, according to the National Cancer Institute, doesn't grow and spread as rapidly as nonseminomas. Seminomas are also more sensitive to radiation, which was the course of action doctors decided on following Lofton's surgery.

 

In vintage Lofton fashion, he wanted to get the surgery over with as soon as possible so that he could resume working out. He was naturally scared, but he was equally defiant.

 

Cancer wasn't going to beat him.

 

"I just remembered my mom and dad telling me, 'It's all going to be OK. Just pray about it and keep your faith,'" Lofton recalled. "You're going to go through tough times. We all are. It's how you respond to them that counts. It's how you get back up.

 

"You're going to get knocked down. It's whether you stay down or whether you get back up and fight that counts."

 

And make no mistake. Lofton had one hell of a fight on his hands.

 

The slow, painful recovery

 

It took Lofton about 10 days to feel good enough to be up and walking around after the March 28 surgery. He couldn't do anything as far as conditioning or working out for nearly a month.

 

"It was some of the worst pain I've ever gone through. All I could do was lie in the bed and watch movies," Lofton said.

 

His radiation treatments began on April 25 and continued through May 21. It was a daily ritual for Lofton and Newman. They met Monday through Friday and went to the hospital together for his 4:30 p.m. treatment. Lofton chose the afternoon treatment so that he might be able to do some basketball-related work in the morning.

 

Remember, you're talking about a guy who shoots for an hour by himself after everybody else is long gone from practice. He's also been known to do a second weight-lifting workout later at night after doing the one with the team earlier in the day.

 

Chris Lofton's stellar career at Tennessee ended with a Sweet 16 loss to Louisville. But the fact that he excelled at all during his senior season was remarkable.

 

The gym and weight room are his cathedral.

 

But even Lofton was no match for the radiation treatments and their nauseating side effects. The treatments included Lofton's entire midsection because doctors wanted to make sure the cancer didn't spread into the lymph nodes.

 

"The first couple times, I was like, 'This is nothing. I can do this easy,'" Lofton remembered.

 

A week later, he was curled up in bed with a trash can by his side, all the while wondering what he'd done to deserve this.

 

"I'm lying in bed, couldn't move and puking everywhere," Lofton said. "I'd call Chad and tell him, 'I'm hurting. I can't do this.' Chad was always there for me. He just kept telling me that I was going to make it. I don't know what I would have done without him."

 

While Newman was Lofton's lifeline in Knoxville, his parents were his rock via phone. They talked every night, his mom and dad passing the phone back and forth and wiping away tears as fast as they could.

 

"I cried myself to sleep a lot of times talking to them on the phone," Lofton said. "You're by yourself and there's really nothing anybody can do. You just have to deal with it. My mom and dad kept me strong. They gave me passages out of the Bible to read to help keep me strong. We all leaned on our faith."

 

Lofton's radiation treatments were the most heartbreaking time for his mother, who was 235 miles away and knowing her only child was suffering.

 

"It's the most difficult thing I've ever had to face," said Kathleen Lofton, who still gets choked up talking about it. "Anybody who has children knows, and when there's really nothing you can do … it's the worst feeling you can have.

 

"If I could have taken the cancer myself, I would have."

 

Lofton still remembers his last treatment like it was yesterday.

 

"It was the best day of my life," he beamed. "I just thanked God for everything. He let me play basketball this year, and that is my life. It's all I ever wanted to do."

 

Back on the court

 

Pearl discussed the possibility of redshirting Lofton, who considered it. Ultimately, the senior-to-be simply couldn't see himself missing out on his final season when the Vols were being picked by everybody to be a national contender.

 

"I had to be there for them," he said. "They would have been there for me."

 

Still, Lofton admittedly was a long way from being where he was when his junior season ended, one in which he led the SEC in scoring at 20.8 points per game and earned SEC Player of the Year honors.

 

He lost nearly 15 pounds and weighed less than 190 pounds for the first time since he was in high school. More important, he'd lost all of his strength.

 

"You've got to remember that I missed a whole month or more of basketball. I couldn't do anything, run, shoot, work out, anything," Lofton said. "I didn't really start working out until June."

 

It was in my head a lot, and maybe that affected me. I just know I couldn't move the way I wanted to. It was like my body wouldn't let me.

--Chris Lofton

Then came the trials for the U.S. Pan Am team in July. Lofton knew he wasn't anywhere close to being ready, but he swallowed his pride and went.

 

Sure enough, he was just a glimmer of the player who lit up the SEC as a junior, and was cut.

 

"I should have never gone to the Pan Am trials. I knew what was going to happen," Lofton said. "I was so weak. That was really a downer."

 

The Vols went on their European tour in August, and Lofton was still working his way back into shape. And even when the regular season began in November, he could tell something was missing.

 

"I was coming off my best season," said Lofton, the SEC's all-time leader with 431 3-pointers and third all-time on the NCAA's list. "But I just couldn't play to that level again. I had some good moments, but I didn't play as well as I expected, to my standards anyway, or as well as my team needed me to."

 

In particular, he noticed himself getting winded at points in the game he never used to in the past. He also didn't have that same explosiveness to the basket. That was the part of his game that he took to the next level as a junior.

 

The mental part, though, was the most difficult roadblock.

 

"It was in my head a lot, and maybe that affected me," Lofton said. "I just know I couldn't move the way I wanted to. It was like my body wouldn't let me."

 

Leaving his mark

 

Lofton's numbers went down -- his scoring average and shooting percentages. Part of that was Tennessee's having more balance on offense, but he also started the season by going 6-of-28 from the field in his first three games.

 

Heading into SEC play on Jan. 9, he was shooting just 34.3 percent from the field. Yet, when the Vols needed him most during the stretch run to their first outright SEC championship since 1967, Lofton was there to save them on multiple occasions.

 

"For a time, I was asked about Chris Lofton pretty much every day," Pearl said, "and while knowing the underlying reasons of what was going on, I had to respect his wishes and his privacy. To answer that question now, with everything out, no, Chris wasn't quite the same. I don't think there's any question that the cancer, the treatment, the loss in strength … all of those definitely were a factor.

 

"But what I also can tell you is this: That jersey, No. 5, is going to be hanging in the rafters in Thompson-Boling Arena, joining Ernie Grunfeld and Bernard King and Dale Ellis or Allan Houston to follow. No. 5 is going to be there. Chris Lofton leaves his mark in such a way as a Volunteer to have overcome this, to have not hidden and to have not allowed it to beat him."

 

And through it all, the few people who knew what Lofton was going through never heard him make the first excuse.

 

"I've watched people battle through different things at different levels, but this touched me as much as anything," Newman said. "For a kid so genuinely good to get this, I just couldn't believe it. That's what made it so hard, because I simply couldn't be a guy that was down. I had to be positive for Chris.

 

"I was mentally and physically exhausted, and I can't imagine what it was like for Chris."

 

Cancer-free

 

Lofton has been in for regular checkups, and the cancer has not spread. He is now cancer-free, Newman said, but he'll have to continue to be monitored for the rest of his life.

 

Chris Lofton enjoyed a SEC regular-season championship less than one year after quietly beating cancer.

 

Pearl has talked to several NBA executives he trusts, and they've assured him that Lofton's cancer won't be a factor as far as his being drafted or making a team. In fact, Denver Nuggets forward Nene went through a similar ordeal this past season and, after missing 2½ months, was back with the team on a limited basis.

 

"I have unbelievable respect for the guy," said Newman, who went with Lofton to all but one of his treatments. "I was just amazed at how he could come through this and be so private about it. What makes it even more amazing is that he continued to play at a high level in such a stressful situation, and even though it was subpar for him for a while, he took it in stride and kept going."

 

Lofton admits that he did his best not to listen when anybody in the media, or even fans, were discussing his shooting slump early in the season or talking about his not being the same player.

 

"I just told myself that no matter what happens, I'm going to leave it all out on the floor," he said. "I didn't care what people said about me or wrote about me."

 

He just recently told some of his closest friends in Maysville about his cancer and jokes that their reaction was predictable.

 

"They were like, 'Man, I could tell something was wrong with you,'" Lofton said.

 

After attending Tennessee's team banquet on Friday night, Lofton plans to spend some quiet time with his parents the next few weeks back home. He's waiting on an invite to the NBA's pre-draft camp in Orlando.

 

He said much of his resolve this past year came from his parents. His dad works at a power plant and his mother is a middle school teacher.

 

They attended most of Lofton's games this past season, home and away, and would typically drive all night afterward to get back home and be at work the next morning.

 

"That's how I was raised," Lofton said. "You show up for work every day no matter what."

 

Lofton's father was reminded recently of what he told former Tennessee coach Buzz Peterson during an in-home visit when the Vols were recruiting Lofton.

 

They were out in the Loftons' front yard when Franklin Lofton looked at Peterson and said very matter of factly, "You won't get one just like my son. He's special."

 

We all know now just how special.

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The whole Clemens case takes another twist in his saga, first it started with performanc enhancing drugs, now his former trainer said he had a decade long affair with country singer Mindy Mcready, and supposedly it started out at a karokee bar when she was 15, and he was 28 with two kids...

 

Clemens issues statement apologizing for 'mistakes'

 

Updated: May 5, 2008, 2:41 AM ET

Saying he had made "mistakes" in his personal life, Roger Clemens apologized to his family and the public on Sunday.

 

In his first public comments since he was linked to an extramarital affair, the former New York Yankees pitcher issued a statement to the Houston Chronicle that did not detail what those mistakes were.

 

Clemens did take the opportunity to deny that he had an affair with country singer Mindy McCready, as was reported by the New York Daily News. He also said that he had not taken performance-enhancing drugs.

 

"I know that many people want to know what I have to say about the recent articles in the media," Clemens said in the statement. "Even though these articles contain many false accusations and mistakes, I need to say that I have made mistakes in my personal life for which I am sorry. I have apologized to my family and apologize to my fans. Like everyone, I have flaws. I have sometimes made choices which have not been right."

 

Citing anonymous sources, the Daily News reported that Clemens "carried on a decade-long affair with country star Mindy McCready, a romance that began when McCready was a 15-year-old aspiring singer performing in a karaoke bar and Clemens was a 28-year-old Red Sox ace and married father of two."

 

In the statement, Clemens said: "Now, I have been accused of having an improper relationship with a fifteen-year-old girl. Nothing could be further from the truth. This relationship has been twisted and distorted far beyond reality. It is just one of many, many accusations that are utterly false."

 

Clemens refused to reveal the reason for public declaration but concluded: "I realize that many people want me to simply confess and apologize for the conduct that I have been accused of, but I cannot confess to, nor apologize for, things I did not do. I have apologized to my family for my mistakes. And having offered this apology to the public, I would ask that you let me and my family deal with these matters in private."

 

Espn.com -clemens

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Thanks GLT, good job with the random sports news!

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haha gracias keano... i know its lackin.... but hey ill i create a dec archive of sports stuff for myself...

 

Wuts ticking me off is that the PATRIOTS CHEATED to win all their super bowls and they WILL GET AWAY WITH IT. First of all isnt ironic that wen SEPT 11 occured it was the same year the PATRIOTS (think wut is a patriot) won the SUPER BOWL to start their dynasty. O YEA they won on a botched call in the AFC championship game that i still remember today, but at the time kind of typical NONE OF the anouncers called the FUMBLE from BRADY, but years later we all are suppose to sit there and laugh bc its now acceptable to say it was a fumble. NEXT OF ALL they obviously did something wen MANGINI SENT THE TAPES OF PATRIOTS TAPING THE NYJ game, the NFL pulled some serious punishments on the PATRIOTS and this was bc of just one regular season game not a postseason game.

 

THE NFL REALIZES IF THEY COMPROMISE TO THE CHEATING SCANDAL OF A TEAM THAT WON 3 SUPER BOWLS IN 4 APPEARANCES, IT WILL ULTIMATELY DESTROY THE LEAGUE MEANING BILLION DOLLAR CONTRACTS AND GLOBALIZATION OF THE LEAGUE WILL HIT A HUGE BUMP IN THE ROAD. unfortunately the world of sports is no longer true athletes its, corporations and business transactions which is heavily back by NATIONAL GOVT bc it takes people's eyes from wuts truly important in life and makes them stare at a tube for 3-5 hours or read stupid magazines.

 

THE NBA FACES IMAGE ISSUES SINCE JORDAN LEFT, THEY CONTINUE TO GET RIDE OF HIP HOP, LOOK HOW MUCH THE ITALIAN SOCCER LEAGUE WAS DISRESPECTED AFTER THE SCANDAL, AND BASEBALL WITH ITS STERIOD ALLEGATIONS.

 

After brokering a deal to protect himself, former New England Patriots employee Matt Walsh has finally turned over his evidence in the videotaping controversy.

 

The New York Times reported and the NFL confirmed on Wednesday that Walsh sent eight tapes to the league that show the Patriots recording the play-calling signals of five opponents in six games between 2000 and 2002.

 

Taping the signals of opposing teams is prohibited by league rules, and the Patriots were already fined $750,000 and docked a first-round draft choice in September for taping the New York Jets. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell left open the possibility that more penalties could be levied.

 

 

 

Mortensen reaction

 

ESPN NFL analyst Chris Mortensen looks at what could happen when Matt Walsh meets with the NFL on May 13, but doesn't think more can come of the Spygate investigation. Podcast

 

A Patriots employee from 1997-2003, Walsh reached an agreement to turn over the tapes in exchange for being indemnified from all future legal fees.

 

The list of the Walsh tapes indicates that the Patriots taped offensive and defensive coaches in regular-season games against the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns and San Diego Chargers. The team also made video of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2002 AFC Championship Game.

 

 

 

What games are on the tapes?

Here are the games included in the tapes turned over by Matt Walsh to the NFL, according to a letter sent by Walsh's attorney, Michael Levy:

 

Tape 1: Signals vs. Miami (Sept. 25, 2000)

The tape is labeled Sept. 25, but the actual game was on Sept. 24. That day in Miami, the Patriots lost to the Dolphins, 10-3, and dropped to 0-4. New England also lost its season finale to Miami, 27-24, on Christmas Eve. The Patriots finished 5-11.

 

Tapes 2-3: Miami defensive and offensive signals (Oct. 7, 2001)

The Patriots lost 30-10 at Miami to drop to 1-3. The Pats gained 149 total yards and fell to 6-14 overall under Belichick. (They're 99-26 since.) In a Dec. 22 rematch, the Pats gained 313 yards and didn't commit a turnover, winning 20-13 to improve to 10-5. Miami had three turnovers.

 

Tape 4: Buffalo signal camera (Nov. 11, 2001)

The Patriots beat the Bills 21-11 to improve to 5-4. The Patriots were actually outgained in this game, 242-205. In the rematch at Buffalo on Dec. 16, the Pats won, 12-9, and outgained the Bills, 335-310. Since this Nov. 11 tape, New England is 13-1 against Buffalo.

 

Tape 5: Coaches' signals vs. Cleveland (Dec. 9, 2001)

The Patriots won 27-16. New England barely outgained the Browns, 290-277. The Browns, however, turned the ball over four times. The teams didn't play again until Oct. 26, 2003, when the Pats won 9-3. Starting with that 2001 win, New England is 4-0 against Cleveland.

 

Tapes 6-7: Signals vs. Pittsburgh (Jan. 27, 2002)

In the AFC Championship Game at Pittsburgh, the Patriots were nine-point underdogs, and Tom Brady was knocked out with an injured leg in the first half. However, Drew Bledsoe came in and led the Pats to a 24-17 win, thanks to a Troy Brown 55-yard TD punt return and a 60-yard return of a blocked FG for a TD. The Patriots intercepted Steelers QB Kordell Stewart three times, and Pittsburgh running backs were held to just 19 yards. Starting with that win, the Patriots are 5-1 against the Steelers, including a 30-14 win in the 2002 season opener.

 

Tape 8: Third camera vs. San Diego (Sept. 29, 2002)

New England lost at San Diego 21-14, its first loss of the season after a 3-0 start. Despite the loss, the Pats outgained the Chargers, 440-342. New England didn't play San Diego again until Oct. 2, 2005 and lost, 41-17. The Patriots have won all three games against the Chargers since.

 

-- Brett Edgerton, ESPN Research

 

Walsh's tapes do not include the video of the St. Louis Rams' walk-through before the 2002 Super Bowl, as reported by the Boston Herald.

 

"Mr. Walsh has never claimed to have a tape of the walk-through," said Walsh's lawyer Michael Levy, according to the Times. "Mr. Walsh has never been the source of any of the media speculation about such a tape. Mr. Walsh was not the source for the Feb. 2 Boston Herald article."

 

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement that the NFL received a letter Thursday from Levy listing the videotapes Walsh is turning over to the league. "We have not seen the tapes, but there is certification that this is all the videotape materials that he has.

 

"There are tapes of five opponents in six games between the 2000 and 2002 seasons," the statement said. "The tapes are consistent with the findings of our prior investigation. There are no tapes of any opponent walk-throughs, no Super Bowl tapes, none of that.

 

"So, again, these are tapes of opponents' coaching signals. It's what we already knew and, as [ESPN] reported back in September, Belichick admitted to the commissioner [Roger Goodell] that he had engaged in this practice dating back to 2000."

 

Walsh has separate meetings scheduled on Tuesday with the commissioner and Senator Arlen Specter in which he is expected to provide additional details about the taping process.

 

"We're not going to comment," said Stacey James, the Patriots' vice president for media relations. He added he expected the team will wait to issue a statement until after Walsh meets with Goodell.

 

Under his agreement with the league, Walsh can retain copies of his videotapes, but he cannot use them without the consent of the NFL.

 

Information from The Associated Press is included in this report.

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ESPN REPORTS---

 

The NFL's feel good story about a player that did the impossible has came to an end. Everett who no longer can ever play football, but through new scientific research and surgery was able to go from paralysis to walking was cut by his Buffalo Bills team. First of all this is another sign that instead of beefing up Our Defense BUDGET maybe we should spend it on SCIENCE or donations to other countries defense systems.

 

The bad part of this story is that the NFL doesnt pay its severly injured players, in fact it SCREWS them OVER, there has been many former players either retired or suffered career ending injuries that have been left out to dry. The NFL does not help pay for their severe medical expenses, bc its too costly and its very bad PRESS. So they ignore it and stay away from it.

 

Hopefully Everett can now seek other methods of living... Sometimes these events help people to become an even greater person.

 

#85 Everett

 

Bills waive Everett, freeing him to seek NFL disability benefits

ESPN.com news services

 

Updated: May 13, 2008, 10:39 AM ET

 

Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett, who is walking again after suffering a life-threatening spinal cord injury last season, was placed on the team's waived/failed physical list Tuesday, freeing him to pursue long-term disability benefits from the NFL.

 

Everett

Now that he has been officially waived, Everett may apply for a long-term disability payment of $224,000 per year over the life span of his injury, according to The Buffalo News, which first reported the roster move. An injured player is not eligible for that benefit while still on a team's active roster.

 

Everett received his full pay of $435,000 last season, his third in the NFL, qualifying him for a full NFL pension. Based on his number of years in the league, he is eligible to receive monthly payments of $1,410, the newspaper reported.

 

Everett may also apply for a one-time payment of $75,000 as part of the Player Health Reimbursement Plan, according to the report.

 

In a statement, the team said Everett's progress since the injury "is nothing short of a miracle and is a tremendous example of faith, family and hard work.

 

"Today we are faced with the difficult decision to place Kevin on the waived/failed physical list, making him eligible to apply for any benefits due him," the team said. "We had numerous discussions with the league in dealing with this process to assist him in the best way possible. Kevin will always remain a Buffalo Bill in the same way that Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas and so many others before him are held in the highest regard by our franchise."

 

Everett was initially paralyzed from the neck down while attempting to make a tackle in the Bills' season opener last Sept. 9. He is now walking on his own since being released from a Houston rehabilitation facility in November.

 

He visited the Bills' locker room before their final regular-season game and sat with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at Super Bowl XLII.

 

Information from The Associated Press was used in this story.

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I find this girl super sexy... wish i could get in a lil bout with her, and i think shell kick my ass... But still im so turned on by a hot girl who can hold her own... lol im not a fan of chicks fighting, but like a legit fight karate, etc... is sexy...

 

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from American Gladiator, aka CRUSH & is now training to be Mixed Martial Artist...

 

Wiki - Gina Carano

 

Gina Carano

 

Gina Joy Carano (born April 16, 1982) is an American Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter. Her specialty is Muay Thai. Carano also appears as the Gladiator "Crush" on American Gladiators, where she has received a considerable fan base.

Carano was born in Dallas County, Texas, the daughter of Glenn Thomas Carano and Dana Joy Cason. She is a former psychology student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

 

Her father, Glenn Carano, played for the Dallas Cowboys as a backup quarterback from 1977-1983 and for the USFL Pittsburgh Maulers as a starter in 1984.

 

Martial arts career

After racking up a Muay Thai record of 12-1-1, Carano received an offer to participate in the first ever female sanctioned MMA bout in Nevada. She was invited to the World Pro Fighting show in Las Vegas to fight Rosi Sexton from the United Kingdom.[1]

 

She fought on the February 10, 2007, Showtime EliteXC card, defeating Julie Kedzie via unanimous decision in what was called "the fight of the night".[2]

 

Her scheduled bout against Jan Finney at the EliteXC/K-1 Dynamite!! USA event on June 2, 2007 was canceled due to illness.The Fight Network and other organizations reported that she was rushed to the hospital via ambulance due to dehydration while attending a World Extreme Cagefighting event as a spectator.[3]

 

Carano fought on the September 15, 2007, Showtime EliteXC card, where she defeated Tonya Evinger via rear naked choke for her first career win by submission.

 

Carano is scheduled to fight against former Hook n Shoot champion Kaitlin Young on the CBS EliteXC debut on May 31, 2008.

 

Along with Lisa King, Carano serves as a mentor to aspiring female fighters in the Oxygen reality series Fight Girls. She currently appears as "Crush" on the NBC show American Gladiators. She will also be featured in the new Michael Jai White film Blood and Bone slated to be released sometime in 2008.[4]

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TWO GREAT FEMALE ATHLETES HAVE ANNOUNCED RETIREMENT

 

Kudos Chicas for great years of athletic entertainment

 

JUSTINE HENIN (Tennis Great)

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Annika Sorenstam (Golfing Legend)

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I can't wait to see Derrick Rose play in the NBA. He is going to be a top 5 player by the end of his second season. I hope Chicago selects him in the draft at number 1 and he leads the team to many more championships in the next 15 years.

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derrick rose definitely is turnin out to be a great talent... ridiculous athlete... love to get to see this guy play on a daily basis, thank u paxon for doin two things right!

 

next this is a video of a cute volleyball chick who just faints...strange, that i saw recently

 

Beach Volleyball Chick faints during an interview

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2009 Boys' Youth World Championship

 

http://www.fivb.org/...2009&NoMatch=59

 

Just finished watching this pre-recorded game and bravo to our youth for beating Argentina 3-0, thus qualifying to the final match against Serbia which will take place tomorrow. Hopefully they will once again claim the trophy and become world's champions!

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lol bad day for perspolis :D .

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