Nearly three years ago, LeBron James was roundly criticized for his hubris in talking up not just one but several Miami Heat championships in the wake of his signing with the team, in a move that may have actually been … Continue reading →
2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The stories that stood out in the world of sports
Year in Review 2012: Scandalous Behavior
Controversy rocked some of the world's largest institutions—from the military and the NFL to the Secret Service and the BBC. Some seemingly untouchable pillars of their profession were tarnished by the scandals of 2012.
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- Heat's LeBron James, Chris Bosh see yellow, then red before spoiling Spurs' coronation
The Heat changed the course of NBA history. Here was San Antonio, on the brink of another Tim Duncan era championship and these strong, sure Spurs crumpled to the court. They had the Heat, had them done, and let it all slip away.
- Brian Banks’ accuser ordered to pay $2.6 million in damages to Long Beach School District
Per multiple reports, Wanetta Gibson, the woman who falsely accused linebacker Brian Banks of rape when they were both students at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, has been ordered to repay $2.6 million in damages related to the $1.5 million … Continue reading →
- Atlanta radio hosts fired after making fun of Steve Gleason, who suffers from ALS
If you're the kind of nimrod who thinks it's humorous to make fun of people suffering from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) -- a disease that mercilessly takes away nearly every bodily function most of us take for granted ... well, … Continue reading →
- Top DE recruit commits to South Carolina because of classes where ‘you have to try to fail’
There’s good news and bad news if you’re a University South Carolina football fan today. The good news: The Gamecocks just landed a key commitment to its Class of 2014, with Georgia defensive end Arden Key pledging his future to Steve Spurrier’s squad. The bad news? He completely trashed South Carolina’s academics while committing, and said that was one reason he wanted to be a Gamecock. Continue reading →
- Doc Rivers unsure about returning to Celtics as coach after Clippers deal falls apart
After a deal that would have allowed Doc Rivers to coach the Clippers fell apart, the Celtics told Rivers they still want him as their coach.
- Lolo Jones has earned $741.84 bobsledding
How much have you earned at your job the last seven months? Chances are, it's more than Lolo Jones. Yeah, that Lolo Jones. As you may know, the track star has turned to bobsledding and, well, turns out pushing a … Continue reading →
- Falcons have initial approval to go forward with futuristic stadium design
The first drawings of the Atlanta Falcons' proposed new stadium put the team firmly in the forefront of facility design, to be sure. While most of the new stadiums in any outdoor sport go forward at reasonable" paces, the Falcons' … Continue reading →