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Park Tae Hwan {Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer} Fails Doping Test “Hospital Under Investigation”

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Source:Koreaboo – Top Star News

Media:Koreaboo – Top Star News

Posted:Tuesday January 27, 2015 @ 4:08 a.m PST

 

South Korean Olympic gold medalist swimmer Park Tae Hwan has failed his doping test. However, his management has attributed it to “an illegal injection made by a local doctor.”

The World Anti-Doping Agency announced on January 26th that the swimmer had tested positive for doping while Park’s representation has explained the situation.

According to his management, “Park received a free chiropractic treatment about two months before the Asian Games where he also received the shot. Prior to the injection, Park repeatedly asked about the contents of the shot and if it contained illegal substances. The doctor assured him that there would be no problem. However, it turns out that the shot contained an illegal substance which lead to this positive test.

As to Park’s current state, “He is more shocked than anyone,” with his management also  stating that “he had even avoided taking cold medicine to prevent any possible false-positives on the doping test.

His management continued by saying, “Park Tae Hwan has been a world class swimmer for 10 years… Our legal team is currently determining the reason and the purpose that this hospital administered this illegal substance and we are prepared to hold the hospital accountable and liable both civilly and criminally.

The timing of the maltreatment and the positive doping test comes coincidentally right before the important Asian Games for which Park was named captain; this has led to some calling out the injustice and unfairness of the maltreatment. In addition, this news was surprising since Park had taken the doping test several times for the Incheon Asian Games which returned with no problems.

Currently, Park’s management and the prosecution have initiated an investigation into the hospital.

Park Tae Hwan

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Oscar Pistorius {Sprint Runner} Sentenced For Killing Reeva Steenkamp

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Source:news.yahoo

Posted: Tuesday October 21, 2014 @ 2:19 a.m PST

 

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

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Edward “Chip” Sarafin {Arizona State University} 1st Openly Gay Division I Football Player

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Source:Time

Posted: Wednesday August 13, 2014 @ 9:23 p.m PST

 

Edward “Chip” Sarafin is an outside linebacker with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, is working toward his master’s at Arizona State University. He toldCompete, an Arizona based gay sports magazine, he started coming out to his teammates last spring so they’d hear it from him, rather than through rumors.

“It was really personal to me, and it benefitted my peace of mind greatly,” Sarafin said.

 

 

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Elena Baltacha {British Tennis Star} Has Died Age,30,

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Source: standard.co.uk

Posted: Monday May 5, 2014 @ 4:38 p.m PST

 

 

British tennis star Elena Baltacha after she died of liver cancer at the age of 30.

The former women’s number one died peacefully at her home early yesterday morning surrounded by friends and family and with her husband Nino Severino at her side.

The sports star was diagnosed with the illness in January, just two months after retiring from tennis and only weeks after she married her long-term coach.

In a statement released by her family, Mr Severino said: “We are heartbroken beyond words at the loss of our beautiful, talented and determined Bally.

Michael Sam Football Player Made History and Shocked His Father By Coming Out As Gay

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Source: msn.foxsports.com

Media: YouTube The New York Times

Posted: Monday February 10, 2014 @ 8:05 p.m. PST

 

LA MARQUE, Texas — Michael Sam, Sr.’s birthday was last Tuesday, which is when his son, Michael, Jr., gave him the biggest surprise of his life.

Michael, Jr. told his father he was gay.

”I was shocked,” Michael, Sr., said. “I’m proud of him. He’s my son.”

The rest of the family, for the most part, found out about the same time the rest of the world did. Sunday night, Michael Sr.’s sister, Geraldine, started getting a bunch of phone calls. People were telling her to turn on ESPN. She didn’t know what was going on. Then the New York Times called. Her nephew, Michael, SEC co-defensive player of the year, was about to become the first openly gay player in NFL history.

”I don’t think anyone in my family knew,” she said. “He’s made history. He really has made history and I’m really proud of him.”

Something in the Sam blood, maybe. Geraldine was the first African-American female mayor in Galveston County when in 2009 she was elected a mayor of La Marque, Texas, in a last-minute upset. Turned out Geraldine, a Republican, was popular with the senior citizens, whose ballots came in at the end that year.

La Marque is a town of 14,509 about 50 miles south of Houston. It exists because of the oil industry, but not much of the wealth generated from that has washed up in La Marque, or its adjacent kid brother, Hitchcock (pop. 6,961), where Michael Sam starred at Hitchcock High School before going to Missouri. Both towns are less than 60 percent white and more than 30 percent black, which gives the area almost three times as many African-Americans per capita as the state as a whole.

That diversity hasn’t resulted in harmony. When Geraldine was elected mayor, somebody called the police station to say they planned to kill her. That brought the FBI in town. She’s heard the N-word plenty. Monday, La Marque terminated a fire department captain after he posted an image of Barack Obama with a noose around his neck on his Facebook page.

For Michael Sam, the world has been a place of chaos and heartbreak. His parents have divorced each other twice. His sister drowned at 2 years old reaching for a doll near a pool. One of his brothers was shot to death, two of his brothers are in prison and one of his brothers disappeared one day.

”They never did find him,” Geraldine said. “I just don’t think they looked for him like they do everyone else. With young black children, they always say they ran away.”

But Michael kept his head. At Hitchcock High, he was a two-star recruit, which if you know anything about recruiting tells you what the scouting services thought of him. A five-star is the best. They don’t even give out single stars.

But Missouri found him, and he turned into a first-team All-American, leading a supposedly under-talented Tigers team to a 12-2 record in Missouri’s second season in the Southeastern Conference. Last summer, Sam told his Tiger teammates about his sexuality and, remarkably, that news more or less stayed in-house.

“Can you imagine the trust and the family atmosphere?” Geraldine said. “For them to keep his secret?”

As NFL Draft season starts to boil, every prospect’s personal life gets ransacked by scouts looking for dirty secrets. The rumors were starting to go around and, Geraldine said, it prompted her nephew to take control of his own story by just coming out with it.

Geraldine says she’d like to think her own experience as a mayor provided her nephew with some of the courage it took to do what he did, but she doesn’t know that. She is pretty sure, however, there’s a toughness in the Sam blood.

”That’s the Sam side of the family,” she said. “I’d like to take a little bit of credit for it.”

She says the Sams are prepared for some backlash. Not everybody will be supportive. But Geraldine figures it’s nothing they can’t handle.

“We’re prepared for those differences of opinion,” she said. “I tell people all the time, if anyone has anything to say negative about him, come see me. I have a word for you. That’s my nephew and I do have his back.”

Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame January 25, 2014

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Source:Thunder Valley

Media:Thunder Valley

Posted:Saturday January 18, 2014 @ 4:35 p.m PST

 

 

Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame

Sacramento Sports Hall Of Fame

Saturday, January 25, 2014 – 7:00pm

Five standout athletes will be inducted into the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Thunder Valley Casino Resort. The Class of 2014 features NFL superstar Tedy Bruschi; Major League Baseball All Star Steve Sax; MLB and Japanese League legend Leron Lee; and Olympic swimming Gold Medalists Debbie Meyer and Jeff Float.
This year’s event will also feature the first time induction of a local Special Olympics athlete. SSHOF has partnered with Special Olympics Northern California and a portion of the proceeds help benefit Special Olympics.

Location: Pano Hall
Time: 7PM
Tickets:$89.50, including hors d’oeuvres (plus taxes and fees)

Dennis Rodman Sings Happy Birthday To North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un

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Source: CNN

Media: CNN Video Link / CNN Twitter

Posted: Wednesday January 8, 2014 @ 4:15 p.m. PST

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman sings “Happy Birthday” to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his recent visit.

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VIDEO LINK: DENNIS RODMAN SINGS HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KIM JONG UN

Brandon Rios and Freddie Roach (Trainer)

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Source:sports.inquirer

Posted: Tuesday November 19, 2013 @5:46 p.m PST

 

 

 Rios can’t be blamed for snarling at members of Team Pacquiao, specifically head trainer Freddie Roach.
As reported by Ian Iole of YahooSports yesterday, Rios complained about the unjustified treatment being accorded him by the opposing camp.
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Rios did not like the idea that Roach, in particular, has refused to treat him seriously.
Iole said Rios complained that Roach & Co. tried to “treat him like some sort of a joke.”
“The more I see tapes of his (Rios) fights, the more I feel better,”

Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos (Footballer) Head Severed, Wife Geisa Silva Discovers

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Source: Mirror

Media: Mirror via TV Globo YouTube NEWS1lification

Posted: Wednesday October 30, 2013 @7:04 p.m. PST

 

A former professional footballer’s head has been severed and left on the doorstep of his home in a rucksack.

The horrified wife of Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos, 35, made the gruesome discovery as she left the house in Rio de Janeiro for work early yesterday morning.

The player’s eyes and tongue had been cut out and his head placed inside one of his own rucksacks, police said.

Mr Santos retired from football two years ago after a successful career playing for several teams in Rio de Janeiro, as well as for clubs in Sweden and Honduras.

He had recently set up his own business selling health foods and dietary supplements.

Police said today that Mr Santos is believed to have been snatched as he closed up his shop late on Monday night.

Witnesses said they saw several men bundling him into his car, a Hyundai i30, and speeding off just before midnight, a spokesman said.

Mr Santos’ brother-in-law, who didn’t want to be named, told Brazil’s Globo G1 website that the player’s wife, Geisa Silva, 31, stayed up all night after her husband failed to arrive home.

He said: “Every time a car passed by she would go to see.

“She was getting ready to go to work at around 5.30am when she heard a noise, opened the front door and saw his rucksack. When she opened it, it was his head.

“From what I know, he didn’t have any enemies and neither did his wife.”

Investigators are probing whether Mr Santos was murdered by a drugs gang because of Ms Silva’s work at a military police base in a local slum.

The ‘Police Pacification Unit’ in the Morro do Sao Carlos is one of dozens set up in Rio’s favelas to retake control of the city’s slums from violent drug traffickers.

However, according to police chief Rafael Rangel, Mrs Silva worked as a social worker in the base and didn’t patrol the streets or make arrests like other police officers.

He told Brazil’s O Dia newspaper the motives of the murder are still unclear.

He said: “Mrs Silva has no idea who would have done this.

“Neither she, her husband or any other member of the family have suffered any type of threat as far as she knows.

“There is nothing that would justify such a barbarous crime.”

He added that police have begun searching for the rest of Mr Santos’ body.

Beheaded: Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos

Aaron Hernandez’s Girlfriend Shayanna Jenkins Charged With Perjury Over Odin Lloyd’s Murder

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Source: NY Post By Associated Press

Posted: Saturday September 28, 2013 @12:45 p.m. PST

 

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The girlfriend of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a perjury charge in connection with the killing of his friend.

A Massachusetts prosecutor said Friday that a grand jury indicted Shayanna Jenkins on a single count in relation to the investigation into the June 17 killing of the friend, Odin Lloyd. The prosecutor says Hernandez’s cousin, Tanya Singleton, also was indicted on a new charge of conspiracy to commit accessory after the fact.

Lloyd was found shot to death on June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass., near Hernandez’s home. Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston semi-professional football player, was dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend.

Earlier Friday, a grand jury also indicted a second Hernandez associate, Carlos Ortiz, on a accessory to murder charge in connection with the Lloyd killing. Until now, Ortiz had been facing only a gun charge in connection with the case. He pleaded not guilty to that charge.

 

TO READ AND TO VIEW PHOTOS CLICK HERE:  Aaron Hernandez’s Girlfriend Shayanna Jenkins

Venus Williams Thick Purple Braids

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Source: yahoo sports

Posted: Tuesday August 27, 2013 @ 3:00 a.m PST

 

See Venus Williams Purple Hair: VENUS WILLIAMS SPORTING PURPLE BRAIDS

 

 

Ki Sung Yueng Frustrated and Tired Of Warming The Bench For Swansea City

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Source: Chosun

Media: Chosun

Posted: Monday August 26, 2013 @ 1:10 p.m. PST

 

Ki Sung-yueng is believed to be looking for a new club as he is growing tired of warming the bench for Swansea City in the English Premier League, the team he joined after parting ways with Scottish powerhouse Celtic in August last year.

He was apparently frustrated once again at not being part of Swansea’s 5-1 demolition of Romania’s Petrolul Ploiesti during their recent UEFA Champions League playoff game.

WalesOnline reported that Ki had “slipped down the pecking order” after coach Michael Laudrup acquired Jonjo Shelvey and José Cañas this summer. It added that Ki may be heading to rival EPL outfit Sunderland on a one-year loan deal, where he would join compatriot Ji Dong-won.

However, with only a few days remaining before the summer transfer window closes, Ki must move fast if he hopes to spend a more productive season in either the EPL or German Bundesliga.

Ki played 38 games for Swansea last season — 29 in the Premier League, two in the FA Cup and seven in the League Cup. After he joined the club for 6 million pounds, the largest transfer fee ever recorded for a Korean player, he soon established himself as a defensive midfielder who posed a constant threat with his free kicks and corner kicks.

But after Laudrup guided the club to win the League Cup last season, he announced that he would be making a significant overhaul, and subsequently brought in new midfielders including Shelvey from Liverpool and Cañas from Real Betis.

Ki has been in the doghouse since the start of the season. He was brought on to replace Cañas in the 77th minute of the club’s Premier League opener against Manchester United on Aug. 18, and reportedly had a falling out with the coach in the process.

In an interview with British media on the same day, the coach said that Ki must fight to secure his place in the midfield amid fierce competition.

Ki Sung-yueng

Darren Young First Openly Gay Pro Wrestler Told TMZ “I’ll Tell You Right Now, I’m Gay”

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Source: The Raw Story By David Edwards

Media: The Raw Story via TMZ / TMZ

Posted: Thursday August 15, 2013 @ 12:44 p.m. PST

 

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WWE professional wrestler Darren Young announced this week that he was gay.

In an interview with TMZ at the baggage claim area of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Young was asked if a gay wrestler could be successful in the WWE.

“Absolutely. Look at me,” Young replied. “You know, I’m a WWE superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. Very happy.”

The TMZ interviewer replied that he was “flabbergasted” because no WWE wrester had come out while still under contract.

“I just don’t think it matters,” Young said. “Does it matter? Does it matter to you? Does it change what you think about me?”

“I guess if you want to call it coming out, I really don’t know what to say it is, but I’m just letting you know that I’m happy with who I am, I’m comfortable with myself, and I’m happy to be living the dream,” he continued. “To be honest with you, I’m happy with myself, and some people might not like it and some people will like it. But I’m here to please myself, I’m here to be happy. It’s very important I’m happy with myself.”

According to TMZ, Young is the “first openly gay wrestler ever at WWE … and the first headlining wrestler ever to come out while still signed to a major promotion.”

Update (12:30 p.m. ET): WWE released a statement in support of Young.

On TMZ this morning, WWE Superstar Darren Young revealed to the WWE Universe that he is gay. WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will continue to support him as a WWE Superstar. Today, in fact, Darren will be participating in one of our Be A STAR anti-bullying rallies in Los Angeles to teach children how to create positive environments for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation.

WWE superstar Darren Young speaks to TMZ
Watch this video from TMZ, uploaded on Aug. 15, 2013.

Orlando Cruz First Openly Gay Pro Boxer’s Boyfriend Jose Manuel Accepts “I Accept Marrying You”

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Source: Fox Latino News

Media: Fox Latino News / You Tube CelebTVLatino

Posted: Thursday August 15, 2013 @12:07 p.m. PST

 

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The first openly gay professional boxer, Puerto Rican Orlando Cruz made history last October when he came out declaring himself a “proud gay man.”

Now he’s making news for proposing to his boyfriend on Facebook.

“I want you to be part of my life and me be part of yours,” Cruz said in Spanish in a video released on his Facebook page.

His boyfriend Jose Manuel accepted in a similar video message.

“I accept marrying you because I love you and adore you,” Manuel said.

Now that Cruz is setting milestones in his personal life, his professional career may soon take a historic turn — the 32-year-old will face Orlando Solido in October for the WBO featherweight championship.

“Now more than ever that I have an important fight coming up for the World Championship,” Cruz said in the proposal video, “I want to tell you that you are a very special person in my life.”

With a record of 20-2-1, Cruz could become the first active openly gay boxer to capture a championship.

The fight will take place in Las Vegas on October 12th.

Since revealing he is gay and being featured on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel,” other athletes have followed in his steps.

Robbie Roberts came out and retired from professional soccer before un-retiring and signing with the Los Angeles Galaxy. And NBA player Jason Collins also made headlines by coming out; he is a free agent and has yet to be signed by a team.

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Marion Bartoli Retires From Tennis At Age, 28

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Source: London Evening Standard

Media: London Evening Standard

Posted: Thursday August 15, 2013 @ 1:57 a.m PST

 

Marion Bartoli has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 28 – less than six weeks after winning Wimbledon.

“It’s time for me to retire and call it a career. I feel it’s time for me to walk away actually.”

 

Bartoli blamed a succession of injuries for her decision to call it a day – citing in particular an Achilles problem which was troubling her on the hardcourts.

“My body just can’t do it anymore,” she said. “I’ve already been through a lot of injuries since the beginning of the year. I’ve been on the tour for so long, and I really pushed through and left it all during that Wimbledon.

Michelle Kwan (Olympic Medalist) To Cover Winter Olympics In Sochi

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Source: sportsillustrated

Posted: Tuesday August 6, 2013 @ 1:27 a.m PST

 

 

Michelle Kwan has been hired by Fox Sports to cover the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The nine-time U.S. and five-time world champion figure skater will cover a variety of sports for Fox, which is launching its cable sports channel, Fox Sports 1, this month.

Kwan, a two-time Olympic medalist (silver in 1998, bronze in 2002) says she has been encouraged by the network to report on sports outside the Olympics, as well, and is hoping to be involved in Fox’s Super Bowl coverage just before the Sochi Games.
Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/news/20130805/michelle-kwan-olympics-fox.ap/#ixzz2bAtVqxaJ

Johnny Manziel (Heisman Trophy Winner) Under Investigation

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Source: Sun Sentinel

Media: YouTube ESPN

Posted: Sunday August 4, 2013 @7:00 p.m. PST

 

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel‘s eligibility may be in jeopardy after he reportedly was paid by a South Florida broker for signing hundreds of autographs.

ESPN‘s Outside the Lines reported Sunday the NCAA is investigating whether Manziel, who was honored during the BCS Championship Game in Miami for winning the Heisman Trophy, agreed to sign memorabilia in exchange for a five-figure fee.

Sources told ESPN they witnessed Manziel signing items but saw no money change hands. Three sources said Manziel signed photographs, footballs, mini football helmets and other items at the request of an autograph broker named Drew Tieman.

Sun Sentinel attempts to reach Tieman for comment Sunday were unsuccessful.

Tieman, 27, is no stranger to the sports business world.

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Chua Boon Huat, 33, National Hockey Player Killed In Accident, Collided With A Water Tanker

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Source: The Star Online  BY AUSTIN CAMOENS / sports247 By ALLAN NETTO

Media: The Star Online / pilihan-anda.blogspot.com / www.nst.com.my / YouTube Budak blur

Posted: Thursday August 1, 2013 @2:30 a.m. PST

 

National hockey player Chua Boon Huat, 33,(pix) was killed in an accident on the Damansara Puchong Highway (LDP) early Thursday.

Selangor officer-in-charge of traffic, Deputy Supt Azmi Mansor, said Chua was driving his Proton Perdana V6 car heading towards Damansara when it collided with a water tanker that was watering plants along the LDP at about 2am.

A Fire & Rescue team from Damansara rushed to the scene of the accident to remove Chua who was trapped in his car.

It is learnt that Chua died at the scene due to head injuries. The Malacca-born Chua was one of the longest-serving hockey players in the country.

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MALAYSIAN hockey not only lost a talented soul today, but the late Chua Boon Huat also leaves behind his mother Tan Kuai Neo, sisters Chua Mei Leng and Chua Mei Ling together with elder brother Aliff Nor Najmi Chua.

Chua, the youngest of the four siblings was killed in a road accident early today morning when his Proton Perdana crashed into a truck which was watering the plants along Damansara – Puchong Highway (LDP).

Chua’s elder brother Aliff, who converted to Muslim eight year ago held his tears back and told reporters “This is a big loss for us (family). He (Chua) was always pampered by all of us and hockey was his everything.

“The last time I met him was last month, and today I have lost my brother whom I loved a lot.

Aliff, had also lost his father due to a road accident which happened nine years back.

“I am lost for words and I wish this didn’t happen”, added Aliff.

42-year-old Aliff was the man behind Chua’s love for hockey, as the he was the one who encouraged his younger brother to pick up hockey.

“I bought him his first hockey stick when he was only six and it all started from there. He was a fighter on the pitch and he always does the best he can for his team,” said Aliff.

Ryan Braun (Milwaukee Brewers) Suspended The Remainder of 2013 Season

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Source: Yahoo Sports

Posted: Monday July 22, 2013 @ 3:36 p.m PST

 

 

 

Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun agreed to a suspension for the remainder of the 2013 season for his involvement with the Biogenesis clinic, apologizing on Monday for “mistakes” but never tacitly confirming his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

 Braun’s 65-game suspension, negotiated with Major League Baseball, is the first of many expected in the fallout of the league’s investigation into Biogenesis. MLB sought a 50-game suspension for Braun in the offseason before the 2012 season after he tested positive for synthetic testosterone, but Braun won his appeal and avoided discipline.

Ric Flair’s Ex “Jacqueline Beems” Allegedly Harassing Wendy Kidder (Flair’s Girlfriend)

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Source:Yahoo Sports

Posted:Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 6:53 p.m PST

 

 

A Mecklenburg County, N.C. judge has issued an arrest warrant for pro wrestling star Ric Flair on the grounds of failing to pay spousal support to his estranged wife. Flair, born Richard Fliehr, allegedly owes $32,352.51 from his estranged wife Jacqueline Beems.

Oh, but hold on. The story doesn’t end there. Beems turned herself over to authorities on Tuesday for harassing Flair’s current girlfriend. She was charged with a misdemeanor and released on $500 bond. Her attorney dismisses Flair’s allegations that she harassed Wendy Kidder, Flair’s current girlfriend, in up to 50 texts and five voicemails.