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Roger Clemens Acquittal Could Boost Ex-MLB Star's Hall Of Fame Bid

Chris Greenberg | August 18, 2012 | Sports
NEW YORK -- Cleared in court, Roger Clemens will now take his case before a larger jury: some 600 Hall of Fame voters. Twelve jurors acquitted him Monday on charges of lying to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Come December, the voters will decide whether Clemens - one...

R.A. Dickey One-Hitter: Mets' Pitcher Shuts Out Orioles, Throws Second Consecutive One-Hit Game

Jason St. Angelo | August 18, 2012 | Sports
NEW YORK — R.A. Dickey's impeccable control with that dancing knuckleball has made him the most dominant pitcher in baseball. Dickey became the first major leaguer in 24 years to throw consecutive one-hitters and Ike Davis hit a grand slam to lead the New York Mets past the Baltimore Orioles...

Jerry Sandusky's 'Histrionic Personality Disorder' Defense A Stretch, Says Expert

Chris Greenberg | August 18, 2012 | Sports
The defense in Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse trial is suggesting that a personality disorder explains some of the charges against the former Penn State assistant football coach, but one expert says that may be a stretch. Sandusky's lawyers are arguing that he suffers from histrionic personality disorder. It's defined...

Jerry Sandusky Trial: Ex-Penn State Assistant Coach Dick Anderson Among Defense Witnesses

Chris Greenberg | August 18, 2012 | Sports
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky opened his defense in his molestation trial Monday with character witnesses who defended his reputation, including a former Penn State coach who said he knew Sandusky took boys into showers but never saw him do anything wrong. The six witnesses, one who called Sandusky a...

San Francisco's First Gay Sports Bar, Hi Tops, To Open In Castro (PHOTOS)

Robin Wilkey | June 18, 2012 | San Francisco
San Francisco will get its first gay sports bar this fall--an addition that we frankly cannot believe did not exist before. Following in the footsteps of similar bars in New York and Los Angeles, Hi Tops, a lively sports bar aimed at the gay community, will replace...

Italy Beats Ireland 2-0 At Euro 2012: Mario Balotelli Scores Incredible Late Goal (VIDEO)

Michael Klopman | August 18, 2012 | Sports
POZNAN, Poland -- There were no tears for Antonio Cassano this time, just joy. Seven months after a scary episode of stroke-like symptoms, Cassano scored the decisive goal when Italy beat Ireland 2-0 Monday to reach the European Championship quarterfinals.

Spain Beats Croatia 1-0, Advances At Euro 2012 (VIDEO)

Michael Klopman | August 18, 2012 | Sports
GDANSK, Poland — Unconvincing as it was, it was still enough for Spain. The defending champions advanced to the quarterfinals of the European Championship on Monday, getting an 88th-minute goal from substitute Jesus Navas in a 1-0 win over Croatia.

Jerry Sandusky Trial: Witnesses In Penn State Sex Abuse Trial Said They Also Showered With Boys

David Lohr | June 18, 2012 | Crime
BELLEFONTE, Pa. -– Two witnesses described sharing communal showers with young boys as something "very common" that is done "all the time" when the defense team for Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State coach accused of assaulting multiple young boys, began its case Monday. The first witness, former Penn...

LIVE DISCUSSION: Is Adidas Making Us Slaves To Fashion?

Marc Lamont Hill | June 18, 2012 | Style
Adidas has caused an uproar with the release of its new JS Roundhouse Mid sneaker. The reason for the uproar? The sneaker, designed by Jeremy Scott, comes with a bright orange shackle attached to each ankle by a chain. Many people have expressed outrage over the sneaker's connection to slavery and prison life. By targeting the sneaker to the urban market, they argue, Adidas is demonstrated blatant disrespect, disregard, and maybe even racism toward its consumer base. Others argue that critics are being too sensitive. They insist that the new sneaker has nothing to do with the legacy of slavery or prison, but is simply an attempt to make an edgy artistic statement. Is the new sneaker racist? Does it respect urban consumer? Or are we being too sensitive? Join us for a live discussion at 4:00PM Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 19,...

Roger Clemens Not Guilty: Jury Delivers Verdict In Perjury Trial Of Ex-MLB Star

Chris Greenberg | August 18, 2012 | Sports
WASHINGTON — Roger Clemens was acquitted Monday on all charges that he obstructed and lied to Congress in denying he used performance-enhancing drugs to extend his long career as one of the greatest and most-decorated pitchers in baseball history. Fierce on the pitching mound in his playing days, Clemens was...

Nick Offerman, Craig Robinson Sing 'Take Me Out To The Ball Game' In New Cubs-Sox Spot (VIDEO)

Joseph Erbentraut | June 18, 2012 | Chicago
The ongoing Cubs vs. Sox showdown between Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson entered its third round with the Monday release of a spot that takes the men's rivalry, the subject of a New Era ad campaign, to a new, musical level. In their latest spot, Offerman...

Olympics Facebook Page: Social Network Launches 'Discover London 2012'

Jason St. Angelo | June 18, 2012 | Sports
LONDON -- Facebook on Monday launched an official London Olympics page for fans to connect with their favorite athletes and teams, a move it says can help make this summer's games the first "truly social" one. Many athletes – as well as the London Games organizers – already connect with...

LaDainian Tomlinson Retires: Chargers Legend Signs 1-Day Contract, Enters Retirement

Jason St. Angelo | August 18, 2012 | Sports
SAN DIEGO — LaDainian Tomlinson was in the midst of saying goodbye to the NFL when his young son, Daylen, wandered across the dais and tugged on his pant leg, wanting a little attention. Tomlinson reached down and lifted him up, holding him as carefully as he used to carry...

Toronto FC Fight: Luis Silva, Miguel Aceval, Nick Soolsma Arrested After Nightclub Brawl

Michael Klopman | August 18, 2012 | Sports
HOUSTON (AP) — Three Toronto FC players have been charged with public intoxication after police said they got in a fight outside a Houston nightclub and then argued with officers. Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva says Miguel Aceval, Nick Soolsma and Luis Silva were jailed after the incident early Monday in...

Mike Tyson Broadway Show: Spike Lee Teams Up With Ex-Boxer For 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth'

Michael Klopman | August 18, 2012 | Sports
NEW YORK — Mike Tyson wants his next knockout to be on Broadway. The former boxer announced Monday that he will team up with director Spike Lee to bring his one-man show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," to the Longacre Theatre for six nights only, July 31 to Aug. 5.

Mike Tyson And Spike Lee Unite For 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth' On Broadway

Gazelle Emami | August 18, 2012 | Culture
By Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press NEW YORK — Mike Tyson wants his next knockout to be on Broadway. The former boxer announced Monday that he will team up with director Spike Lee to bring his one-man show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," to the Longacre Theatre for six nights only,...

EURO 2012 LIVE: Spain vs Croatia; Italy vs. Ireland In Final Group C Matches

Chris Greenberg | August 18, 2012 | Sports
WARSAW, Poland — Defending champion Spain beat Croatia 1-0 with a late goal, while Italy beat Ireland 2-0 in the final Group C matches at the European Championship. Both teams advanced to the last eight, with the Spanish topping the group. Here is a running account of Monday's action. All...

Reggie Jackson, Billy Martin Fight: 'Driving Mr. Yogi' Chronicles A Memorable Moment In Yankees Lore

Chris Greenberg | June 18, 2012 | Sports
The New York Yankees are one of the most storied organizations in all of sports and few chapters in the team's history are as thrilling and contentious as the late 1970s. The symbolic moment of the "Bronx Zoo" era came on a Saturday in Fenway Park when bombastic outfielder Reggie...

San Francisco's Olympic Club The 'Graveyard' Of Golf Legends (PHOTOS)

Carly Schwartz | August 18, 2012 | San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO -- The names are etched in golfing lore, just not on the U.S. Open trophies won at Olympic Club. Hogan, Palmer, Watson, Stewart.

Christopher Farias, U.S. Marine Corporal, Surprised By Father During Ceremonial First Pitch At Dodgers Game (VIDEO)

Michael Klopman | June 18, 2012 | Sports
U.S. Marine Corporal Christopher Farias got quite a surprise on Father's Day when he went out to throw the ceremonial first pitch before the Dodgers-White Sox game at Dodgers Stadium. Not long after admitting that he wished his father could see the pitch, Farias' wish came true....
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