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Cleveland Cavaliers Guard Delonte West Arrested

I don't think this was what the coach had in mind when he told Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West to work on his shot ...

From the AP,

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West was arrested Thursday after officers pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle while carrying two loaded handguns and a loaded shotgun in a guitar case.

 

LPGA Suspends Rule Requiring Players To Speak English

LPGA To improve players marketability, the LPGA has instituted a rule to require all players to speak passable English starting 2009. Players who can't pass an oral test will be suspended. The organization reconsiders after facing criticism over this rule.

"After hearing the concerns, we believe there are other ways to achieve our shared objective of supporting and enhancing the business opportunities for every [LPGA] Tour player. In that spirit, we will continue communicating with our diverse Tour players to develop a better alternative," LPGA commissioner Carolyn F. Bivens said in a statement.

Read more over at the LA Times.

 

Marion Jones Released From Prison

Marion Jones Marion Jones was released from prison today after serving her six-months prison sentence for lying to federal prosecutors about her steroid use during her Olympic career.

She was stripped of her five medals after admitting to doping in 2007.

 

Sumo Wrestlers Caught Smoking Pot

Sumo Apparently a drug scandal is hitting the world of sumo wrestling. Two Russian wrestlers have tested positive for marijuana while another is arrested after the police discovered a marijuana cigarette inside his lost wallet.

According to the BBC report, sumo wrestlers are held to high moral standards and any transgressions are dealt with swiftly by the sport's governing body.

And because Japanese law punishes the possession of marijuana but not its use, the wrestler who has the cigarette inside his wallet has been banned for life from the sport. As for the two who tested positive, they will not be prosecuted, but will most likely face tough sanctions by The Sumo Association.

Update 9/8/2008:
The Sumo Association's chairman Kitanoumi took responsibility and resigned as a result. The two wrestlers in question, Roho and Hakurozan, were kicked out of the sport by the Association in an emergency meeting.

Photo: Eckhard Pecher

 

Brett Favre Goes To New York Jets; Terms Disclosed

Brett Favre is heading to the New York Jets as their new quarterback. The New York Post has the terms of the deal (via NFL Network).

Chess Just Got More Physical

Don't be surprise when you see a fight break out between the competitors during their chess match. They may be participants in a hybrid sport called chessboxing, where the centuries-old board game is combined with pugilism.

Ex-Stripper Who Slept With A-Rod Speaks

Candice Houlihan, a stripper who once slept with Alex Rodriguez, sided with his wife Cynthia saying she "did the right thing" by filing for divorce from the Yankee's cheating third baseman.

Houston Rockets’ Playoff Hopes Dashed With Season Ending Injury To Yao Ming

Yao Ming will be out the rest of the season due to a stress facture. This bombshell was announced eariler this afternoon.

After being examined after Monday's practice by the team doctor Tom Clanton, it was revealed that Yao Ming had a stress fracture in his left foot. This news leave very little options for Yao.

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