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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Olympics

Rulon Gardner selling Olympic memorabilia to pay off $3.9 million debt

Olympic wrestling legend Rulon Gardner is still struggling financially. Gardner, who won a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney, will reportedly be auctioning off his Olympic memorabilia and several other items at a bankruptcy auction on Saturday. The 43-year-old is seeking to pay off a $3.9 million tax debt….Read More

Michael Phelps going to rehab after second DUI

Michael Phelps says he is going to rehab to address his second DUI. Phelps was arrested early Tuesday for driving under the influence. He failed a field sobriety test and his BAC was nearly twice the legal limit. He previously was arrested for DUI in 2004. Phelps, who has won 18 Olympic gold medals during…Read More

Michael Phelps issues statement about arrest for second DUI

Michael Phelps issued a statement Tuesday via Twitter to address and apologize for his DUI arrest earlier in the morning. “Earlier this morning, I was arrested and charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines. I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility. I know these words may not mean…Read More

Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

Michael Phelps was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence in Maryland early Tuesday morning. TMZ reports that Phelps was pulled over at around 1:40 a.m. and failed a field sobriety test. A breathalyzer reportedly revealed that his BAC was nearly twice the legal limit. Law enforcement officials said Phelps was pulled over…Read More

Oscar Pistorius not guilty of premeditated murder

Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of premeditated murder on Thursday morning. A South African judge ruled that the six-time Paralympic gold medalist did not intentionally shoot and kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year but could still be convicted of culpable homicide. Pistorius shook and wept as Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the verdict. “Clearly…Read More

Usain Bolt denies saying Commonwealth Games are a bit sh-t

Jamaican track star Usain Bolt is in damage control mode this week after a newspaper quoted him as saying the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are “a bit sh-t.” Bolt is at the Commonwealth Games competing for Jamaica in the 4×100 meter relay. Though he’s living in the athletes’ village, he said he’s spending most of…Read More

Lolo Jones: I miss my nice bobsled butt

Lolo Jones has always been in tremendous shape, which is hardly a surprise considering she is both an Olympic hurdler and bobsledder. However, you might be surprised to hear that Jones actually prefers the physical condition she was in when she was training for the Winter Olympics over where she is at right now. During…Read More

White Sox sign Olympic speed skater Eddy Alvarez to minor league deal

During the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, short track speed skater Eddy Alvarez participated in the men’s 500m, 1,000m, 1,500m, and 5,000m relay events. He and Team USA brought home silver medals for their efforts in the relay. With the Olympics behind him, Alvarez is turning his attention to another sport he has always enjoyed playing,…Read More

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