MLB is kicking up their investigation of the latest performance-enhancing drug scandal, of course, based in South Florida. They will begin to interview all of the players accused of receiving PED’s from the Biogenesis clinic. MLB officials are planning to travel to South Florida within the next few days to also meet with the Miami New Times, to try and obtain the records that the newspaper collected that implicate a number of high-profile MLB players, such as Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez, and Nelson Cruz, as well as the previously suspended Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, and Yasmani Grandal. You think they’re looking for more names???
Here’s the complete report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/mlb-to-interview-players-implicated-in-miami-ped-scandal-001337669.html
Jimmy Goins, the strength and conditioning coach with the University of Miami baseball team the last nine years, was also implicated in the Miami Times article, and he has been suspended by the University pending a complete investigation.
In case you missed them, here are the original articles as published in the Miami New Times.
The Miami Heat were facing a Brooklyn Nets team that had not lost a game at home since Christmas Day. However, Miami opened up another can of whup-ass as they beat the Nets 105-85, their 13th straight win over the Nets, including three this season by a combined 63 points. LeBron James had 24 points, 9 rebounds, and seven assists. Dwyane Wade contributed with 21 points, Chris Bosh added 16. The Heat are now in Indianapolis, where they take on the Pacers tomorrow night. They will conclude this road trip with a game in Toronto on Super Bowl Sunday at 1:00 pm.
In the rest of the NBA yesterday,
Philadelphia 92 Washington 84
Jrue Holliday scored 21 points, Nick Young added 18.
Indiana 98 Detroit 79
Roy Hibbert, Tyler Hansbrough, and Lance Stephenson all recorded double-doubles. Hibbert led the way with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Boston 99 Sacramento 82
Paul Pierce had 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds
New York 113 Orlando 97
Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points to set a Knicks record with 30 straight games with at least 20 points.
Atlanta 93 Toronto 92
Al Horford scored the go-ahead basket with 21.5 seconds remaining in the game.
Chicago 104 Milwaukee 88
Nate Robinson scored a game-high 24 points.
LA Clippers 96 Minnesota 90
Blake Griffin led the way with 26 points and 13 rebounds, Caron Butler added 19 points in the win.
San Antonio 102 Charlotte 78
Tony Parker scored 22 points and distributed seven assists. Tim Duncan missed his fourth straight game due to a sore left knee.
Denver 118 Houston 110
Dailo Gallinari scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter
Utah 104 New Orleans 89
Paul Millsap totaled 25 points and 10 rebounds, Al Jefferson scored 22 points.
Phoenix 92 LA Lakers 86
Michael Beasley scored a game-high 27 points, including the go-ahead basket with 43.8 seconds left in the game. The Lakers blew a 13-point fourth-quarter lead.
Memphis @ Oklahoma City 8:00 pm TNT
Dallas @ Golden State 10:30 pm TNT
In college hoops, the University of Miami continue on a roll, as they won their eight straight game last night, defeating Virginia Tech 73-64 in Blacksburg. Shane Larkin scored 25 points to lead the way. Larkin is the son of hall-of-fame shortstop Barry Larkin. The Canes are off to Raleigh for a game against #19 North Carolina State on Saturday. Miami is ranked #14 in the country,
The FIU basketball team takes on Middle Tennessee tonight and will Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. Both games will be played at the US Century Bank Arena on the campus of FIU.
In Las Vegas, the San Francisco 49ers remain a 3 1/2-point favorites to win the Super Bowl over the Baltimore Ravens. The over-under on total points scored is now down to 47. The opening lines were 5 points and over/under of 49.
Today’s featured articles are from Fox Sports.
First, Jay Clemons bring us his list of top teams that did not win the Super Bowl.
Along those same lines, here are the best 20 players that never won a Super Bowl. (Unfortunately, Miami has the #1 name on that list).
TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION: There are four NFL teams that have never played in a Super Bowl. Who are these unfortunate souls? Tell you later, alligator.
We again want to take a minute to congratulate the Marlins ownership for causing us to lose out on another All Star game. Everyone had their sights set on getting the 2015 midsummer classic, but thanks to the dismantling of the team this winter, MLB has again decided to punish Miami and will award the 2015 game to Cincinnati. If this sounds familiar to you all, it should. We were supposed to also host the 2000 All Star game, but after the 1998 dismantling of the 1997 world championship team, MLB also dissed South Florida.
Dear Santa Claus Tooth Fairy Cupid Easter Bunny Jeffrey Loria and minions:
What do you mean, you still haven’t sold the team? You’re still here? What are you waiting for? The Super Bowl? Valentine’s day? Easter? Next year’s HOF election?
Your inept management allowed the Marlins farm system to deteriorate to the point of being horrible, and now have dismantled the major league roster while pissing off the players on the roster and the entire South Florida community. This latest dismantling now cost Miami the 2015 All-Star game. You really didn’t think that MLB would award you the game after this offseason, did you?
How soon before you get rid of Giancarlo Stanton for another group of so-called prospects, as you continue to allow your management to “sell low and buy high”. Please sell the team so we can once again enjoy baseball in Miami.
All kidding aside, your window of opportunity to get out of town is opening up in just a few weeks. The five-year anniversary of the Marlins and Miami-Dade County agreement for the baseball stadium is coming up on February 21, 2013. After that time, the “penalty” for selling the team is only 5%, a mere pittance, based on a $250 million value of the team. You’ve already saved much more than that on the salary dump this season alone. Of course, you and your minions have already decided not to field a quality major league roster this coming season, hopefully setting up the sale of the team.
We’ll continue to keep our fingers crossed and light a candle in the meantime.
Here’s the answer to today’s question: There are four NFL teams that have never played in a Super Bowl. Who are these unfortunate souls?
The Detroit Lions, the Cleveland Browns, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Houston Texans. It should be noted here that the Cleveland Browns left Cleveland after the 1995 season, moved to Baltimore and became the Ravens.
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