If you missed it Tuesday morning, take some time and read the Miami New Times superb investigation into Biogenesis, a nondescript anti-aging clinic that also served as a hub for pro athletes seeking performance-enhancing drugs in south Florida. The revelation isn’t quite the game-changer BALCO was a decade ago, because, well, BALCO was a decade … Read more
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 23,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.
Friday afternoon Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez stepped on the scale in Las Vegas, bringing us a step closer to (what we hope is) the final chapter in their career-defining series, and tying together several compelling storylines that have developed in the eight years since they first fought. Can Marquez ever get a fair … Read more
If the stakes of the April 16 welterweight title bout between Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz were ever in question, consider not just the result of that fight but the outcomes for the two men involved. The gutsy, thrilling 12-round decision win earned Ortiz the WBC belt and propelled him into a Sept. 17 pay-per-view … Read more
When reports surfaced last year that 2008 Olympic 400-metre champion LaShawn Merritt flunked a drug test over his use of the over-the-counter sex enhancer Extenze, how else were we supposed to react except with a flood of junior high school jokes? Like Merritt took Extenze so he could run longer and harder than everybody else. … Read more
Nov. 18, 2008 MORGAN CAMPBELL SPORTS REPORTER On May 26, 1995, Allen Pitts pulled up to the border at Sweetgrass, Mont., to cross into Canada and follow up on the most successful season ever by a CFL receiver. Teaming with league MVP Doug Flutie, Pitts caught 126 passes for 2,036 yards and 21 touchdowns in … Read more