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  • Report: Rick Pitino Files Lawsuit Against Adidas

    10/18/2017 7:49:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    SI ^ | October 17, 2017 | Daniel Rapaport
    Former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has filed lawsuits against Adidas America, Inc. and Adidas North America, Inc. claiming damages caused by the company's bribing of recruits, reports ESPN's Jay Bilas. The crux of Pitino's lawsuit is the coach's assertion that he had no knowledge of Adidas' alleged bribes, and the their corrupt activity resulted in his firing, which was made official Monday.
  • The step-by-step process of how the words 'corruption' and 'fraud' came to college basketball

    09/29/2017 1:26:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 29, 2017 | Mark Schlabach
    The FBI announced Tuesday that 10 people, including four college basketball assistant coaches, were arrested as part of a two-year investigation into bribes and other corruption in the sport. Assistant coaches from Arizona, Auburn, Louisville, Miami, Oklahoma State and USC were implicated in the investigation, and on Wednesday, Louisville announced that athletic director Tom Jurich and longtime basketball coach Rick Pitino have been placed on administrative leave.
  • The NBA is seriously concerned over the Trump-NFL protest flap, says Cleveland Cavs owner

    09/29/2017 11:46:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 29, 2017 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said Friday that the NBA is very concerned after more than 200 NFL players protested by kneeling or using other means of expression during the national anthem last weekend. The NBA wants to work to address the concerns of players by talking or "giving them an outlet" to discuss the issues, Gilbert said, but added that he believes that the relationship between NBA players and the league is good. "The NFL is in a different place because that's where it all sort of mushroomed out of," Gilbert told CNBC. "The discussions [Thursday] at the NBA...
  • NBA boss expects players to stand during the national anthem after Trump-NFL stoush

    09/28/2017 5:55:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The NBA expects players to remain standing for the national anthem and not follow the lead of protesting NFL stars because basketball rules are different. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he expects players to stand for the national anthem, which is a league rule unlike the protocols in American football. Mr Silver added he wanted basketballers to remain active in their communities and take part in what can be difficult discussions about racism and freedom of speech. But he says NBA players understand it is important to show respect for the flag. Mr Silver did not say what repercussions there...
  • Meet the 18 key figures in the FBI’s college basketball corruption probe, for now

    09/27/2017 4:38:18 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 38 replies
    SBNation ^ | Sep 27, 2017, 8:46am EDT | by Jason Kirk and Ricky O'Donnell
    The FBI’s investigation into college basketball corruption has already turned up several big names, including assistant coaches at prominent programs and apparel company representatives. The charges brought by federal prosecutors on Tuesday revolve around alleged bribery and fraud schemes. Here are the most important names and entities to know after the initial wave of charges and complaints. This will be updated as we learn more.
  • Louisville fires Rick Pitino amid corruption scandal

    09/27/2017 9:46:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 27, 2017 | Post Sports Desk
    ick Pitino found the scandal he couldn’t survive. The Louisville coach, as well as athletic director Tom Jurich, was canned on Wednesday, according to multiple reports, one day after the corruption scandal that rocked the NCAA focused intently on Louisville. Pitino and Jurich met with Louisville officials Wednesday. According to WAVE-TV, Jurich was asked to fire Pitino and when he refused was fired himself. A news conference is scheduled for later Wednesday. The FBI investigated corruption and bribery in college sports, arresting assistants from four programs. Louisville was spotlighted by the investigation, which found a Cardinals recruit was funneled $100,000...
  • FBI probe uncovers massive college basketball scandal snaring big-time programs

    09/26/2017 9:45:17 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 40 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Sep 26, 2017, 10:46 AM | Dan Wetzel
    The worst-kept secret in college basketball is how coaches, sneaker executives, sports agents, travel-team coaches and financial advisers, often through under-the-table payments, steer top high school talent first to NCAA programs and later to apparel brands and professional representation once they enter the NBA. Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York blew this shadowy world open in ways that have never before been seen, indicting 10 men, including active assistant basketball coaches at Arizona, Auburn, Oklahoma State and USC, plus an executive for adidas, in a widespread case that is sure to rock college basketball to...
  • N.C.A.A. Coaches and Adidas Official Face Bribery Charges

    09/26/2017 9:36:04 AM PDT · by abb · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 26, 2017 | MARC TRACY and VICTOR MATHER
    Ten people involved with the highest echelon of college basketball, including four assistant coaches and a senior executive at Adidas, are facing federal bribery, fraud and other corruption charges, prosecutors in Manhattan announced on Tuesday. The United States attorney for the Southern District of New York said in a statement that since 2015 the F.B.I. and federal prosecutors have been investigating “the criminal influence of money on coaches and student-athletes who participate in intercollegiate basketball governed by the N.C.A.A.” The investigation has revealed “numerous instances” of bribes paid by athlete advisers, among others, to assistant coaches and sometimes directly to...
  • U.S. Charges 10 in Crackdown on College Basketball Kickbacks

    U.S. prosecutors unveiled charges against 10 coaches, managers, financial advisers and representatives of a sportswear company, accusing them of bribery, fraud and corruption in recruitment in college basketball. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan said Tuesday the charges followed a two-year investigation into criminal influence in NCAA basketball. Among those charged are four coaches, who are accused of steering players to advisers who had paid bribes to the coaches. The defendants include coaches at top U.S. college basketball programs, one agent, one financial adviser and a former referee. The coaches are Lamont Evans, an assistant at Oklahoma State University, Emanuel Richardson, an...
  • Gregg Popovich: US is an ‘embarrassment to the world’

    09/25/2017 10:36:50 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 26, 2017 | Fox News
    The coach of the San Antonio Spurs thinks the U.S. is “an embarrassment to the world.” Gregg Popovich, NBA head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, reportedly made the comment during the team’s media day on Monday in regards to the recent battle between professional sports teams and President Trump, the San Antonio Express-News reported. After being asked about his thoughts on President Trump’s tweet on Saturday, in which the president rescinded an invitation for the Golden State Warriors to visit the White House, Popovich reportedly laughed saying, “I thought it was comical that it was rescinded because they weren’t...
  • Charles Barkley says he's embarrassed by response to Donald Trump in Alabama

    09/25/2017 2:59:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 24, 2017 | Chris Barnewall
    Charles Barkley, who was born and played college basketball in Alabama, was not pleased by the response to Donald Trump's speech in his home state. With Trump criticizing players kneeling during the national anthem, and rescinding a White House invitation to the Warriors, many athletes have come out and spoken against his words. Barkley went on NFL Today on CBS to share his feelings on everything and he wasn't happy. He was extremely displeased with Trump and just as much with the response to his words by Alabama residents, saying it was embarrasing.....
  • Why Are You Mad at Trump, NFL Knee-takers? This Is What You Wanted!

    09/25/2017 11:23:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | September 25, 2017 | Caleb Howe
    Americans seem to have a hard time coping with getting what they want. Example: Target Inc. changed their bathroom policy, and straight, non-trans males with axes to grind started using the women’s bathroom to prove a point. Some made videos. Supporters of Target were outraged at this abuse of policy. But was it abuse? People were using the bathroom free of the constraints of gender, isn’t that what they wanted? Then there’s the NFL players who are taking a knee, and their supporters on social media. They are angry about President Trump tweeting about them. Why? This is what you...
  • Michael Jordan leads host of NBA owners, execs who denounce Donald Trump

    09/25/2017 10:55:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | September 25, 2017 | Ben Rohrbach, Ball Don't Lie
    President Donald Trump set the sports world on fire over the weekend, referring to NFL players who kneel in protest of racial inequality during the national anthem as “sons of bitches” who deserve to be fired, rescinding a White House invitation to the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and — as hundreds of mostly athletes publicly protested the president’s comments — praising both the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins and NASCAR owners for respectively accepting his White House invitation and threatening to fire drivers who dared kneel for “The Star-Spangled Banner.” I’ll let you do the math on that equation. For their...
  • President Trump Revokes Golden State’s Stephen Curry’s Invitation to the White House

    09/23/2017 6:45:05 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 47 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 23, 2017 | Joe Hoft
    President Donald Trump tweeted this morning – "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!" The great basketball player Curry has expressed concerns about going to the White House since winning the NBA Championship.
  • Hip-Hop Reacts to President Trump Rescinding Offer for Stephen Curry to Visit the White House

    09/23/2017 5:08:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    XXL ^ | September 23, 2017 | C. Vernon Coleman II
    President Donald Trump continues to prove that he might be one of the most petty politicians in history. After making controversial comments about the NFL, POTUS recently rescinded the offer for Steph Curry and the NBA champion, Golden State Warriors to visit the White House after Curry said he didn’t want to go in a recent interview. Going on one of his seemingly weekly Twitter tirades, Trump snapped, “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!” LeBron James quickly came to the defense of his fellow NBA All-Star...
  • What Trump's NFL, Curry remarks should signal to his base (The Left takes the bait)

    09/23/2017 4:08:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | September 23, 2017 | Professor Julian Zelizer, Political Analyst
    President Donald Trump is going to war with some high-profile African-American athletes who have political thoughts on their minds. The President said that fans should walk out when NFL players like Colin Kaepernick take a knee during the national anthem to protest our nation's inadequate response to racial inequities. After the NBA superstar Stephen Curry told the media that he did not want to go to the White House to be honored by Trump, the President decided to take time from his busy day to tweet a withdrawal of the invitation. It would be easy to see this as just...
  • Maxine Waters agrees with LeBron James: Trump’s a ‘bum’

    09/23/2017 11:42:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 23, 2017 | Josh Delk
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) called President Trump a "bum & a disgrace" in a tweet Saturday, agreeing with NBA star LeBron James's earlier comments bashing Trump. "Thank you @jemelehill & @KingJames! Speak truth to power. Trump is a bum & a disgrace & it's never too early to get ready for impeachment," Waters tweeted. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Waters's tweet came after James called Trump a "bum" over the president's announcement that fellow NBA player Stephen Curry was no longer welcome at the White House. Trump had tweeted that he was rescinding the White House invitation to Curry after the Golden State Warriors...
  • Hey, Golden State Warriors, President Trump honors winners, not whiners

    09/23/2017 11:26:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 23, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    The Golden State Warriors may not be visiting the White House after all -- after several high-profile players pitched a hissy fit about meeting President Trump. “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump tweeted Saturday morning. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Trump was responding to Curry's disrespectful and classless comments about the president and his hesitation on attending the traditional visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Whether Trump has rescinded just Curry or the entire team’s invitation is unclear. “I don’t want to go,” Curry told USA Today. “That’s...
  • LeBron James calls Donald Trump a 'bum'

    09/23/2017 9:38:59 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 112 replies
    Sky Sports ^ | September 23, 2017
    LeBron James called Donald Trump a "bum" after the US President rescinded an invitation for Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry to go to the White House. Trump tweeted Saturday that Curry is no longer invited to the White House because of what the president called hesitation by the two-time NBA MVP in deciding whether to make the traditional champions' trip to Washington. That prompted an angry response from Cleveland Cavaliers star James. James tweeted: "U bum. Stephen Curry already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honour until you showed...
  • Prosecutors: Woman accused of battery against former KU basketball player now charged with DUI

    08/31/2017 6:37:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    KU Sports ^ | August 28, 2017 | Sara Shepherd
    The woman accused of battery against former University of Kansas basketball player Carlton Bragg Jr. reportedly got a DUI, which appears likely to cost her the diversion she had received in the case. Saleeha Soofi, 19, appeared Monday in Douglas County District Court after the state filed a motion to revoke her diversion and resume criminal proceedings in the Bragg case because she failed to obey all laws and abstain from alcohol and illegal drug use. According to that motion, Soofi has been charged in Overland Park Municipal Court with DUI, possession of a controlled substance, refusing a preliminary breath...