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Hoop nightmare

Len Bias’s death was more than just a basketball tragedy.
It wasn’t quite the world-shattering, where-were-you-when moment as the space shuttle Challenger exploding into cottony plumes earlier that year. But I still remember my naive and dazed disbelief upon hearing that basketball star Len Bias had died of a cocaine overdose on June 19, 1986
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 28, 2009

Stopping Traffic

The Fighting Sioux clean out the garage. Plus, quincy carter continues his slide.
North Dakota might not be the first place you think of when it comes to sports crime, but if the players up there maintain their recent pace, we might soon be listing the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux alongside such infamous programs as the University of Miami Hurricanes and the Florida State University Seminoles.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 05, 2009

Return of the Criminoles

Florida State's wide-receiving corps goes deep. Plus, a Miami big man and his even bigger truck.
Nothing warms the heart like the return of the Florida State football team to national criminal prominence.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 03, 2009

Last of the Redskins

What can sports mascots teach us about Native American relations today?
The Scarborough School Board changed from “Redskins” to the “Red Storm” eight years ago, at a time when high school and college teams around the country were trending away from using Native American mascots.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 02, 2008

Tiger trap

Sports blotter: "Walking in Memphis" edition
There are a lot of famously troubled college sports programs out there, the majority of them football teams.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 20, 2008

Bang for T-Buck

Sports Blotter
Brett Favre walks into a bar.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 13, 2008

A different sort of horse

Sports blotter: "The opposite of 'Celtic Pride' " edition
Remember former Celtic Chris Herren?
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 11, 2008

Not-so-instant karma

After decades of curses and calamities, Boston’s sports fortunes are at an unprecedented high. So can we stop the whining?
No matter what happens over their next two games, the Patriots will not have gone undefeated in 2007.
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 19, 2007

Poison ivy

What’s dooming John Edwards’s campaign to be the Democratic nominee? He never attended Harvard or Yale.
John Edwards’s campaign seems to have hit a roadblock that could seriously hurt his chances of securing the Democratic nomination.
By STEVEN STARK  |  August 01, 2007

A real stunner

Sports blotter: "The tasing refuses to stop" edition
Bob “The Bad One” Probert would have been proud.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 21, 2006

Nanook of the north

Sports Blotter: Alaskan edition
Well, it’s official now. The Cincinnati Bengals have surged past the Portland Trailblazers as America’s pre-eminent sports-crime family.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 27, 2006

The Boston Phoenix J.R. rider bail-hearing incident of the week!

Plus, deadbeat-daddy jocks and Master P's firearms
Folks in my line of work — cataloguing weekly the crimes of professional athletes — have a built-in rainy-day strategy.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 16, 2006

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