The New York Knicks’ Jason Kidd(formerly the Dallas Mavericks) will be fighting his DWI charge. Over the summer Kidd ran his SUV into a telephone pole in the Hamptons. If he is found guilty he could spend up to year in jail. Despite telling the cops when they arrived that he had “had a few drinks” and slurring his words he somehow managed not to take any blood alcohol tests. So now they are trying to claim he wasn’t really
that intoxicated to lessen the charges.
We will see how that goes. It is definitely not the way you want to start off at a new team.
Seven-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong, has lost his case against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. A federal judge in Austin, Texas threw out the lawsuit against the USADA claiming that in fact the USADA has jurisdiction and their claims do not violate Armstrong’s constitutional rights. This means the USADA can keep investigation Armstrong for doping. Armstrong has several options: he can appeal the decision, accept the charges(which means he could lose his titles), or proceed to an arbitration. He will make his decision by Thursday.
The USADA filed charges against Armstrong back in June claiming that he was part of cycling conspiracy where him and 5 other cyclist used banned substances and blood transfusions to get ahead. Even the judge rejecting Armstrong’s case was skeptical of the USADA’s claims nothing that they were not very specific. Regardless the USADA does still have the right to bring the claims.
It is time’s like these that I wonder why we are spending tax payers money to try to rip apart the legacy of a hero and cancer survivor. Even if Armstrong did dope, does it really matter now? If they could catch him the seven times he won the Tour de France then what makes them think they will catch him after the fact? Just another example of our government hard at work spending our money on a pointless matter.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has changed his back to Chad Johnson. Apparently his new wify, Evelyn Lozada, didn’t want to be Mrs. Ochocinco. The name was a reference to his jersey number 85. He’s had the Ochocinco for four seasons. Am I the only one who is bummed about this? I really liked the name Ochocinco. It made it so much easier to remember him. If anyone should be changing their name it should be Metta World Peace.
The once all-powerful Venus Williams has fallen in the first round of of Wimbeldon on Monday. Williams(now 32 years old) has been struggling with autoimmune disease the has been considerably slowing her down. She was defeated by 79th-ranked Elena Vesnina of Russia with 6-1, 6-3. It’s been 6 1/2 years since Williams has lost in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament. Williams is planning to be at the Olympics but it’s not looking promising.
Meanwhile Maria Sharapova just keeps on cruising through matches. She beat Aussie Anastasia Rodionova 6-2, 6-3. Sharapova is trying to win both the French Open and Wimbeldon in the same year. The last woman to do that was Serena Williams 10-years ago. It is looking likely it will happen.
This video is a little long but it is still funny. Watch what happens when Kyrie Irving goes under cover as an old man and kicks ass at a local basketball court.
As the headlines have been saying the Indiana Pacers turned turned down the heat on the Miami Heat Tuesday night. The Pacers won 78-75. The Pacers were pretty pleased with themselves and celebrated while still on the court. As you can imagine this didn’t sit well with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. Both players thought the Pacers were celebrating over nothing, after all it is just one game in the series.
The Heat were readjusting after losing Chris Bosh to injury, who will most likely be out for the rest of the Playoffs. Without Bosh around the Heat are going to need to find someone else to carry the load. It is crazy that Wade and James scored 24 and 28 points but no one else on the team scored more than 5. If the Heat are going to make it through this series, especially against the Spurs, then they need to have a whole team.
The Pacers got lucky that Bosh was out for Game 2 but luck isn’t going to get you into the finals.