Free At Last: A-Rod’s Divorce Deal Finally Settled

• Attention, ladies! (And Derek Jeter & Madonna!) The legal wrangling has been put to rest, and A-Rod is now a free man!

Alex Rodriguez waving Cynthia

(“Toodle-oo, Toots!”)

• The NBA fines Michael Beasley $50,000 for his role in the Mario Chalmers -Darrell Arthur marijuana mess. Boy, he must feel like some a dope.

• A large 800-pound animal was seen roaming the streets of New York City, and that’s no bull. (Well, actually it is.)

• We flush out video of George Brett sharing some bowel problem stories with spring trainees.

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Michael Beasley Just Spent $50,000 On Marijuana

I knew that the economy was in pretty bad shape at the moment, but I didn’t think that things were this bad. You may remember a few weeks ago when both Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur were sent home from the NBA’s Rookie Transition program after the two college teammates were busted in their room with weed and women (which is ironic because you’d think smoking weed with women in your hotel room would be part of the transition to being an NBA player).  Well, even though he wasn’t busted with them, there were rumors at the time that Michael Beasley had been in the room with both of them.

Turns out, he was. Beasley finally admitted as much to NBA officials yesterday, and it was a pretty costly admission as the NBA fined him $50,000 for it.

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A-Rod Proud Recipient of 1st Instant Replay Ruling

• Instant replay in Major League Baseball is used for the first time - for the player we all know it was designed for.

Alex Rodriguez leaning

• Pretending to be Joba Chamberlain can score you some free bagels - and free accommodations at the local jail.

• The next evolution in sports - Pigskin … In … Spaaaaaace!

• The Florida Marlins can only reel in 600 fans for Wednesday’s game. Even the Jupiter Hammerheads can get more butts in the seats.

• NBA rookies Mario Chalmers & Darrell Arthur face suspensions because of pot possession. Chalmers’ response: “SKINNERRRRRR!”

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You Don’t Want To Bring Weed On The 1st Day

The year 2008 started out so well for Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur. They were two key players on the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team that won the national title in March, and both were integral factors in that title game. Darrell Arthur dropped in 20 points and had 10 rebounds against Memphis that night, and Mario Chalmers hit the three-pointer at the end of regulation to save Kansas and send the game to overtime. Ever since that night, things haven’t gone so well for the duo.

Both players decided to capitalize on their success by leaving school early to enter the NBA draft, but neither was picked as early as they thought they’d be. Arthur slipped all the way down to 27 before the New Orleans Hornets drafted him, and Chalmers fell out of the first round entirely, going to the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 34th pick. Now Arthur is a member of the Grizzlies, while Chalmers is with the Heat. Of course, they won’t be playing for either team for quite a while now.

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Pierce Ramps Up Some Good Laughs on “Kimmel”

One final fond farewell to Will Leitch, and a hearty welcome to A.J. Daulerio.

• Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce shows up on Jimmy Kimmel’s show in style - by coming on stage while riding in a wheelchair.

Paul Pierce in wheelchair for Jimmy Kimmel show

Justin Gimelstob, tell us how you really feel about Anna Kournikova.

Darrell Arthur did a lot of traveling Thursday night without ever leaving Madison Square Garden.

• The inspiration for Alla Kudryavtseva’s big upset over Maria Sharapova: “I don’t like her outfit.

• Are the Cubs looking to get the “L” (flag) out of Wrigley Field?

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Darrell Arthur’s Wild Ride at the 2008 NBA Draft

As the NBA Draft started last night, the story was Derrick Rose vs. Michael Beasley with a little Heat mixed in. As the evening ended, though, two stories captivated draft devotees. First, the Trade of Extraordinarily Bad Contracts that moved Kevin Love from Memphis to Minnesota and O.J. Mayo vice versa before you could say “Wonder GMs Unite: Form of Inexplicable Trade!”

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

However, we come to you with the story of one Darrell Arthur, whose night had more twists and turns than a Disneyland “C” ticket ride. Rumors about his kidneys caused him to spend quality time in the Green Room, only to eventually be selected… and traded three times before dawn.
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