Month: March 2019

MLB AWARDS “THE BELT” FOR PLAYER ARBITRATION BEATDOWNS

If you’ve wondered if Major League Baseball players will strike in the near term, thanks to a story recently published by the increasingly compelling THE ATHLETIC, you can stop now. Clearly MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred are MLB owners are spoiling for a labor disruption when they confirm to The Athletic’s Marc Carig that every year Manfred and Major League Baseball owners are responsible for the awarding of a “replica championship belt” as “informal recognition of those club’s salary arbitration departments that did the best.” …

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VIDEO: PULEV ACCUSER GAVE LAPDANCE AT BOXER’S GATHERING

On March 28, 2019, Veronica Harms, California State Athletic Commission Deputy Director of Communications, announced: “before he will be licensed to fight in California again, boxer Kubrat Pulev must appear in front of the commission and demonstrate that he will conform to this principle of respect.” The statement from Harms and the CSAC referred to a March 15, 2019, incident that took place shortly after heavyweight contender Pulev stopped Bogdan Dinu in the 7th round of a boxing match in Costa Mesa, CA. …

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MURRAY STATE FIRES UP THE GRAVY TRAIN! (WITHOUT JA MORANT)

WKMS-FM reporter Matt Markgraf in Murray, Kentucky, has a report out today that further illuminates the mind-boggling injustice perpetrated by universities on college basketball players. The $250 million dollar man for Murray State, Ja Morant, somehow excluded from the enormous financial benefits he himself generated for MSU.On Thursday, “during a budget and tuition forum on Thursday,” Markgraf noted the following in a story published on the WKMS.org website …

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ADMISSIONS FIXER LISTED AAU HOOPS PROGRAMS AS “PARTNERS”

On March 12, 2019, the U.S. Justice Department announced that it had charged 50 people with Federal crimes for their participation in a criminal conspiracy that allowed the children of 33 wealthy parents to gain admission into universities for which they were academically and athletically unqualified. The latter disqualification was and remains crucial to Federal law enforcement officials, who have identified 58-year-old Californian Rick Singer as the ringleader of a vast criminal enterprise that they are continuing to unwind. At the heart of the scheme was …

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DID VANDERBILT AND CAL MISS THIS VIDEO OF RUSSELL TURNER?

After his team was soundly beaten in the NCAA tournament by Oregon last Sunday, UC-Irvine head basketball coach Russell Turner volunteered to the media a strategy he employed on the sidelines during the lopsided 19-point loss that had just ended UCI’s season. When asked by a reporter, “you were talking closely with (Oregon player) Louis King. You talked with him for a little bit. (After the game.) Can you share what you were talking to him about?“ Turner, whose resume includes significant stints as an assistant at Wake Forest, Stanford and the Golden State Warriors along with nine seasons at UCI, had this to say in response …

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