Associated Press/Photo by Charlie Neibergall (file)

Report skewers NCAA’s lax enforcement in college basketball

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/25/18, 12:35 pm

An independent commission urged the NCAA to do more to hold coaches, players, and colleges accountable for corrupt practices within their basketball programs. The Commission on College Basketball, led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, released a 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after a federal corruption investigation charged university officials with bribery and kickbacks. Ten people, including several assistant coaches and officials at high-profile collegiate programs such as Arizona, Louisville, and Kansas, were implicated in the scheme.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Bas Czerwinski (file)

Lance Armstrong settles lawsuit for $5 million

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/20/18, 11:07 am

Cyclist Lance Armstrong agreed to pay the United States government $5 million to settle a lawsuit filed over his use of performance-enhancing drugs while the U.S. Postal Service sponsored him, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday. Armstrong’s former teammate Floyd Landis filed the lawsuit against him before the government joined in 2013. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in 2012 stripped Armstrong of his Tour de France titles after receiving sworn testimony from Landis and other teammates confirming Armstrong used steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). The U.S.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Chris Carlson

Patrick Reed’s steady play earns green jacket

by Mickey McLean
Posted 4/09/18, 11:09 am

Brash but confident Patrick Reed held off two fierce competitors Sunday to win the Masters, his first major championship. The 27-year-old, known as “Captain America” for his fearless play for the United States in golf’s Ryder Cup competition, was steady down the stretch on the always tough Augusta National course to finish one stroke ahead of Rickie Fowler and two strokes in front of former Masters champion Jordan Spieth. Reed, who started the day with a three-stroke lead, shot a final round 71 to finish the tournament at 15 under par.

Read more