South African runner Caster Semenya awaits the official time for her race.

UPDATE: Tests confirm Caster Semenya is a woman, can compete

After an interminable barrage of gender verification tests by the International Association of Athletics Federations, South Africa’s Caster Semenya has finally been approved to resume the practice of her career of choice. It only took 11 months for the IAAF to determine whether Caster was a man or a woman, and throughout the trying ordeal,
Close-up of a solitary lacrosse stick sitting alone on a grassy field. The UVA Lacrosse death has left a great hole that people who knew Yeardley Love will not be able to fill for some time.

UVA Lacrosse death rocks campus community

The recent UVA Lacrosse death has delivered a somber blow to a University of Virginia campus that had been riding a wave of excitement as graduation approaches. The deceased Yeardley Love, 22, was a beloved daughter, friend, teammate and student, reports CBS News. The spiritual keystone of the women’s lacrosse team was looking forward to
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Lorena Ochoa retirement rocks the golf world … again

The Lorena Ochoa retirement at age 28 rocked the world of golf on Tuesday. This marks the second time in three years that Ochoa, currently No. 1 in Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) world rankings, has decided to leave LPGA pay day cash behind. Ochoa has been No. 1 in the world since her first
Logo for Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. Apparently they don't teach the differences between 16- and 22-year-olds in health class, if Guerdwich Montimere's ruse is any indication.

Guerdwich Montimere, 22, nabbed for posing as high schooler

Guerdwich Montimere clearly subscribes to the notion that high school represents “the best days of our lives.” The 22-year-old graduated from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 2007. A basketball star, he helped lead his team to the state semifinal before going on to a brief playing career at an Illinois junior college.
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Evelyn Stevens Leaves Wall Street for Cycling Courses

Evelyn Stevens starts career in cycling Would you leave a high-paying job on Wall Street for the chance to make only $30,000 a year as a professional cyclist? Everyone has a hobby — something they wish they could make money doing. If there were a way for me to make money by singing karaoke I
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Poor personal finance leaves NFL players at a loss during lockout

Many people may assume that players in the National Football League, with their high salaries, escape life’s personal finance challenges. But a large percentage of NFL players live paycheck to paycheck — like most people — and financial hardship is an issue in the NFL labor dispute.  NFL owners know that many players could go
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2010 Iditarod : Running with history

It’s only been around since 1973, but the Iditarod dog sled race is one yearly sporting event that has been steeped in history. Alaskan natives have used teams of dogs to run the long, snowy trails for hundreds of years. The Iditarod race, with nearly 1,149 miles of mountains, forests, and seaside trails, is a
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NFL schedule for 2010 season unveiled Tuesday night

The NFL schedule for the 2010 season will be released tonight at 7 p.m. If you’re a football-starved fan, the release of the NFL schedule is like Christmas, or your birthday, or pay day cash during a bleak, boring offseason. If you don’t care about football, you’re probably scratching your head in wonder over how
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Need a Loan? I Found Late Inning Relief Right Here

My pitching arm needed a loan – fast! If you’ve ever been in a situation where you needed prescription medication but didn’t have insurance or the money to pay for it (we all know medication can be expensive), you know that you’re between a rock and a hard place. I had an experience with Personal
Tiger Woods won't be needed payday loans soon, but perhaps once the divorce is done – who knows?

Will Tiger Woods Need Payday Loans?

A Well-Earned Break Tiger Woods, the name synonymous with golf, has asked for the understanding of his fans, sponsors and competitors during his indefinite break from the game. Fans wish him goodwill and support through this break, but will his sponsors think the same thing? There is no doubt some of them may try to
LaShawn Merritt is pictured with two other runners.

LaShawn Merritt, gold medalist, fails drug test, faces ban

LaShawn Merritt, the reigning Olympic champion at 400 meters, has failed a drug test and faces a suspension. Merritt could be hit with a two-year ban from competition by U.S.A. Track and Field (USATF) after testing positive for a steriod he said he ingested unwittingly in an erectile dysfunction drug. The unlikelyhood of a 23-year-old
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NFL lockout loans: More money, more problems

The average consumer-level same day loan comes with a 15 to 25 percent fee per $100 loaned. Considering the relatively small dollar amount of these instant payday loans, the fee generally doesn’t break the bank. However, the 2011 NFL lockout has given rise to high-dollar variation of such loans, which the media has dubbed “lockout
Black and white photograph of Jackie Robinson after his playing days. He looks distinguished in a business suit, which means that the photo may very well have been taken during one of his civil rights speaking engagements. He holds his arm around a young African-American boy.

Jackie Robinson Day honors memory of human rights legend

April 15 is celebrated as Jackie Robinson Day across Major League Baseball. Jackie Robinson, who played his first Major League game on April 15, 1947, was the first African-American player to officially break the color line in Major League Baseball. The Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman faced racial slurs, violent treatment on the field and death
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‘Gatorade Tiger’ Sports Drink Pulled Off the Market

Timing is everything Gatorade says it decided months ago to discontinue the Gatorade Tiger drink line. Many people are skeptical of this because Gatorade issued an official statement saying it is stopping production on the drink named after Tiger Woods. In fact, when I first read Gatorade’s statement, which said the discontinuation had “absolutely nothing
Medium close up of Caster Semenya, the South African sprinter who says she's a woman. The International Association of Athletics Federations isn't sure, so they're forbidding her from competing until they can verify her gender. It's been eight months since they began gender verification tests, in case you're keeping track.

IAAF can’t decide sex of 880m champ Caster Semenya

Back in August 2009, South African runner Caster Semenya captured the Women’s 800m world record at the Berlin World Championships. Once the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) raised the question of whether Caster Semenya was a woman or a man and initial findings suggested that Caster may be a hermaphrodite, she was forbidden from
Chan Ho Park and wife Ri-hye Park appear at a party, dressed in elegant formalwear.

Chan Ho Park diarrhea comment reflects cultural divide

While the initial reaction of many Americans to New York Yankees pitcher Chan Ho Park’s diarrhea comment will undoubtedly be laughter, the reality is that the incident reflects a cultural divide between South Korea and America. Sports media in America – particularly New York – approach players aggressively. Players are expected to “play ball” and