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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
Mario Mendoza, "father" of the Mendoza Line (Photo:

The Mendoza Line | Bad in Sports, Bad For the Budget

Try to at least hit your weight, OK? In sports, success and failure are easily quantifiable. There are statistics for almost everything a player or team can do on the field, making the evaluation of an individual or groups specific sports skills as easy as a glance. Sure, some may say that statistics can be
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March Madness: the NCAA billion-dollar money-making machine

The economic impacts of March Madness, the annual Division 1 NCAA basketball tournament, add up to billions of dollars in costs and revenues. From the cost of TV advertising to the money bet in office pools, March Madness money has effects that permeate multiple levels of the economy. For the schools of college basketball teams
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Bay to Breakers Race Results 2010

For much of the nation, it is the heart of the running season. Bay to Breakers is a celebration for runners and the Bay to Breakers Race Results 2010 are the reward. Bay to Breakers is held the third Sunday in May in San Francisco. Bay to Breakers is arguably the largest 12k road race
File photo composite of ESPN sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards (left) and ESPN announcer Ron Franklin (right).

Ron Franklin loses bowl job over remarks to Jeannine Edwards

Ron Franklin may be highly esteemed for his work as a college football announcer for ESPN, but his workplace acumen when it comes to dealing with the opposite sex clearly leaves a great deal to be desired. According to Sports By Brooks, Franklin was pulled from his announcing duties on Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl radio broadcast
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Mikhail Prokhorov to Buy Nets, Team to Move to Brooklyn

Russian billionaire takes over basketball team What would you do if you had billions of dollars? If you were Mikhail Prokhorov, you’d buy a basketball team — or at least most of one. New York Daily News confirms that Mikhail Prokhorov, who is worth more than $9 billion, will become the new majority owner of
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
View of football goalposts during an extra point attempt.

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