Champion cyclist Lance Armstrong refiled a lawsuit Tuesday against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in a bid to halt a doping case against him.
They are always the last to understand.
Hank Haney, Tiger Woods' former swing coach, talks about his new book, where he discusses Tiger's sex scandal.
As the Roger Clemens trial plods along, many are asking, in one form or another: Why did Congress waste millions of our tax dollars to investigate if a baseball player used steroids?
U.S. v. Roger Clemens -- take two -- starts today in the D.C. chambers of U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton. SI.com legal analyst Michael McCann answers the key questions.
Congratulations to Barry Larkin, who was elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday with the credentials of everything you would want in an elite player. Larkin played every phase of the game well, redefined his position, shortstop, never had to change positions or change teams and boasted a healthy peak and longevity to his career. Joe Morgan, another Reds great, said it best when he remarked, "Barry Larkin's election to the Baseball Hall of Fame comes at a time when statistics are as important as the eye test, and Barry passes both tests. When you watched him play you knew he was a special player."
With the Hall of Fame voting results scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday, here is a Cooperstown edition of Three Strikes. I divided my ballot into three parts: the player I voted for who I believe will get the necessary 75 percent support from the baseball writers electorate to get enshrined, three others I voted for who will add to their support but likely remain short of election, and the one guy I left off my ballot who is most likely to get my vote next time.
Legal expert Sunny Hostin says it's a big win for Barry Bonds' defense team that he received two years probation.
Baseball legend Barry Bonds was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and 30 days of house arrest for obstruction of justice in a grand jury inquiry into illegal steroid use by professional athletes.
Baseball legend Barry Bonds is scheduled to be sentenced Friday for his obstruction of justice conviction.
In the wake of Ryan Braun's positive test for ... well, for something, there has been talk that somebody should confiscate his National League MVP award. After all, he won it for his performance, and his performance was allegedly enhanced.
Federal prosecutors want baseball legend Barry Bonds to serve 15 months in prison for his obstruction of justice conviction, according to a sentencing memo filed in court Thursday.
Golfer Tiger Woods Tuesday addressed a racially-tinged remark made by his former caddy, telling reporters Steve Williams apologized and is not a racist.
His golf career might be in a seemingly downward spiral, but Tiger Woods is still the world's most valuable sportsman according to a top business magazine.
The NFL Player's Association has confounded the NFL and science experts in recent weeks by debating the validity of an HGH test that has been widely stamped for a approval by independent scientists, leaving some of those involved in the meetings to suggest that union politics are obstructing the process of drug testing. On Friday, owners of all 32 NFL teams received notice from the league that the HGH test would not be in place for the start of the regular season, though that was the previously agreed upon goal of the NFL and the NFLPA.
If the thought of Jim Thome's 600th career home run triggers milestone fatigue, you're not alone. Before 2002, when Barry Bonds joined the club, just three men had hit 600 regular-season home runs in the major leagues. Now, on Monday, Thome became the fourth to reach that mark in the last five seasons, following Sammy Sosa in 2007, Ken Griffey Jr. in 2008, and Alex Rodriguez last year. There is no question that the onslaught on the alltime home run list by the sluggers of Thome's generation has undermined the impact of those gaudy career totals, but to dismiss Thome's accomplishment because of the four men that preceded him to 600 home runs, three of whom have been connected to performance-enhancing drugs, is to unfairly diminish the legacy of one of the game's greatest sluggers.
Baseball sent a warning to its major and minor league players last week that may sound odd, if not comical, but is a sign of these drug-testing times: stop ingesting deer antler spray.
Golfer Tiger Woods returns to professional play next week, according to statements on his Twitter account and his website.
Tiger Woods' former caddie Steve Williams discusses being fired after 12 years. TVNZ reports.
For those of you depressed that two of our grandest leagues -- the NFL and the NBA -- are both temporarily out of business via lockout, cheer up, because there's other major news to divert you. Drugs are back, front and center; in fact, it's currently a veritable pharmaceutical hullabaloo.
U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton may have altered the legal strategies of prosecutors and Roger Clemens' attorneys this afternoon when he said that he will probably deny former Yankees players, including Andy Pettitte and Chuck Knoblauch, from discussing any performance-enhancing drugs they received from Brian McNamee, Clemens' former trainer and chief accuser.
With jury selection set to get under way Wednesday in the trial of baseball legend Roger Clemens, the judge in the case says he is leaning toward not permitting some of Clemens' former teammates to testify for the prosecution about their history of performance-enhancing drugs.
For baseball fans, July signals the midpoint of America's pastime: the All-Star Game, the full swing of pennant races.
NEW YORK -- The Paper Champion made his way toward the stage, arms raised, a toothy smile creasing his face. These are the moments Floyd Mayweather lives for and craves, those meticulously planned, carefully choreographed entrances where all eyes lock on him. They feed his ego and reassure the most insecure star in sports that, indeed, he is still No. 1.
The golfer suffers a knee injury forcing him to withdraw from the event for the second year in a row
Baseball legend Roger Clemens may get a chance to see internal documents compiled by a law firm handling a report on the illicit use of steroids that named him among possible players involved.
Barry Bonds doesn't belong in jail. He belongs in the Hall of Fame.
Baseball legend Barry Bonds was convicted Wednesday on one count of obstruction of justice, but a mistrial was declared on three counts of perjury after jurors reported they could not reach agreement.
He's convicted of obstructing justice; hung verdicts on three charges
Baseball player Barry Bonds, accused of doping, arrives at a San Francisco courthouse.
Jurors deliberated quietly Tuesday in Barry Bonds' perjury and obstruction of justice trial, sending no notes to the judge and offering no obvious signs of their decision process.
Two courtrooms, one on the West Coast and one on the East Coast; two legendary baseball players, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens; and one game neither wants to lose: fighting charges that include perjury and obstruction of justice related to investigations of illicit steroid use.
Jurors deciding Barry Bonds' fate asked to listen again to the testimony of a key prosecution witness Friday before they recessed deliberations for the weekend in the baseball legend's perjury and obstruction of justice trial.
Barry Bonds' former trainer was freed Friday from the prison where he's been held since he refused to testify in the baseball legend's perjury trial two weeks ago.
A federal jury began deliberating the perjury and obstruction of justice case against baseball legend Barry Bonds Thursday afternoon.
The defense rested Wednesday in Barry Bonds' perjury trial, and jurors are expected to begin deliberations Thursday after hearing closing arguments from the prosecution and Bonds' defense attorney.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Three quick thoughts after Day 10 of the perjury trial of former Giants outfielder Barry Bonds:
Some of the biggest names in baseball don't play these days. Barry Bonds is on trial, Roger Clemens is warming in the courtroom bullpen, Ken Griffey Jr. just spent his first Opening Day as a retired player and Stephen Strasburg is hurt. All of them were major drawing cards, which leaves us with . . . who?
SAN FRANCISCO -- Three quick thoughts after Day 6 of the perjury trial of former Giants outfielder Barry Bonds:
SAN FRANCISCO -- Three quick thoughts after Day 5 of the perjury trial of former Giants outfielder Barry Bonds:
Bond's former mistress Kimberly Bell testifies against the San Francisco Giants star in a perjury trial. Affiliate KGO reports.
Each year at this time, baseball loves to put on its best face. Unfortunately, this year the game's springtime face has an ugly pimple from its past that simply won't fade away.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Three quick thoughts after Day 2 of the perjury trial of former Giants outfielder Barry Bonds:
Barry Bonds' childhood friend Steve Hoskins, who worked for a decade as his assistant, testified Wednesday in Bonds' perjury trial that he tried to convince him to stop using anabolic steroids in 2000 and 2003.
Barry Bonds' personal trainer refused to testify against the baseball home run king in his perjury trial Tuesday, prompting the judge to order the trainer held in custody until he changes his mind.
The all-time home run leader is on trial in criminal court. What sounds like an explosive trial is, from a baseball perspective, oddly lacking in meaning. The United States of America vs. Barry Lamar Bonds, case 07-0732, has almost nothing to do with the legacy of the home run king. That acquired an indelible stain long ago.
The start of the perjury trial against former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds this week doesn't guarantee that the BALCO scandal -- now in its ninth year -- has reached an absolute end, but it represents a culmination of sorts: The scandal's most recognizable figure finally stands before a jury.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The man has been gone for years, his superstar aura has dissipated and now even the name of the recent Giants legend is rarely uttered by his former teammates.
Barry Bonds' chances of gaining an acquittal in his perjury trail are slim. The federal conviction rate is approximately 90 percent, meaning that the minute the government elected to charge Bonds with a crime, his chances of avoiding a conviction were no better than one in 10.
Even with U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston rendering key pieces of prosecutorial evidence inadmissible, and even with multiple re-writes of the federal government's indictment, the perjury case against Barry Bonds remains viable.
Although his long-awaited perjury trial is still six weeks away, Barry Bonds will soon learn a great deal about his odds for victory or defeat. Later today, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston will hear arguments from the government and Bonds' lawyers over whether Illston should deem a recording of a potentially damming conversation as admissible evidence or inadmissible hearsay.
Andy Pettitte is retiring with 240 career victories and another 19 postseason wins that helped the New York Yankees regain prominence -- and win five World Series championships. But that resume might not be good enough for Pettitte make the Hall of Fame.
Andy Pettitte, whose pitching helped the New York Yankees to five World Series championships, announced his retirement from Major League Baseball at a news conference Friday morning at Yankee Stadium.
A federal judge has blocked the lead defense attorney for Roger Clemens from questioning Andy Pettitte, the ex-baseball star's longtime teammate and friend, once his client's criminal trial starts in July.
After a string of courtroom victories, Barry Bonds was dealt a blow Friday afternoon in a San Francisco courtroom.
The long-awaited trial of 46-year-old Barry Bonds, who was originally indicted in November 2007 and who now faces 11 counts of perjury and obstruction of justice, is still two months away. Pretrial hearings in the next few weeks, however, may determine whether federal prosecutors can convince a jury, beyond a reasonable doubt, that baseball's all-time leading home run hitter knowingly lied under oath about using steroids. If convicted on all counts, Bonds, who has a clean criminal record, would almost certainly face some amount of time in prison, possibly up to two and a half years.
On Wednesday, two players, second baseman Roberto Alomar and starting pitcher Bert Blyleven, were elected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Here are five things we learned from the voting:
Who needs a scarlet letter when you've got tabloids?
2010 was a big year for celebrity mistresses, who cashed in on their infamy and became celebrities.
In many ways, 2010 felt like a setup year. There were a lot of questions. We didn't get too many answers. Is Tiger Woods done as the dominant force in golf? Don't know. Is Derek Jeter declining rapidly? We'll find out. Will LeBron James' Decision (powered by ESPN) lead to a shift of power in the NBA? Let you know next year.
We're talking about the year in sports, and it's important to take your eye off the ball.
1. "The Decision." Two years of speculation heightened the buzz around the ultimate free-agent destination of LeBron James. And then the self-indulgent idea of crassly announcing his departure from his hometown Cavaliers on live TV detonated the hype at the expense of James' good name. Someday, we will look back and realize the notoriety of last summer served more than anything to raise his profile, which will mean ever more attention for James should he win a championship in Miami alongside fellow free agents Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, whose group machinations resulted in an unprecedented coup for Heat president Pat Riley. The whole extended episode of LeBron's escape from Cleveland -- the long build-up, launch and instantaneous crash -- can be viewed as his attempt to leap the Snake River Canyon. It had two results: He lost control of his fame, and he became more famous than ever.
The Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards are discussing a deal that would send Gilbert Arenas to Orlando, multiple league sources confirmed to SI.com on Friday.
One year after his Thanksgiving car crash, the golfer is living "day by day"
Gilbert Arenas stories in the SI Vault
So Randy Moss has announced that for the rest of this season he will conduct his own press conferences, providing all the questions as well as the answers, ingeniously removing reporters from the traditional Q&A, in which sportswriters have long played the Q and Moss has expertly played the A.
How come you hardly ever talk about or investigate tennis players and doping? We only hear about positive tests when [the ITF] publicize the results. But you hardly ever comment on players that are suddenly looking different, suddenly hitting the ball harder, etc. This is talked about [on one website in particular] but journalists should investigate this! --Ben P., New York
The golfer star's estranged brother, Earl Jr., opens up about life inside the Woods home
Ken Burns vowed he would never do a sequel but six years ago he encountered a cosmic event so extraordinary that it forced the documentarian to change his mind: The Red Sox won the World Series.
Anthony Galea stories in the SI Vault
Shaquille O'Neal filed a motion Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit in which a former worker accuses the NBA star of hacking into his personal accounts and attempting to frame him for using child porn.
HASLEMERE, England -- News of the cricket scandal broke early Tuesday morning, and by that evening the sport's governing body sent a message: We refuse to stand for this.
Tiger Woods talked about his recent divorce saying that his actions led him and Elin Nordegren to the decision.
Former pro basketball star Jayson Williams was sentenced to an additional year in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, according to the Manhattan district attorney's office.
CNN's American Morning talks to a panel about baseball great Roger Clemens facing perjury charges.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Roger Clemens was vehement: "Let me be clear. I have never taken steroids or HGH," he told a House committee in 2008. Now, instead of the Hall of Fame, baseball's seven-time Cy Young winner could go to prison after being indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly lying to Congress.
You know what sounds easy? Punting on the whole steroids issue. Give 'em all hypodermic needles with their signing bonuses. Let them pop pills. Let them inject pure, unfiltered testosterone. Let them eat uranium yellowcake if they think it will make them bigger, stronger, faster, quicker or better-looking.
NEW YORK -- Dozens of flashbulbs greeted Alex Rodriguez's first-inning swing Wednesday afternoon, and when he connected with the pitch from Toronto's Shaun Marcum, the 47,659 fans in attendance at Yankee Stadium stood and cheered as the ball arced over the center-field wall to become Rodriguez's 600th career home run. As he rounded the bases behind Derek Jeter, who had been on first base, the scoreboard congratulated Rodriguez and then there was a procession of hugs with every teammate in front of the empty dugout.
His endorsement earnings are down a bit, but the golfer still netted $90 million over the last year
The golfer has a sometimes testy showdown with the press, but says he'll make time for his kids
With so many distractions around him, is the golfer's personal life still affecting his game?
In a series of recent e-mails to cycling officials and sponsors, Floyd Landis accused 17 other riders -- most notably seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong -- of doping or complicity in doping. All of the accused parties either declined to address or denied outright Landis's allegations.
This story appears in the May 31, 2010, issue of Sports Illustrated.
CHICAGO -- Given their time limitations Thursday, NBA executives said not a great deal changed in their assessments of the prospects for the June 24 draft.
The golfer got "along well" with other PGA players filming an EA Sports ad
The golfer says he's struggling to get his game - and life - back "in a harmonious spot"
"It is in both of our best interests for me to step aside," says Hank Haney
"I'm just going to let it go today," the champs says after hitting two shots in the water
The golf star calls the support he received at the Masters "unreal"
Woods parties in Florida, as Elin and the kids take off for Sweden, sources tell PEOPLE
Jaimee Grubbs is caught driving with a suspended license twice in two months
The cocktail waitress whose voicemail from Tiger Woods helped unravel the golfer's sex scandal last fall was arrested in West Hollywood, California, Wednesday night on several driving-related warrants.
As a sports fan in 2010, you must ask yourself the following questions:
Wife Elin skips the Masters, is disgusted by his Nike Ad - and jets out of town
They're always there. The spouses. The family. The children. The support system around the athlete. The private part that makes their public selves human.
Phil Mickelson's victory at the 2010 Masters golf tournament presents could send sponsors flocking towards his wholesome family man image in the wake of Tiger Woods many scandals.
A former trainer for Alex Rodriguez reportedly contacted by federal authorities in connection with an ongoing investigation of Toronto-based physician Anthony Galea denied knowing -- or ever having heard of -- Galea and said that he has not been contacted by federal investigators, much less spoken with them.