Saturday, September 29, 2012

NFL and the Replacements

If you follow American football then you know the first three weeks of the NFL season have been marred by horrible officiating by replacement referees. The most controversial call would have to be this past Monday nights touchdown by the Seattle Seahawks to end the game victorious 14-12 over the Green Bay Packers. Just to note, the Packers were a three point chalk and according to one website had 70% of bettors on their side. Time and time again when bettors are that lopsided funny things tend to happen come game time. One sports book estimated that $250 Million worldwide flipped from one side to the other on this play. Look closely at the offensive pass interference, which player has control of the ball, the two referee's different calls and you be the judge. Was is fixed?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Europa League Match-Fixing Investigation

July's Europa League qualifier soccer match between Albania's KF Tirana and Norwegian side Aalesund is currently under investigation by Europe's soccer governing body UEFA for possible match-fixing. After a 1-1 first leg, Aalesund blew out KF Tirana 5-0 on the second leg to advance to the next round on a 6-1 aggregate score. Seems like every month we hear of some sort of match-fixing in soccer. As soon as I hear more on this investigation I will post it in the comments.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Baseball Player Bartolo Colon Suspended for PEDs

Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon was recently suspended for 50 games after testing positive for testosterone. Colon is the fifth player suspended in the big leagues this year. With Oakland in the playoff hunt this may have some consequences on his team later this season.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Melky Cabrera Suspended 50 Games for PED

San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera was recently suspended 50 games after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug (PED). At the time of Cabrera's suspension his batting average of .346 was second in the National League which could show a correlation between these drugs and performance advantages.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Lance Armstrong Banned for Life and Stripped of Tour Titles

After a long battle to prove his innocence over blood doping accusations, Lance Armstrong will be banned from the sport of cycling for life and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles according to U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart. Picture courtesy of