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Bernard Hopkins shoved Winky Wright in the face at the weigh-in for their 170-pound fight, sparking a heated scuffle between their entourages. The donnybrook was delayed a few seconds because Hopkins had to take his teeth out.

All bets are off

The FBI is investigating allegations that veteran NBA referee Tim Donaghy bet on basketball games over the past two seasons, including ones in which he officiated. Officials fixing NBA games? Whoever heard of such a ridiculous notion?

Dog and phony show

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Roger Goodell met with animal welfare officials inside NFL headquarters while about 50 people demonstrated outside, urging the NFL commissioner to suspend Michael Vick following his indictment on dogfighting charges. Maybe I haven’t been paying close enough attention, but has anybody been protesting outside WWE headquarters recently?

The tradition continues

Tour de France leader Michael Rasmussen has been kicked off Denmark national team for failing to report his whereabouts for drug-testing purposes in May and June. One more no-show would be considered equivalent to a positive test and lead to a ban. Two more no-shows and he gets a letter of congratulations from Floyd Landis.

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