Archive for January 19th, 2016

Match-Fixing Allegations In Tennis, Curry Smells Champagne In Locker Room Before Trouncing Cavs

TENNIS

Roger FedererThe big news out of the tennis world is talk of match-fixing in mens tennis. A buzzfeed/BBC report is causing an uproar as 16 players and a US Champion are suspected. No one has been named as of yet, but many in the tennis arena are outraged. Novak Djokovic admitted that someone in his entourage was approached in 2007 offering to pay Djokovic $200,000 for losing a first round match in a tournament in Russia. Djokovic made clear that the offer was immediately rejected and it was “an act of unsportsmanship, a crime in sport”. Roger Federer also weighed in revealing his disgust that something like this could happen. He stated,  “I would love to hear names, then at least it’s concrete stuff and you can actually debate about it. Was it the player? Was it the support team? Who was it? Was it before? Was it a doubles player, a singles player? Which slam? It’s so all over the place. It’s nonsense to answer something that is pure speculation. Like I said, it’s super serious and it’s super important to maintain the integrity of our sport. So how high up does it go?”

BASKETBALL

The Cleveland Cavaliers felt disrespected before their matchup with the Golden State Warriors when Steph Curry made the following comment,”Obviously, walking in that locker room, it’ll be good memories. Hopefully, it still smells a little bit like champagne.” Curry was simply referring to the amazing feeling he and his team had after winning the Championship last season. The Cavs, including Lebron James felt the comment was “disrespectful”. Unfortunately for the Cavs, their feelings of “disrespect” did not fire them up enough to put up even a small fight against the Warriors. Golden State trounced Cleveland 132-98.

 

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