There are reports that the person who gave Maurice Clarett improper payments may have been gambling. ESPN.com says Bobby Dellemuti made 27 phone calls during Ohio State's championship season to a sports bookie in Costa Rica, and cell phone records show that. At the time Dellemuti and Clarett spoke on a daily basis. Now the records don't show what Dellemuti was gambling on, but Dellemuti denies using any information from Clarett to bet on OSU games.
Eastern Conference coaches selected reserves for the NBA All-Star Game Tuesday, and Lebron James wasn't one of those chosen. The rookie's already decided not to be in the dunk contest, but will team up with other rookies against league sophomore stars like Yao Ming, Amare Stoudemire and Cavs teammate Carlos Boozer.
Speaking of Boozer, the power forward was the star of Cleveland's game against Detroit, with the Cavs winning 85-82. Boozer scored 21 points and grabbed 15 boards....
The 1st Annual Sunrise Bowl Scratch Classic, organized by Andy Baker, took place at Sunrise Bowling Center. 16 finalists had been narrowed down from all qualifiers from the previous day, but by day's end, no official winner was named. Former two-time national champ Ted Hannahs was easily leading the group, losing only one match, but a possible irregular thumb slug was the subject of an offical protest filed by a fellow bowler. Official results won't be known for at least the next few weeks.
The Newark Advocate reports that Prince Allen was charged for drug trafficking. That's a 5th-degree felony... it's his 3rd offense... superintendent Keith Richards told the paper that anybody with three offenses are no longer eligible to play sports at the school