Shawn Chacon In Gambling/Bowling-Related Arrest

When last we left pitcher Shawn Chacon, he had “accidentally” choked Houston Astros general manager Ed Wade, and threw him to the ground. As would happen to you or me, that got him released and banished to the Newark Bears, where he played until signing a Single-A contract with the Oakland A’s on June 18.

Shawn Chacon

Well now, more fun! Chacon was arrested on Monday night at a bowling alley in Colorado in connection with $50,000 in unpaid gambling debts in Las Vegas. Let those who have never been arrested in a bowling alley for Vegas gambling debts throw the first stone. Read more…

Soccer Star Tiago Locks Team President In Toilet

He’s a moody one isn’t he! Juventus star Tiago Mendes loves his team but hates his boss. Seeking to stay with the Italian Serie A power, Tiago has refused several transfers to other clubs. Notably, the club had considered moving him to Everton and Monaco, who will not be participants in the Champions League with all those endless Heineken commercials during the break.

However, Tiago’s temper finally boiled over at the team’s training complex, where he managed to imprison team President Giovanni Cobolli - in the potty.

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Fore! *Hic!* John Daly Uses Beer Can As Golf Tee

Brooks uncovers all the fun he found during his visit to the Playboy Mansion.

John Daly finds more than one way to enjoy a beer on the golf course.

John Daly beer can golf tee

• Astros GM Ed Wade is all choked up over Shawn Chacon’s suspension.

Pete Carroll got into a little fender-bender with a cop car from the L.A. Sheriff’s Department - or did he?

• So much for Maria Sharapova celebrating another Wimbledon win.

• The Iraqi Olympic soccer team has been blown up - not literally, thankfully.

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Shawn Chacon Seizes Trade Opportunity By Neck

It’s been hard out there for Houston Astros pitcher Shawn Chacon. It took 10 starts this year to become the pitcher of record, let alone a win, despite an OK ERA. But now he’s reeling of three straight losses, his ERA’s on the wrong side of 5.00, and the Astros have decided to demote him to the bullpen. What’re ya gonna do, Chacon?

Shawn Chacon

(a) Accept new role as a reliever, do it well, hope for a speedy return to the rotation
(b) Hope to be traded
(c) Choke your general manager

If you picked (d), which is (b) and (c), not only did you find this post’s easter egg, but you are correct! (And suspended!) Read more…

Blog-A-Rhythm: Getting Behind Beach Volleyball

• THE WORLD OF ISAAC gets to the bottom of their choices for the 10 best backsides in beach volleyball.

Brazil volleyball butt

• T.O.’s not the only receiver to bust his acting chops on the small screen, as MONDESI’S HOUSE tunes in to see Hines Ward guest star on a Korean TV show.

• And DEADSPIN catches fellow NFL star Matt Leinart hitting the game show circut - as the question to “Jeopardy’s” Final Answer.

• SPORTAPHILE rolls tape on a younger Bill O’Reilly approaching Chris Berman levels of off-the-air in-studio anger.

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