Rick Fox’s Foxy Sister; Big Ben Fibs About Ribs?

• We’re glad to have discovered Rick Fox’s ultra-foxy sister, Jeanene.

Jeanene Fox

• Could brave Ben Roethlisberger be telling a fib about his broken ribs?

• An ex-girlfriend is suing Roberto Alomar for $15 million, claiming that the slugger gave her AIDS.

Brett Favre says he’s retiring. This is not a repeat from 2008.

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Clever Caption Contest: Tom Crean’s Cracking Up

Hey, readers! It’s time for another alluring SbB Clever Caption Contest!

Today we catch an exacerbated Tom Crean watching his Indiana Hoosiers lose yet another game, this time to the Minnesota Golden Gophers:

Tom Crean Indiana Hoosiers coach

What could be going through poor Tommy’s tormented skull? Submit your suggestions into the comments section linked below. Winner will be announced in the end-of-the-day recap.

And as we always say, good luck and good writing!

Brog: Rarest Of MLB Species - Porn Free Players

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Earthquake City Scene

(View from my eighth story apt. building ok maybe not)

In the aftermath of today’s 5.4, everyone, at least from what I can tell, survived to write another day. It was also a relief to know that I had my trusty Los Angeles earthquake survival kit handy, which includes a flashlight, candles, fresh water and a good book to curl up with.

It’s rather ironic that here in the shadow of Hollywood, the L.A. TIMES and DAILY NEWS employ nary a gossip. The closest thing is probably T.J. Simers, and Daulerio at DEADSPIN spots this quote from Jeff Kent in today’s T.J.: “I don’t hang out with the guys — never have. I don’t go out drinking, look at porn, have a girlfriend or get divorced — so I’m selfish.”

He doesn’t hang out with guys? And to think TMZ’s quasi-homeless camera crew has been camped outside Rage in WeHo waiting all this time for the longtime second sacker.

And Kent doesn’t look at porn, either? Perhaps that means he’s got something in common with Marlins closer Kevin Gregg when in comes to an aversion for adult entertainment.

Or at least I think he does, if the following strange sports radio exchange involving Gregg is any indication. Read more…

IU AD Falls On Sword After New NCAA Charge

Rick Greenspan probably brought this all on himself — when you hire a coach who’s been busted for recruiting violations before like Kelvin Sampson, you’re going to take the fall if and when he’s accused of violations again.

So now with the NCAA’s recent revealing of a charge against Indiana University for “failing to monitor” the activities of both Sampson and assistant Rob Senderoff regarding phone calls to recruits, Greenspan decided to get out, his resignation effective at the end of the calendar year.

Rick Greenspan motorcycle

(He’ll be riding out of Bloomington with the wind in his hair.)

The INDIANAPOLIS STAR reports that the NCAA infractions committee handed down the charge because:

…IU failed “to provide the extra close oversight and scrutiny of all aspects of the men’s basketball program that was required by the prior infractions record of the former coach.” That refers to Sampson breaking recruiting rules while in his previous job at Oklahoma. Penalties from those violations followed Sampson to IU.

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ASU Cheerleaders In Undies; Harrison Packs Heat

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• Arizona State is bedeviled by some snapshots of their cheerleaders showing off in their skivvies.

Arizona State Cheerleaders cut for racy photos on internet

(Photo back by popular demand)

• Apparently, Marvin Harrison is not the calm, cool customer we thought he was.

Jim Rice boils at Torii Hunter’s claims that Red Sox fans are racist.

• Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie likes ‘em young.

Joe Buck & Tim McCarver are taken for a ride by the Feds. Unfortunately, they brought McCarver back.

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Indiana Player Hates New Coach; Throws Hissy Fit

Tom Crean, fresh from a decade’s run at Marquette, took the Indiana job recently knowing full well that life would be tough for awhile. He could lose up to three scholarships and all of last year’s starters before he coaches his first game wearing blood red. In that game, he may only have six players return from last season’s Sampson-spoiled squad.

Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now

(Bloomington. I can’t believe I’m still in Bloomington.)

Make that five. Little-used freshman center Eli Holman came to Crean’s office for the individual meet’n'greet common to all new jobs and left after threatening a transfer, raising his voice, knocking over a plant, and requiring campus police to make sure he left the building in an orderly fashion. Frankly, one of the former occupants of that office would call that “Tuesday”.

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Hooisers Ready To Take The Crean Of The Crop

The BLOOMINGTON HERALD-TIMES reports that Indiana is set to name Tom Crean as their new basketball coach.

Tom Crean thumbs up

Crean has spent the last eight seasons at Marquette, where he lead the Warriors Golden Eagles to the 2003 Final Four. He’ll be taking over from Dan Dakich, who’s been leading the Hoosiers on an interim basis since Kelvin Sampson resigned in February.

Or course, there might not be much of a team left for Crean when he arrives in Bloomington. Read more…