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Hope Solo on George Lopez Show Tonight

Hope Solo, the goalie for the United States Women’s World Cup soccer team that lost to Japan in the finals, will be a guest on George Lopez‘ TBS show Lopez Tonight this evening at midnight ET. Solo and teammate Abby Wambach appeared on David Letterman Tuesday night, kicking soccer balls at taxi cabs.

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Los Angeles Dodgers File For Bankruptcy

The Los Angeles Dodgers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a Delaware court Monday, the latest setback this year for the baseball organization.

In the filing, the Dodgers cite MLB Commissioner Bud Selig‘s decision not to approve a multibillion-dollar TV deal with Fox last week. By filing for Chapter 11, Frank McCourt is allowed to use $150 million to finance the team, which means he could meet payroll at the end of this week.

“He’s [Bud Selig] turned his back on the Dodgers, treated us differently, and forced us to the point we find ourselves in today,” McCourt said in a statement. “I simply cannot allow the Commissioner to knowingly and intentionally be in a position to expose the Dodgers to financial risk any longer. It is my hope that the Chapter 11 process will create a fair and constructive environment to get done what we couldn’t achieve with the Commissioner directly.”

Thirteen of the creditors listed in bankruptcy filing are owed over $1 million, including Manny Ramirez ($21 million), Andruw Jones ($11 million) and current starter Hiroki Kuroda ($4.5 million).

 

Former OSU Player: Student Paper 'Flipped My Words Around'

Former Ohio State wide receiver Ray Small says school newspaper The Lantern “flipped my words around” one day after the paper published a story in which Small was quoted as saying “everybody” on the football was breaking NCAA rules including selling memorabilia and getting deals on cars from program supporters.

In an interview today with WBNS-10TV in Columbus, Ohio, Small said, “It’s hard being an athlete. That was basically what I was saying. (The Lantern author) just flipped my words around and make the whole Buckeye Nation hate me.”

In short, Small changed his story after he received negative feedback from the OSU faithful.

Small told the newspaper that he sold his Big 10 championship rings to make ends meet and that the “best deals” came from working with car dealerships. Among the players who didn’t appreciate his allegations was center Mike Brewster, who tweeted, “Show me a coward and I will show you Ray Small. He isn’t part of the sacred brotherhood anymore. Never on time, never accountable, never sacrificed for the team. Can you trust his word?”

The Lantern, for its part, stands by its story and the newspaper’s editor said the interview with Small was recorded. Read more