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Chinese Media Quash Story of Georgetown-China Basketball Melee

Reports of the fight that broke out between Georgetown and a team in China were widespread in the United States, but were quashed in China by government censors. Washington Post reporter Gene Wang, who was present at the game, writes, “Xinhua News Agency, China’s official news service, did not have an immediate account of the game, and although other prominent Chinese Web sites such as 163.com and sina.com posted stories, government censors shortly thereafter took them down.”

Here’s to the First Amendment in our country.

(H/T to GameOn)

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Clone Gets A Jim Rome Tattoo On His Calf

Growing up as a sports junkie in Los Angeles, I loved Jim Rome.

But as much as I wanted to be like the sports talk show host, I would never consider getting a tattoo of Rome on my body.

Rack this dude.

[H/T SportsGrid]

Ortiz, Beckett Blame Media for Plunkings

Considering how much he’s killed the Yankees over the years, it’s surprising David Ortiz had 696 plate appearances against New York and had never been hit by a pitch — until Thursday night, when CC Sabathia plunked him.

Ortiz, who angered Yankees manager Joe Girardi by flipping his bat and admiring a home run on Tuesday night, responded Wednesday by saying, “I don’t care what Joe Girardi says. Take it like a man. I’m done with that.”

Or not.

Sabathia drilled him Thursday in obvious retaliation (Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez had been clipped by Josh Beckett earlier in the game), as the war of words between the two hated rivals once again spilled onto the field. Ortiz made no bones about the beaning during the game, but afterwards he ripped the media.

“I just want to thank [the media]. Not all of you, but some of you, for the stat today about me not being hit,” he said. “I finally got hit. I hope you [expletive] are happy.”

Beckett said, “I’m still trying to figure out if David got hit for something I did or if it was something ESPN stirred up.”

Probably a little bit of both.

CBS Passing on Cowherd Sitcom

CBS is passing on the sitcom based on the life of ESPN radio and SportsNation personality Colin Cowherd, Cowherd reports on Twitter, cheating us of the chance to see Damon Wayans play “Nick Herd,” Cowherd’s fictional sitcom doppelganger.

Concussions Ignored in Latest NFL Suicide

Kenny McKinley, a second-year Denver Broncos receiver who was on injured reserve for the season, died of an apparent suicide on Monday afternoon. It’s a tragic story, both for the friends and family of the deceased and the Broncos, who suffer another devastating death.

“Kenny had a promising future on the football field, but more importantly, he was a great teammate whose smile and personality could light up the room,” coach Josh McDaniels said in a statement Monday night. “This is a tragic loss for our football team, and his family is in all of our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

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