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Sports Journalist Ran Prostitution Ring Following A Pay Cut At The Union Leader

What would force a sports journalist to run a a prostitution ring on the side?

Money, of course.

Kevin Provencher of Manchester, N.H., claimed he started the “side business” of running a prostitution operation because of a pay cut at his job. On Friday, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison and fined $5,000 in a Massachusetts court.

According to prosecutor Melissa Woodward, Provencher recruited women into prostitution and setup meetings with men in hotel rooms. The 52-year-old demanded half of their earnings along with the cost of the hotel room. Read more

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NBC Sports Crew Discusses 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic

With the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic less than two weeks away, announcers Bob Costas, Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Mike Milbury, and NBC Sports executive producer Sam Flood spoke about the New Year’s Day game between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins.

“This has become an anticipated New Year’s Day event,” Costas said. “At the first one, in Buffalo with Pittsburgh and the Sabres going at it, we benefited from the snow, that snow globe affect that people found so compelling, and also the overtime goal from Sidney Crosby to win it. Then we took it to the iconic baseball stadiums: first Wrigley and then Fenway. Now, although we are in a new stadium and a football stadium, Heinz Field, we have the matchup of Crosby and Ovechkin. Each of these games has had … something different to make it stand out.” Read more

Tiger's Lost Year The Top AP Sports Story Of 2010

Nothing like watching an athlete’s career and personal life crumble before our very eyes.

And for that reason, Tiger Woods was the top sports story of 2010 according to the Associated Press.

2010 wasn’t much better for Woods than 2009 after he divorced his wife Elin and failed to win a PGA Tour event for the first time in his professional career.

Noticeably missing off AP’s list was the Reggie Bush/Heisman saga, the Cam Newton investigation, and the University of Connecticut women’s basketball winning streak. Read more

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Ernie Johnson Looks To Rebound In ALCS

Brace yourself, Yankee fans.

TBS announcer Ernie Johnson will be the calling play-by-play for the entire American League Championship Series, starting with Game 1 on Friday night.

The Inside The NBA host, who also called Atlanta Braves games this season on Peachtree TV, has taken an e-beating during his playoff telecasts.

Don’t believe me?

Search Ernie’s name on Twitter during Game 1.

While Johnson isn’t Vin Scully (and really, who is?), he’s still an upgrade over Chip Caray, the Brooks Conrad of announcers during last year’s playoffs.

And considering your Plan B is listening to John Sterling on the radio, I don’t want to hear Yankee fans complaining.

Below are the broadcasters for the American and National League Championship Series: Read more