faces 30 years in the Crow Bar Motel and up to $1.5 million in fines. This is gonna get good. Clemens tweeted "I never took HGH or Steroids. And I did not lie to Congress. I look forward to challenging the Governments accusations, and hope people will keep an open mind until trial." Well that takes care of it. Call off the trial! And finally, the Sports Pickle weighed in with this gem: "Still not sure if a perjury charge is worse than being a Blue Jay."
Detroit Tiger Johnny Damon told The Michael Kay Show that you "can count on" the New York Yankees chasing soon-to-be-free agent Carl Crawford this off season. Me likey. He also said "no question" that he preferred playing in New York over Boston.
The NHL is experimenting with rule changes at a Mississauga rink this week. Some of the changes are interesting, like one faceoff circle in the middle of each offensive zone, while others are lame, like being able to pick who to take a faceoff against when the original guy is thrown out. Those, and others, discussed here.
I always thought "hot yoga" was about the temperature of the room. No more. It is hot yoga when 2007 Playboy Playmate of the Year Sara Jean Underwood demonstrates moves. Kudos to the camera man here for some fantastic work.
Here's an interesting stat: in 2009-2010 Manchester United racked up 13,500 travel miles. Houston Dynamo of the MLS racked up 54,700 miles. North America is big, in case you were wondering.
If you're wondering what any MLS player is making, wonder no more. The complete listing here, in order by team. Toronto FC's Nana Attakora and Dan Gargan need to find themselves new agent, the kid is pulling a mere $40k. Of course, that will change. As for TFC's Julian de Guzman, he must show up to collect his pay cheque with a gun and ski mask. He's pulling $1.7 million.
Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen got off another priceless blast, this time on the subject of Jim Thome no longer being with the Pale Hose - and why doesn't that term get used anymore? - and coming back to kill them with a walk off shot the other night. Read here for that, and a collection of Ozzie's finer works.
In addition to being smokin' hot, and being able to talk like a badly overdubbed kung fu movie, Abbey Clancy has forgiven Peter Crouch over the allegations he got busy with an Algerian hooker.