Former USC running back Reggie Bush is about to find out that, no matter how big or invincible you think you are, your actions have consequences.

Reggie Bush

In 2005, USC running back Reggie Bush averaged 134 rushing yds per game - and it earned him Heisman Trophy

Because, very soon, Bush is going to have to give back his 2005 Heisman Trophy – the most prestigious award an American college athlete can win. When Bush is forced to relinquish the Heisman, it will mark the first time in the 75-year history of the award that this sanction has been applied. All because Reggie Bush thought he was bigger than the college game. That the rules didn’t apply to him. That he set his own parameters in life. And, the saddest part is that Bush’s selfishness will affect the University of Southern California for years to come. (more…)

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So, Tiger Woods’ aura – because it certainly wasn’t his game – overcame American Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin as he made his 2010 Ryder Cup captain’s picks this morning.

Corey Pavin

As captain of the 2010 United States Ryder Cup team, Corey Pavin has one of the toughest jobs in all of sports

Woods, along with Zach Johnson (11th in Ryder Cup standings), Stewart Cink (14th) and Rickie Fowler (20th), managed to make enough of an impression on Pavin to have their names called. This will be Johnson’s second Ryder Cup. Cink’s fourth. Fowler will be a rookie. Woods will not. But, for a couple of big reasons, Corey Pavin will regret naming Tiger to the team. (more…)

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On Friday, Pittsburgh Penguins’ owner Mario Lemieux was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux becomes an Officer of the Order of Canada, as presented by the Governor General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean

Mario lives in the United States. Has since he was 18. Mario worked his entire professional career in the United States. Mario’s current main enterprise is an American business. Off the top of my head, I cannot think of a single time that I have heard Mario Lemieux advocate Canada in any way. Yet, somehow, the Order’s advisory board thought Lemieux should receive this award. He should not. (more…)

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If I said the name “José Bautista” to you, would the first thing that comes to mind be, “Hey, he’s leading Major League Baseball in home runs”? I didn’t think so…but it should be.

José Bautista

With swings like this one, José Bautista has pounded 43 home runs this season, leaving him just four behind George Bell's team record set in 1987

With due credit to the great Rodney Dangerfield, Bautista is getting no respect. The 29-year old Toronto Blue Jays’ right fielder has 43 home runs this season. And the fact that nobody seems to know it, or care, is a bit of a headshaker. (more…)

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