By Bryan Jeon
- Russian swimmer Larisa Ilchenko won her second open water gold medal in the world championships Tuesday in the 10 km race in Australia, overcoming jellyfish stings throughout her whole body.
What kind of a race has the course run through lurking, stinging creatures who already have one famous kill under their belt in our beloved Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin? I always knew swimming chicks were tough.
- The nationwide steroids investigation racked up a few more names on Monday, racking up nearly a dozen professional wrestlers, including the WWE’s Randy Orton and Edge.
I just wanted to point out two comments ESPN readers had concerning wrestlers taking steroids I couldn’t put any better myself: Celtics543 wrote, “I’m not sure why it would be an issue for a professional wrestler to take HGH or ‘roids considering that wrestling is fixed. It may enhance performance, but it’s not a competitive sport and winning doesn’t earn you a larger contract. It hurts the health of these people and that’s not a good thing, but it is their decision.” mancow555 wrote, “Are they going to put an asterisk in the record books next to WWE title holders who have been linked to steroids?”
- The New York Islanders’ Chris Simon will not be criminally prosecuted for his two-handed stick attack on the New York Rangers’ Ryan Hollweg.
- The Cincinnati Reds’ Ken Griffey Jr. will start in right field on Opening Day if he is ready to go, with Ryan Freel commanding the outfield. Remember that Griffey is still recovering from a broken left hand, which occurred when he wrestled with his kids in the offseason.
Athletes always try to outdo each other in seeing who can get injured in the most retarded way, non-sports related. I haven’t decided yet if this tops the Los Angeles Lakers’ Vladimir Radmanovic, who separated his shoulder snowboarding and is expected to miss eight weeks.
- Newly acquired Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter was accused of punching Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Levi Jones in the face after the two exchanged trash talk at a blackjack table in Las Vegas. Jones received a small laceration above the eye while Porter could face up to a $1,000 fine and 1 year in jail.
Edge image courtesy of WWE.