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Former aide says she saw trainer inject Bonds

Tears streaming from her eyes, Barry Bonds’ former personal shopper became the first and only one of the government’s 23 witnesses at his federal trial to say she saw the all-time home run leader getting an injection from his trainer. Kathy Hoskins was the first eyewitness to testify that Bonds’ personal trainer—Greg Anderson, who was later convicted of dealing steroids—injected the slugger. She said Thursday that the scene unfolded at Bonds’ well-appointed Bay Area home in 2002. As part of her job, she packed the baseball star’s clothes for road trips.

Anderson came into the bedroom as she was filling a suitcase.

“Barry was like, ‘Let’s do it right here,”’ she testified, using a tissue to repeatedly dab at her eyes and brow.

“‘This is Katie. That’s my girl. She ain’t going to say nothing to nobody,”’ she quoted Bonds as saying. “So Greg shot him in the belly button.”

“It was a regular, normal-size syringe,” she said.

Hoskins said she didn’t ask about the injection, but Bonds volunteered that it was “a little something, something for when I go on the road. You can’t detect it. You can’t catch it.” Read More


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Someone may just make a ton of cash on a $10 bet, Also NCAA NIT News, along with NBA and MLB

So someone may score one hell of a payday on a small $10 bet. Millions flock to Las Vegas in the hopes of turning a few bucks into riches but very few actually accomplish that. Most leave with empty pockets or maybe having broken even. Some win enough to pay for the trip.

But very few could manage what one College Basketball bettor has done during March Madness, even though he hasn’t actually won anything yet.

The Las Vegas Hilton is known as the Mecca for sports betting in Las Vegas, as it will take bets other sports books won’t and offers plenty of attractive prop bets.

Three months ago, long before anyone outside Richmond, Virginia, had ever heard of the VCU Rams , the Las Vegas Hilton’s Race and Sports Book took a $10 wager on VCU to win the 2011 NCAA Basketball Championship – at 5,000 to 1 odds.

And make no mistake, the Hilton is nervous about the bet cashing. Read More

Over in the NIT Houston may have the Final Four but New York City has the NIT championship game , which takes place Thursday with the No. 1 seed Alabama Crimson Tide and the No. 4 Wichita State Shockers squaring off at Madison Square Garden (7 pm ET, ESPN2).

In a battle of two teams that both screamed loud and long about being snubbed by the NCAA Tournament, the Alabama Crimson Tide edged out the Colorado Buffaloes in their semifinal matchup Tuesday at MSG. The Tide fell short of covering as a 2.5-point favorite.

When the Big Dance participants were announced on Selection Sunday, Alabama (25-11 SU, 12-4 SEC) was a highly questionable omission, and has proven over the past two weeks at the NIT that it probably should have made it into the real March Madness. Read More

In the NBA if you looked at the NBA standings just about any time up until two weeks ago, you would have thought the Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs would be home and cooled off during the stretch drive, with just a few weeks until the NBA Playoffs .

Both were leading their respective conferences and appeared primed for a long postseason run, perhaps even meeting in the NBA Finals.

Now, suddenly, both teams are struggling mightily and both are in desperate need of a win. Both will make the playoffs, there’s no danger of that not happening, as the Spurs still lead the Western conference and the Celtics are just 2 games back of the first-place Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference. But the way both are playing, they won’t advance past the first round. Read More

Finally with the start of the MLB Season Scott Matthews is one of the few handicappers in the business that truly understands the game of baseball which is why last year he had a documented winning record of 73%. So with today being the first day of MLB play why not get on the winning team today. SmPicks.com

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Boxing, Baseball, NBA News today

Good afternoon How about something a little bit different, Some Boxing News, MLB and

Floyd Money Mayweather is an avid sports betting fan why loves March Madness . He loves Las Vegas, too. Never actually heard Mayweather say either of those things, mind you, but it’s safe to assume he does indeed love both when you consider his recent winnings on College Basketball.Last Thursday when the Duke Blue Devils were upset 93-77 by the Arizona Wildcats in the Sweet 16 round, a lot of bettors probably took a bath. The Blue Devils were a No. 1 seed and heavily favored to not just beat Arizona, but to win it all.Mayweather bet $100,000 on Duke, but the thing is, he bet on the Blue Devils first half line, which had them favored by 5 points. Duke led by 6 at the half, and Mayweather pocketed a $90,909 profit.In an interview with ESPN radio, the boxer admitted he is really into sports betting. Read More

Take me out to the ball game take me out to the crowd that’s right it’s baseball time. The first pitch of the 2011 MLB season gets thrown out Thursday at Yankee Stadium, where the Bronx Bombers open their season against the Detroit Tigers (1:05 pm ET, ESPN).With the opening of the MLB season and the Final Four on this weekend, it’s a great time to be a sports bettor. I’ve had a lot of success in MLB over the years, and I’m looking forward to getting my clients off to a good start this year. Read More

Over to the NBA New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks clash on ESPN The New Jersey Nets have pretty much been eliminated from the NBA Playoff picture – it’s not official, but when you’re in 12th place in the Eastern Conference and 8.5 games back of the 8th place Indiana Pacers with nine games remaining, it may as well be.But at least the Nets may have guard Deron Williams back in the lineup when they take on the New York Knicks in an Atlantic division clash at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday (7:30 pm ET, ESPN).Williams, who New Jersey acquired in a trade with the Utah Jazz in February, has missed the team’s last five games with an injured right wrist.And the Nets will want to put on a show Wednesday, not just because they’re facing their Manhattan neighbors but because the nationally televised tilt marks the first time the team will be on coast-to-coast TV in two years. Read More

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Major League Baseball and NCAA Basketball News Today

Let get right into the News Losing to his former team wasn’t on the list of reasons why Carl Pavano (notes) was unhappy with his outing Sunday. Pavano had his worst outing of spring training, giving up five runs to the New York Yankees , but the Minnesota Twins still won, 7-6. Pavano, slated to start on opening day for the Twins, took a 0.95 ERA into the game against the team he won only nine games for in four injury plagued seasons. He gave up five runs—four earned—and 11 hits in six innings. Pavano walked one and struck out four. READ MORE

Over in the NCAA Georgia Tech has picked Dayton coach Brian Gregory to rebuild its beleaguered basketball program, which fell on hard times after reaching the national championship game in 2004.

Dayton senior associate athletic director Dave Harper said Monday that Gregory was leaving to take the Georgia Tech job. He told his players at a 7:30 a.m. meeting.

“He has informed the school and met with the team,” Harper told The Associated Press.

Georgia Tech officials would not comment Read More

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Baseball Unions Start Contract talks. Here we go again!!!

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP)—While the NFL moved toward a possible work stoppage, baseball’s union and management starting bargaining on a labor agreement to replace the deal that expires in December.

Union head Michael Weiner said the first formal bargaining session was held Wednesday at spring training.

“It was a productive session. We had a very strong showing of players there,” Weiner said Thursday after meeting with the Baltimore Orioles as part of his spring training tour. “We had a good dialogue with the owner’s representatives and good contributions from the players themselves.” Read More

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