Officials in most sports take a ton of verbal abuse from spectators and choose not to do anything about it. Apparently, this is not the case in Bangladesh.
When a 15-year-old fan ran onto the pitch to protest a decision during a cricket match last Friday, the umpire reacted by hitting him on the head with a bat, which the official had grabbed from a player.
Nazrul Islam did not appear to be hurt at the time of the incident, but suffered an internal hemorrhage overnight. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.
Police are searching for the umpire, who has since gone into hiding.
The first Wednesday in February is a huge day for college football fanatics, as it is the first day high school stars can sign national letters of intent with the university of their choosing. Although verbal commitments are meaningless, recruiting websites are already proclaiming the winners.
Most top ten lists include the usual suspects like Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas.
In addition, resurging programs such as Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State and Stanford are reportedly doing very well.
The "recruitniks" are also saluting the recruiting classes of Miami, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Texas A&M and UCLA.
It should be noted that the Buckeyes, Aggies and Bruins all fired their head coaches after last season.
A homemade sign was spotted in the stands at a recent SEC basketball game between Alabama and LSU, just a few days following the Crimson Tide’s 21-0 thrashing of the Tigers in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game.
The sign read: "Will LSU cross halfcourt?"
Incidentally, Alabama came out on top of LSU on this occasion as well, 69-53
Kevin-Prince Boateng is a standout midfielder for soccer powerhouse AC Milan of the Italian league. The club recently announced that he is on the injury list once again, this time for at least a month due to a "muscular" problem. The club's press release added that he has a muscular lesion in his left thigh.
His girlfriend Melissa Satta says she knows the reason.
The 25-year-old model told Vanity Fair: "The reason why he is always injured is because we have sex 7 to 10 times each week".
Slovenian skier Tina Maze placed second in a giant slalom race in Austria earlier this month, while causing a controversy over the type of underwear she was wearing.
The Swiss Ski Federation filed a protest about her one-piece, long underwear, worn under her racing uniform in Bad Kleinkircheim. The Swiss complained that the underwear contained some plastic which could prevent her body from breathing, creating a health concern and also an aerodynamic advantage.
The undergarment was confiscated, tested and ruled legal by race officials, who recommended that female skiers should not wear the body stocking.
Maze later provoked the issue during a televised interview by stripping away the top of her ski suit to reveal a sports bra which read: "Not Your Business."
Monday night, the Memphis Grizzlies came from way back to defeat the Golden State Warriors 91-90, overcoming a 20-point second half deficit in Oakland. The Grizzlies outscored Golden State 39-22 in the fourth quarter to secure the victory.
But, the impressive display took a back seat when compared to what happened in Indiana last weekend.
South Dearborn High School defeated East Central 55-54, by scoring the final 30 points of the game. It was the largest fourth quarter comeback in state history.
South Dearborn came into the game with a 1-10 record and had lost to East Central 72-39 earlier in the season.
Pitchers Leo Nunez of the Marlins and Fausto Carmona of the Indians have been arrested in the Dominican Republic and charged with using a false identity. Nunez is actually Juan Oviedo and Carmona's real name is Roberto Heredia. Both ballplayers also falsified their ages on their visa applications,
Commented Janice Hough on the website leftcoastsportsbabe.com: "If they are ever traded for each other, it could be the first trade solely involving two players to be named later.”
The opening line for Super Bowl XLVI favors New England by 3 1/2 points, with an over/under margin of 55 1/2 total points.
These early numbers are actually quite surprising.
Las Vegas oddsmakers are not often wrong, but this time it seems like they are way off. New York is presently the better overall team and should be favored. Expect the points spread to move in the Giants' direction during the next few days.