'Craziest' Conspiracy Theories in Sports

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'Craziest' Conspiracy Theories in Sports
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When you mix the purity of competition, zealotry of fans and the booming commercial success of professional sports, you get a breeding ground for conspiracy theories.

From the UNLV Runnin' Rebels purportedly fixing a Final Four game against Duke to Babe Ruth missing a chunk of the 1925 season with a supposed venereal disease, these theories can be just as troubling as they are utterly ridiculous. 

This list examines the theories that are equal parts soap opera and Tom Clancy novel. While we make no claims to there being an ounce of truth in any of these stories, they're crazy enough to warrant your time, particularly if you're writing a Nicolas Cage movie.

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