It won't be long now before New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is back out on the diamond. Before he gets to that point, though, he's going to have some serious 'splaining to do.
With A-Rod still recovering from knee surgery, there are reports circulating that he has partaken in an underground poker game that wasn't exactly legal. While it's true enough that this is not the first such report, this new one tells tales of high-profile celebrities, violence and open cocaine consumption.
For the record, those are things that you don't want to be affiliated with. Well, maybe the celebrities.
Speaking of guys not known for living the good Catholic life, Tiger Woods is also going to be returning to action in the near future. After taking a few months off to let his gimpy left leg heal up, Tiger is going to be doing work at the Bridgestone Invitational this week. In addition to being his first tournament since his ill-fated turn at THE PLAYERS Championship, this will also be Tiger's first tournament without recently fired caddie Steve Williams. Anticipation hangs heavy in the air.
Elsewhere, there is Kobe Bryant. With the NBA season in serious danger of being wiped out by the lockout, many have wondered whether Kobe will take his talents overseas, a la Deron Williams. There hasn't been much indication that he will, but that could change any day.
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