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August 20th 2010: Daily Sports News – Gossip – Headlines

Water Cooler – August 20th, 2010

Here we go with today’s sports water cooler talk. Here, you won’t just find the straight news; you’ll find the stuff everyone is talking about – the ice breakers, the Twitter Sports Picks and topics…well, basically all the stuff you discuss at the water cooler.

Enjoy!

We’re full of scary news today. Perjury! Migraines! Suspensions! Brawls!

MLB news: Roger Clemens indicted for perjury

Roger Clemens Is In Trouble!

Roger Clemens’ battle for his reputation and legacy is far from over. On Thursday, a federal grand jury incited Clemens on six counts of perjury. The seven-time Cy Young winner allegedly lied to Congress about using steroids. He made 15 different statements under oath denying his use of performance-enhancers.

Clemens still denies using HGH or steroids and claims he never lied to Congress. Unlike Mark McGwire, who admitted steroid use, Clemens vows not to go down without a fight. He said he looks forward to “challenging the Government’s accusations.” Barry Bonds is scheduled to go on trial for similar charges in March.

NFL news: Percy Harvin collapses in practice; league upholds Brian Cushing’s suspension

Percy Harvin is one of the most dynamic, explosive offensive players in football. However, as the Vikings have learned over the last year, he’s also one of the most delicate.

Harvin has battled severe migraines on and off throughout his career and the problem came to a head in practice yesterday. In his fourth day back after missing two weeks due to the migraines, Harvin collapsed on the field. The incident was reportedly triggered by looking up at the bright, cloud-covered sky to field a punt. Shortly afterward, Harvin was on the ground, trembling and unresponsive.

He was admitted to hospital yesterday but has reportedly become more alert and shown “encouraging signs.” His concerned teammates said a prayer for him.

It’s official: Brian Cushing won’t play the first four games for Houston this year. The Texans’ sophomore linebacker was suspended for using PEDs in May and, despite his appeal, the league decided yesterday to uphold the ban. Cushing’s camp claimed that a unique medical condition, not actual drug use, triggered the positive test.

Way may not see Tim Tebow starting in the NFL any time soon. The Denver Broncos extended quarterback Kyle Orton’s contract through 2011with a one-year, $9-million deal with $5.5 million guaranteed.

NBA news: Thunder center Krstic arrested for brawl in Athens

Eat your heart out, Malice at the Palace. During the final game between Greece and Serbia at the Acropolis tournament in Athens, Oklahoma City Thunder center Nenad Krstic of Serbia led the charge in a wild brawl.

The game was abandoned in the final minutes after players from both teams started kicking and punching each other furiously. Krstic took things to the next level when he grabbed Greek forward Antonis Fotsis’ throat and hurled a chair at Sofokis Schortsanitis, busting open his head.

Krstic was taking into police custody and later released pending a full investigation of the brawl.

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