Nike chairman and co-founder Phil Knight is sticking by the golfer: "When his career is over, you'll look back on these indiscretions as a minor blip," said Knight. Maybe Knight is right, but we're up to a dozen or so alleged "blips" and counting.
2 of 10Michael O'Neill (2), Mark Kauffman, Heinz Kluetmeier, David LaChapelle, Cliff Watts/SI
If there were odds on this week's SI cover choice, Colbert would not have even made the board. But there he is, in his an Olympic speedskating uniform joining an exclusive group of non-athletes including Bob Hope, Steve McQueen, Chris Rock and Ice Cube to grace the cover of SI. Thankfully he wore more than the last celebrity on the cover -- Beyonce.
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I'm guessing the majority of the country had no idea who Ingram, Toby Gerhart and Ndamukong Suh were last month but Ingram's tearful acceptance speech made up for it. The rest of the country no doubt had its own tears of joy after being saved from hearing another Tebow sermon, er acceptance speech.
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Not sure what's more ridiculous, Brian Kelly walking into the Cincinnati football banquet with a couple security guards after taking the Notre Dame job or hearing every Bearcat player rip into their coach for taking a more prestigious job that will pay him more.How many of those players would turn down a lucrative contract to play in the NFL if it meant they had to leave the team early?
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Tom Brady and Gisele
Brady and Gisele may have a new baby boy but they reportedly don't have a name yet. "It's kind of back to the drawing board," Brady told WEEI radio. "We thought we had a name picked out for about six months and then about two days before he was born she said, 'I don't like that name anymore.'"
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Alex Rodriguez and Kate Hudson
When a blonde bombshell breaks up with an athlete, it's often good news for the athlete and his team, but that may not be the case with A-Rod, who reportedly has split with Hudson. The actress was credited with providing good luck for the slugger during the regular season and championship run.
7 of 10Peter Read Miller/SI
It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year but not for the Cowboys. Despite being one of the best teams in the league through the first three months, Dallas is 18-33 in games after Dec. 1 since 1996. As much as Cowboys fans would like to, that's one curse they can't blame on Jessica Simpson, who was 16 when the December fade began.
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The German goalkeeper made headlines during the World Cup nearly four years ago when he used a cheat sheet tucked inside of his sock before penalty kicks. That was nothing compared to what he did last week when he took a bathroom break and urinated behind the goal while watching the action before running back onto the field.
9 of 10David E. Klutho, Lou Capozzola/SI
Even if you don't watch college basketball, chances are you've heard of Wall. He's already established himself as one of the best point guards to hit college basketball in 30 years. Can New Jersey, Minnesota and Philadelphia already start the countdown to the NBA Draft Lottery?
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Things are going great in Kardashian household this week. Kim's cheering on Reggie Bush and his 13-0 Saints, Khloe is cheering on Lamar's 18-4 Lakers, and Kourtney just gave birth to a baby boy. Also, <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</i> premiered its fourth season this past Sunday, raking in a record 4.1 million viewers. Indeed, it seems the country has a lot of time on their hands to waste.
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