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    From Top Gun, Total Recall, Starships Troopers, Free Willy, and many more, Michael Ironside always seems to find an audience no matter what role he accepts. Now, he plays Chief Bannen, a police chief with a mobster brother and con artist son, in the ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2010
  2. Real rebound or paper tiger? Answer comes Friday for Rutgers

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Just 30 minutes into its 2009 season, Rutgers' high hopes disappeared like that Russian mobster who escaped through the snowy woods in the famous "Sopranos" episode. The Scarlet Knights trailed Cincinnati 31-7 at...

    Blog | October 14, 2009
  3. Bill Simmons: Blowing the whistle on the NBA's flaws

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons says inconsistent officiating and unimaginative offenses are ruining what could be the greatest NBA postseason in years.

    Story | May 28, 2009
  4. Bluff Magazine: Part-time Poker: Anthony Denison

    Bluff magazine

    Bluff Magazine caught up with actor Anthony Denison, who spends his time offscreen at the felt.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2008
  5. Wanted man: 'Little Taiwanese' and his big role in an Olympics sc...

    John Barr and William Weinbaum

    Why would the Russian mafia care about figure skating? What possible motive could a reputed Russian mobster have to fix a skating competition in the U.S.? For the fugitive known as "Little Taiwanese," it's all about the money.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2008
  6. Tyson eats sloppy joes, reads 'American Gangster' in day of jail

    Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson ate sloppy joes and read the mobster epic "American Gangster" during his 24-hour jail term at an open-air facility in Phoenix.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2007
  7. Former Colombo Mobster: Some Games are Fixed

    Henry Abbott

    In the November 2007 issue of the New York Times sports magazine PLAY, Pat Jordan interviews former mobster Michael Franseze. (Franseze has been in the media plenty before, has his own website, and even a channel on YouTube where you can see him say...

    Blog | November 02, 2007
  8. Book says '54 Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State game was fixed by mobst...

    A book claims that the 1954 football game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State (then Oklahoma A&M) had been fixed by mobsters, who allegedly used a horse laxative to poison some of the Sooners' players.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2007
  9. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The case that the NBA needs to develop relationships with illegal bookies who hear about betting scams first (and reportedly already inform the authorities in Nevada). Also, a former mobster admires the handiwork of whoever was pulling the strings in...

    Blog | July 27, 2007
  10. Lawyer: Clarett has ties to alleged Israeli mobster

    Maurice Clarett was bankrolled by an alleged member of an Israeli crime organization after leaving Ohio State, ESPN has learned, and Clarett's attorney said Thursday that his client may have been in possession of firearms last week to protect himself.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2006
  11. Bure another Russian hockey mystery

    Damien Cox

    That Pavel Bure was named to run the Russian Olympic project has many scratching their heads.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2005
  12. 'Horse doping' among charges against 17 indicted

    David Grening

    A plot to fix a horse race by doping one of the animals was among crimes alleged in a crackdown on sports gambling that has resulted in charges against 17 defendants, including three reputed mobsters, authorities said.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2005
  13. Bones of possible vanished mobster found near stadium

    The FBI in Chicago on Tuesday said they have found possible human remains after a dig near the stadium of the White Sox.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2003
  14. Italian court won't turn over Russian mobster

    A reputed Russian mobster accused of fixing figure skating at the Salt Lake City Olympics will not be extradited, his lawyer said Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2003
  15. Court: Skating scandal suspect should be extradited

    An Italian court ruled Tuesday that a reputed Russian mobster accused of fixing Olympic figure skating should be extradited to the United States.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2003
  16. Strange-but-almost true sports stories

    Jim Caple

    It was a wacky, wonderful and bizarre year in sports. Jim Caple chronicles the strange-but-almost true.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2002