Oakland Raiders fans, band together — you might have just hit the jackpot.
And all it took was years of ineptitude.
A fan of Bulgarian soccer team CSKA Sofia is suing the team’s former president for "immaterial damages and mental torment."
Yavor Bluskov is asking for nearly $250,000 in a lawsuit against team Alexander Tomov, after CSKA Sofia was banned from competing in the UEFA Champions League in June because of unpaid debts. Fans have largely blamed Tomov for failing to solve the club’s financial problems.
Bluskov made it clear he’s taking the suit seriously:
"I’ll chase him (Tomov) until he pays me for the mental torment."
• GET A LIFE! — The Los Angeles Times’ T.J. Simers had this gem Tuesday from notoriously grouchy Dodgers second baseman Jeff Kent, about socializing with teammates: "I don’t hang out with the guys — never have. I don’t go out drinking, look at porn, have a girlfriend or get divorced — so I’m selfish."
• ‘FANTASY’ NO LONGER A FANTASY — Yes, you too, can own Tim Tebow — and not just "Florida QB1."
Nando Di Fino of The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that CBSSports.com will become the first "major fantasy provider to enter the industry’s last major, unexplored sports frontier."
That’s right, fantasy college football will make it’s big-time debut this season, after a June 2 Supreme Court ruling effectively said that names and statistics are a matter of public domain and do not impede on the amateur status of college athletes.
That had been the major drawback to fantasy college sports — who wants to cheer on "West Virginia QB" or "UCLA RB?" Now, CBSSports.com senior vice president and general manager Jason Kint said he expects the new fantasy games to be a hit.
"Kint says that the current demand for fantasy — over 25 million people play fantasy sports every year, by some industry estimates — coupled with the ruling made it a good time to release the game," Di Fino wrote.
• WIE BIT OF ADVICE — Eighteen-year-old Michelle Wie‘s decision to skip the Women’s British Open this week in favor of the PGA Tour’s Legends Reno-Tahoe Open has elicited some rather pointed responses from her peers.
Said 72-time tour winner Annika Sorenstam: "Well, we all have different agendas in life. … I really don’t know why Michelle continues to do this. We have a major this week, and if you can’t qualify for a major, I don’t see any reason why you should play with the men."
Said Helen Alfredsson: "I think, if she wants to be a golfer, she should really concentrate on being on the women’s tour and dealing with them and learning to win. Winning is what we are out here for, but I just don’t see the interest really on being on the men’s tour. I thought she had quit that idea, but obviously not."
Said nine-time winner and 2005 LPGA Rookie of the Year Paula Creamer: "I don’t know why you’d want to pass up playing in a major. But she goes a different path, and that’s not the pathway that I’ve taken."
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