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Posted Friday, April 02, 2010 11:58 AM

Tiger Woods paid $10 million dollars to one of his mistress to shut the hell up.

$10 million dollars for silence?

Did he kill someone?

TMZ has learned Rachel Uchitel -- the pilgrim of alleged mistresses -- settled up with Tiger Woods for waaaaaaay more than you think ... as in $10 MILLION!!

There were numerous reports Rachel settled on the brink of holding a Gloria Allred-style news conference for anywhere between $2 - 5 million.

But our sources -- and they are good -- tell TMZ Tiger was so concerned with the depth and detail of information from Alleged Mistress #1 that they folded like a cheap suit, and offered the huge $10 million sum in return for an ironclad confidentiality agreement.

TMZ has learned the actual settlement could fluctuate $1 million either way, depending on future circumstances. But the baseline is $10 mil.

Compare Rachel's settlement with what other A.M's received, if they got anything at all. We're told several mistresses got several hundred thousand dollars, and others got nothing. That speaks volumes about how much Rachel knows.

Insiders are saying Rachel's settlement could be a precursor to what Elin Nordegren could get if she pulls the plug on her marriage to Tiger. Reports that Elin could get $300 million under the prenup are absurd. It's more likely the prenup is in the $5 - 10 million range, with provisions for support. But insiders tell us -- with the backdrop of Rachel's settlement -- there's no way Tiger would get off cheaper than $20 mil.

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Posted Sunday, March 14, 2010 10:59 AM

Milwaukee and Portland laying single digits.

I am shocked to see both Bucks and Blazers laying -9 and -8 respectively for their games on Sunday against really bad atrocious defensive teams in Pacers and Raptors.

In the Milwaukee game, line is -9 or -9.5 in some places. Pacers have allowed 110+ in 7 of their last 11 games. While Bucks are going on five game streak allowing 87 or less.

Jazz came to town destroying the weak opposition and could not even cross 90 against these red-hot Bucks team.

Don't know if it's the early start, let-down spot (which I don't believe this now with teams fighting for playoff spots).

The most shocker of them all is Blazers laying four miserable baskets against a Raptors team that will be playing with no rest (3-12 ATS and allowing 109.9 ppg in this scenario). At the time of this writing Warriors have 117 points with 3 mins left in its game against Raptors. Will probably finish with 125+ points.

Blazers have not allowed an opponent to even sniff 100 points in their last 8 home games.

Perhaps those lines will increase tomorrow when the betting public starts wagering their games. But tonight those lines don't make sense whatsoever.

Posted Saturday, February 27, 2010 10:52 AM

Michael Jordan to buy the Charlotte Bobcats

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- He has been called the NBA's greatest player and one of the country's top pitchmen.

Now Michael Jordan is ready for a new title: NBA owner.

With minutes to go until his exclusive negotiating window was to expire, Jordan struck a deal late Friday night to buy controlling interest of the Charlotte Bobcats, putting the six-time NBA champion in charge of the money-losing team in his home state.

Owner Bob Johnson announced in a statement that he's agreed to sell the Bobcats to Jordan, who has been a part-owner of the team since 2006. Jordan has been running the team's basketball operations.

The purchase price and details of Jordan's ownership group -- called MJ Basketball Holdings LLC -- weren't immediately available. A spokeswoman for Johnson and a spokesman for Jordan said neither was available for comment early Saturday.

The league's owners must approve the purchase.

Jordan was in competition with former Houston Rockets executive George Postolos, who also had an ownership group together to buy the team. But Postolos said Jordan had the exclusive right to buy the club until just before midnight Friday night.

Jordan hit another last-second shot -- reaching a deal minutes before the deadline.

"I remain committed to becoming an NBA owner, and I'm glad that Michael will continue to bring his talent to the sport and the league," Postolos said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "He'... [More]

Posted Friday, December 11, 2009 12:13 PM

As a Magic fan, I don't see Magic stealing a win in Phoenix.

We have not won in Phoenix in 9-10 years.

No Rest

Revenge game for Phoenix (This is the reason Magic blew Suns in Orlando, Phoenix had no rest and playing 4th game in 5 nights, I think).

We still have the defense, but Magic are not defending lately.

4 of last 5 opponents have scored 100+

Posted Friday, June 19, 2009 11:39 AM

Mother of four fined $1.9 million dollars for downloading 24 songs...illegally.

A federal jury Thursday found a 32-year-old Minnesota woman guilty of illegally downloading music from the Internet and fined her $80,000 each -- a total of $1.9 million -- for 24 songs.

Jammie Thomas-Rasset's case was the first such copyright infringement case to go to trial in the United States, her attorney said.

Attorney Joe Sibley said that his client was shocked at fine, noting that the price tag on the songs she downloaded was 99 cents.

She plans to appeal, he said.

Cara Duckworth, a spokeswoman for the Recording Industry Association of America, said the RIIA was "pleased that the jury agreed with the evidence and found the defendant liable."

"We appreciate the jury's service and that they take this as seriously as we do," she said.

Thomas-Rasset downloaded work by artists such as No Doubt, Linkin Park, Gloria Estefan and Sheryl Crow.

This was the second trial for Thomas-Rasset. The judge ordered a retrial in 2007 after there was an error in the wording of jury instructions.

The fines jumped considerably from the first trial, which granted just $22,000 to the recording companies.

Thomas-Rasset is married with four children and works for an Indian tribe in Minnesota.
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Posted Friday, November 28, 2008 08:07 AM

NBA Rating Plays (Friday, 11/28)

OVERALL Rating Posted Record: 19-11-0 (63.3%) (Yesterday: 2-0-0) (POWER PLAYS: 4-4-0)
LAST 10 Rating Posted Record: 14-12-0 (53.8%) (Yesterday: 1-1-0) (POWER PLAYS: 5-3-0)
ROAD/HOME Rating Posted Record: 19-12-0 (61.3%) (Yesterday: 2-0-0) (POWER PLAYS: 9-6-0)

AVERAGE: 20-12-0 (62.5%) (Yesterday: 2-0-0) (POWER PLAYS: 8-3-0)   Friday, November 28 2008   AVERAGE Power Rating Line:   - Atlanta/Toronto (PK) - Boston -6.0 - Detroit -1.5 - Minnesota -8.0 - Utah -11.0 - LA Lakers -10.5 - Cleveland -19.0 - Phoenix -6.0 - Indiana -4.5 - San Antonio -12.5 - Portland -4.5   Later, if I have the time, I'll post game by game in depth lines.... [More]

Posted Tuesday, July 08, 2008 06:09 PM

Winds at Wrigley Field tonight? O/U play.

The last time I played the OVER in a Cubs home game because of the wind, they were 6 HR's in the game, and Cubs won 11-7.

According to some report, Wind out to Right-Center, 11-13mph.

I always say regardless who pitches at Wrigley Field, the winds will get the best of him.

A routine fly ball could land as a HR. Players know this and they try to swing for the fences hoping for the best.

Tonight's total is at 9 at plus money (+110) for the OVER.

Cubs give Dempster one of the best (if not the best) run support at home averaging a whopping 8 runs per games and going 10-0 in the process.

I might go ahead and get the plus money here.


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