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May 23, 2012 Headlines: London Olympics bans human right violators, Jose Canseco the economist, and MN’s fuzzy math

World leaders guilty of human rights abuses banned from London Olympics

PanARMENIAN.Net Wed, 23 May 2012 09:02 AM PDT

World leaders and politicians guilty of human rights abuses will be banned from entering Britain for the 2012 London Olympics, the foreign ministry said Wednesday, May 23, AFP reported. “Entry will be refused where an individual’s presence at the Games or in the UK would not be conducive to the public good,” Jeremy Browne, minister of state at the Foreign Office, told parliament in a written statement. “Where there is independent, reliable and credible evidence that an individual has committed human rights abuses, the individual will not normally be permitted to enter the UK.”

Venezuela seeks to improve on poor Olympic record

Reuters via Yahoo! India News Wed, 23 May 2012 00:03 AM PDT

CARACAS (Reuters) – Socialist-run Venezuela has been unable to replicate the Olympic glories of political bedfellows Cuba, China or the old Soviet Union. Yet there is no lack of enthusiasm among the 60 or so athletes heading to the London Olympics with the dream of adding to the South American nation’s gold medal tally of one. No one will be cheering them louder than President Hugo Chavez, a sports-lover who has poured oil revenues into the “massification” of sport as a major plank of his self-styled revolution in Venezuela since taking power in 1999.

 Yes, Really: Jose Canseco Blasts Mitt Romney: A ‘Joker’ Who Believes In€˜Bullsh*t€’

Mediaite Wed, 23 May 2012 10:47 AM PDT

Former major league baseball star and notoriously nonsensical tweeter Jose Canseco was profiled today by Grantland as the bulky slugger begins his stint with an independent ball club, the Worcester Tornadoes. Besides discussing his breakfast regiment and new career, Canseco randomly veered into politics, taking the time to blast presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney as a “joker” who believes in “bullshit” about fixing the federal deficit.

NFLPA Files Collusion Suit Against NFL Owners

Bleacher ReportWed, 23 May 2012 10:06 AM PDT

NFLPA Leadership

The NFL Players Association has brought suit against the owners for alleged collusion during the 2010 football season. This claim details an apparent conspiracy in which owners agreed to not exceed a secret $123-million salary cap in a year where no actual boundary existed. Domonique Foxworth, a free agent cornerback and president of the Players Association, had this to say about the impending …

CONCACAF nations lash out at disgraced ex-leaders

The Washington Times Wed, 23 May 2012 10:13 AM PDT

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (AP) – A damning list of alleged financial mismanagement by former CONCACAF leaders Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer was outlined to 40 soccer nations Wednesday, just minutes after they elected Jeffrey Webb as their new president. The Cayman Islands banker was the only candidate to succeed disgraced former FIFA …

Minneapolis City Council President Uses Bizarre Math To Push New Stadium For Vikings

Forbes Wed, 23 May 2012 11:24 AM PDT

The Minneapolis City Council has scheduled a vote Friday for final approval to the $975 million stadium deal for the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings. The new stadium, scheduled to be ready for the 2016 season, would be built on the site of the Metrodome, where Vikings have played since 1982. Minnesota Governor Mark signed …

Politicians and Team Owners Snooker Sports Fans and Taxpayers

Cato Institute Wed, 23 May 2012 05:09 AM PDT

This article appeared in Huffington Post on May 22, 2012. Minnesota governor Mark Dayton just signed the midnight deal that state lawmakers struck with the owners of the Minnesota Vikings to build the team a new stadium. Players and management shook hands. Fans breathed a sigh of relief that their beloved football team would remain in the Gopher State. But some important parties were missing from the celebration: the taxpayers who are stuck with the check

Ukrainian News: NOC Denies Having Spare Tickets To 2012 Olympics

KYIV Post Wed, 23 May 2012 00:55 AM PDT

National Olympic Committee President Serhiy Bubka says the NOC has no excess tickets to ХХХ Olympic Games 2012, due to take place in London, UK, reads a statement made by the NOC press service. “The Ukrainian NOC has no excess tickets to the Olympic Games and all the tickets received will be distributed via official channels only,” the statement quotes Bubka as saying.

Governor Otter wishes Yotes well at NAIA World Series

KBOI-TV Boise Tue, 22 May 2012 20:36 PM PDT

College of Idaho baseball is off to the NAIA World Series for the fifth time in school history. That kind of season gets the attention baseball fans no matter where they work, including the Capitol.