Manti Te’o

April 19, 2013 file photo provided by the Massachusetts State Police, 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev leans over in a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy, File)

Boston Marathon bombing selected as AP sports story of year

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Marathon bombing was selected the sports story of the year Friday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press. Two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line […]

12/27/2013

Bret Lewis

Not a lot of love

Forbes has come out with its annual list of the ten most hated athletes in sports. Kobe has dropped in the rankings.

02/13/2013

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Face of Te’o’s girlfriend says hoakster confessed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The woman who was unknowingly the face of Lennay Kekua said the man who concocted the hoax confessed he wanted to end the ruse that snared Notre Dame star Manti Te’o many times before it unraveled.

01/24/2013

Manti Te'o

Voice of Te’o prankster? Couric plays voicemails

NEW YORK (AP) — The person Manti Te’o says was pretending to be his online girlfriend told the Notre Dame linebacker “I love you” in voicemails that were played during his interview with Katie Couric.

01/24/2013

Manti Te'o

Te’o tells Couric he briefly lied about girlfriend

NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o has told Katie Couric that he briefly lied about his online girlfriend after discovering she didn’t exist, while maintaining that he had no part in creating the hoax.

01/23/2013

Bret Lewis

Who’s that lady?

It seems minor league baseball teams are lining up to have special nights saluting the college football star who claimed to have a girl friend he met on the Internet only to find out she didn’t exist.

01/22/2013

Manti Te'o

Alleged mastermind of Te’o hoax may tell his story

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — An uncle of the person cast as the mastermind of the hoax involving Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o says that man may tell his side of the story.

01/21/2013

Bret Lewis

True love

From comedian Argus Hamilton: “Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o has learned his online girlfriend never existed. They had talked on the phone but never met. Now his strength and conditioning coach will never know if he […]

01/18/2013

Manti Te'o

Te’o mentioned ‘girlfriend’ twice recently

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Not once but twice after he supposedly discovered his online girlfriend of three years never even existed, Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te’o perpetuated the story about her death.

01/17/2013

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Story of Te’o girlfriend death apparently a hoax

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A story that Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s girlfriend had died of leukemia, which inspired him to help lead the Fighting Irish to the BCS championship game, was a hoax against the linebacker.

01/16/2013

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