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Astros Apologize, Say Cheating Didn't Affect World Series

Star Bregman 'sorry about the choices that were made by our team, the organization, and by me'

(Newser) - It's time for spring training, and the Houston Astros' first order of business Thursday was a series of apologies for their high-tech cheating . Owner Jim Crane, manager Dusty Baker, and star players Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve all read prepared statements to the media about the sign-stealing mess, reports... More »

Cheating Scandal Costs Carlos Beltran Managing Job

Former All-Star had just been hired by the Mets

(Newser) - Carlos Beltran, who was named in baseball's report as an initiator of the Houston Astros' scheme to steal signs from other teams, has lost his job as manager of the New York Mets—before ever managing a game. The Mets and Beltran "agreed to mutually part ways,"... More »

MLB Sign-Stealing Mastermind Loses His Job, Too

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora is out

(Newser) - Baseball's newest cheating scandal has just felled it second big-name manager of the week. The Boston Red Sox say they've "parted ways" with Alex Cora, who led the team to a World Series in 2018, reports the Boston Herald . It was seen as a preemptive strike because... More »

Coach Provided an Answer on Cheating Allegation

Herman Franks finally discussed whether Bobby Thomson knew what pitch was coming

(Newser) - Before anybody put a camera in center field to learn what pitch the catcher was calling for next, there was a telescope and a buzzer. In 1951, the New York Giants beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in a playoff on a famous ninth-inning home run by Bobby Thomson—which became known... More »

Newspaper 'Outs' Cheating Husband by Mistake

Food critic Tom Sietsema hopes it was 'a crank post'

(Newser) - Cheaters, beware: Even an innocent food critic can end up exposing your unfaithful ways—if, that is, any of the following is real. "Well Tom your latest review is accompanied by a picture of my husband dining with a woman who isn't me!" an unidentified commenter posted... More »

Wife Won't Like Florida Man's Excuse for Speeding

John Pickard allegedly told police he'd been unfaithful

(Newser) - A Florida man caught driving recklessly told police he "needed to get home in a hurry because he was cheating on his wife." That's according to an arrest affidavit naming John Earl Pickard, 52, who Tarpon Springs police say was driving 90mph in a 55mph zone on... More »

Exam Proctor Flips, Admits Accepting Bribes

Igor Dvorskiy will testify if called: 'LAT'

(Newser) - A former college exam proctor has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with investigators in the sweeping college admissions scheme, the AP reports. Court documents filed Tuesday say Igor Dvorskiy, director of the private West Hollywood College Preparatory School, agreed to plead guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to... More »

Chess Grandmaster Busted Cheating in the Bathroom

Igors Rausis says he 'lost my mind'

(Newser) - One could be forgiven for never having heard of Igors Rausis—probably until the 58-year-old chess grandmaster got himself busted cheating in a tournament with his smartphone in a toilet stall. As the Guardian reports, the International Chess Federation says it caught the Latvian-Czech player "red-handed using his phone... More »

They Said He Cheated in His Record Run. Now He's Dead

Frank Meza, 70, disqualified from Los Angeles Marathon earlier this week, found in LA River

(Newser) - A record-setting 70-year-old runner who earlier this week had been disqualified from the Los Angeles Marathon amid cheating accusations was found dead Thursday morning in the Los Angeles River, the LA County coroner's office has confirmed to the Washington Post . ABC13 reports that the LAPD responded to a body... More »

Record Run at LA Marathon Was Actually 'Impossible'

Frank Meza, 70, disqualified for cheating

(Newser) - It was a record-setting run—until it wasn't. Frank Meza, a 70-year-old who logged an impressive time of 2:53:10 at the Los Angeles Marathon in March, has been disqualified after cameras caught him violating a couple of rules, per the Los Angeles Times . As pointed out by... More »

Brunei Semantics on Brutal New Law: It's Not 'Punishment'

Stoning to death those who cheat, have gay sex is 'prevention' meant to 'nurture': foreign minister

(Newser) - A controversial Sharia law recently put into effect in Brunei, in which it's mandated that people who cheat on their spouses or men who have gay sex are stoned to death, isn't meant as punishment, the Muslim-majority nation's foreign minister is now saying—it's simply a... More »

Book: Trump Is Brazen Golf Cheater

'Commander in Cheat' offers dozens of examples

(Newser) - Colluding with Russia? The special counsel says no. Cheating at golf? Well, that's something else. From pulling a fast one on Tiger Woods to exaggerating his handicap, Donald Trump's alleged misdeeds on and around the golf course are the subject of a new book by former Sports Illustrated... More »

College Cheating Scandal Mastermind: I Created 'Side Door'

William Rick Singer pleads guilty on all charges

(Newser) - The mastermind of a college admissions cheating scandal that involved scores of wealthy parents admitted full responsibility in federal court Tuesday and pleaded guilty to charges that could send him to prison for up to 65 years. William Rick Singer, who pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, money laundering, tax conspiracy,... More »

Hollywood Celebs Accused in College Admissions Scam

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman among those facing charges

(Newser) - A new scandal has emerged involving Hollywood celebs, but it's one you might not have expected. Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among those accused of participating in college-admissions fraud on behalf of their children, reports NBC News . Essentially, wealthy parents used shady tactics including bribes, made-up sports... More »

Her Lover Killed Her Husband. He Just Testified Against Her

Denise Williams is on trial for murder, though she didn't pull the trigger

(Newser) - On Tuesday, Brian Winchester took the stand and cried. He recounted looking for his missing best friend on Florida's Lake Seminole 18 years ago. But while his father "was searching ... I was just lying," he testified. That's because Winchester knew exactly where Mike Williams had ended... More »

iPhone App Foils Husband Who Murdered Wife

Mitesh Patel wanted to run away with his boyfriend to Australia

(Newser) - This may have been a crime of passion, but that doesn't mean it wasn't premeditated. In fact, that's exactly what a UK jury found the murder of Jessica Patel to be, meticulously planned by her husband, Mitesh, for five years so he could run away to Australia... More »

A Few Cheaters Is Normal. This Race Had 258

Some face lifetime bans after Sunday's half marathon in Shenzhen

(Newser) - More than 250 half-marathon runners are facing bans in China for what organizers describe as blatant cheating in a race in Shenzhen. Some 237 participants in Sunday's race face two-year bans after traffic cameras spotted them taking shortcuts. One video shows runners making a U-turn through a treed area... More »

Metal Band Breaks Up in 'Epic' Way

Witchrot has a lot more fans after viral Facebook post

(Newser) - Well, this is awkward. A Canadian metal band has broken up after two members of it were part of an infidelity triangle—dirty laundry that was aired very publicly. "Due to the unfortunate reality of our guitarist f---ing my girlfriend of almost 7 years WITCHROT will be taking an... More »

Melania Shrugs Off Trump Affair Rumors

First lady tells ABC News reporter she has better things to think about these days

(Newser) - "No question is off limits" is how ABC's 20/20 is promoting its interview with Melania Trump, airing Friday night at 10pm EDT. That apparently included queries about her marriage from Tom Llamas, who chatted with the first lady during her recent trip to Africa , ABC News reports. "... More »

Cheating Scandal Rocks Elite World of Master Sommeliers

23 must retake grueling exam they thought they'd passed

(Newser) - The exam to become a master sommelier is notoriously difficult. The years, even decades, of study required to conquer the three-part test of wine knowledge—broken down into theory, table service, and tasting—mean that fewer than 300 people have managed it over 49 years. Now 23 sommeliers who thought... More »

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