7 Unsportsmanlike Sportsmen

Diego Maradona: God hates England: In the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal match between Argentina and England. 

Albert Belle: The corked bat caperDuring a major league baseball game in 1994, the Chicago White Sox accused power hitter Albert Belle.

Black Sox Scandal: Eight men out: At the 1919 World Series, the Chicago White Sox lost to the Cincinnati Reds, 5-3. Soon after, rumors began to spread that the series had been fixed.

Mike Tyson: A hunger to win: At age 20 American boxer Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. He dominated the sport until personal problems began to take their toll. 

Mark McGwire: Sluggers and steroids: Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and…steroids? In the 1990s allegations of steroid use among players began to plague America’s pastime. 

Tonya Harding: “The whack heard ’round the world: By 1994 Tonya Harding was a rising star in U.S. figure skating. The first American woman to land a triple.

Lance Armstrong: Tour de farce: In 1999 American cyclist Lance Armstrong became the feel-good story in sports.

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