Canadian doctor Anthony Galea is facing federal charges for allegedly traveling to U.S. cities (including Boston) and injecting athletes with performance enhancing drugs. However, Galea has at least one supporter: former NFL player and admitted steroid user Bill Romanowski, who calls Galea a "pioneer in sports medicine." Galea probably won't be thanking Romanowski for that endorsement. In other news, Lakers coach Phil Jackson reportedly has been told he'll need to take a 60 percent pay cut if he wants to return to the team next season.

American cyclist Floyd Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title after being charged with doping, sent e-mails to cycling officials and sponsors admitting and detailing his use of performance enhancing drugs, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Landis also accused other riders and officials of participating in doping, including seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.


It's been an up-and-down year in Boston sports. There have been more than a few humbling defeats by the local teams, with the most recent embarrassment coming Monday at Yankee Stadium. In today's LEEInks list, we look at the worst losses of 2010. Check it out here.

Marlins shortstop (and former Red Sox farmhand) Hanley Ramirez does not have many supporters in his dispute with manager Fredi Gonzalez. Ramirez was benched following his lazy jog after a ball he booted in Monday's game, and he lashed out at his manager afterward. But Gonzalez isn't backing down. One national writer calls this Gonzalez' "finest hour." Read more about that, plus find out where the Red Sox rank on Forbes' list of the most valuable sports team brands.

“You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates.” — Dick Nixon



The hot rumor over the past few days was that John Calipari would leave the University of Kentucky and coach LeBron James with the Chciago Bulls. One national columnist says the part about LeBron going to Chicago is right, but the coach won't be Calipari. Instead, it will be Doc Rivers, who has refused to sign an extension with the Celtics and would relish the opportunity to return home and coach the world's best player.

One man's uneducated guess at five headlines you'll be reading over the next week …

1. Allen (28 points) leads Celtics to 90-78 win and 2-1 lead over Orlando



Former Red Sox outfielder Jason Bay finally has put together some hits for the Mets after a slow start, although he says he still does not feel comfortable at the plate. Meanwhile, one New York writer is calling for the last-place Mets to fire their manager. Get the details on those stories, plus read about why Kobe Bryant is defending himself against four-year-old allegations of tanking a playoff game. All that, along with videos, trivia and more, can be found at Monday's Morning Mashup.

The New York Jets are coming off an impressive season that ended in the AFC championship game, and they have a new stadium to entice fans. However, the team reportedly has 10,000 personal seat licenses unsold, leading to speculation that some games may be blacked out in New York this season. Owner Woody Johnson is trying to calm fans' fears, but he isn't explaining how he plans to solve the problem.

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing again was selected NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, despite his pending suspension after testing positive for banned drugs last season. Writers who again voted for Cushing, anti-doping experts and pundits with advice all seem to come to the same conclusion: It's the NFL's fault.