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Vanessa Bryant, the wife of NBA star Kobe Bryant, filed for divorce Friday afternoon, citing "irreconcilable differences." They were married 10 and a half years.

Sources say that Vanessa decided to end the marriage because she thinks the Los Angeles Lakers guard has been unfaithful ... and not for the first time.

As one source close to Vanessa put it, "She's been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she's finally had enough."

"This one is the straw that broke the camel's back."

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Vanessa Bryant famously stuck by Kobe after he was charged with sexually assaulting a Colorado woman in 2003 (he was acquitted of all charges).

Apparently the cheating didn't end there, though, and while Kobe "desperately" wants to win her back and will do "whatever it takes" ... good luck.

Vanessa is asking for joint custody of their two daughters, Natalia, 8, and Gianna, 5, but is asking that the basketball superstar get visitation rights

There is no prenup, so 29-year-old Vanessa is entitled to half the empire built over the last decade by NBA MVP and five-time champion Kobe, 33.

She's also requesting spousal support, which Kobe will pay. The Bryants released a joint statement saying they have "resolved all issues" privately.

No word on whether Kobe plans on changing his uniform number yet again or if Vanessa plans on joining the new season of VH1's Basketball Wives.

SIDE NOTE: That $4 million ring Kobe gave Vanessa after the 2003 scandal - later referred to as "the Kobe special" by Tiger Woods - all hers. Gift, babe.

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Disgraced baseball great Barry Bonds was sentenced to 30 days house arrest and probation today - basically a slap on the wrist for the juiced up home run king.

A federal judge sentenced Bonds to probation and home confinement for obstructing justice during a grand jury probe into a firm that sold steroids to athletes.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston stayed the sentence until a higher court rules on the appeal of Bonds' conviction, which resulted from the years-long BALCO probe.

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The sentence caps the highest-profile trial in a 10-year PED case that ensnared athletes in several sports and revealed the use of previously undetectable steroids.

A number of athletes admitted using steroids during secret grand jury proceedings in 2003 related to the investigation of a Bay Area steroids manufacturer BALCO.

Federal prosecutors in 2007 charged Bonds with lying to the grand jury. A criminal jury in April convicted him of obstruction of justice for giving evasive answers.

Responding to questions about steroid use with non sequiturs and rambling digressions, Bonds basically dug his own grave there, not that he'll be punished for it.

The jury failed to reach a verdict on three other charges, and prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Bonds to 15 months in prison. Clearly that didn't work out.

After the hearing, Dennis Riordan, a lawyer for Bonds, said he believes the conviction will be thrown out on appeal, which it very well might, knowing this case.

His conviction in the court of public opinion? Another story entirely.

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Mike McQueary - the Penn State assistant coach currently on administrative leave due to the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal rocking that campus - took to the stand today for a preliminary hearing that focused on two former school officials.

Similar to what was reported weeks ago by a Grand Jury, McQueary said he heard skin-on-skin slapping sounds emanating from the a shower in a university locker room. He peaked in and saw Sandusky with his hands around a boy's waist from behind, while the child was facing the wall.

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McQueary said he cannot be 100% certain than anal rape was taking place, but: "I know they saw me. They looked directly in my eye, both of them."

He then exited the premises, told Joe Paterno about the incident - stating the coach looked disappointed at the news and told his charge he did the right thing - but did not use the words "sodomy" or "anal intercourse."

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At last night's Republican presidential debate, Rick Perry sought to reignite his maligned candidacy by likening himself to a beloved, American underdog figure.

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.

Asked point blank about his awful debating skills and whether he could take on President Obama, Perry likened himself to the former University of Florida standout, who was told repeatedly he could never succeed in the NFL due to his unorthodox style.

Touting himself as the "national champion of job creation," Perry said that when Iowa votes in the first-in-the-nation caucuses January 3, he hopes to make like Tebow:

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Apparently, Chicago Bears receiver Sam Hurd was arrested on Wednesday by undercover Homeland Security agents after attempting to set up regular purchases of marijuana and cocaine to expand a drug distribution system he already had going.

The Chicago Sun-Times broke the story earlier.

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The Bears said this morning: "We are aware of Sam's arrest and are continuing to gather details. We are disappointed whenever these circumstances arise."

The former Dallas Cowboys receiver signed a three-year, $5.1 million deal July 29. He has only eight catches this season so far, and has been caught once.

According to reports, Hurd met with an undercover Homeland Security agent to buy 5-10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week.

He would then distribute the narcotics in Chicago, according to his (foiled) plan.

Most stunningly, Hurd said he was already dealing four kilos of cocaine every week in the greater Chicago area with a co-conspirator, but that wasn't cutting it.

The agency believes Hurd committed 21 possible violations of federal statute in a timeline that goes from July of this year through last night's apprehension.

Safe to say, despite his close physical proximity to Tim Tebow last Sunday in the Bears' OT loss to the Denver Broncos, those two ballers are poles apart.

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Tim Tebow would not approve of this one bit.

Parents and onlookers in Lakeville, Minn., were aghast after 52-year-old Steven Wilson was arrested and charged with fifth-degree domestic assault after he reportedly GRABBED HIS SON AND PUNCHED HIM in the face after a loss at basketball.

Witnesses reported seeing Wilson and his eighth-grade son, whose name was not released, walking down the hall at Lakeville South (Minn.) High when the dad grabbed the child with one arm and began punching him in the face with the other.

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Nearby parents had to physically intervene before the altercation was broken up.

After calling local police to the scene, Steven Wilson was arrested and spent the night in jail before posting $10,000 to get out without conditions.

Wilson's son didn't require medical attention, fortunately.

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Pity Playboy model Megan Dills. Not only did her beloved Kentucky Wildcats basketball squad lose last weekend, she was injured by Indiana fans storming the court.

She is set to miss her next photo shoot after being caught up in the melee that followed the Hoosiers' buzzer-beating, 73-72 upset of top-ranked UK.

"All those fans came out of their seats and rushed the floor like idiots," Dills, a die-hard Wildcat fan, told Kentucky sports blog VaughtsViews (dot) com.

"Next thing I knew, I was knocked down 5-6 steps ... I was scared to death."

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Dills, who first posed for Playboy's "Girls of the SEC" spread in 2007, said she suffered a swollen ankle and torn tendons after the post-game fracas.

She is listed as doubtful for her upcoming Playboy shoot this Saturday.

"I just can't do the shoot with my ankle like it is," Dills said, adding "But that's okay because I do a lot of them." That's good to hear. Keep the chin up.

"What happened up there would never happen at Kentucky," she adds, getting in a nice dig at IU. "They were so distasteful and not very sportsmanlike."

"You would have thought that they won the national championship then."

Hardly. Indiana leaped to #18 nationally with the win, while UK is still #3.

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Lindsey Vonn will not be sacking Tim Tebow. Literally or otherwise.

The Olympic skier and the Denver Broncos quarterback have been linked together recently, after she was spotted in the Tebow family box at Sunday's game.

Tebow and Vonn have also been seeing hanging out at the ESPYs and at ski races, and she has even been "Tebowing" - assuming the QB's pre-game pose / prayer - in recent weeks. So it's not like these rumors came completely out of nowhere.

That doesn't mean they're true, though. Sadly.

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"Lindsey is just friends with the Tebow family. Anyone who is trying to suggest any more to their relationship is wrong," Vonn's rep told New York Post's Page Six.

Added the 27-year-old gold medalist herself on Twitter: "Hearing a lot of crazy rumors but rest assured I am not dating Tim Tebow (or anyone else)."

"This is an extremely difficult time in my personal life and I hope the media and my fans can respect my need for privacy on this matter," Lindsey added.

Late last month, Vonn announced her divorce from her husband Thomas, who had served as her adviser and scheduler, after four years of marriage.

She and Tebow, who is "saving himself for marriage," would instantly form one of the sexiest couples in sports, but alas. For now, all he does is win!

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Tim Tebow may not be able to throw a football to save his life, but he gets the job done. Now the Broncos quarterback's greatness has been immortalized in a song.

The former University of Florida star and son of Christian missionaries has become a phenomenon in the NFL this year after a string of incredible, last-second wins.

In the face of unorthodox mechanics and Satan-worshiping haters, he's got 8-5 Denver eyeing the playoffs. More importantly, he's a meme-producing pop culture all-star!

DJ Steve Porter mashes up ESPN peeps, NFL great (and Tim's boss) John Elway, Lil Wayne and others to create the ultimate Tim Tebow tribute, "All He Does Is Win":

Follow the jump for another Tebow tribute tune, called "Super Fans" ...

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Jerry Sandusky pleaded not guilty inside of a Pennsylvania courtroom today, waiving his right to a preliminary hearing in the process and avoiding any testimony from those who have accused him of child abuse. For now at least.

The disgraced ex-defensive coordinator at Penn State subsequently appeared on the courtroom steps alongside his lawyer, Joseph Amendola, who told the press:

"There will be no plea negotiations. This is a fight to the death."

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Amendola added that his client also waived his appearance at the January 11 arraignment and asked for a jury trial.

A handful of alleged victims were present at the court house this morning and prepared to make their claims public , a step they will now take instead some time in 2012.

Said Howard Janet, an attorney for one of the boys who has said he showered with Sandusky: "It would have been apparent from watching those boys and their demeanor that they were telling the truth."

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