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The Brutal Secrets Behind ?the Biggest Loser? | New York Post

Alright, so maybe the circumstances aren't that extreme, but several reports have suggested that Mets players attending offseason workouts in Florida are paying good money out of their own pockets just to be there. Think an agent told me they asked $1,000 from minor leaguers.RT @SaltyGary : is it true players are paying for this out of their own pockets? Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) January 15, 2015 They're pushing envelope of what's permissible in terms of sponsored offseason workouts. Almost seems like there's penalty for not attending Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) January 15, 2015 That was the earliest information from ESPN New York's Adam Rubin on Thursday. He has since followed up on Friday, reporting that a source told him players are being charged $4,400 as major leaguers and $1,000 as minor leaguers to attend workouts overseen by new strength and conditioning consultant, Mike Barwis.If that name sounds familiar, Barwis is also the star of the TV show American Muscle, which airs on Discovery Channel. The workout is legit, but it turns out the Mets involvement may not be as deep as it originally appeared.
Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/mets-players-reportedly-paying-to-attend-workouts-at-team-facility-020806624.html

But they edited her to make her look lazy and bitchy and combative. Hibbards own health declined dramatically. My hair was falling out, she says. My period stopped. I was only sleeping three hours a night. Hibbard says that to this day, her period is irregular, her hair still falls out, and her knees sound like Saran Wrap every time she goes up and down stairs.
Source: http://nypost.com/2015/01/18/contestant-reveals-the-brutal-secrets-of-the-biggest-loser/

Vacchiano: Hakeem Nicks catches a new role with the Colts - NY Daily News

Then there were times during the season when he caught 56 passes for 896 yards and zero touchdowns that he looked like he was barely giving an effort. He wouldnt extend for some off-target passes. He didnt seem to always be running full speed. No one said it publicly, but they whispered it behind the scenes: He was having personal issues and couldnt concentrate.
Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/vacchiano-hakeem-nicks-catches-new-role-colts-article-1.2082413

NYRA announces additional safety protocols - ESPN

16 additional steps to further enhance safety protocols for Thoroughbred racing already in place at Aqueduct Racetrack. The additional protocols come in the wake of a recent rash of catastrophic breakdowns at the Queens racetrack and follow a Jan. 10 Max Workouts meeting between horsemen and track management to proactively address the situation. "The safety of our equine athletes and jockeys at Aqueduct Racetrack is a high priority," stated Christopher Kay, chief executive officer and president. "In that spirit, the New York Racing Association continues to work together with the NYTHA leadership and the New York State Gaming Commission in these important endeavors." The New York Racing Association will be implementing the following protocols: 1.
Source: http://espn.go.com/horse-racing/story/_/id/12184876/nyra-announces-additional-safety-protocols

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