Iverson Pissed Off

Iverson Pissed Off

Continuing with today's theme of gambling at casinos and athletes, A.I. was reportedly in A.C. this weekend causing a stir:

On a late-night visit to the Trump Taj Mahal after the Sixers bested
the Charlotte Bobcats Friday, sources say Iverson, after winning a hand
at a three-card-stud poker table, was overpaid $10,000 in chips by a

When the dealer quickly realized the mistake and requested the chips
back, Iverson, we're told, refused to hand `em over and a head-turning
argument between him and casino staff began.

Nothing all that notable, just A.I. throwing some coin around.  The funnier part of the article:

We reported in February 2004 that a pro-athlete who plays at the
Wachovia Center had urinated in a trash can at Bally's Park Place in
full view of staff and patrons. The urinator, whom we didn't name at
the time, was Iverson
, and he was told by the casino not to return.

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake


SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.