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Head sailing coach fired after agreeing to plead guilty to bribery charges in admissions scandal

Stanford has terminated head sailing coach John Vandemoer after he agreed to plead guilty to accepting more than $100,000 in bribes for the University’s sailing program as part of a sweeping admissions cheating scandal — the largest college cheating case ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice. Vandemoer accepted the money on the terms that…

Block: Tiger’s comeback complete

Unlike many of the young kids who watched Tiger Woods win a a golf tournament on Sunday,  I’m old enough to remember when Tiger was the most dominant athlete in the world. I’m also old enough to remember his fall from grace. The magazine covers, the news reports, the endless series of setbacks—personal, physical, and professional—it seemed impossible that he would ever make it back to the top of the golfing world.

Television review: ‘The Catch’ is glorious garbage

Queen of the ABC Thursday night block, executive producer Shonda Rhimes backs a very specific breed of television. Stuffed with dramatic reveals, sexual intrigue and Sorkin-speed dialogue delivered by a parade of Hot twenty-somethings, Rhimes’ series are often exercises in diet prestige or, perhaps more aptly, “serious” soap opera. “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder” (“HTGAWM”): Her shows are far from challenging, yet they never fail to entertain. And “The Catch,” the latest from television’s most powerful EP, is no exception. Deliriously fun and terrifying slick, it’s a prime-time juggernaut in the making.