Mon 14 Dec, 2009 I think every golf fan in the world felt a tinge of disappointment when the man en route to becoming the greatest golfer who ever lived lost his way in a torrent of women who weren't his wife. His trustworthy image had been torn apart and got even worse as it was revealed he referred to his family as number one in his life during a NZ interview just days before 'that' car crash.
Mon 14 Dec, 2009 Although it's still not clear what Serena Williams said to the bemused lineswoman during the US open semi final in New York, it certainly wasn't befitting of a sports star of her calibre. Not only did she show an ugly side of her temper during her verbal tirade, she ruined Kim Clijsters' moment of victory.
(coach of England's Rugby Union team)
Mon 14 Dec, 2009 Dean Richards was banned for three years after orchestrating a systematic cheating regime that saw Harlequins fake blood injuries on at least five separate occasions to be able to better utilise their substitutes bench. In more simple terms, he made his players take fake blood pills that made them look like they were bleeding.
(French football/soccer player)
Mon 14 Dec, 2009 Despite Ireland's inaccurate claims that it's the moment that sent them out of the World Cup (they could still have had a penalty shootout to contend with had the goal been disallowed), Thierry plain shouldn't have done it. This once amiable and well respected football superstar has now earned the ire of a generation of Irish men and women.
Mon 14 Dec, 2009 The greatest basketball player of all time chose not to accept his induction into basketball's hall of fame with grace but rather used his speech as an opportunity to castigate old rivals, teammates and even his children (he told them "I wouldn't want to be you guys"). After making Isiah Thomas and Magic Johnson squirm in their seats over a long-ago slight, he at least managed to finish up with a little praise for long-time friend Scottie Pippen.