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Cheated & Mistreated
Cue up Bananarama: It's been a cruel summer for sports fans. So how do you feel after getting blasted by the Cheat Wave of '07? Wayne Drehs finds SportsNation is hot at almost everyone. Story
• Future of cheating | Drehs chat wrap | Cheats at the fair?
• Dale Murphy | Dale Murphy chat wrap
• Timeline: Hot Spots Through the Years

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•  Pat Forde checks in with the masses
 

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AT THE FAIR
Beyond the corn dogs and butter sculptures are tales of animal doping, swine switching and fake cow fur. It's the dark underbelly of cheaters at the fair.
Elizabeth Merrill
IN THE OWNER'S SUITE
One-upmanship has always extended beyond the playing field, especially when executives like Dan Snyder, Carmen Policy and the late Bill Veeck (right) have been able to work the rules. John Helyar
IN MLB
Cheating in baseball is simply a reflection of the nature of the game. Jerry Crasnick
•  Wright Thompson: The fight goes on to clear "Shoeless" Joe Jackson's name.
•  Mike Fish: Jose Canseco's how-to guide to online steroids.
IN THE NFL
If a player isn't looking to gain an advantage, he's courting heartache. Jeffri Chadiha
•  Chadiha: Notorious image sticks with Raiders.
•  Vote: Is it cheating, or is it gamesmanship?
IN COLLEGE SPORTS
Spying, stealing signals, cheap shots in pileups -- college football cheating anecdotes. Story
•  Jay Bilas and Andy Katz share memorable cheating stories.
•  Wright Thompson: Scandals in 1951 rocked college sports.
IN MOTORSPORTS
Are NASCAR crew chiefs looking for that extra edge outside the rulebook? David Newton
•  Newton: Evernham forces NASCAR's hand
•  Ryan McGee: How Jimmy Hoffa almost got his way.
•  Terry Blount: Cheating in NASCAR? You be the judge.
IN THE NBA
Scouts Inc.'s David Thorpe explains how a player can flop with great effect. And more.
•  Thorpe: How big men can get an edge by appearing to not violate the rules.
•  David Thorpe chat wrap
IN BOXING
He threw a fight for the right to try for a title. Sixty years later, Jake LaMotta, the Raging Bull, looks back on that fateful decision. Wright Thompson
IN THE NHL
In the past, if a player wanted to "cheat," he clutched and grabbed. Now, a committee is keeping players, and the game, in check. Scott Burnside
•  Burnside: Where the NHL's testing policy stands.
•  Burnside: The NHL's cheat sheet.
IN TENNIS
Cheating is hard to pull off in tennis. However, whether it's coaching from the stands or bathroom breaks, players can, and do, get away with various forms of gamesmanship. Greg Garber
• Inside ATP Gambling Scandal ESPN Video
FROM PAGE 2
In an excerpt from "Cheater's Guide to Baseball," Derek Zumsteg recounts Billy Martin's unpredictable managerial career. Excerpt
IN GOLF
Pro golfers live by an honor code that requires calling penalties on themselves, limiting the amount of "cheating" at the highest levels. Bob Harig
•  Jason Sobel: Ten famous rules invocations in golf history.
• Vote: Are the rules of golf golden?

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