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What if I told you May 2nd was one of the most eventful days in sports?

In the NFL, four players were suspended for their connection to the New Orleans Saints’ Bountygate scandal. One player, Saints’ defensive captain Jonathan Vilma, is given the longest suspension in NFL history: an entire season without pay. There are criticisms over suspensions being given out without the Commissioner’s Office releasing any evidence, but that news is quickly drowned out by the apparent suicide of former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau.

In the NBA, Amar’e Stoudemire faces the press after punching an emergency fire extinguisher and cutting his hand. His Knicks are down 0-2 to the defending Conference champion Heat.

The Federal trial of Roger Clemens reached a major impasse, as key witness Andy Pettite– a former teammate of Clemens– calls into question a major piece of evidence by saying he might have misunderstood what Clemens told him. Federal prosecutors have famously bungled the case, as a first trial was declared a mistrial after evidence (Pettite’s testimony, in fact) was declared inadmissible but shown to the jury anyways.

Elsewhere, the Baltimore Orioles defeat division rivals (and former team of Pettite and Clemens) the New York Yankees to post a 16-9 record, good enough for second place in their division. It’s the first time 2008 since that they’ve been in 2nd AND had a winning record. Finally, Southern California native Jered Weaver throws the 274th no-hitter in Major League Baseball history, and the second of the 2012 season, for his hometown LA Angeles.

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