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Canada's Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (L) and Lolo Jones of the U.S. compete during the women's 100m hurdles race at the IAAF World Challenge Zlata Tretra (Golden Spike) in Ostrava May 27, 2010. (David W Cerny/Reuters/David W Cerny/Reuters)
Canada's Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (L) and Lolo Jones of the U.S. compete during the women's 100m hurdles race at the IAAF World Challenge Zlata Tretra (Golden Spike) in Ostrava May 27, 2010. (David W Cerny/Reuters/David W Cerny/Reuters)

PAUL ATTFIELD

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GOOD

Lolo Jones

The American hurdler hit the headlines recently when she told HBO that training for the Olympics was hard, but not as hard as keeping her virginity – especially with guys telling her that sex will help her run faster. In no time at all Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, a good Christian boy himself, was instantly suggested as a worthy suitor, but teammate Bart Scott blew that idea out of the water Thursday. “What the hell they gonna do?” he told the New York Daily News. “Play the Wii?”

Nicklas Lidstrom

The Red Wings blueliner may have bowed out on top this week – with four Stanley Cups, seven Norris Trophies and a Conn Smythe Trophy to his name – but it was the tributes that flowed in that really told the measure of the man. “If everyone would play the game the right way like Nicklas Lidstrom did,” Blues forward David Perron said, “there wouldn’t be many concussions in the NHL.” Can’t get many better accolades than that.

BAD

Jose Canseco

We’ll never say never when it comes to the former Blue Jays slugger’s baseball career, but it certainly appears he may be moving in a different direction. Canseco took to Twitter on Monday seemingly with one eye on getting into New England politics, promising to fix things like the “lack of dog neutering and road repair,” the “power outage in Fenway,” and issuing a commitment to bring “hispeed internet to Braintree.” Hallelujah. But then it’s all in a day’s work for Canseco: “Politics is easy if you use your ears and not your mouth. Just listen you goverment [sic]morons listen.”

Gordon Ramsay

For once it was the host of Hell’s Kitchen on the receiving end of a scathing attack last Sunday, cut down by former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham just five minutes into a charity soccer game. Ramsay, who once claimed erroneously to have played for Glasgow Rangers in his youth, had to be stretchered off, but according to his spokesperson, “there shouldn’t be any long-term damage,” to his physical person. His ego, however, may be beyond repair.

DeShawn Stevenson

In some ways NBA players are no different than the rest of us. They, too, drive on the right-hand side of the road – in exotic cars; go to work – in front of 20,000 people; and use the ATM – so often in fact that it’s just easier to get your own. The Nets forward had his installed in the kitchen, which makes perfect sense when you think about it. After all, who hasn’t woken up in the middle of the night craving a glass of orange juice and $100 in crisp bills?

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