Talking Points: Web of deception broken

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What's the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:

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Investigators uncovered a plan where an associate of San Francisco Giants All-Star Melky Cabrera purchased a website and attempted to create evidence to support a claim that the outfielder inadvertently took the substance that caused his positive drug test.

According to a report by the New York Daily News, Juan Nunez, who works with Cabrera's agents, purchased an existing website and attempted to alter it in a manner that would allow Cabrera to claim the positive test was caused by a substance obtained through the website. The News reported Nunez paid $10,000 for the website.Baseball officials uncovered the scheme as Cabrera prepared his case to challenge the test.Cabrera, MVP of the All-Star Game last month, tested positive for testosterone, MLB said.

"If you create a new website, you would know when the website was created," one baseball official said. "At least they were smart enough to buy an existing website."

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College tennis isn't exactly on the mainstream sports radar.

Until now.

A new NCAA proposal could change the way college tennis is played, and current players aren't happy about it.

The move is intended to shorten matches with a new tiebreaker format and modify the NCAA tournament in hopes of giving the sport more exposure. The proposal will be considered at a meeting next month.

If approved, beginning in 2014, all singles matches would be contested in a best-of-three set format with a super tiebreaker used in the third set. The first player to 10 would win the match. Doubles matches would use a six-game set with a tiebreaker at six-all.

Players don't like it one bit.

Stanford's Nicole Gibbs, the reigning NCAA women's champ, wrote on Twitter: "I play tennis for tennis, not for tv coverage and frat boy attendance. Playing a tb for a third set compromises the integrity of the sport!"

The U.S. Tennis Association and Intercollegiate Tennis Association have said they intend to send a formal letter opposing the changes to the NCAA this week.

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