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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

SportsNation speaks

In polls, chats, and conversation pages, you have told us what you think and how you feel about cheating in sports.
•  Are you hot?
•  Vote: Do you cheat?
•  SportsNation poll
•  Pat Forde checks in with the masses

Wojciechowski: Bonds has record but it's broken
Barry Bonds may have the home run record, but it's a broken record if you think he took performance-enhancing drugs.

The Sports Guy: Summer of discontent
With all the scandals plaguing sports, Bill Simmons tries to find the silver lining the summer of his discontent.

Caple: Worst week ever
Jim Caple looks back at what many people are calling the worst week in sports.

Drehs: Dark day for college sports
University of Northern Colorado senior punter Rafael Mendoza can begin to move on with his life after a jury found Mitch Cozad guilty of second-degree assault on Thursday.

The Sports Guy: The Donaghy scandal
The Tim Donaghy scandal is the latest example that the NBA is in trouble and needs to make changes.

Sheridan: What's next? Q&A on the NBA's gambling scandal
There is still plenty we don't know about the Tim Donaghy situation. Chris Sheridan provides some answers.

Stein: Stern speaks, but big questions (and answers) remain
Now that David Stern has addressed the NBA's gambling scandal, Marc Stein looks at the issues still facing the league.

Jackson: Gambling addiction
Tim Donaghy isn't the first sports figure with a gambling problem … and he won't be the last, writes Page 2's Scoop Jackson.

Caple: Tour de Farce
Jim Caple loves the Tour de France, but even he is saddened by the scandals in this year's race.

Report: Bryan says tennis players got fixing calls
Men's tennis players have been the targets of anonymous requests to influence the outcome of matches, top doubles player Bob Bryan told the Los Angeles Times.

Hill: Sports hypocrisy
Chuckle if you must at cycling's drug problem, but don't turn a blind eye to the same issue in American sports, writes Page 2's Jemele Hill.

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
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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
In an excerpt from "Cheater's Guide to Baseball," Derek Zumsteg recounts Billy Martin's unpredictable managerial career. Excerpt
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?