Baseball’s Sticky Situation With Ball Doctoring

Doctoring baseballs with ultra-tacky substances has pitchers dominating and some questioning the game’s integrity. Can cleaning up the balls liven up the sport?

#baseball, #cheating, #cole-gerrit, #epstein-theo, #major-league-baseball, #new-york-yankees, #perry-gaylord

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Dartmouth Medical School Drops Cheating Case Against Students

The Ivy League school said it was dismissing allegations that students had looked up online course materials during remote exams.

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Months later, Dream admits suspect Minecraft speedruns used illegal mods

The bartering Piglin that were at the heart of Dream's <em>Minecraft</em> cheating drama.

Enlarge / The bartering Piglin that were at the heart of Dream’s Minecraft cheating drama.

For months now, popular Minecraft streamer Dream has insisted there was nothing fishy about six “Any% Random Seed” speedruns he streamed last October, despite evidence to the contrary presented by the moderators of clearinghouse Speedrun.com. Over the weekend, though, Dream said in a message posted to Pastebin that he had “actually been using a disallowed modification during ~6 of my live streams on Twitch,” while maintaining that he “didn’t have any intention of cheating.”

The admission seems to finally put to rest months of drama and dueling accusations between Dream and the mods, settling an argument that relied on complex mathematics to prove that Dream’s runs were vanishingly unlikely to be the result of random chance alone.

The math

To understand the accusations at play here, first you have to understand just how much of a role luck plays in a top-level Any% speedrun of Minecraft and how ridiculously lucky Dream was in the streamed runs in question.

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#cheating, #gaming-culture, #minecraft, #speedrunning

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Baffert, Medina Springs’s Trainer, Denies Cheating Allegations

A day after the Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit was revealed to have failed a drug test, the horse’s trainer cited “cancel culture” in his denials.

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Online Cheating Charges Upend Dartmouth Medical School

The university accused 17 students of cheating on remote exams, raising questions about data mining and sowing mistrust on campus.

#cheating, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dartmouth-college, #dartmouth-medical-school, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #doctors, #e-learning, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #geisel-school-of-medicine, #medical-schools, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #science-and-technology, #software, #tests-and-examinations

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Ahead of Tokyo Olympics, Drug Testing Is a Struggle

The pandemic slowed worldwide drug testing to a crawl. The process has resumed, but the problems that led to poor testing ahead of the 2016 Games have not gone away.

#cheating, #doping-sports, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2016

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Could a Smell Test Screen People for Covid?

A new modeling study hints that odor-based screens could quash outbreaks. But some experts are skeptical it would work in the real world.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #cheating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #larremore-daniel, #mobile-applications, #product-tests, #research, #roy-parker, #smell-olfaction, #tests-medical, #toomre-derek, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Should I Warn My Ex’s Fiancée About His Cheating Heart?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on telling your ex’s fiancée that he betrayed her, absconding with a valuable letter discovered in a rental home — and more.

#cheating, #dating-and-relationships, #ethics-personal, #paid-time-off, #robberies-and-thefts

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Deep Within Relief Bill, Horse Racing Gets New Tools to Clean Up

A provision deep in the coronavirus stimulus package puts the United States Anti-Doping Agency in charge of regulating thoroughbred racing.

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Backlash Over Leniency at West Point After 73 Cadets Accused of Cheating

The revelations — and the academy’s handling of them — have prompted a debate about integrity, rehabilitation, and what it means to be a cadet.

#cheating, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-military-academy

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West Point Cheating Scandal: What to Know

More than 70 West Point cadets have been accused of cheating on an exam, the institution’s largest academic scandal in decades.

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More Than 70 West Point Cadets Are Accused in Cheating Scandal

The U.S. Military Academy faces its biggest academic scandal in nearly 50 years over allegations of cheating on a calculus exam.

#cheating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education, #tests-and-examinations, #united-states-military-academy

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Virtual Cycling and Real Cheating: Cracking Down on ‘Digital Doping’

A highly anticipated race on Wednesday, sponsored by the Zwift cycling app and the sport’s world governing body, will test new controls on cheating in virtual competitions.

#cheating, #cycling-road, #doping-sports, #e-sports, #international-cycling-union, #mobile-applications, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #world-anti-doping-agency, #zwift-inc

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How Do I Deal With Cheating in the Age of Zoom?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how to encourage honesty among students when exams are conducted online — and more.

#cheating, #colleges-and-universities, #plagiarism, #zoom-video-communications

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Want to Reduce Cheating in Online Learning? Use Honor Codes

Many are tempted to cheat, but honor codes are surprisingly effective in curbing the problem.

#cheating, #e-learning, #tests-and-examinations

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John Thompson Jr.: Let’s Pay College Players

For a long time, I resisted the idea. But after watching the N.C.A.A. take years to enforce its own rules, I changed my mind.

#basketball-college, #cheating, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn

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What Berlusconi Could Teach Trump About Losing

Two icons of disruptive political leadership have much in common … except for acknowledging gracefully when they’ve been voted out.

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Jeff Luhnow Sues Astros for $22 Million

In a $22 million lawsuit, Houston’s former general manager claims that the actual culprit of the team’s cheating scandal is still employed by the club.

#baseball, #cheating, #houston-astros, #luhnow-jeff, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Steven Cohen, Justin Turner and Alex Cora Were All Shown Mercy on Friday

The era of outrage took a timeout as Steven Cohen took over the Mets, Alex Cora was rehired by the Red Sox and Justin Turner escaped punishment for a controversial on-field celebration.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baseball, #boston-red-sox, #cheating, #cohen-steven-a, #cora-alex, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #los-angeles-dodgers, #major-league-baseball, #new-york-mets, #turner-justin-1984

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Alex Cora Is Coming Back to the Re

The popular manager led Boston to a World Series title in 2018, but he was suspended as part of the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal.

#baseball, #boston-red-sox, #cheating, #coaches-and-managers, #cora-alex

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A.J. Hinch Hired by Tigers After Suspension for Astros Cheating

Thirty minutes after Hinch’s season-long punishment officially ended on Tuesday, Detroit contacted him. Three days later, he was officially introduced as manager.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baseball, #cheating, #coaches-and-managers, #cora-alex, #detroit-tigers, #houston-astros, #luhnow-jeff

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Lori Loughlin Begins 2-Month Sentence for Role in Admissions Scandal

The actress and her husband pleaded guilty in May to charges that they conspired to have their daughters admitted to college as rowing recruits, even though neither participated in the sport.

#california, #cheating, #college-admissions-scandal-2019, #giannulli-mossimo, #loughlin-lori, #university-of-southern-california

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Astros Heckler Torments Team With Megaphone

A White Sox fan had a balcony overlooking the stadium where the Astros were playing. He couldn’t pass up the opportunity to shame them for their cheating scandal.

#altuve-jose, #baseball, #cheating, #houston-astros, #playoff-games, #springer-george-1989, #tampa-bay-rays

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Who’s the Tax Cheat: The Lady in Jail or the Man in the White House?

Donald Trump knows that taxes are for the poor.

#cheating, #federal-taxes-us, #high-net-worth-individuals, #humphreys-county-miss, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tax-evasion, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Astros Are Moving On, Even if the Rest of You Aren’t

A cheating scandal still shadows Houston, but in empty stadiums its players are tuning it out. “The more we win, the closer it brings us together.”

#baseball, #cheating, #correa-carlos-1994, #hinch-a-j, #houston-astros, #los-angeles-dodgers, #luhnow-jeff

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From Trump, No Respect for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, or the Rules

Once a cheater, always a cheater.

#absentee-voting, #cheating, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Separate and Unequal System of College Admissions

“Who Gets In and Why” and “Unacceptable” detail how admissions is rigged in favor of the privileged and how it was gamed even further.

#admissions-standards, #books-and-literature, #cheating, #college-admissions-scandal-2019, #colleges-and-universities, #korn-melissa-journalist, #levitz-jennifer-journalist, #sat-college-admission-test, #selingo-jeffrey-j, #unacceptable-privilege-deceitthe-making-of-the-college-admissions-scandal-book, #who-gets-in-and-why-a-year-inside-college-admissions-book

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The Good, the Bad and the ‘Radically Dishonest’

Lying and cheating behavior comes in several distinct flavors, a recent study found.

#cheating, #lying, #psychology-and-psychologists, #rumors-and-misinformation, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Why Biden Needs a Landslide Just to Win

Only a lopsided show of force would overcome undelivered mail, closed polling sites and Trump’s schemes.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cheating, #democratic-national-convention, #electoral-college, #presidential-election-of-2020, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A’s Mike Fiers Has Moved On From Astros Cheating Scandal

Fiers revealed the cheating scheme by the Houston Astros, his former club, but he has fended off attention ever since. “He wants the game to be straightaway,” his father said.

#baseball, #cheating, #fiers-mike-1985, #houston-astros, #oakland-athletics

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Benches Clear in First Astros-Dodgers Game Since Cheating Revelations

The Dodgers lost to the Astros in the 2017 World Series and were not pleased to learn about Houston’s cheating scheme that year. When they faced off Tuesday, things got testy.

#baseball, #bregman-alex-1994, #cheating, #correa-carlos-1994, #houston-astros, #kelly-joe-1988, #los-angeles-dodgers

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Red Sox’ Alex Cora Suspended Through 2020 in Sign-Stealing Scandal

Cora, already fired by the team, was punished for his role in the Houston Astros’ case. Separately, a Red Sox replay operator also was punished and Boston will lose a second-round draft pick for its sign stealing.

#baseball, #boston-red-sox, #cheating, #cora-alex, #houston-astros, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d

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