Davidson on Sports: Praise for Ronaldo, From Cuban

Kavitha A. Davidson is a former Bloomberg View columnist.
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Here's what you missed last night in sports:

Lost in Litigation
Everyone expected the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez would sue Major League Baseball over his season-long suspension, but why is he further burning bridges by suing the players' union?

Bigger Not Better
Cristiano Ronaldo ousted Lionel Messi to claim FIFA's Ballon d'Or, a prestigious award with a checkered past.

'Bockers Rising
It wasn't pretty, but the New York Knicks hung on to beat the Phoenix Suns in overtime, extending their winning streak to five games and inching them into a playoff position. They won with strong defense despite the continued absence of Tyson Chandler.

No Big Deal
Liam Davis, the biggest soccer name to come out as gay to date, says he's only judged in terms of football.

Do as I Say ...
Arian Foster's pregnant mistress is suing him for harassing her to get an abortion against her will. Recall that the Houston Texans running back is a supporter of Ron Paul, which isn't hypocritical at all, as he's still against a woman's right to choose.

A Good Start
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is encouraged by the NBA reviewing calls late in game, but seeks a full 48 minutes of transparency from officials.

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Kavitha A Davidson at kdavidson19@bloomberg.net