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LeBron James is doing Movember right with curly villain mustache

39 minutes agoSports : The Early Lead

LeBron James is a proud celebrator of Movember, the annual November event that encourages men to grow mustaches to raise awareness for prostate cancer. And, boy, has the Cavaliers star taken things to new levels. On Tuesday, he became a villain from a circa-1920s silent movie. Mooostash on deck! #Movember #StriveForGreatness A photo posted by […]

Lionel Messi scores twice in first start since injury as Barcelona rolls over Roma, 6-1

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi is officially back. The 28-year-old Argentine didn’t need much time on Tuesday to remind everyone why he’s considered the best in the world when he started his first game since suffering a knee injury in late September. Messi managed to score twice in Barca’s dominating 6-1 victory over AS Roma in Champions […]

Hockey announcer interviews his son and it was not what you’d expect

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

“Well, this is strange.” That’s how TSN hockey reporter Ray Ferraro began his interview with new Boston Bruins player Landon Ferraro. Probably because the two aren’t just related, they’re father and son. What happens next, however, is anything but strange. The two go on to have a pretty standard exchange. There were no hugs, no “good […]

WWE star Cesaro out four to six months with shoulder injury

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

WWE fan favorite Cesaro confirmed he will be out for the next four to six months to recover from a shoulder injury that required surgery. “I knew something was wrong [for a while], but I thought that it was just sprained or something like that,” the 34-year-old Switzerland native told late Monday. BREAKING: @WWECesaro speaks […]

Security concerns prompt Europa League match in Belgium to be played in empty stadium

4 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Thursday’s Europa league match between Club Brugge and Napoli will be played behind closed doors in Brugge, Belgium’s Jan Breydel Stadium after the city’s mayor cited increased security concerns amid ongoing terror threats. “The police cannot ensure safety [of spectators],” the office of Mayor Renaat Landuyt said in a statement on Tuesday. The original plan was […]

Andy Roddick makes the case for Serena Williams as SI sportsman of the year

5 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Earlier this year as Serena Williams was attempting to complete the Grand Slam at the U.S. Open, her childhood friend — and the 2013 U.S. Open men’s champion — Andy Roddick expressed excitement that Williams was finally getting the support he felt she deserved. Williams has been a dominating force in tennis since she turned pro in 1995, […]

Paris Saint-Germain is temporarily swapping its sponsor on jerseys for ‘Je Suis Paris’

5 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Soccer jerseys are as known for the well-placed sponsor messages as they are for their colors, so it’s a big deal whenever those get altered. When French Ligue 1 team Paris Saint-Germain plays its next two matches on Wednesday and Saturday, they will no longer be repping Emirates Airlines, but the people of Paris. PSG […]

Johnny Manziel might be benched after partying video surfaces

5 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Johnny Manziel may not be the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback Monday night after a new video of him partying in Texas during the team’s bye week surfaced on TMZ on Monday. “I want to sit down and discuss it before I do a knee jerk and go off on a tangent,” Coach Mike Pettine told […]

Ray Lewis would rather play for Rex Ryan than Bill Belichick

6 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The “Monday Night Countdown” crew was kicking it around before the Buffalo Bills-New England Patriots game and the topic of that night’s head coaches’ résumés came up. Ray Lewis, the former Baltimore Ravens linebacker, was asked which coach he’d rather have played for and he didn’t hesitate for a second. He was sticking with the […]

We finally know what Bill Simmons has planned for HBO

6 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Finally, we’re getting a clearer picture of just what Bill Simmons has planned for his new venture with HBO. It’s a little bit Grantland, a little bit “30 for 30,” a little bit of his highly popular podcasts. Deadline has the details, in a post announcing the hiring of Eric Weinberger as the head of […]

FIFA seeking lifetime ban of UEFA head Michel Platini, says his lawyer

7 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Those who planned on voting for the popular head of European soccer’s governing body for FIFA president might want to start looking closely at the other candidates. FIFA’s ethics committee is looking to ban Michel Platini for life, according to the Frenchman’s lawyer. “The overreaching of the request really convinces us of this commission’s total lack […]

Holly Holm met Jay Z then asked what his wife’s name was

8 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

New UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm is so polite that even when she meets A-list celebrities she follows standard protocol. Take, for instance, her visit to Las Vegas on Saturday, where she watched Canelo Alvarez beat Miguel Cotto in their middleweight boxing bout. While there, her newly found fame gained her entrance into the VIP viewing party, […]

ESPN’s Mike Tirico is as fed up as you are with NFL officiating

8 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Not only has ESPN’s Mike Tirico had a primo seat for many of the NFL’s officiating gaffes in a season chock-a-block with them, the poor guy has been tasked with describing them, too. On Monday night, he’d had enough when he called the game between the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots and was faced […]

Johnny Manziel says of partying video: ‘Videos can be old’

9 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Johnny Manziel, fresh off his bye week, says he is “pumped” about the prospect of being the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback Monday night and for the rest of the season. But he wouldn’t be Johnny Manziel if he hadn’t returned from a bye week with video of him partying in Austin hitting the internet. first […]

Cam Newton: a man, his fox tail and his swag

10 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It’s a weekly rite of late Sunday afternoons. The Carolina Panthers wrap up a game, Cam Newton steps to the microphone and everyone asks, “What the hell is he wearing?” Generally, the answer is “Capris.” Or “glittery shoes.” Or “a lovely bow tie.” On Sunday, though, it was “a fox tail.” Oh, sure. A tail […]

Jim Harbaugh bakes cake for recruit in the shape of … is that supposed to be Texas?

17 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Jim Harbaugh isn’t missing a trick when it comes to recruiting. In May, he posed with a photo that recreated a top player’s prom proposal, just changing the language to turn it into a pitch for the high schooler to choose Michigan. Now Harbaugh and his staff are baking cakes to mark top recruits’ birthdays. They […]

Carmelo Anthony commits blatant travel that everyone but the referees saw

18 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The 8-7 Knicks appear to be an improved team over last year’s 17-65 train wreck, but as Monday’s 95-78 loss to the Heat showed, they still have many steps to take before being considered a title contender. But on one sequence during that game in Miami, Carmelo Anthony seemed determined to literally take all of […]

Tom Brady called an audible with ‘Rex Ryan!’ — while playing against Rex Ryan

20 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Given that the Patriots were playing the Bills Monday night, it could be expected that New England’s players were all perfectly aware that Buffalo’s head coach was in the vicinity. Nevertheless, Tom Brady was apparently determined to leave nothing to chance, yelling “Rex Ryan! Rex Ryan!” at the line of scrimmage. Tom Brady just yelled out […]

Chris Berman tried to hit a dab and, well, all good things must come to an end

20 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Still trying to figure what “dabbing” is? Well, don’t bother. It’s dead. The move, which originated in the Atlanta hip-hop scene and has been popularized by athletes such as LeBron James and, especially, Cam Newton, was performed Monday night by ESPN anchor Chris Berman. You know, the Chris Berman who still prefers to litter his highlight […]

Cam Newton fed nearly 900 children a Thanksgiving meal — and yes, there was dabbing

21 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Monday brought quite a conundrum for the legions of Cam Newton haters. On one hand, the Carolina Panthers quarterback invited a bunch of kids onstage at an event he hosted in order to have them emulate his “dabbing” dance moves. (The horror!) On the other hand, the event he was hosting involved feeding nearly 900 […]

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