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Google engineer Dan Fredinburg among the more than 10 dead in Everest avalanche, family confirms

13 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

At least one American climber is among the 10 or more dead after an avalanche caused by an earthquake on Mount Everest. Google engineer Dan Fredinburg, who was on Everest as part of the Jagged Globe team, died as a result of head injuries sustained in the avalanche, according to Fredinburg’s sister. She posted the news on […]

ESPN’s Britt McHenry returns to TV to cover the Capitals-Islanders playoff game

14 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

ESPN’s Britt McHenry returned to television screens on Saturday as the network’s correspondent at the Capitals-Islanders game in Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum. McHenry seemed a little more nervous than usual as she previewed the afternoon’s playoff game, and judging from the majority of Twitter reactions she got, she should be. Many viewers said they turned off […]

Ronda Rousey was ‘one and done’ as far as the WWE goes, UFC President Dana White says

15 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

UFC champion Ronda Rousey had pro wrestling fans’ tongues wagging when she teamed up with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at WrestleMania 31 last month. Her surprise appearance went over well and led many to wonder if this was just the beginning of what could be Rousey eventually coming in to shake up the stagnant women’s […]

MLB suspends Yordano Ventura and five others after Royals-White Sox brawl

16 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has gone from hero to villain in the first part of the 2015 season and now the MLB is punishing him for it. On Saturday, the right-hander received a seven-game suspension for his role in Thursday’s bench-clearing brawl against the Chicago White Sox. The fight broke out in the seventh inning when Chicago’s Adam […]

Greg Hardy forced to abandon Bentley on a Dallas street because of floods

16 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Some people might be tempted to use the word “karma” to describe what happened to Greg Hardy on Friday night when he was forced to abandon his Bentley on the streets of Dallas after parts of the city flooded. Hardy likely thinks it’s bad luck, but the controversial star had “no comment” when a local news crew […]

Mount Everest climber describes ‘horrible’ scene after Nepal earthquake triggers deadly avalanche

17 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

A massive earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest on Saturday, leaving at least eight people dead on the mountain and several more injured, the Associated Press reports. It is unclear if those who died were climbers or guides. The avalanche, according to Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, fell between  near one of the mountain’s […]

Bruce Jenner says he felt like a woman during the 1976 Olympics

Bruce Jenner’s tell-all interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC’s “20/20? started with the explosive reveal on Friday. “For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” Jenner said, referring to what many have long speculated about the 65-year-old Olympic gold medalist, that he was transgender. (Jenner instructed Sawyer to use the pronouns “he” and “him” for the […]

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was asked about a ‘Katy Perry’ chant. His response was … not great.

On Friday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was asked about chants of “Katy Perry,” which Winnipeg Jets fans directed at Anaheim’s Corey Perry during the playoffs. “You think that’s sexist?” Bettman replied. “Taunting chants aren’t intended to be sexist.” Here’s what happened next, according to the Wall Street Journal: Bettman said the NHL has a track […]

Kaylin Whitney could be at prom, but she’s running for the U.S. at Penn Relays

Kaylin Whitney’s teammates at East Ridge High in Clermont, Fla., will spend Saturday afternoon getting ready for the junior-senior prom. If she were a typical teenager, she probably would have her hair appointment set, plans to meet her friends and their dates for pictures in late afternoon and a reservation for a limo to take […]

Floyd Mayweather apparently bought more than 100 cars from the same dealer

Floyd Mayweather’s nickname is “Money” for a reason, and if you work at Towbin Motorcars in Las Vegas you know why. The 38-year-old boxer, who could make upwards of $180 million when he fights Manny Pacquiao on May 2, has reportedly purchased more than 100 cars from that dealership alone. These aren’t cheap cars either. Sixteen, […]

Tiger Woods says he’ll compete at the Players Championship

Tiger Woods, who finished tied for 17th in the Masters earlier this month, confirmed on Friday that he plans to compete at the Players Championship next month. Woods made the announcement on Twitter. Looking forward to going back to THE PLAYERS this year, hoping for a repeat of 2013. — Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 24, […]

Ronda Rousey travels to Armenia to mark Genocide Remembrance Day

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey donated her fame to an important cause this week when she traveled to Armenia to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Although the U.S. government doesn’t recognize the Ottoman Empire’s...Show More Summary

Canadiens fan rigs living room for world’s best living-room goal celebration

The Montreal Canadiens are great at a lot of things, including but not limited to having super goalies and also never forgetting how many Stanley Cups they’ve won. They’re also ace at putting on a show. Montreal’s hype videos are the very best hype videos, always and forever. Their pregame spectacular will basically make you […]

Tony Romo says the Cowboys will win the Super Bowl

Tony Romo is a confident man. A very confident man. “We’re going to win a Super Bowl next year,” the Dallas Cowboys quarterback said last week while accepting the Nancy Lieberman Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dream Ball Gala at the Omni Hotel. The Dallas Cowboys “FAN Channel” posted the video of the full speech from the April 16 […]

It’s Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich and Real Madrid vs. Juventus for Champions League semifinals

It could be another all-La Liga final for the Champions League this year, as Barcelona and Real Madrid both avoided drawing each other in the semifinals this year. Barcelona will face off against German Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich, while Real Madrid will battle Italian Serie A leaders Juventus in the semifinals next month. Both matches will be […]

Is Jameis Winston the next JaMarcus Russell? One NFL personnel executive thinks so.

Depending on who you’re asking, Jameis Winston is either a ready-made NFL quarterback or a bust in the making. There really doesn’t seem to be any in-between as we inch closer to next Thursday’s NFL draft. Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel found someone who’s squarely in the latter camp, with an unnamed NFL […]

Stephen Curry’s insane shot that took Warriors-Pelicans to overtime can’t be seen enough

There were a number of reasons why the Pelicans blew a 20-point lead over the Warriors at the start of the fourth quarter Thursday night, and ultimately Game 3 of their playoff series. The previously crisp execution of New Orleans fell to pieces, and Golden State forward Draymond Green was monstrous on the boards, finishing […]

Lightning bolts at Chargers-Raiders stadium in L.A.? Check out the awesome proposed design

A proposed stadium in Los Angeles for the Chargers and Raiders may or may not ever get built, but the plans for it look pretty cool. Those designs were recently presented by the teams to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and a league panel in New York, and they include this showstopper: More: Stadium plan includes tower […]

Ric Flair wants to see his pro wrestler daughter take on Ronda Rousey

It’s getting to be a regular thing now — chatter about women from outside the world of mixed martial arts taking on Ronda Rousey. Which makes some sense, given Rousey’s fame and the way in which she thoroughly demolished the last couple of challengers that the world of MMA provided. In recent months, we’ve heard talk of hypothetical matchups with […]

Chris Rock answers the question, ‘Why don’t black people like baseball anymore?’

Chris Rock describes himself as “an endangered species.” In what way? As “a black baseball fan.” In a segment for HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” the comedian looked at how and why black players and fans seem to have abandoned participation and interest in what’s long been referred to as “the national pastime.” He […]

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