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Magic Johnson’s reaction to game-tying free throw by Louisville says it all

3 minutes agoSports : The Early Lead

Louisville sent Mangok Mathiag to the free-throw line with a Final Four berth on the line and the Cardinals trailing Michigan State by one with scant seconds left. Miraculously, amazingly, the 50-percent free-throw shooter made the first on a shot that clanged, bounced up and through the net. One former Michigan State star sitting in […]

Tony Romo, Jason Garrett root for Duke as jinx jokes fly

4 minutes agoSports : The Early Lead

Maybe Palm Sunday traffic was lighter than they expected or maybe they’re just really, really big Duke fans. Whatever the reason, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, tight end Jason Witten and Coach Jason Garrett arrived really, really early for the Elite Eight game between the Blue Devils and Gonzaga at NRG Stadium in Houston. Early […]

Watch The Rock’s Wrestlemania promo on ‘SNL’ get a little too personal

Will Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson make an appearance at Wrestlemania 31 on Sunday night? Who knows? But the actor also known as Dwyane Johnson had some fun with his WWE past when he hosted “Saturday Night Live.” He played alleged wrestler Coco Watch Out to Bobby Moynihan’s Trashyard Mutt and their promos got a little […]

NBA, Pacers speak out about Indiana’s controversial religious freedom law

2 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Although the NFL and Indianapolis Colts have so far been silent on the matter, the NBA and the Indiana Pacers added their voices to those of the NCAA, Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller in speaking out about Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. On Saturday, the league, the Pacers, the WNBA and the Indiana Fever […]

Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia crushes New Zealand for fifth title

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Michael Clarke wrote the perfect ending to part of his cricket career with a half century as Australia won the World Cup with a seven-wicket victory over New Zealand before a record crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Australia won its fifth World Cup with Clarke (74) and Steve Smith (56 not out) […]

Aaron Rodgers watches Wisconsin-Arizona with Olivia Munn, defends being a Badgers fan

4 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Aaron Rodgers may have roots in California, but the Green Bay Packers quarterback has made no secret of rooting for all things Wisconsin, whether it’s the Brewers, the Bucks or the Badgers. So it may not have been much of a surprise when he turned up courtside for Wisconsin’s NCAA tournament game against Arizona on […]

Joe Gibbs says doctors have no clear solutions for J.D. Gibbs’s brain-function problems

4 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

MARTINSVILLE — Calling his elder son “my hero,” NFL Hall of Fame Coach Joe Gibbs told reporters Sunday that doctors had no clear answer for what has caused the brain-function problems that J.D. Gibbs, 46, now confronts. “Basically, his situation medically – there’s very few answers,” said Gibbs, 74, addressing the media at Martinsville Speedway about three […]

Michael Jordan, Tom Brady play a game of pickup basketball

5 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Two guys, 10 rings…just another pickup basketball game in the Caribbean, right? Not quite. Tom Brady continued to hone his championship vacation game, going from being buried up to his neck in sand by his kids to leaping from a great height into a pool of water to now playing a game of pickup hoops […]

LeBron James is at Kentucky vs. Notre Dame NCAA tournament Elite Eight game

19 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

LeBron James spends most of his time in Cleveland’s Q Arena on the court, but on Saturday he took a seat in the stands to watch No. 1 seed Kentucky take on No. 3 seed Notre Dame in their NCAA tournament Elite Eight game..@KingJames taking in Kentucky vs. Notre Dame in the #EliteEight […]

Wisconsin star Sam Dekker’s many three-pointers impressed Blake Griffin, everyone

19 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

No. 1 seed Wisconsin beat No. 2 seed Arizona 85-78 in its Elite Eight NCAA tournament game on Saturday at Los Angeles’s Staples Center, largely thanks a standout second-half performance that included sinking 10 of 12 of their second-half three-pointers. The bigger story, though, perhaps is that five of them came from one guy — […]

Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky gets temporarily confused about what a foul is

19 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

No. 1 seed Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky is an elite player. There’s no question about that. But there was one point during Saturday’s Elite Eight NCAA tournament game against No. 2 seed Arizona that he may want to review. In the second half of the game, Kaminsky got a little confused about what constitutes a […]

Watch Tom Brady jump off a cliff. Literally.

20 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Probably more than a few Seattle Seahawks fans last season wished Tom Brady would jump off a cliff. Most people meant it metaphorically, however. So imagine everyone’s surprise when Brady decided to actually jump off a cliff. Brady, who posted the Costa Rican vacation video to Facebook with the caption, “Never doing that again! ?#?AirBrady?,” […]

Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn attend Wisconsin-Arizona Elite Eight game

20 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his girlfriend actress Olivia Munn attended the NCAA tournament game between No. 1 seed Wisconsin and No. 2 seed Arizona. Aaron Rodgers & Olivia Munn taking in Wisconsin vs. Arizona in the #EliteEight — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 28, 2015 Just like when he watched the Badgers […]

Is freshman Aaron Moesch’s mustache Wisconsin’s NCAA tournament good luck charm?

21 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

As No. 1 seed Wisconsin readies to take on No. 2 seed Arizona in its Elite Eight matchup on Saturday, all freshman Aaron Moesch needs to do is make sure his mustache is on point. Apparently, his hirsute upper lip, which he hasn’t shaved since Feb. 24, has become known as a bit of a […]

Charles Barkley says NCAA should move Final Four games out of Indiana because of anti-gay law

21 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Charles Barkley called on the NCAA to move the location of its Final Four basketball games from Indiana in response to a recently enacted state law that allows businesses to reject gay customers on the basis of “religious freedom.” “Discrimination in any form is unacceptable to me,” Barkley said in a statement sent by his […]

WrestleMania 31: Preview, full card and five reasons to watch

21 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

WrestleMania 31 is slated to go down on Sunday, and while the road to WWE’s biggest show of the year has arguably been bumpy, it’s smoothed out in the last week thanks for these five reasons. Brock Lesnar re-upped his contract with WWE and saved the main event. Last week, pro wrestling fans fretted over what […]

U-Conn. women’s basketball team outscores Texas by record 51 points to reach Elite 8

21 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

There’s no such thing as a sure bet, but the Connecticut women’s basketball team might be the closest thing. The No. 1 seed Huskies outscored No. 5 seed Texas by a record 51 points in the Sweet 16 to reach Elite 8 on Saturday, UConn making history! Huskies hang 105 points on the Longhorns. 51-point margin […]

Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev hit in head by lit flare during abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier against Montenegro

Two violent crowd disturbances forced the Euro 2016 qualifier between Russia and Montenegro to be abandoned on Friday. The first disturbance in the Group G match came just 20 seconds after kickoff when a spectator at the stadium in Podgorica, Montenegro, threw a lit flare toward Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev’s head. Akinfeev was sent to […]

What’s Jim Boeheim doing during the NCAA tournament?

If you were just dying to know what Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim is up to while the Carrier Dome hosts NCAA tournament Sweet 16 games, fear not, we have an update on his whereabouts. Boeheim, whose Orange self-imposed a postseason ban earlier in the season because of an NCAA investigation, is watching the NCAA tournament […]

Watch the assist of the night

North Carolina State point guard Anthony “Cat” Barber didn’t have a great first half. He was 0 for 7 when the Cardinals took a 33-31 lead into halftime. But Barber had two rebounds, three assists and, most importantly, the highlight of the night. That’s right, Barber rebounded the ball while lying on the ground, then […]

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