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Insane, last-second goal helps high school soccer team beat undefeated rival

14 minutes agoSports : The Early Lead

Goals scored on volleys are always cool. Goals scored like that from way outside the penalty area are even cooler. But on Tuesday, Texas high schooler Josh Peloquin took things a couple of steps beyond that. He struck a volley from around 35 yards out that gave his team a last-second win — over a rival […]

Hunter Pence fractures forearm, is expected to miss six to eight weeks

15 minutes agoSports : The Early Lead

Hunter Pence is known for two things: his durability and those funny signs. Okay, he’s also known for helping the Giants win two World Series in the past three seasons. However, Pence’s ironman streak — he’s the only player in baseball to play in all 324 games over the past two seasons — appears to be […]

Watch this British bro perform WWE finishing moves on a young woman

Joe Weller is a British lad who posts vlogs and wacky videos to his YouTube account, mostly related to soccer and/or man-on-the-street comedy. However, Weller is also clearly a fan of pro wrestling, and his latest video — which is approaching three million views — pays homage to the WWE. Weller performs a number of […]

Ronda Rousey says she could ‘beat 100 percent’ of male UFC fighters — in theory

Blame UFC color commentator Joe Rogan for starting the debate about whether UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey could beat a male opponent. He’s the one who boasted to ESPN’s Dan LeBatard on Saturday that Rousey “might beat 50 percent” of UFC’s male bantamweight fighters. And when Rousey went on to demolish her opponent in a […]

Ndamukong Suh to visit Oakland Raiders next week, report says

4 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

NFL free agent Ndamukong Suh is poised to become the highest paid defensive player in the league. Teams are already lining up to woo the defensive tackle after the Detroit Lions declined to spend nearly $27 million to slap a franchise tag on him. First in line, according to NFL.com, are the Oakland Raiders, who […]

Here’s Cristiano Ronaldo dancing in an ad for his new CR7 shoe line

4 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Cristiano Ronaldo’s day job may be “best soccer player in the world,” but his skills on the pitch alone don’t make him the highest paid. While certainly his roughly $20 million per year Real Madrid salary is more than enough to survive on, it’s his long line of endorsements and side projects that landed him the […]

LeBron James says he needs to ‘protect’ himself from flagrant fouls

6 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

LeBron James has played well this week to the chagrin of his opponents — a couple of whom have committed flagrant fouls in their efforts to stop him. On Sunday, during a tight game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Houston Rockets, James Harden doled out a cheap shot to James’s groin mid-court, resulting in flagrant-2 […]

Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh and Judge Judy are in a mutual admiration club

6 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Fun fact about University of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh: He’s a huge Judge Judy fan. We know this because after the Honorable Judith Sheindlin renewed her multimillion TV contract, under which she was reportedly making $47 million a year (!), Harbaugh tweeted her a hearty congratulations. Big Congrats to Judge Judy on signing her contract […]

Giants’ Larry Donnell was on plane that skidded off runway at LaGuardia

8 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Larry Donnell, the New York Giants’ tight end, was among the passsengers aboard a Delta airplane that skidded off a snowy, icy runway at LaGuardia Airport on Thursday morning. Donnell confirmed that he was uninjured on Instagram, posting photos of the incident. The first came with an understated “Plane down” comment. A moment later, he […]

The top-scoring cricketer in the Cricket World Cup has a day job

8 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The Cricket World Cup is churning along nicely — especially for the United Arab Emirates player Shaiman Anwar. Although the UAE lost to powerhouse rivals Pakistan on Wednesday, Anwar — who doesn’t even play cricket full-time! — managed to come move ahead in the individual standings, becoming the top run-scorer of the tournament. The middle-order […]

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch cleared of criminal charges relating to alleged domestic abuse of ex-girlfriend

8 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges relating the the domestic abuse allegations leveled by his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll last year, Delaware’s News Journal reports. The decision was announced Thursday morning...Show More Summary

WWE’s SummerSlam travels to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for first time

9 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

After holding the last six years of WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view events at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the pro wrestling promotion is bringing the action back East. But it won’t be at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, where the mega event got its start back in 1988. Instead, the 2015 event is scheduled to […]

ESPN’s Bill Walton makes weird admission during USC-UCLA game

9 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Way back in the day, The Post’s Norman Chad wrote that Bill Walton speaks two languages: English and outlandish. That was years ago. This was Wednesday night, when the conversation during a college basketball game naturally turned to the subject of cow-milking: “I have been milked”: Four words that never have been uttered on ESPN […]

Daniel Murphy hears from gay Mets fan who is offended by his gay ‘lifestyle’ comments

9 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

A gay dad who happens to be a New York Mets fan wrote an open letter to second baseman Daniel Murphy, explaining why Murphy’s comments about accepting a gay teammate but not his “lifestyle” were hurtful. Jon Raj, writing eloquently on HuffingtonPost.com, said his young son is a budding Mets fan and that he hopes […]

Watch Ronda Rousey break TV host’s ribs

9 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

If you’re a TV host armed only with a microphone, here are 18 words you never want to say to Ronda Rousey: “I’m gonna be honest, I don’t think you have as much strength and can compete with a man.” Watch the video of what happens next here. [WARNING: The host mutters some bad words, […]

Patriots’ Vince Wilfork gets cut, keeps it classy

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The Patriots apparently are moving forward without defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, who has spent his entire 11-year NFL career in New England. Wilfork took it well on Twitter. Morning guys … Please read below this will be my only statement pic.twitter.com/gClv03hqet — Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) March 5, 2015 After an ugly offseason contract squabble led […]

Without seniors on Senior Night, Oregon State starts five walk-ons

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

What’s a Senior Night without any seniors? Oregon State Coach Wayne Tinkle figured out a way around that problem Wednesday night, starting five walk-ons in his team’s final home game of the season against rival Oregon. Tinkle trotted out junior Justin Stangel, sophomore AJ Hedgecock and freshmen Matt Dahlen, Tanner Sanders and Dylan Livesay for […]

Peyton Manning takes a pay cut (unless he wins the Super Bowl)

12 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Peyton Manning will return for his fourth season with the Denver Broncos, not that there was a lot of doubt about that. But he’ll be doing something he has never done in all of his previous seasons: he’ll take a pay cut. Not that it’s any ordinary pay cut. Although Manning agreed to reduce his […]

Cheerleaders fight at SIAC basketball tournament game, get sent home

13 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Things got a little heated on Tuesday night at the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference basketball tournament in Birmingham. [WARNING: A naughty word may have slipped in there. Have a fainting couch and some pearls to clutch at the ready.] There was a fight between Tuskegee and Albany St. cheerleaders at the SIAC tourney. pic.twitter.com/zYHXKHvtYc — […]

Cricket World Cup 2015: Bangladesh defeats Scotland

19 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Bangladesh moved into fourth place, and thus into the final spot for a quarterfinal, in Pool A following a six-wicket victory over Scotland in a Cricket World Cup match on Wednesday in Nelson, New Zealand. It was a day for batting. Bangladesh had four players eclipse 50 runs; Tamim Iqbal opened the batting and led the […]

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