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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Lionel Messi reportedly thinking of leaving Spain over tax trial that could result in jail time

47 minutes agoSports : The Early Lead

Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi may leave Spain and his team, Barcelona, because of continued problems with the country’s tax authorities that could land him in jail, the Spanish-language news site El Confidecial reports. Messi, considered by many to be the world’s greatest player, has run into continual problems with Spanish tax authorities over allegations of […]

ACC title game set after Duke’s loss to North Carolina, plus a look at the other conference races

2 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

North Carolina’s 45-20 victory over Duke on Thursday night not only meant that the Tar Heels could do this for the first time since 2011: THI Video: Part 2, UNC players ringing the Victory Bell after winning at Duke on Thursday night https://t.co/YnGzM9xTJn — Tar Heel Illustrated (@HeelIllustrated) November 21, 2014 It also meant that […]

Bills’ game against Jets moved to Detroit. Now they just have to get there.

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The news that Sunday’s scheduled NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets was being moved to Monday night in Detroit was seen as the best possible outcome for everyone. Orchard Park, N.Y., home of Ralph Wilson Stadium, has unofficially received an absurd 70 inches of snow, according to an accumulation map posted […]

Even in an extremely rare win, the Raiders couldn’t stop being the Raiders

9 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

First of all, congratulations to the Raiders, and to their diehard fans, who deserved better than to have to wait more than a year to see their team win. Oakland showed a lot of heart in getting its first win of the season, 24-20 over the Chiefs, in the process snapping a 16-game losing streak […]

Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is charged with felony domestic violence

10 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Slava Voynov, a defenseman who helped the Kings win the Stanley Cup in two of the past three seasons, was charged Thursday with felony domestic violence by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Voynov has been on an indefinite suspension since his arrest on Oct. 20. From the Associated Press: Voynov faces one felony count of […]

Adrian Peterson: ‘I won’t ever use a switch again’

10 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

When Roger Goodell gave Adrian Peterson a season-ending suspension Tuesday, the NFL Commissioner cited the running back’s apparent lack of “meaningful remorse” about the beating the Viking gave his 4-year-old son. In the midst of appealing that suspension Thursday, Peterson offered his first extensive remarks, in an interview with USA Today. “I won’t ever use a switch […]

Duke football assistant goes nuts, fires team up for North Carolina game

13 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Any time Duke plays North Carolina, in any sport, it’s a must-win, right? Well, the Blue Devils squared off against the Tar Heels Thursday night on the gridiron, and Duke graduate assistant Chris Hoover was not going to let his team be anything less than thoroughly fired up. Man, that chair never stood a chance. Hoover […]

Lauren Hill gave Devon Still her game-worn jersey

14 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Lauren Hill, whose struggle against cancer has caught the public’s imagination, has struck up a friendship with Devon Still, the Bengals player whose daughter is also battling a rare form of the disease. And as they both reside in the Cincinnati area, they have had chances to meet up, notably during the recent NFL game […]

The Broncos prepared for the Dolphins by watching sharks attack seals

16 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Denver is hosting Miami this week, so the team was busy preparing on Thursday. Broncos players went over the game plan, discussed their specific assignments and were shown footage of sharks attacking seals. Wait, what? Were the players deemed to be in an insufficiently bloodthirsty mood for the Dolphins, so coaches had them watch marine mammals get savagely torn […]

Josh Gordon, who was apparently a fantastic car salesman, could prove clutch with the Browns on Sunday

16 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon didn’t waste any time finding another job after he was suspended without pay for 10 games for violating the NFL’s drug policy earlier this year. If it were up to his backup employer, Sarchione Auto in Randolph, Ohio, they’d probably keep him because the recently reinstated Pro Bowler, who’s […]

Jose Canseco probably lied about his finger falling off at a poker table

17 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It looks like Jose Canseco pulled a fast one on the world. The ex-MLB player’s shot-off middle finger, which he had surgically reattached earlier this month, did not fall off at a poker table, as Canseco said last week. Canseco admitted that he made the whole thing up as a hoax after coming across a fake […]

FSU says athletic events will proceed as normal after shootings

17 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The shooting at a library on the campus of Florida State University on early Thursday morning might affect the mood at this weekend’s athletic events, but it will not affect the schedule, the school’s athletic department states. “This weekend’s athletic events, including those planned for tomorrow, will take place as scheduled,” Athletic Director Stan Wilcox […]

DC Comics is suing La Liga’s Valencia soccer team over ‘Batman’ logo

18 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

If you ever find yourself in need of a logo, remember at least one rule: Don’t make it a black silhouette of a bat. DC Comics will sue you. That’s the story with the Spanish soccer team Valencia, reports Plaza Deportiva. The La Liga behemoth uses a bat as its club logo and the comic […]

Dave Whelan is to English soccer as Donald Sterling was to the NBA — not good

19 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The next time Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan decides to speak to reporters, he might want to think about what he says before he says it. Otherwise, he might find himself being accused of being anti-Semitic and racist, you know, like he’s being accused of now after he squarely lodged his foot in his mouth […]

IBF middleweight champion Jermain Taylor charged after allegedly shooting his cousin

19 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Jermain Taylor, who won the IBF world middleweight title last month, has been charged with first-degree battery and first-degree terroristic threatening in Arkansas after he allegedly shot his cousin in August, the Associated Press reports. He faces up to 26 years in prison if convicted. TMZ has further details of the incident, which took place […]

Nike ditches plan for new Allen Iverson sneaker after Allen Iverson got mad

20 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Allen Iverson is a Reebok guy. He’s been a Reebok guy since 1996, when the Philadelphia 76ers drafted him No. 1 overall. His signature shoe, “The Answer,” is to Reebok almost what Jordans are to Nike; that is, they’re a big deal. So, when Nike decided to make what looks like a tribute sneaker in […]

Reports: Bills-Jets game likely to be moved from Buffalo

20 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It’s looking more and more like the NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets, scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday in snow-battered Buffalo, N.Y., will not be played as scheduled. And it’s looking more and more like it won’t be played in Buffalo, either. The NFL has not officially announced anything yet, but […]

NFL player-turned-farmer Jason Brown delivers own child after midwife can’t get there in time

21 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Jason Brown retired in 2012 after a seven-year NFL career with the Baltimore Ravens and St. Louis Rams, and not because he couldn’t play any longer or no teams wanted him. Instead, Brown ended a fairly lucrative career in professional football to become a farmer in North Carolina, even though he had never farmed a […]

Hulk Hogan attends Cleveland Cavaliers game to promote upcoming WWE pay-per-view

21 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Hulk Hogan showed up to the Cleveland Cavaliers game on Wednesday night to ask the NBA audience, “Whatchya gonna do, brother,” when WWE’s “TLC” pay-per-view event rolls into town next month? He and the WWE hope the answer is buy tickets. The event, which by the way, stands for “Tables, Ladders and Chairs,” is scheduled […]

Watch Clay Matthews get his jacket ripped off in ‘Pitch Perfect 2? trailer

22 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It appears there isn’t much talking involved in the role Clay Matthews plays in “Pitch Perfect 2.” You can see he’s letting his biceps speak for him in the “Pitch Perfect 2? trailer, which was released today via “The Ellen Denegeres Show.” The Green Bay Packers linebacker shows up just after the one-minute mark. “Phew! I could […]

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