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Lady Gaga will spice up the Indianapolis 500

20 minutes agoSports : The Early Lead

Lady Gaga is expected to lend a little va-va-voom to the varoom of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. The singer/actress/Super Bowl anthem singer/diva is expected to replace Keith Urban in the passenger seat of Mario Andretti’s two-seat racer, according to the Indy Star’s Dave Lindquist. (It’s not a good idea to let someone in eight-inch platform […]

Georgia athletic director apologizes for ‘Ludacris’ $65,000 decision

10 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Hosting a concert was a good way for Georgia to boost attendance for its spring football game. But paying $65,000 for the artist, is well … Ludacris. Athletic Director Greg McGarity admitted as much earlier this week when he addressed...Show More Summary

Chase Utley continues to plague the Mets with grand slam, solo homer

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Chase Utley and the New York Mets go way back, well beyond last postseason, when the Dodgers second baseman broke shortstop Ruben Tejada’s leg on a slide into second base. On Saturday night, they added another chapter to the rivalry. In the third inning, Utley was greeted by a 99 mph heater from Noah Syndergaard. The pitch sailed behind Utley’s back and led to […]

Venus Williams says she’s ‘not an expert’ on Zika virus, so she’s staying mum

12 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

With the Rio Olympics fast approaching, athletes across all sports are being asked about the Zika virus epidemic in Brazil. Tennis star Serena Williams said she’s concerned and that she’s “really just gonna have to go super protected.” Novak Djokovic, the top-ranked men’s player, said he’s worried about the people of Brazil. U.S. women’s soccer players Alex […]

Hull City player knocks in goal worth nearly $300 million

14 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The promotional final might be the highest stakes game in professional sports. The winner is elevated to the Premier League, and that means getting a share of the lucrative television deal and a nearly $300 million raise. Based on that, Mohamed...Show More Summary

Belgian cyclist Stig Broeckx in coma after crash caused by two motorbikes

15 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Belgian cyclist Stig Broeckx is in a coma after a motorbike crash at the Tour of Belgium and has been hospitalized with suspected head injuries. Sporza, a Belgian sports website, reported that 12 riders were transferred to the hospital after suffering injuries from the collision, which was caused by a crash of two motorbikes. Show More Summary

Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones is shot dead in Dallas

17 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Bryce Dejean-Jones, a guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, died after being shot in the abdomen early Saturday morning in Dallas, according to Dallas police. Dejean-Jones, 23, was found shot in an apartment breezeway. He died after being taken to a hospital. Dallas Fox 4’s Justin Waldrop reported that Dejean-Jones was shot after allegedly attempting to […]

Russia says eight of its athletes failed doping restests from London Olympics

18 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The Russian Olympic Committee announced on Saturday that samples from eight of its athletes tested positive in doping retests from the 2012 London Olympics. The statement acknowledging the results was posted on the ROC website one day after the International Olympic Committee revealed that retests of 23 athletes who participated in the London Games, representing […]

LeBron James taunts Drake after throwing down a monstrous dunk in Game 6

Drake didn’t have much to say about the Cavaliers-Raptors series until Toronto climbed out of its 2-0 deficit to tie the series. Then he went on a trolling barrage. No one was safe, including LeBron James. James got his revenge Friday night by clinching Cleveland’s second straight NBA Finals appearance and his sixth straight — including […]

Cleveland Indians fans built an epic beer can pyramid is celebration of … beer

You have to give Cleveland Indians fans credit. They know how to turn a monotonous three-run deficit to the Baltimore Orioles into a good time. Fans constructed a four-foot pyramid of empty cans on the right field wall in the seventh inning of Friday’s game. AND. IT. WAS. EPIC. Perhaps Cleveland fans were just preemptively celebrating the […]

Messi leaves Argentina friendly vs. Honduras after taking knee to back

Argentina captain Lionel Messi exited Friday’s friendly match against Honduras in the 64th minute after taking a knee to the back. Argentina dubbed the injury as “trauma to his lower back and rib cage.” Argentina begins Copa America play on June 6 against Chile at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Messi, a four-time Ballon d’Or winner, has […]

Ex-NFL running back opening ‘world’s first’ weed-friendly gym in San Francisco

Cannabis and calisthenics are two words that are rarely connected. Starting this fall, they will be with the help of former NFL running back Ricky Williams, according to Williams is co-founding a marijuana-friendly gym in San Francisco called Power Plant Fitness, in what the site claims “could be the first-ever ‘cannabis gym.’ ” The  gym will […]

Rob Ryan doesn’t regret getting fired by the Cowboys. He regrets his lap band.

Rob Ryan has faced many challenges in his two decades coaching defenses across the NFL. But none compare to his battle with his lap band that grew so tight it almost killed him. “My regret wasn’t [getting fired by the Dallas Cowboys,]” Ryan told MMQB’s Jenny Vrentas. “It was loosening the band and going to Turks and […]

Baylor replaces Art Briles with his defensive coordinator in interim role

Baylor will stay in-house with its interim coach selection as it attempts to move forward and correct the issues brought to light in yesterday’s damning report investigating school’s handling of sexual assaults by football players. Following...Show More Summary

In Game 5, Warriors’ Draymond Green showed he’s alive and (back to) kicking

Two games after inciting controversy with a kick to the groin of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, Draymond Green’s legs have once again entered the conversation. Along with the blistering play of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Green’s now-infamous low blow on Adams was among the main talking points following the Thunder’s Game 3 victory. […]

Rafael Nadal pulls out of French Open with a nearly broken wrist

A left wrist injury has forced Rafael Nadal to bow out of the French Open. In a press conference Friday, Nadal announced his decision, telling reporters he felt the wrist had a high probability of breaking if he did not withdraw from the tournament at Roland Garros. The decision comes a day after the 29-year-old picked […]

IOC finds 23 positives in retests of London Olympics samples

The International Olympic Committee on Friday announced that retests of 265 samples from the 2012 London Olympics revealed 23 athletes from five sports tested positive for banned drugs. The IOC will not name the athletes, who hail from six countries, until second samples have been analyzed — a process that can take several weeks. “These re-analyses show, once […]

Dez Bryant loved Spelling Bee co-champion’s ‘X’ celebration

The Warriors were fighting for their playoff lives while the Penguins squared off with the Lightning in a Game 7. But the real action was in Oxon Hill, where all the drama of the Scripps National Spelling Bee unfolded. When the dust settled, 11-year-old Nihar Janga not only proved that was a heck of a speller, he also showed […]

Meet the triplets set to make history in the Olympic marathon

Countries are allowed to send up to three athletes of each gender to race in the Olympic marathon, which works out very nicely for the Luik sisters. The trio of Estonian runners are set to become the first set of triplets to compete in the same event at the Games. Leila, Liina and Lily Luik, 30, are fulfilling their “Trio to Rio” […]

Chris Berman is reportedly set to retire from ESPN after upcoming NFL season

Chris Berman, who has been with ESPN almost since its inception in 1979, plans to retire after the upcoming football season, the Big Lead reported Thursday. Citing “multiple sources,” the website claimed that “the network has lavish plans for a send-off.” Berman, who turned 61 earlier this month, is arguably the most iconic personality in […]

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