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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Seahawks smother 49ers, San Francisco owner Jed York says loss ‘wasn’t acceptable’

7 minutes agoSports : The Early Lead

Richard Sherman had two interceptions as the Seattle Seahawks thoroughly dominated the San Francisco 49ers, 19-3, on Thanksgiving night in Santa Clara, Calif. After feasting on the Niners, Sherman feasted on turkey: After the game, 49ers CEO Jed York took to Twitter for his thoughts on the loss. Thank you #49ersfaithful for coming out strong […]

Mark Sanchez puts butt fumble behind him with Eagles’ win over Cowboys

12 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Butt fumble, RIP. Well, maybe not. It’ll probably never get old watching Mark Sanchez run into a lineman’s butt and fumble the ball, as he did on Thanksgiving 2012 in a hilarious yet humiliating snippet of a game that has been shown on endless loop ever since. This time, back in the Thanksgiving game with […]

FBI investigating threat against the Grove at Ole Miss ahead of Mississippi State game

14 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The FBI is investigating an anonymous threat against the trees and shrubs in the Grove on the campus of Ole Miss. The threat came in the form of a letter on Tuesday, with Ole Miss’ Egg Bowl game against Mississippi State on Saturday. “What’s going to happen to y’all on the field Saturday Aint nothing […]

The Odell Beckham Jr. catch: How big a role did those gloves play?

14 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

When it came to making the catch of the NFL season, Odell Beckham Jr. certainly can credit practice, flexibility and sheer talent. But maybe Nike also had a big role in the touchdown play Sunday night. Beckham’s Nike 3.0 Vapor Jets (size XXXL) aren’t quite like a high-tech version of Stickum, which was banned by […]

Soccer great Pele ‘fine’ despite move to hospital’s special care unit in Brazil

17 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Pele, the 74-year-old Brazilian soccer legend, is in good condition after a Sao Paulo hospital’s statement that he had been moved to a “special care” unit sparked concern in the country in which he is a national hero. “He is fine,” Jose Fornos Rodrigues told the Associated Press after the Albert Einstein hospital had said […]

Ohio State defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge missing, his mother and police say

17 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Kosta Karageorge,  senior defensive lineman and former wrestler at Ohio State, is missing, according to Columbus, Ohio, police. Susan Karageorge, his mother, wrote on Facebook that her son has been missing since he left his Columbus apartment to take a walk at around 2 a.m. Wednesday. She filed a missing person’s report […]

Phillip Hughes dies after being struck by cricket ball as debate over helmet safety is renewed

17 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

South Australia cricket star Phillip Hughes died Thursday in a Sydney hospital, two days after he was struck on the head by a short delivery during a match in Sydney. Hughest, 25, was struck beneath the ear, just outside the helmet, by a bouncer and the accident is renewing debate over helmet safety in the […]

College football TV schedule for Thanksgiving weekend

23 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Thanksgiving Time Game D.C. TV 7:30 Texas vs. No. 5 TCU Fox Sports 1 7:30 Texas A&M vs. LSU ESPN Texas and Texas A&M used to play pretty regularly on Thanksgiving, but now they’re not in the same conference, and now they’re playing different teams on Turkey Day. The Longhorns, looking frisky of late, will […]

NFL Week 13 ATS picks: Read this before making yours

23 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

NFL Week 13 is upon us. Here’s everything you need to know while you’re making your against-the-spread picks this weekend, whether if you’re in Las Vegas or making friendly, non-monetary-based, totally legal wagers with your co-workers. Point spreads taken from the consensus odds at Vegas Insider. Home teams listed first, and weather forecasts taken Wednesday […]

Buccaneers stadium bar served the most watered-down drink possible

A couple of weeks ago, we brought you the news that the Seahawks were serving fans watered-down beer. Not to be outdone, the Buccaneers have gone a step further, serving at least one pair of customers tequila shots that were so watered-down, it turned out that they were nothing but water. A hard-hitting investigation by Tampa’s WFLA […]

Andrew Wiggins gets a huge swat, but Jabari Parker wins first meeting

The first installment of what the NBA hopes will be a long-running, blockbuster series took place Wednesday night, when the Bucks visited the Timberwolves. The game marked the first time Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins and Milwaukee’s Jabari Parker, who went first and second, respectively, in the NBA draft, faced each other as pros. Parker won the […]

St. John’s player’s short shorts go a long way toward overshadowing his team’s big win

St. John’s knocked off Minnesota on Wednesday, 70-61, in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals. It was a big win for the Red Storm, one marked by a second-half surge and … hey, check out that guy’s shorts! Yes, it was an impressive victory for the Johnnies, but all most folks wanted to talk about was […]

Floyd Mayweather taunts Manny Pacquiao with Instagram post

Manny Pacquiao defeated Chris Algieri on Sunday, and he wasted little time addressing a possible showdown with Floyd Mayweather. “I think it’s time to say something,” Pacquiao said at a post-fight news conference. “The fans deserve that fight. It’s time to make that fight happen.” The fight may or may not happen, but Mayweather took a jab […]

Watching kids play for both sides of Bears-Lions game? Fuller parents have the perfect jersey.

Corey Fuller is a wide receiver for the Lions. His younger brother, Kyle, plays cornerback for the Bears. The squads are set to square off on Thanksgiving, meaning  a sibling rivalry could play out, head-to-head, at Ford Field on Thursday. It also means Corey and Kyle’s parents had a bit of a problem on their […]

Saints tight end’s thoughts on Ferguson go viral

Benjamin Watson is a tight end for the Saints, with whom you may not be very familiar, because he’s never had a statistically huge, star-making season. In fact, the most impressive stat he’s posted is 11 — the number of seasons he’s lasted so far in the NFL, which is quite an accomplishment for almost any player. Like many […]

49ers safety Eric Reid calls rival Richard Sherman’s bizarre press conference “awesome”

San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid will face his rival Richard Sherman on Thursday. But instead of trash-talking the Seattle Seahawks star, Reid is handing him a verbal high-five. Specifically, Reid said the bizarre press conference Sherman gave alongside a cardboard cutout of Seahawks player Doug Baldwin on Tuesday was “awesome.” That’s because Reid agrees […]

The photographer who ‘got fired on Twitter’ for seemingly gawking at Odell Beckham’s catch still has a job

Andrew Mills is doing just fine, you guys. Don’t think you know Mills? Oh, you do. He’s the seemingly dumbfounded sports photographer who became a Twitter sensation on Monday when it appeared he was not doing his job while New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made the catch of the year. Someone's gonna get […]

Slovakian hockey team mistakenly plays the Soviet national anthem for visiting Russian KHL team

There are a lot of reasons to be critical of Russia these days, but the country that exists today is definitely not the Soviet Union of the past. (You can order the same drink at Starbucks in Moscow as you can in Washington, D.C.) With that in mind, it was a bit odd when the […]

French soccer star Franck Ribery says Cristiano Ronaldo won FIFA’s Ballon d’Or because of politics

Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery of France has lost his faith in FIFA and its Ballon d’Or award, which Ribery lost to Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal earlier this year. But, he says, it’s not because he’s a sore loser. “The Ballon d’Or is no longer for the best player; it’s all about politics,” […]

Michigan basketball Coach John Beilein is upset with ESPN for pushing back tip-off time

University of Michigan basketball Coach John Beilein reportedly had a bone to pick with ESPN after the network pushed back the scheduled tip-off time of the game against Villanova by 15 minutes on Tuesday. “He made a point after the press conference to yell about it,” NBC Sports’ Rob Dauster reported. John Beilein is not […]

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