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Charles Oakley sits next to Cavaliers owner during game against Knicks

6 minutes agoSports : The Early Lead

We knew that Charles Oakley was set to attend Thursday’s Cavaliers-Knicks game in Cleveland. The fact that he was given a seat right next to Cavs owner Dan Gilbert turned it into something that sure looked a lot like a troll job on Knicks owner James Dolan. Charles Oakley sitting with Cavs' owner Dan Gilbert […]

Derrick Rose sure sounded like someone expecting to be traded away from the Knicks

In the days leading up to Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, the rumor mill was churning with talk of a Derrick Rose-Ricky Rubio swap between the Knicks and Timberwolves. On Thursday morning, Rose himself certainly sounded like he expected to get shipped to Minnesota, as he slammed New York’s offense and offered words of praise for […]

Simone Biles reportedly set to compete on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

2 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

After winning five medals, including four golds, at the Summer Olympics last year, Simone Biles will look to dominate another competition this spring. The decorated gymnast is set to be a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” according to a report Thursday by Entertainment Tonight. Biles has a tough act to follow, though, considering that […]

James Dolan’s status as major Trump donor can’t be helping his status within NBA

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

James Dolan is widely despised by Knicks fans, and it’s safe to say that he’s not exactly beloved within the NBA, particularly given his ongoing feud with Charles Oakley. Thursday brought news that surely will sink the owner’s popularity even more among many NBA players: He was a major donor to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. […]

FS1 blows up its late night: ‘Fox Sports Live’ canceled, Katie Nolan in limbo

7 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It’s been a newsy day out of Fox Sports 1, the cable-sports network that still is trying to figure out how to best siphon viewers away from ESPN when it doesn’t have a live game to air. First off, John Ourand of Sports Business Daily reported Thursday that FS1 has canceled its “Fox Sports Live” […]

Just in time for March Madness, a hero has set buzzer-beaters to ‘My Heart Will Go On’

9 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

There were a bunch of college basketball buzzer-beaters on Wednesday night. For instance, Syracuse’s John Gillon banked one in to beat Duke at the Carrier Dome. John Gillon rocks the Carrier Dome.Game over.@Cuse_MBB stuns Duke with the buzzer beater. — ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) February 23, 2017 And that’s pretty cool by itself. But […]

Tom Brady posts ski-jump crash on Instagram, freaking out all of New England (and David Beckham!)

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Tom Brady’s extreme self-preservation measures are well known by now, what with the weird diet and pliability exercises and whatnot. But they apparently do not extend to the ski slopes. The Patriots quarterback posted this clip onto Instagram on Thursday morning, complete with “South Park” overdub. If you french fry when you're supposed to pizza, […]

Jameis Winston tells a crowd of little kids that women should be ‘silent, polite, gentle’

12 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Jameis Winston’s appearance at a struggling elementary school in St. Petersburg, Fla., seemed to be going well Wednesday. “Over the course of about 40 minutes, Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston delivered a good message — a heartfelt, you-can-do-anything message to young kids who probably can’t imagine that even being close to true,” Tampa Bay Times sports […]

Creighton guard, once the NCAA assists leader, reportedly being investigated for sexual assault

13 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Maurice Watson hasn’t played for the Creighton men’s basketball team since Jan. 16, when he suffered a season-ending knee injury early in the Bluejays’ victory at Xavier. At the time, he was averaging a national-best eight assists per game and 11.6 assists per 40 minutes played, impressive numbers that made him an all-American possibility. But […]

Deshaun Watson messes with Texas, says Cowboys promised to draft him

14 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Earlier this week, Deshaun Watson returned to Fort Worth for the second straight year to accept the Davey O’Brien Award, given to the nation’s top college quarterback. And he used the opportunity to remind everyone of the conversation he had with Dallas Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett the previous year. “I know you all remember last […]

Tom Brady posts hilarious ‘suspect board’ in the case of his missing jersey

20 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

In the wake of the near-miraculous Super Bowl comeback Tom Brady led, many have asked, “Is there anything he can’t do?” Well, it turns out that he can’t find the jersey he wore in that game, but it’s not for lack of trying, and the Patriots quarterback gave an update Wednesday on where he is […]

Dan Marino finally retires from the Miami Dolphins. Huh?

22 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

In March of 2000, Dan Marino announced his retirement from the NFL. On Wednesday, Marino signed a one-day contract with the Dolphins, so that he could retire as a member of the only team for which he played. Wait, what? It turns out that Marino never filed his official retirement papers with the league. That […]

Rick Pitino had to be restrained from going after a North Carolina fan

23 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It’s safe to say that Rick Pitino did not enjoy his trip Wednesday to Chapel Hill. Not only did his seventh-ranked Louisville squad lose to No. 8 North Carolina, 74-63, the coach had to be restrained while blowing his lid at a Tar Heels fan. The incident occurred as Pitino, 64, was leaving the court at halftime. Sports […]

Radio host suggests Indian teams have separate tournament. Listeners want him fired.

23 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The head of the Montana High School Association issued a statement Wednesday proclaiming his body’s principles of “inclusion, opportunity and tolerance” in response to a Billings radio personality’s suggestion that a separate basketball...Show More Summary

Ole Miss self imposes 1-year bowl ban after new notice of allegations from NCAA

University of Mississippi officials announced Wednesday that, after receiving a revised notice of allegations about its football program from the NCAA, it was imposing a one-year postseason ban on itself. In a lengthy statement posted...Show More Summary

Gov. Chris Christie on list to replace Mike Francesa on New York sports radio

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie probably imagined his 2017 shaking out a lot differently. In one scenario, he would have been president. In another, the three-term governor would have taken on a new and powerful role in President Trump’s administration. But as they say, when one bridge is blocked, another one opens. And so Christie […]

NSA denies ‘blanket’ spying on spectators and athletes at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City

The National Security Agency has denied it indiscriminately spied on spectators, athletes and others who attended the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002. The denial came in a document filed last week in a U.S. District Court in Utah, where a group of Salt Lake City residents filed a complaint in 2015 alleging the U.S. […]

LSU pauses baseball games against Army and Air Force to shake hands and say thanks

For this afternoon's Soldier Salute, we honored the players from @ArmyWP_Baseball! — LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball) February 18, 2017 The Louisiana State baseball team’s third-inning tradition is the sort of thing you’ve likely seen dozens of times in recent years. After the bottom of the second inning at Tigers home games, a military member is […]

Toledo men’s basketball simply cannot stop playing overtime games

The Toledo men’s basketball team has played 28 games so far this season. Nearly one-third of them have gone into overtime, which has the Rockets approaching uncharted territory. 8th OT game this season for Toledo – tying an NCAA record held by Western Kentucky (1978); Portland (1984) & Valparaiso (1993). — NCAA Stats (@NCAAStats) […]

How faster Formula One cars could make the sport less entertaining

Formula One cars are about to get faster thanks to a new set of rules that will change the look of the vehicles this season. The cars, many of which are being unveiled this week, are wider, with fatter tires, and streamlined front and rear wings. The purpose of the makeover is to inject a fresh wave of […]

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