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LeBron James is making a Cleveland trip to the Finals look very possible

57 minutes agoSports : The Early Lead

No, the Hawks are not done (yet). In this already improbable Atlanta season, one in which it went from an ignored team on the fringe of the playoff conversation early in the season all the way to the East’s No. 1 seed, perhaps they have another storybook twist in store. That would require winning four […]

Don Cherry’s loud jacket just might break your TV

4 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

No need to adjust your television sets, “Hockey Night in Canada” viewers. Co-host Don Cherry’s attire just makes it look like the TV is having technical difficulties. Of course, people noticed. Don Cherry or That Thing That Comes Up On Your TV Screen Sometimes? pic.twitter.com/33aYo3TgZY — Callum Fraser (@CallumFraser18) May 23, 2015 Don Cherry is […]

Hall of Fame Harlem Globetrotter Marques Haynes dies at 89

7 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Marques Haynes, the first Harlem Globetrotter to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, died Friday at age 89. Haynes died of natural causes just after 4:30 a.m. in Plano, Tex., while surrounded by his friends and family, according to a statement posted on the show team’s Web site. “The game of basketball […]

NFL says Roger Goodell will not recuse himself from Tom Brady’s appeal panel

7 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The NFL has refused a request made by the NFL Players’ Association that Commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from Tom Brady’s DeflateGate appeal. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports first broke the news on Twitter late Friday afternoon. The NFL has just rejected the NFLPA's formal request for Roger Goodell to recuse himself from the […]

This group of Dutch youth soccer players imitating Cristiano Ronaldo is the cutest

9 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

They say imitation is the best form of flattery, so it’s likely Cristiano Ronaldo is pretty pleased with the Ajax Under-10 squad, who have taken to celebrating their goals the same way the Real Madrid superstar does. For comparison purposes, here’s the original. The Ajax Under-10s aren’t just adorable, though. They mean business. The Dutch club […]

Alex Morgan says FIFA president Sepp Blatter doesn’t know who she is

10 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

FIFA President Sepp Blatter claims he’s been a ‘godfather’ for women’s soccer, but mounting evidence says that may not be the case. The latest exhibit? Blatter apparently doesn’t even recognize some of the the most famous female faces in the game, including Team USA’s Alex Morgan. “At the FIFA World Player of the Year event [in 2012], […]

Hawks beg rapper Lil B to spare them from his curse

10 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It’s been well documented that people should not take curses by rapper Lil B lightly. In May 2011, Lil B a.k.a The BasedGod, announced on Twitter that Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant would never win the NBA title after the all-star forward criticized the rapper’s music. Durant has yet to become an NBA champion and missed much […]

‘Community’ star Joel McHale to host this year’s ESPYs on ABC

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Sitcom star Joel McHale will host the 2015 ESPY Awards, which will air for the first time ever on ABC instead of ESPN, Entertainment Weekly reports. McHale, who stars as Jeff Winger in the sitcom “Community” and hosts the E Network’s weekly reality TV roasting show “Talk Soup,” has never hosted the sports awards show before, […]

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says Kobe Bryant has one season left

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Kobe Bryant has one season left on the massive contract extension he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in November 2013. As for his plans for after the 2015-16 season? “He has indicated to me that this is it,” Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Thursday on SiriusXM NBA Radio (as reported by ESPN’s Baxter […]

Premier League TV guide to last day of the season

12 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

For Premier League fans hoping to catch all the action on Sunday, the final day of the season, you’ll need to find a bar with 10 televisions. That’s because every single game will air at the same time — 10 a.m. EDT — on 10 different stations. In case you have just one television at […]

North Carolina receives Notice of Allegations from NCAA

12 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

North Carolina has received its Notice of Allegations (NOA) from the NCAA over the organization’s second investigation into academic irregularities in the school’s athletic department, the school announced Friday. The school said in a statement it will not release the details of the lengthy report until a later date, even though it is not required […]

Utah tween girls get a tackle football league of their own

13 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Remember Sam Gordon, the 9-year-old girl whose 2012 football highlight clip led to a Super Bowl invitation and her own Wheaties box? Gordon, who’s now 12, is back on the gridiron after taking a year off to play soccer, and now she’ll have a league of her own. According to Ron Dicker of the Huffington […]

Premier League team to give out free beer to fans

14 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Leicester City is celebrating its earning another season in the Premier League by providing a free beer to all its fans who attend the last fixture of the season on Sunday against the Queens Park Rangers. “We want to say thank you to our fans for their incredible support this season,” team Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha […]

Michael Sam signs with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

14 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Michael Sam will play football next season, but not in the NFL. On Friday, he signed a a two-year deal with the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes. The team made the announcement on its Web site. “With the signing of Michael Sam, today we become a better organization,” Alouettes chief executive Jim Popp said in a […]

Here’s your busy Memorial Day weekend sports TV schedule

14 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It’s Memorial Day weekend, when we (hopefully) take some time to remember our fallen service members while we’re at the beach or a barbecue or whatever. And when you’re not doing all that, chances are you’re going to be watching sports on television, because there’s a lot going on. Here are the highlights. Saturday, May […]

The credit card a Cubs pitcher found near third base at Petco Park has been claimed

14 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The credit card that Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada found during a game against the Padres at Petco Park on Wednesday has been claimed, Shana Wilson, the director of communications for the stadium, confirmed to The Washington Post late Thursday night. “[W]e have identified the owner of the credit card (it was someone who was on […]

Brewers pitcher Will Smith ejected for having greased-up arm

17 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was ejected from Thursday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves for having sunscreen and rosin on his arm. Smith came on with one out in the seventh inning. He hit his first batter, Pedro Ciriaco, on the leg and then threw one pitch to Jace Peterson before Braves Manager Fredi […]

French Open draw: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic could meet in quarterfinals

17 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The slumping Rafael Nadal will have a tough road as he looks for his 10th French Open title. Nadal, who is 66-1 all-time at Roland Garros, could meet top-seeded Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals, with the winner possibly getting third-seeded Andy Murray in the semifinals. Nadal has lost five times on clay already this season […]

Watch The Rock awesomely turn the tables on a prankster pal by officiating at his surprise wedding

Nick Mundy is a comedian and actor who does some work as a correspondent for Screen Junkies (you may know them from their amusing “Honest Trailers“). Along the way, he has struck up a friendship with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, although he may not have realized the extent of that friendship until very recently. A […]

It was close (again), but Steph Curry showed (again) why he, not James Harden, is the NBA’s MVP

Steph Curry won this year’s MVP voting, but James Harden was not far behind. A similar scenario played out Thursday for the second straight time in the Western Conference finals. As in Game 1 of the playoff series, the pair of all-NBA first-teamers staged a magnificent battle. On Tuesday, Harden finished with 28 points, 11 rebounds and […]

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