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Vicious knockout sends boxer sprawling into ringside dinner plates

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Will “The Rock” Quarrie might want to think about tweaking that nickname. First of all, it’s kind of already taken, by a guy named Dwayne Johnson (who, granted, is himself far from the first to use that moniker). Second of all, Will “The Rocked” Quarrie might be more appropriate, in light of what happened Saturday […]

Mike Hessman sets all-time minor leagues record with 433rd career home run

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Mike Hessman’s dedication to playing professional baseball never resulted in an extended stay in the major leagues, and it looks like it never will. However, that dedication paid off Monday night, as the 37-year-old broke a noteworthy minor-league record that had stood for almost 80 years. Show More Summary

Watch WWE’s touching tribute to ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Pro wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper died Friday, and WWE paid its respects Monday during its telecast of “Raw.” Just as it did in June for Dusty Rhodes, the company had all of its talent on hand line up onstage and stand for a 10-bell salute. Then the audience was treated to a montage of Piper’s […]

Adrian Beltre becomes fourth MLB player ever to hit for the cycle three times

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Adrian Beltre wasted little time Monday notching a career feat last accomplished during the Great Depression. The Rangers third baseman hit for the third cycle of his career, becoming just the fourth major leaguer ever to do it that many times, and the first since Babe Herman in 1933. The other players to get a single, double, […]

LaMarcus Aldridge is building a separate house just for his shoes

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and LaMarcus Aldridge would know. The nine-year NBA veteran is a native of Dallas, and he returned to his home state this year, leaving Portland to sign a free-agent deal with San Antonio. Lots of NBA players are into collecting sneakers and other shoes, but Aldridge’s interest may be, well, […]

Nike snaps up Karl-Anthony Towns and DeAngelo Russell, NBA draft’s top two picks

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

When you’re an athletics apparel behemoth like Nike, you make sure that the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft doesn’t wind up endorsing a competitor’s wares. Then, just to flex your muscles, you also reel in the No. 2 pick. And so it was that on Monday, a Nike PR Director tweeted out […]

Cristiano Ronaldo says ‘I don’t give a [bleep] about’ FIFA questions, cuts off CNN interview

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It seems fair to ask for Cristiano Ronaldo’s opinion about the ongoing FIFA corruption scandal, especially when the person doing the asking works for CNN. After all, the Real Madrid superstar is arguably the world’s most popular athlete, let alone soccer player, a three-time FIFA player of the year, and CNN, of course, is a news […]

NBA impersonation whiz does spot-on impression of Kobe Bryant

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Brandon Armstrong has done it again. The man with the uncanny knack for lampooning the movements and mannerisms of noteworthy NBA players dropped another video Monday, and it does not disappoint in the least. This time, Armstrong took on none other than Kobe Bryant. The hoops impersonator brought in a supporting cast of five “defenders,” all […]

St. Louis can use public money for NFL stadium without vote, judge rules

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Officials in St. Louis can use city tax dollars on a new NFL stadium for the Rams without a public referendum on the matter, a judge ruled Monday. As reported by the Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Thomas Frawley invalidated a city ordinance requiring a public vote on the subject while also ruling that […]

Andrew Quarless rejoins Packers after family tragedy

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless explained his absence from camp last week, tearfully telling reporters that his daughter died at birth last week. Last week, Coach Mike McCarthy described Quarless’s issue only as “an extremely difficult family situation” and didn’t specify when he’d arrive for camp. “Andrew obviously has been gone because of […]

Ronda Rousey will star in film about her life

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Ronda Rousey plans to continue to ramp up her film career and one of her next roles won’t be much of a stretch. Paramount Pictures plans to bring Rousey’s autobiography “My Fight/Your Fight” to the screen with Rousey playing herself, Variety reports. There’s no timetable yet for the production, with Mark Bomback just beginning to […]

Cristiano Ronaldo gave his agent a Greek island as a wedding present

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

If you’re Cristiano Ronaldo and you made $79.6 million last year, chances are you can hand out some pretty sweet wedding presents. And if you’re Ronaldo’s agent, who helped him make all that cash, you’re probably going to get something that’s not on the registry. Like, say, a Greek island. According to a report from […]

Maine man trolls Roger Goodell with a Tom Brady banner

15 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

These are boom times for the people who specialize in flying banners bearing short-yet-pithy messages across the heavens. Last week, New York Jets fans expertly trolled the New England Patriots’ training camp with a “Cheaters Look Up” banner, but Patriots fan Richard Pate went them one better: hiring a pilot to fly a banner over […]

OMG! Kevin Durant totally buys a stake in Tiger Beat magazine.

15 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

If you have a 12-year-old girl in your household, or have in fact been a 12-year-old girl at some point in your lifetime, you probably know all about Tiger Beat magazine. FOUR days until our September Tiger Beat is on sale!! #TigerBeatReturns #OnSaleAug4 pic.twitter.com/3biKJIOK5O — BOP and Tiger Beat (@BOPandTigerBeat) July 31, 2015 Here’s what […]

Vikings use Adrian Peterson to promote Family Day

15 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The Minnesota Vikings were drawing fire on social media over the weekend for a photo they tweeted of Family Day at training camp. The staff used a sweet photo of a player kissing his son, but the player chosen happens to be running back Adrian Peterson, who missed all but one game of the 2014 […]

Giants owner John Mara won’t stop predicting two NFL teams in Los Angeles

15 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

In March, New York Giants owner John Mara told a group of reporters that he expected one or two teams to be playing in Los Angeles next year. On Monday, the member of the league’s relocation committee doubled down on his comments in an interview with WFAN radio in New York. Giants owner John Mara […]

Jason Pierre-Paul, Giants are finally communicating

15 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The New York Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul are, finally, communicating with one another after a month of silence and questions about the extent of injuries the defensive end suffered in a Fourth of July fireworks mishap. “It was a personal conversation,” Giants General Manager Jerry Reese said in a WFAN interview on the “Boomer & […]

‘Ultimate Frisbee’ officially recognized by International Olympic Committee

15 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The International Olympic Committee officially recognized the governing body of disc sports, like Ultimate Frisbee, last week, a move that helps the sport take a step toward possible inclusion in Olympic competition. “This is an incredible milestone in the 30-year history of WFDF [the World Flying Disc Federation] and a further important step for our […]

The Falcons are using Ronda Rousey for motivation

15 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The Atlanta Falcons have won 10 games over the past two seasons, and thus Dan Quinn is coaching the team after seven seasons of Mike Smith. Quinn’s motivational methods during training camp begin each day at the start of a team meeting, where players and coaches begin by talking about current events. On Sunday morning, […]

Bills OL coach Aaron Kromer suspended for six games

15 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The Buffalo Bills suspended offensive line coach Aaron Kromer for the first six games of the regular season after an incident in which he allegedly punched a teenage boy in Florida early last month. Kromer and his son were charged with misdemeanor battery over the incident, in which they allegedly confronted three boys fishing on […]

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