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Orangutan picks the Panthers to win Super Bowl 50, but there are otter opinions, too

2 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It’s hard to pick a Super Bowl favorite, but there’s one way in which everybody can win while trying to pick a winner: by getting your recommendations from adorable animals. No lions and no tigers this year, but there was a bear — and tortoises, and an orangutan, and otters and alligators, too — and they’re all happy to give you […]

Dallas police open criminal investigation involving Johnny Manziel

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The Dallas Police Department announced Friday that it will open a criminal investigation into whether Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel abused his girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, last Saturday. This comes one day after stating the case involving Manziel was closed. Show More Summary

This Riley does a better Steph Curry impression than Steph Curry

5 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Move over Steph Curry, there’s a new trick shot champion in town. Riley Dashwood, the six-year-old star of the Riley Diary channel on YouTube, has stunning accuracy considering she’s throwing things backwards. Her tricks include tossing a slice of bread backwards into a toaster and tossing a disc into a DVD player. She seals them with a contagious smile. […]

Rasheed Wallace drives truck filled with bottled water from North Carolina to Flint, Michigan

6 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Rasheed Wallace, the retired power forward who helped bring an NBA Championship to the Detroit Pistons in 2004, is giving back to the state of Michigan yet again. The Twitter account for the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team, Wallace’s alma mater, tweeted Thursday night that the 41-year-old was driving roughly 700 miles from North Carolina to deliver […]

How to watch Super Bowl 50 without cable

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

As more and more folks are cutting the cord and making the transition to the streaming world, the means by which to watch major live sporting events have also shifted. And with the Super Bowl just two days away, it’s important that cable-cutting fans to know their viewing options. In order to reach the maximum audience and cut off illegal streaming […]

Louisville basketball to announce self-imposed one-year NCAA tournament ban

12 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Louisville will announce a self-imposed one-year NCAA tournament ban at a news conference Friday afternoon, multiple sources have told the Louisville Courier-Journal. Before the Courier-Journal story was published, the school announced Friday that it would hold a news conference on Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. EST “to deliver a very important message to the University […]

Johnny Manziel dropped by agent, as father fears for quarterback’s life

12 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

A rough week just keeps getting worse for Johnny Manziel. The camel’s back seems to have snapped following reports of a domestic violence incident in Fort Worth, as Manziel’s current team, agent, father and possible future team — the Dallas Cowboys — have all come out in some form or fashion and put forth statements of […]

Poll says Cam Newton is pretty well liked, Joe Flacco is not elite

13 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Public Policy Polling has unveiled its annual Super Bowl/NFL poll, and while 40 percent of the 410 self-described NFL fans surveyed say they’re rooting for the Carolina Panthers and 40 percent say they’re rooting for the Denver Broncos, 56 percent believe the Panthers actually will win the game. Only 32 percent think the Broncos will […]

Budweiser got rid of the puppy in its new Super Bowl ad

14 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Budweiser has gone straight for the heartstrings in its past couple of Super Bowl ads with all the Clydesdales and puppies. Here’s last year’s: Here’s the 2014 ad: These ads were extremely cloying and extremely popular, with millions of pageviews on YouTube. But this year the puppy apparently has “gone to live on a farm,” […]

Cam Newton wears sandals and socks and doesn’t care what you think about it

16 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

We’ve reached the point in the two-week death march toward the Super Bowl where every single Cam Newton take has been written: He’s egotistical! He’s great! Very few people actually hate him! He’s a black quarterback and that’s important! Cam vs. Peyton! There’s nothing left of Cam to talk about. Except that he wears socks […]

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says hack-a-player rule changes likely coming

16 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

On Nov. 30, the Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan went to the foul line 34 times against the Portland Trail Blazers, missing 22 free throws to tie Wilt Chamberlain’s single-game NBA record. Less than two months later, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond did Jordan and Wilt one worse, missing 23 of his 36 free throws […]

Antonio Brown calls Vontaze Burfict ‘an idiot’

23 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The Steelers’ 18-16 playoff win over the Bengals could easily be seen as Pyrrhic victory. Pittsburgh lost Antonio Brown to a concussion near the end of that game, and while the penalties Cincinnati players were assessed in the aftermath of that play helped position the Steelers for the game-winning field goal, they sorely missed the all-pro wide receiver […]

BMX icon Dave Mirra dead at 41 of apparent suicide

Dave Mirra, an icon in the world of BMX biking and one of the most successful athletes in X Games history, was found dead Thursday in his hometown of Greenville, N.C. Police said that the 41-year-old was discovered in his truck with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, and they are considering it a suicide, pending further […]

Police: Johnny Manziel allegedly struck ex-girlfriend, threatened to kill her and himself

Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend told Fort Worth police that he struck her, forced her into a car and told her, “Shut up or I’ll kill us both.” The episode took place Saturday following an argument between the woman, Colleen Crowley, and the Cleveland Browns quarterback, and it led to authorities searching for him with a helicopter. Citing a police […]

Manu Ginobili out at least a month after surgery for testicular injury

There are painful injuries, then there’s what happened to Manu Ginobili Wednesday night. The San Antonio Spurs swingman was defending against New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson when he took a knee to a highly sensitive area. The collision, for which Anderson was assessed an offensive foul, left Ginobili lying on the court in agony before […]

Rob Gronkowski gives lap dance to Fox Sports 1 host

Rob Gronkowski was on the set of Jason Whitlock’s “House Party by the Bay” on Fox Sports 1 Thursday, when the conversation turned to the New England star’s recent admission that he had done some stripping while in college. That prompted FS1’s Julie Stewart-Binks to ask Gronk to “show us a little ‘Magic Mike,’ ” offering herself as a […]

Super Bowl gambling guide: Point spread, prop bets, ATS trends

CURRENT SUPER BOWL 50 POINT SPREAD, AS OF THURSDAY, FEB. 4: Carolina -5.5 Denver. According to, the Nevada sportsbooks have lost money on the Super Bowl exactly twice since 1991: When the Giants beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII (2008, New York was a 12-point underdog) and when the 49ers beat the Chargers […]

Snoop Dogg completely hijacked the Broncos’ Super Bowl news conference

It was just your run-of-the-mill Super Bowl news conference on Thursday. Until Snoop Dogg showed up. Snoop Dogg just asked Peyton Manning @nflnetwork – "Can I get a 50% discount on a Papa John's pizza when I'm in the state of Colorado?" — Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) February 4, 2016 Peyton Manning, politely answering a question […]

NFL announces a ‘Rooney Rule’ for women in executive positions

In an effort to increase the number of women in executive positions in the league office, the NFL will institute a policy akin to the Rooney Rule, which requires NFL teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching positions. The Rooney Rule, established in 2003, has been far from perfect, with too many teams complying […]

Peyton Manning’s next career choice should be obvious

His appearance in Super Bowl 50 may or may not be Peyton Manning’s “last rodeo,” but this much is clear: If it is not, he can certainly see it from where he stands and, with his 40th birthday approaching, it’s time to think about what comes next. Frankly, the Denver Broncos quarterback can do anything […]

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