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Gold Cup 2015: TV schedule and streaming information

2 minutes agoSports : The Early Lead

Now that the Women’s World Cup is in the books with the Americans taking home another title, the nation’s soccer spotlight shifts to the U.S. men’s national team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which kicks off Tuesday night in Frisco, Tex. Here’s the lowdown. What is it? The Gold Cup is the biennial championship of […]

A river runs through the Royals dugout

2 minutes agoSports : The Early Lead

“Mucho rain.” That’s how Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez described the scene on Monday at Kauffman Stadium on Instagram. Looking at the video he posted along with his commentary that shows water flowing down into the dugout like Class IV river rapids, however, his description did not do the hydration situation justice. The Royals […]

Cristiano Ronaldo finds woman’s phone, trades it for dinner date

Austin Woolstenhulme was in Las Vegas with some friends over the Fourth of July weekend when she lost her cellphone. Luckily, noted missing cellphone hunter Cristiano Ronaldo also was in town. Bad news is I lost my phone. Good news is it's with Cristiano Ronaldo. — Austin Woolstenhulme (@Ausssst) July 4, 2015 Hey, that is […]

30 parks in 30 years: Finally getting to every major league stadium

2 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

On April 26, 1986, my father took me to Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium for my first major league game. It was probably that same night that I came up with a goal that finally became reality last Tuesday night in San Diego — being able to say that as a fan, I’ve been to every current big […]

Day 1 in Pamplona: Bulls 3, Humans 0

2 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Three people were gored and 10 others were hospitalized during this year’s initial Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. According to the Independent, one of the goring victims was British while the other two were American. One took a horn to the chest, one to the back and one to the armpit. None of […]

Will there be a parade for the USWNT in New York?

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Will the U.S. women’s soccer team get a ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes in New York after their World Cup championship? Maybe, according to both NBC New York and Josh Dawsey of the Wall Street Journal: Spokeswoman for @BilldeBlasio says city is trying to put together a parade for the U.S. women's soccer […]

Cavaliers sign an excited Mo Williams to a reported two-year, $4.3 million deal

9 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It won’t get the fanfare of LeBron James’s return to Cleveland last year — and it shouldn’t — but Mo Williams’s signing Monday by the Cavaliers came as joyous news to at least one person: Williams himself. I'm coming home!!!!! #cavsnation #cityilove #questforaring — Mo Williams (@mowilliams) July 7, 2015 Williams will be “coming home” on a two-year, […]

In his 10th MLB season, Jon Lester finally got a hit

10 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The oh-fer is over. After 66 hitless at-bats to start his career — the worst such streak in MLB history — Cubs pitcher Jon Lester rapped a single Monday, much to the delight of his teammates and fans at Wrigley Field. An announced crowd of 37,609 gave Lester a standing ovation after he knocked a ball up the […]

Marc Gasol returns to Grizzlies on five-year, $110 million deal

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Marc Gasol played high school basketball in Memphis. The Grizzlies are the only NBA team for which he has played. Thus it never seemed likely he would leave the squad in free agency, but nevertheless Memphis fans can breathe a sigh of relief with the news Monday that the center will, indeed, be sticking around for years to […]

WBO strips Floyd Mayweather of the title belt he won against Manny Pacquiao

12 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

After defeating Manny Pacquiao in May, thereby winning the World Boxing Organization welterweight title, Floyd Mayweather made it clear that all the various alphabet-soup championships he held meant very little to him. “Other fighters need to get a chance,” Mayweather said (via SI.com). Show More Summary

Bucks president to Wisconsin legislature: Help fund an arena or lose the team

13 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

If Wisconsin doesn’t pony up the bucks, it will lose the Bucks. That was the message delivered Monday by Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin, who appeared at a hearing held by the state legislature’s Joint Finance Committee. The team is seeking to replace the BMO Harris Bradley Center, the 27-year-old arena in which it plays, with a […]

2015 MLB All-Star Game: Starters, reserves and Final Vote candidates

14 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The reserves and Final Vote candidates for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game were announced on Monday. The game will be played at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on July 14. Here are the players selected for the Midsummer Classic, or at least for the final chance to get voted into it (via MLB.com): NATIONAL LEAGUE […]

Russell Wilson says he and Ciara are practicing abstinence

15 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Russell Wilson’s squeaky-clean image took a bit of a hit over the past year or so, with news that he was getting a divorce after just two years of marriage, followed by a relationship with pop singer Ciara. But the Seahawks quarterback told an audience at a San Diego megachurch Sunday that while Ciara was indeed his “girlfriend,” […]

Novak Djokovic battles back against Kevin Anderson; match resumes Tuesday

18 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Defending champion Novak Djokovic saw his chances at winning a third Wimbledon title diminish with each winner and ace from No. 13 seed Kevin Anderson. But after going down by two sets, Djokovic fought back Monday to even up the match in the fourth round of Wimbledon shortly before play was suspended due to bad light. The […]

Manu Ginobili is returning, David West is joining, and the Spurs keep getting scarier

18 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Things just keep getting better this summer for the San Antonio Spurs. A year removed from their last NBA championship, the team made a rare big-name free agent splash over the weekend, adding an in-his-prime superstar in LaMarcus Aldridge to pair with two re-signed young studs, 2014 Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and three-and-D threat Danny […]

Video shows Florida State’s De’Andre Johnson punching woman

20 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Police in Tallahassee charged Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson with misdemeanor battery after reviewing video of a June 24 incident involving a woman at a Tallahassee bar. Now that video has come to light, and it’s a really, really bad look. The Tallahassee Democrat has the video in its entirety here, but below is the […]

Done with Lakers, Steve Nash moves his game to soccer pitch

20 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Have you heard that Steve Nash is considering giving professional soccer a try after retiring from the NBA in March? The New York Daily News reported Friday that Nash is training with the New York Cosmos B team of the National Premier Soccer League. Of course, this is not Nash’s first flirtation with the global sport […]

Fireworks injury costs Jason Pierre-Paul the Giants’ $60M offer

21 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

So about that $60 million contract offer, Jason … According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the New York Giants have taken a long-term deal for defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul off the table after he severely injured his hand in a fireworks mishap while celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday. [Jason Pierre-Paul, Rory McIlroy […]

FIFA bans former World Cup bid inspector, but doesn’t say why

21 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

FIFA announced Monday it has banned Harold Mayne-Nicholls, the man who led the inspections of the World Cup candidates for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, from international soccer for seven years. The organization did not give a reason for the sanction of the former Chilean soccer president, promising more detailed information when the sanction becomes […]

Rory McIlroy, Jason Pierre-Paul join list of athletes injured in ridiculous ways

22 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Rory McIlroy, the world’s No. 1 golfer, tore an ankle ligament while playing soccer with some buddies. New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, meanwhile, did what he could to blow off his own hand while lighting a U-Haul’s worth of fireworks over Independence Day weekend. Two high-level athletes, two avoidable injuries. It’s a story […]

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