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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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2014 Breeders’ Cup preview

6 minutes agoSports : The Early Lead

The biggest extravaganza in horse racing is here! The Breeders’ Cup is set to take place on Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. When all is said and done, an unrivaled $26 million will have been won in 13 total races. Here are the details (all times Eastern): FRIDAY TV: NBC […]

The return of LeBron James was suitably grandiose

LeBron James played the first game of his second go-round with the Cavs Thursday, and it was, not surprisingly, quite an occasion. Hours before the game against the Knicks, fans began swarming around Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. The crazy scene outside The Q. Unbelievable. Reminder: This is a regular season game. pic.twitter.com/95jq6baTnx — Dave McMenamin […]

Eric Decker invites feedback from Jets fans — and, go figure, it wasn’t all positive

2 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Having been raised in Minnesota and having spent his first four NFL seasons in Denver, Eric Decker may or may not have been prepared for a fan base armed with a potent blend of New York attitude and decades of frustration. Either way, he’s a lot more familiar with it now. On Wednesday, the wide […]

Re-live Game 7, this time in glorious Taiwanese animation

4 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Well, baseball season has come and gone, and that’s left are quickly fading memories of an exciting Game 7 of the World Series. Well, fear not, because those zany Taiwanese animators are here to remind you of how that do-or-die affair went down! Well, at least you’ll get their over-the-top take on the game, which […]

Where’s ‘Thursday Night Football?’ It’s on NFL Network, not CBS, now

5 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It’s moving day for “Thursday Night Football.” The nationally televised game, which features a Week 9 matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers, will be shown on the NFL Network and NOT on CBS. In fact, for the next eight weeks, the game will be shown solely on the NFL Network. Jim Nantz […]

Cleveland Browns are using dog collars and bone charms as incentives to get the defense to play harder

6 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

In Cleveland, dog collars aren’t just for, well, dogs anymore. In the hometown of the Browns they’re also now for “dawgs,” the nickname used by hardcore Browns fans that the team has decided to interpret literally. Per ESPN: To pump the new regime’s ‘Play like a Brown’ theme, the defensive coaches have provided each of […]

Jose Canseco is really sad about shooting his middle finger off

7 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Jose Canseco broke down in tears while talking to “Inside Edition” about how he accidentally shot his middle finger off while cleaning his gun. The incident happened on Tuesday at Canseco’s Las Vegas home. “At first I heard it go off and I actually grabbed the gun and put it on the table. Thought nothing […]

Magic Johnson joins Mia Hamm as part-owner of newest MLS team, the Los Angeles Football Club

7 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Just days after Chivas USA ceased operations following a tumultuous 10 years in operation, MLS added a new team to its roster, the Los Angeles Football Club, or Los Angeles FC because this is America and football’s sort of already taken, so, you know… Semantics aside, the new club is set to debut in 2017 and it has […]

Read the emotional text Madison Bumgarner’s dad sent him during Game 7 of the World Series

8 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner isn’t the type of guy who wears his emotions on his sleeve. Or his face. No matter if he threw three strikes in a row or allowed a hit that nearly led Kansas City to tie the game, Bumgarner’s facial expression remained the same — it was one of stone-cold […]

Russell Westbrook + shiny silver jacket = Internet gold

9 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It didn’t take long for Russell Westbrook to have his first big fashion moment of the 2014-15 NBA season, which tipped off this week. The 25-year-old Oklahoma City Thunder guard’s sartorial sensibilities were turned up to 11 on Wednesday night as he strutted into the Portland’s Moda Center. Westbrook turned heads with his “silver foil” $595 Helmut Lang […]

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney reportedly to compete in derby against Man City despite rumors of injury

10 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Premier League lovers looking forward to the Manchester United vs. Manchester City match can also look forward to the return of United captain Wayne Rooney, ESPN FC reports. Sources confirmed to the soccer Web site that Rooney, who’s also coming back from a three-game suspension, is “fully fit” despite the fact that he was seen limping on […]

Jay Z, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, among celebrities reportedly flocking to Cleveland for LeBron James’s return

10 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

LeBron James’s first game back with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night is causing quite the stir, obviously. So much that celebrity spottings are rampant on Wednesday. The Post’s Michael Lee is on the scene. How much is CLE buzzing? Beyonce & Jay Z were spotted @ Starbucks. Justin Beiber was seen checking into hotel. […]

LeBron James says return to Cleveland is ‘probably one of the biggest sporting events ever’

10 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Ready or not, the return of LeBron James to Cleveland is upon us and it’s going to be big. Very big. Just ask LeBron. “None of us should take this moment for granted,” James said the Cleveland Cavaliers’ morning shootaround (via Cleveland.com). “This is probably one of the biggest sporting events ever.” The evidence suggests […]

WWE Network is still struggling to hit 1 million subscribers, nets a $5.9 million loss

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The WWE Network was supposed to change the way we watched TV. More importantly for the company, it was supposed to be a financial boon, and all at just $9.99 a month — a price the WWE mentions so often during its programming that the audience has learned to chant it on cue. Unfortunately for […]

Boston Mayor Tom Menino led city through Marathon bombings and championships

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

A great deal of the legacy of Tom Menino, the former five-time mayor of Boston who died Thursday, will have roots in sports that are both unintentionally hilarious and determinedly uplifting in the wake of tragedy. Menino, the city’s longest-serving mayor, died at the age of 71, left office earlier this year, less than a […]

Cowboys’ Joseph Randle had the greatest time while getting booked for shoplifting

12 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Everyone had a chuckle when Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle got pinched for shoplifting some underwear and a tester bottle of cologne at a Texas department store a few weeks ago. I mean, who does that? Randle apparently thought it was pretty funny, too, as evidenced by the booking video obtained by Dallas CBS […]

Now that the 2014 MLB season is over, Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez can play baseball again

12 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Now that the World Series champion has been crowned and Chevy Guy has had his moment in the sun, we now turn to the 2015 season, where a familiar face is set to return to the diamond. Oh, and ARod's suspension is now officially over. So there's that… — Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) October 30, 2014 […]

Michael Jordan says President Obama is a terrible golfer

13 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Michael Jordan, trash talker extraordinaire, didn’t hold his tongue when asked about the nation’s First Golfer. President Obama, in his estimation, is … not good on the links. (Is this any way for one former Chicagoan to talk about another former Chicagoan?) Not that he’s played with the president, but Jordan mentioned him as comprising […]

Muscle and Fitness magazine says NFL’s fittest man is … a punter?

13 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The NFL’s fittest man is not a quarterback, or a wideout, or a cornerback, or a defensive end. The NFL’s fittest man is a punter. So says Muscle and Fitness magazine, which also describes New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford as “the most ripped man in all of football” in a subhed. I mean, it’s […]

Chevy Guy, the real World Series MVP, has plenty of company in awkward sports moments

13 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The unfortunate experience of Rikk Wilde, the auto executive who morphed into a meme after his MVP trophy presentation became the talk of the World Series, is a reminder that, in these seemingly solemn, PR moments, solid comedy can occur. People are excited, nervous, drunk or possibly all three when it comes time to handle […]

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