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Browns’ Josh Gordon defends himself in letter to Charles Barkley and his other critics

30 minutes agoSports : The Early Lead

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is facing a one-year suspension after again violating the NFL’s drug policy, this time following a positive test for alcohol. This latest misstep — Gordon missed 10 games last season stemming from a DUI arrest and a previous suspension for a failed marijuana test; he also was suspended for […]

Super Bowl XLIX preview and TV schedule

The Seattle Seahawks will defend their Super Bowl title on Sunday against the New England Patriots, who are aiming for their fourth Super Bowl victory. The game pits one of the league’s best offenses, directed by quarterback Tom Brady, against the vaunted Seattle defense. In the regular season, the Patriots were 11th in yards per game with […]

Coach Tom Thibodeau’s relationship with Bulls front office reportedly ‘beyond repair’

The Chicago Bulls have won three of four — including Tuesday night’s 113-111 victory over Golden State, which snapped the Warriors’ franchise-record 19-game home winning streak — and sit at 30-17 on the season. They lead the Cleveland Cavaliers by three games in the Central Division and are fourth overall in the Eastern Conference, just […]

Marshawn Lynch finally speaks, rips media in Super Bowl press conference

Marshawn Lynch has spoken. The Seattle Seahawks’ running back also kind of lectured and gave shoutouts in a mandatory press conference Thursday that was unlike his previous versions during Super Bowl week, when he just repeated the same line for five minutes. Lynch, who has been fined for failing to fulfill media obligations set by […]

Everything you need to know before betting on the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is upon us, the last chance to bet on a football game that counts until September. So here are a few things to consider if you want to make this last pick of the season count. THE LINE As of late Thursday morning’s consensus odds at, the New England Patriots were […]

Rex Ryan thinks it would be just like Bill Belichick to pull fire alarms in Patriots hotel

2 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Two of the three nights on which the New England Patriots have been in Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX have been interrupted by false fire alarms in their hotel and one AFC East coach thinks he knows who is to blame. Bill Belichick. “Let’s face it: Belichick probably did it himself,” Rex Ryan, the Buffalo […]

Seahawks’ Earl Thomas tested for HGH after saying his shoulder had healed

2 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

In the NFC championship game Jan. 18, Seattle Seahawks defensive back Earl Thomas dislocated his shoulder, an injury that cast immediate doubt on just how healthy he’d be for Super Bowl XLIX. Fear not. Thomas pronounced his shoulder “a 10? on Tuesday and work up the next morning to one of those odd coincidences — […]

Super Bowl commercials 2015: Pierce Brosnan is nothing like James Bond in Kia spot

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

This year, Laurence Fishburne and Morpheus are gone from Kia’s Super Bowl ad campaign, replaced by Pierce Brosnan. Brosnan, it seems can’t quite shake the role of James Bond. He signs on to drive a Sorento SUV on a remote mountain road, getting around an owl (not a sniper), a moose (not a rocket launcher). […]

Thanks to Super Bowl prop bets, you can bet on Katy Perry and Alex Ovechkin

4 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

You can bet on anything during the Super Bowl. Anything. Here, take a look: True story. Sharp action on Katy Perry to have cleavage during #SuperBowlXLIX halftime show. Odds move -500 to -550. — Dave Mason (@DaveMasonBOL) January 28, 2015 (Translation for the uninitiated: Mason, who’s the brand manager of the sportsbook at, […]

Watch Rob Gronkowski, Marshawn Lynch in ‘Mortal Kombat’

4 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Know what the last few days of Super Bowl week need? Rob Gronkowski and Marshawn Lynch locked in a “Mortal Kombat” battle, that’s what. The New England Patriots tight end and the Seattle Seahawks running back, whose teams meet Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX, sat down to do just that in a spot that will […]

LeGarrette Blount is at the center of latest Patriots conspiracy theory

6 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Tired of Deflategate? Luckily, there are no shortage of conspiracy theories when it comes to the New England Patriots. While the NFL investigates whether the team that brought America Spygate may have underinflated footballs used in the AFC championship game, there’s fresh fodder with Super Bowl XLIX just days away. This time, the whispers and […]

After 80-0 win, Detroit girls’ basketball coach calls game ‘a mismatch’

7 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Go ahead and take a look at the scoreboard in this picture. GIRLS FINAL: Cass Tech 80-Osborn 0. Lady Technicians advance in PSL playoffs. — Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) January 28, 2015 That would be Detroit Cass Tech 80, Detroit Osborn 0. Cass Coach Marissa Thrower swears she wasn’t trying to run up the score. […]

Andy Murray defeats Tomas Berdych, hopes fourth time is the charm at Australian Open

7 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Andy Murray dropped the first set Thursday to Tomas Berdych, then ripped off three straight to earn a 6-7, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 win in the Australian Open semifinals. He advanced to his fourth Australian Open final and will face either Novak Djokovic or Stan Wawrinka, who play Friday at 3:30 a.m. EST in the other […]

Serena Williams ousts Madison Keys, will face Maria Sharapova for Aussie Open title

13 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Madison Keys, at age 19, had been hoping to make her biggest headline yet at the Australian Open. Instead, it is Serena Williams who will be going for her 19th Grand Slam singles title. Williams ended the unexpected Melbourne run of her fellow American, taking their semifinal match, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2. In the other semifinal, Maria Sharapova […]

Disembodied hand of Thaddeus Young won’t stop touching Andrew Wiggins’s ear

14 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Is this rookie hazing? If so, it’s pretty mild, and certainly Andrew Wiggins appeared to take it in stride. Whatever the reason, Minnesota’s Thaddeus Young decided Wednesday that Wiggins’s post-game session with reporters served as the perfect time to repeatedly reach over and touch the rookie’s ear. Wiggins laughed it off and kept talking, and the […]

Jerian Grant leads Notre Dame past Duke, then tells fans not to storm the court

15 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Jerian Grant has been leading his Notre Dame team all season, and it was no different on Wednesday. With fourth-ranked Duke visiting the Edmund P. Joyce Center, the senior guard scored 23 points to help the eighth-ranked Irish emerge with a 77-73 win. Grant added 12 assists, but his biggest play came with just over a minute […]

Kyrie Irving scores NBA-high 55 points as LeBron-less Cavs beat Blazers

17 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

LeBron James was out, which meant that, even after winning seven games in a row, the Cavs were in trouble. Entering Wednesday’s home game against the Blazers, Cleveland was just 1-8 without its superstar, who injured his right wrist in Tuesday’s win over the Pistons. Make that 2-8, thanks to Kyrie Irving, who went simply […]

Richard Sherman may have to choose between Super Bowl or birth of first child

18 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Amid the silliness of Tuesday’s Super Bowl Media Day — Bill Belichick’s flip-flops, Marshawn Lynch’s non-answers, Rob Gronkowski’s erotic fan fiction, etc. — came some meaningful news. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and his girlfriend are expecting the birth of their first child, a son. And, I mean, expecting the birth sometime over the next week. A week that happens […]

New video proves ‘Kickalicious’ is back, and better than ever

19 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The last time we heard from Havard Rugland was in 2013, when he lost the Lions place-kicking job to David Akers. But the Norwegian man who became an Internet sensation in 2012 under the name “Kickalicious” proved Wednesday that he’s alive and, well, you know. Rugland did a bunch more football-kicking tricks for the folks […]

Will Navy have to choose between annual Army game and shot at national title?

20 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The Army-Navy game is one of the highlights every year of the college football schedule, and it occupies a position of prominence befitting its rich history. The contest between the service academies essentially marks the end of college football season, as it is played on the second Saturday of December, a week or two after other […]

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