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‘They’ll lock you up:’ Russian referee warns Kyrgyz kickboxer about protesting decision

The first blow appeared to knock the wind out of his opponent. The second and third blows delivered by kickboxer Dastan Sharsheyev of Kyrgyzstan in the third round appeared to rock his Russian opponent so much that had the referee not called time, Anton Kalinin would’ve lost on a TKO. They fight went on, however, […]

Bulls star Robin Lopez brings his very good, very fluffy dog to interview

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Chicago Bulls star Robin Lopez may be better known as a cat person, but animal lovers will be happy to know he’s also the guardian of another species of four-legged furbaby too. Meet Lopez’s very good, very fluffy and very well-dressed dog, Muppet. Robin Lopez brought his dog Muppet to his closeout interview today. — […]

Browns draft Florida’s Caleb Brantley in sixth round, but might not keep him

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The Cleveland Browns drafted defensive tackle Caleb Brantley in the sixth round on Saturday, seemingly scoring a steal as the ex-Florida player was projected to go much higher. Of course, those projections came before Brantley, 22, was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of simple battery last week for allegedly knocking out a woman in a Gainesville bar. […]

Chicago Bulls fans welcome Bears pick Mitchell Trubisky to town with boos

5 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Mitchell Trubisky, who the Chicago Bears picked second overall in the NFL Draft on Thursday, reportedly got the opposite of a warm welcome from his new hometown Friday when he attended the Bulls-Celtics game and got booed. The booing occurred during a time out when Trubisky was shown on the video board. The 22-year-old junior […]

English soccer team’s fans storm the field in protest of owner, cause game to end early

5 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Now here is something you probably won’t see during your run-of-the-mill Red Bulls-Crew match. @BBCLondonSport after 20 minutes can't see this match finishing – — Dave Victor (@DulcetDave) April 29, 2017 That is way more than 11-on-11, guys. Anyway, that scene was captured Saturday in London during a match between host Leyton Orient and […]

The Texans reportedly didn’t even return Jay Cutler’s calls

6 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Veteran NFL quarterback Jay Cutler still is looking for a new team after the Chicago Bears cut him following last season, and he reportedly had an interest in playing for the Houston Texans. But NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said Saturday during draft coverage that the Texans never even returned his calls. At one point, the […]

We’ve reached the point in the NFL draft where orangutans are making draft picks

8 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The NFL draft has zoomed past the point of being simply a major event on the sports calendar. During Saturday’s fourth round, it officially became a circus. UPDATE: Orangutans are announcing selections now. #NFLDraft — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2017 Congratulations, Southern Cal tackle Zach Banner, South Florida running back Marlon Mack and Albany […]

Marshawn Lynch thanks Seahawks, Seattle fans with full-page newspaper ad

8 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It costs a pretty penny to take out a full-page newspaper ad. For proof, look here at The Post’s advertising rates. I would tell you exactly how much it costs, but there are so many different types of ads and dollar amounts attached to them that it gave me a big ol’ headache. It’s expensive, […]

Jaguars pick Dede Westbrook even though an NFL scout called him a ‘degenerate’

10 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

On Saturday, the Jacksonville Jaguars used a fourth-round pick in the NFL draft to take Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook, and here are a couple of reasons why: Jaguars select WR Dede Westbrook No. 110; he was the only Power 5 conference player with 1,500 Rec yds & 17 Rec TD last season — […]

Cowboys’ Randy Gregory reportedly fails his seventh NFL drug test

10 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory might be out of second, fourth or even sixth chances. According to TMZ, he failed what’s believed to be the seventh drug test of his NFL career in February after his sample showed signs of marijuana use. Gregory already had been suspended for the entire 2017 season. He’s currently at […]

Jamal Adams’s dad has to pay up after losing NFL draft bet with his son

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Jamal Adams will be getting a pretty nice payday after the New York Jets took him with the sixth pick of the NFL draft Thursday night. But the safety out of LSU also will be getting a little something on top of that, if his dad pays up. Adams told Yahoo Sports in an interview […]

After toilet-paper windfall, Jake Butt again cleans up with NFL draft insurance

12 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Jake Butt’s financial adviser is earning every penny. Earlier this week, the NFL draft prospect from Michigan appeared to have worked out some sort of promotional arrangement with, appropriately enough, Charmin toilet paper. Draft Day is a little less stressful than it's made out to be @Charmin #ad #EnjoyTheGo — jake butt (@JBooty_88) April […]

Mike Tomlin tells bickering Steelers teammates to ‘play nice’ on Twitter

13 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The Great Steelers Twitter Beef of 2017 started Friday night, when Pittsburgh selected Southern Cal wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster with the 62nd overall pick. That spurred Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant, recently reinstated after a year-long NFL suspension, to speculate on what that would mean for the team’s wideout depth chart, especially in regards to […]

Packers player holds newborn baby while getting draft-day call

21 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

For Montravius Adams, it’s going to take a lot to top Friday. A lot. Some players expecting to be taken in the NFL draft traveled to Philadelphia to be at the event in person, while many stayed at home and held a party for friends and relatives. Adams, meanwhile, was at a hospital, where his girlfriend […]

Former Jets player laughs at misspelling ‘J-E-T-S’ during NFL draft

22 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

In fairness to Tony Richardson, he only spent a relatively small portion of his lengthy NFL career, three out of 16 seasons, with the Jets. That said, it’s a good thing the former fullback showed he could laugh at his gaffe Friday, because it was a draft-day doozy. While announcing the Jets’ third-round pick, Richardson […]

Ex-Cowboy Drew Pearson massively trolled Eagles fans while announcing a draft pick

Given that the NFL draft is being held in Philadelphia, its live audience has been dominated by Eagles fans. Thus Commissioner Roger Goodell has not been the only one on the receiving end of loud booing, but that particular form of brotherly love has also been bestowed upon anyone associated with the Cowboys. So when former […]

Not even Ron Jaworski could stop Philly fans from booing Roger Goodell at draft

When you’re Roger Goodell, you’re widely disliked in many more places than just New England. The latest evidence of that came Friday, when not even the accompaniment of Philadelphia icon Ron Jaworski could stop fans in that city from heavily booing the NFL commissioner as the second round of the draft kicked off. Of course, Goodell […]

J.J. Watt wants Steelers to give ‘extra’ rookie hazing to younger brother T.J. Watt

J.J. Watt is proud of his younger brother, T.J. Watt, but he’s still an older brother. So the Texans superstar does not want Steelers players to take it easy on their first-round draft pick — quite the opposite. “Look over my brother, make sure to haze him a little extra for me,” Watt said he […]

Ronda Rousey’s next fight to air Wednesday when she guest stars in NBC’s ‘Blindspot’

Ronda Rousey may not have plans to re-enter the octagon anytime soon (or maybe ever), but that doesn’t mean she’s given up on fighting entirely. On Wednesday, the newly engaged star will show off her skills on the small screen when she appears in an episode of the NBC drama “Blindspot.” Rousey posted a sneak […]

Crime novelist James Patterson to write nonfiction book on Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player who died in prison where he was serving a life sentence for murder, will be the subject of a new nonfiction book written by best-selling author James Patterson. The 70-year-old’s publisher Little, Brown and Co. confirmed the news to the Associated Press on Thursday, just more than a […]

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