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Sweet 16 point-spread picks to help you forget about your ruined bracket

18 minutes agoSports : The Early Lead

Chances are that you have lost interest in your bracket since the events of last weekend, and that’s okay. There are still other ways to have fun as the NCAA tournament rolls on. Let’s take a look at the point-spread side of things, shall we? I went 17-14-1 against the spread (ATS) in my first-round […]

Martellus Bennett thinks the NFL’s video on touchdown celebrations is pretty silly

2 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

NFL fans weren’t the only ones mocking the league’s planned video on the do’s and don’ts of touchdown celebrations. Martellus Bennett, the creative, self-proclaimed “black unicorn” because of his unique speed and size, plans to be, shall we say, otherwise occupied when the video is shown to teams. “An educational training video on celebrations? Spend that […]

Marcus Stroman, Ian Kinsler lead USA to first WBC championship in win over Puerto Rico

9 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

In the fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic, the United States finally won the championship, defeating Puerto Rico, 8-0, at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night. Blue Jays ace Marcus Stroman took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, and Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler opened the scoring with a two-run homer before crossing the plate […]

After comments on Puerto Rico, Ian Kinsler’s home run provokes amusing reaction

9 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Well before Wednesday’s championship game of the World Baseball Classic, pitting the United States against Puerto Rico, Ian Kinsler was a topic of conversation. In a story published by the New York Times, the Arizona-bred second baseman offered eyebrow-raising — if not groan-inducing — quotes about the differences in baseball culture between his country and some of […]

Sign him up! 47-year-old Brett Favre shows he still has a rocket arm.

12 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Let the Brett Favre un-retirement talk recommence! Video of the 47-year-old former quarterback made the rounds Wednesday, and it showed that he still has a rocket for an arm. Had the G.O.A.T. Brett Favre out throwing today. I asked him to come out retirement to throw a pick to me. J/P cool guy… #TAT pic.twitter.com/FljsvBSIXh — […]

Kristi Yamaguchi told Nancy Kerrigan to ‘break a leg’ on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

12 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It makes sense that Kristi Yamaguchi wanted to express her best wishes for Nancy Kerrigan’s debut Monday on “Dancing With the Stars.” After all, not only was Yamaguchi a veteran of the popular show, her career as a U.S. Olympic figure skater overlapped with Kerrigan’s. In general, it also makes sense that someone in that […]

Jason Day tearfully withdraws from round to help mother cope with cancer surgery

15 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

After playing just six holes at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play on Wednesday, Jason Day conceded his round and withdrew from the tournament. Afterward, a tearful Day revealed that his mother was preparing for lung cancer surgery Friday, and that he needed “some time away with her.” The world’s No. 3-ranked golfer and a former […]

A day after an ad took humorous aim at Joel Embiid’s injuries, report says he’s ‘very likely’ to have surgery

16 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Talk about poor timing … A day after candy brand Jolly Rancher released an ad that pokes fun at Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid’s injuries, a report circulated that the 23-year-old big man would need to undergo knee surgery. Sucks when you are in a commercial but it's making fun of how long you’vebeen a rookie […]

Oklahoma State considering former player-turned-analyst Doug Gottlieb for coaching job

17 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb is used to commentating on college coaches and now according to ESPN, he might become one. Per the network’s Jeff Goodman, Gottlieb, 41, will interview for the open head coaching position at Oklahoma State University, where he played after transferring from Notre Dame. The news comes as a bit of a surprise considering Gottlieb’s lack […]

Man. United coach calls today’s young players ‘brats’ who care about social media too much

18 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho recently gave an extensive interview to France Football, in which we learn he’s incredibly skeptical about the future of the sport he’s been involved with since 1980. Among his qualms are the increasingly massive amounts of money in the Premier League, which he said have complicated the transfer market, as well as […]

Trent Richardson’s ex-girlfriend arrested after allegedly ramming her car into his

19 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Trent Richardson’s issues with his former girlfriend and the mother of his four children continued Monday, when Sevina Fatu was arrested in Florida after police say she rammed a Mercedes-Benz SUV into a car containing Richardson and a companion. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office charged Fatu with two counts of aggravated battery and one count […]

Soccer player who thanked his wife and girlfriend is now dragging his daughter into it

19 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Mohammed Anas, a soccer player in South Africa, made the gaffe-of-all-gaffes recently when he thanked both his wife and girlfriend after he received man-of-the-match honors. By “girlfriend,” you see, he meant “daughter.” “My family knows that I call my daughter my girlfriend. That’s what I was talking about. I don’t have a girlfriend,” Anas told […]

Nick Saban has a salty rant after Alabama’s first spring practice

20 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Only one day into spring football, Alabama Coach Nick Saban was rolling, dropping one of his patented salty rants Tuesday afternoon on the media. What set the coach off was a question about the team’s offensive philosophy after it came up short in time of possession and on the scoreboard in the College Football Playoff […]

NFL promises to spell out excessive celebration rules in a video, is mocked

21 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Never, in the history of humankind, has anyone given more thought to anything than the NFL has given to the celebrations and, hold on, because there’s a more lot more thinking going on. The NFL is putting together an “educational training video,” Troy Vincent, the league’s executive vice president of football operations, announced Tuesday in […]

Transgender woman wins international weightlifting title amid controversy over fairness

21 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

  Transgender weightlifter, Laurel Hubbard wins Gold at Australasian Championships. https://t.co/FeitrqVh8C pic.twitter.com/6Tm9bRHKfw — FloElite (@Flo_Elite) March 20, 2017 Laurel Hubbard made history this weekend by becoming the first transgender female to win an international weightlifting title for New Zealand. Show More Summary

Marcus Stroman will try to get Team USA its first WBC title against the team he rejected

22 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The World Baseball Classic comes to an end Wednesday night, with the 2017 edition an uncharacteristically emotional series in which the starting pitcher for one team is motivated by nasty backlash for his team choice and the other team is inspired by, well, hair dye. Marcus Stroman, the Toronto Blue Jays’ pitcher, had the choice […]

Steve Kerr says he’d take a pay cut in exchange for a shorter NBA schedule

23 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr has a novel idea about the whole NBA rest issue: He’d be willing to take a pay cut in exchange for a shorter regular season schedule. “I wouldn’t be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own salary, but it’s something that everyone would have to agree […]

Brook Lopez hits game-winner for Nets, backs Serge Ibaka in rematch with brother Robin

Tuesday was a big night for the Lopez brothers, even if it worked out far better for one of them. That would be Brook Lopez, who hit a game-winning shot for the Nets, and then offered amusing comments on his twin’s scrap earlier that evening with Serge Ibaka. Highlights have been few and far between […]

LeBron James warns LaVar Ball: ‘Keep my kids’ name out of your mouth’

  LeBron James became the latest NBA luminary to take issue with comments made by LaVar Ball, to the dismay of some frustrated that the father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball continues to make news. However, given the nature of the remarks to which James took exception, perhaps the only surprise is that it took […]

Serge Ibaka and Robin Lopez throw punches in Raptors-Bulls melee

It’s not uncommon for NBA games to feature some pushing and shoving — Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook were just involved in a minor squabble — but actual punches being thrown is much more of a rarity these days. Yet that’s what happened in Toronto on Thursday in a game between the Raptors and Bulls, with […]

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