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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Concussions force the quarterback of Texas to quit football

31 minutes agoSports : The Early Lead

Texas Coach Charlie Strong announced Wednesday that quarterback David Ash will quit playing football because of the lingering effect of concussions. Ash started the team’s first game this season, a win over North Texas, but sat out the next two, losses to BYU and UCLA. Ash initially was concussed last season in the Longhorns’ second game, […]

Ex-Raven donates kidney to his brother — an ex-Steeler

2 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Normally, there’s not a lot of brotherly love between the Ravens and Steelers, bitter rivals in the AFC North. But for one former Raven, an ex-Steeler is not only literally his brother, but the recipient of his NFL-tested kidney. When Ma’ake Kemoeatu, who played nose tackle for the Ravens from 2002 to 2012, learned that his […]

Cardinals’ Jonathan Dwyer arrested for domestic violence

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The NFL barely had time to catch its breath before more bad news cropped up, involving yet another running back, Jonathan Dwyer. The Cardinal was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated assaults in a domestic situation, and the team has reportedly deactivated him. According to KTAR News, Arizona police are accusing Dwyer of “hitting his wife, Kayla, […]

Colin Kaepernick to appeal NFL fine doled out to him over inappropriate language

5 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

A few thousand dollars may not be a lot to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who makes million of dollars per year, but it’s way more than he believes he should’ve been fined for allegedly using inappropriate language (i.e., a racial or homophobic slur) after losing 28-20 to the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The star […]

Police issue warrant for West Virginia cornerback for alleged assault on female

5 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It really is true, what they say: When it rains, it pours. Amid the domestic violence firestorm the NFL finds itself in, Morgantown, W.Va., police have issued a warrant for the arrest of University of West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley. The football player is accused of battery of a female outside a Morgantown nightclub, the Pittsburgh […]

Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy agrees to go on exempt list at least through November

6 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

“This is a fluid situation.” That was the mantra during a Wednesday afternoon press conference, during which the Carolina Panthers announced defensive end Greg Hardy had agreed to go on the exempt list at least through November, when his appeal of his domestic assault case is set to go before a jury. Hardy will be […]

Ex-NFL star Keith Mitchell channels ex-pro wrestler Diamond Dallas Page and becomes a yoga instructor

7 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Ex-WCW wrestling champion-turned-yoga instructor Diamond Dallas Page has a new contemporary in the form of retired NFL Pro Bowl alumnus Keith Mitchell. Just like Page, Mitchell is now a professional yoga instructor. And, just like Page, the reason for Mitchell’s career transition came precisely due to his previous career. Yoga began as rehab for the […]

Vernon Davis stars in ‘Captain Torpedo,’ a reported finalist for HBO’s ‘Project Greenlight’

7 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

To many San Francisco 49ers fans, Vernon Davis is already a superhero on the football field. Soon he might be a superhero on HBO’s upcoming “Project Greenlight” series, as well. Davis stars in “Captain Torpedo,” which is reportedly one of 20 finalists on the series, according to TMZ Sports. Produced by French Mustache, a comedy […]

Vikings owner on Adrian Peterson: ‘We made a mistake and we needed to make this right’

10 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Owners of the Minnesota Vikings struck a repeated theme Wednesday morning as they stressed that they were attempting to “get it right” in how they handled the playing status of Adrian Peterson after his arrest Saturday on a charge of child abuse. “We made a mistake and we needed to make this right,” owner Zygi […]

MLB suspends umpire Joe West for grabbing Jonathan Papelbon’s shirt while ejecting him from the game

10 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

MLB thinks baseball umpire Joe West did the right thing when he ejected Jonathan Papelbon from a game last weekend after the Phillies pitcher lewdly gestured to the crowd. However, the league has a problem with the way it happened. West initiated physical contact with Papelbon and grabbed the closer’s shirt during their brief exchange in […]

Watch Blake Griffin perform ‘slam dunk poetry’ at the Laugh Factory

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Blake Griffin is a man of many talents. Not only is he one heck of a basketball player, but the man can tell a joke, too! Griffin appeared at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles on Tuesday night to participate in open mic night. While it looked like a standup routine, Griffin’s participation was actually […]

FSU’s Jameis Winston suspended for first half of Clemson game after obscene outburst

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Top-ranked Florida State has decided to punish quarterback Jameis Winston — holding him out of the first half of Saturday’s game against Clemson — after the Heisman Trophy winner was spotted shouting a vulgar suggestion about a woman Tuesday on Florida State’s campus. Florida State to withhold James Winston from the first half of the […]

Nike suspends Adrian Peterson endorsement deal

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Nike suspended its endorsement contract with Adrian Peterson on Wednesday morning, hours after he was placed on the NFL’s exempt commissioner’s list. “Nike in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any kind and has shared our concerns with the NFL,” the company said in a statement (via ESPN’s Darren Rovell). “We have […]

Olympian Lolo Jones is the first contestant eliminated from ‘Dancing with the Stars’

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Lolo Jones became the first contestant eliminated from the latest season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Apparently, being an Olympian in both track and field and bobsledding doesn’t necessarily translate to the cha-cha. Jones and partner Keo Motsepe scored 22 out of 40, the second lowest of the 13 contestants. Jones left the program disappointed […]

Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudamire, Henrik Lundqvist enlisted to help James Dolan break world kazoo record

12 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

In possibly the best idea James Dolan has had lately, the controversial owner of the New York Knicks and Rangers has invited some of his best-known employees to help him try to break the world kazoo record before the Eagles’ concert Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Yes, there is a world kazoo record. Dolan […]

Colts’ choke vs. Eagles costs Delaware gambler $100,000

13 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It was all coming together for an unnamed gambler in Delaware. He had gone 14 for 14 on his Sunday NFL picks in the state’s sports lottery, and only needed the Indianapolis Colts to beat the Philadelphia Eagles by more than three points on Monday night to collect $100,000 on his $5 wager involving 15 […]

What is the exempt commissioner’s list and why is Adrian Peterson on it

13 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The Minnesota Vikings decided early Tuesday morning to deal with the controversy surrounding Adrian Peterson by implementing the exempt commissioner’s list, something most fans had never heard of before. On the face of it, it’s curiously named, sounding like it might be an elite thing to be on. However, it’s actually a way of dealing […]

Wes Welker is concussion-free and ready to rejoin the Broncos after changes to NFL drug policy

14 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

After some false starts, it appears that the NFL and its players have made it official on a new drug policy: Source: The @NFL and @NFLPA have reached an agreement on a new drug policy. Finally. Announcement coming. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 17, 2014 The changes to the league’s drug policy will mean a […]

Junior Seau, Kurt Warner among former players eligible for Pro Football Hall of Fame

15 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Kurt Warner, Junior Seau and 13 other first-time nominees will get their initial crack at induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Associated Press reported Tuesday night. In total, 99 players and 14 coaches will be up for induction, with 25 semifinalists announced in November and 15 finalists announced in January. The four […]

Why the Vikings changed their minds about letting Adrian Peterson play

15 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

By any stretch of the imagination, it was an extraordinary 36-hour stretch for the Minnesota Vikings as they and the NFLstruggled to find their footing on the issue of what to do with a player accused of committing a violent act against another person. Shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, the matter of what to […]

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