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Report: Chapecoense to receive Copa Sudamericana title

8 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Nothing can bring back the Chapecoense soccer players who were killed in a plane crash Monday. But Saturday brought a gesture that could go some way toward brightening the spirits of the surviving players and other members of the organization, not to mention millions of mourning Brazilians and soccer fans around the world. The plane […]

Verne Lundquist gets an emotional send-off in final SEC telecast

9 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Saturday’s SEC title game wasn’t just another chance for undefeated Alabama to display its dominance, it also served as a send-off for Verne Lundquist. The 76-year-old announcer was in his final season calling the conference’s football games for CBS. Lundquist began his tenure as the unofficial voice of the SEC in 2000, and his calls […]

Harvard cross-country team on ‘athletic probation’ for spreadsheets on women’s team

10 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Harvard has placed its men’s cross-country team on what it termed “athletic probation” Friday for creating annual spreadsheets about the women’s team. In November, the school canceled the rest of its men’s soccer team’s season for continuing to create sexually explicit “scouting reports” on incoming female soccer players. Show More Summary

Draymond Green slams NBA’s use of ‘unnatural acts’ rule to punish him

12 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Draymond Green’s penchant for making contact with opponents in ways that seemed questionable at the very least, became such a vexing issue for the NBA during the postseason that the league subsequently created a rule to address it. Going into this season, referees were instructed to watch for shots to players’ bodies that appeared to result […]

Tiger Woods holes out from bunker at the Hero World Challenge

14 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Fourteen-time major winner Tiger Woods showed shades of his former self Saturday when he hit holed out from a greenside bunker on No. 5 at the Hero World Challenge. Seriously!?Seriously!? Seriously. Tiger Woods is 4 under thru 5 holes.#QuickHits https://t.co/LQBbzELejk — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 3, 2016 The shot put Woods at 4-under through five holes. […]

Two Manchester City players sent off in bench-clearing fracas with Chelsea

14 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

It was a tough day for Manchester City, which lost, 3-1, to Chelsea in a contentious game that saw two City players sent off in the final minutes of the match. The first player the referee showed a red card to was Sergio Aguero, who executed a dangerous tackle on Chelsea defender David Luiz to […]

Neymar brings Chapecoense jersey to El Clasico as victims’ remains arrive back in Brazil

16 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Neymar paid tribute to the 19 members of the Chapecoense soccer team and others who died in a plane crash Monday night by bringing the team’s jersey to Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium ahead of Saturday’s match against Real Madrid. ???? @neymarjr...Show More Summary

Ex-NFL player Joe McKnight’s killer cited for previous road rage incident at same intersection

18 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Before Ronald Gasser admitted to shooting and killing ex-NFL player Joe McKnight in what police describe as a “road rage” incident near New Orleans on Thursday, Gasser was involved in another road rage incident at the same intersection in 2006, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release late Friday. According to the release, the […]

Conor McGregor denies relinquishing UFC featherweight title: ‘I’ve still got that belt’

19 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Conor McGregor denied he relinquished the UFC featherweight title, despite UFC’s official announcement last week that he had. “I see articles, I see stuff online, but I don’t see the belt not in my presence,” the 28-year-old Irishman said Friday night at a paid Q&A session with fans at a restaurant in Belfast. “The belt is right […]

Warriors’ Steve Kerr takes up torch for marijuana to help manage pain

Somewhat lost in the Golden State Warriors’ run to a league-record 73 wins last season was the fact that Coach Steve Kerr missed the first 39 of them. Kerr missed roughly five months recovering from multiple back surgeries after the Warriors won the NBA championship in 2015. On Friday, while discussing his recovery, became the latest […]

LeBron James dons Cubs uniform after losing bet to Dwyane Wade

LeBron James proved a good sport on Friday when he followed through with a bet made with former Miami teammate Dwyane Wade about the outcome of the World Series. @DwyaneWade Absolutely!! We're placing a nice bet and more on this one my friend! #WorldSeries #RallyTogether — LeBron James (@KingJames) October 23, 2016 James, of course, as […]

John Calipari hopes big bottles of hand sanitizer will keep Kentucky healthy

Cold and flu season hit the Kentucky Wildcats this week, but Coach John Calipari isn’t willing to wait it out. In an effort to nip the bug in the bud, Calipari doled out large bottles of hand sanitizer to all his players and ordered every surface his players might come in contact with to be […]

Joe McKnight’s killer is set free, has yet to be charged

Ronald Gasser, the man who police in Louisiana say shot and killed former NFL running back Joe McKnight during an alleged road-rage incident on Thursday, has been released from custody without being charged as investigators ponder their next move. “Ronald Gasser was released overnight and has not been formally charged as of yet,” Col. John […]

Prosecutors agree to drop domestic violence charges against Johnny Manziel

Prosecutors in Dallas have agreed to drop a misdemeanor domestic violence charge against former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel over a January incident involving his former girlfriend, assuming he undergoes treatment or counseling over the course of the next year. Show More Summary

Despite year of struggles, Lionel Messi nominated for FIFA best player award

For the 10th year in a row, Lionel Messi has been nominated for FIFA’s best men’s player award. Previously called the World Player of the Year Award then the Ballon d’Or for the last six years, the award was renamed the Best FIFA Men’s Player this year when France Football reclaimed the Ballon d’Or title for its […]

Seahawks’ Earl Thomas missed his first NFL game so he went to Buffalo Wild Wings in disguise

A hamstring injury kept safety Earl Thomas out of the Seahawks’ lineup for last weekend’s game in Tampa, so he did what a lot of us do on Sundays: He went to a sports bar. Only he had to wear a disguise. As told by Bob Condatta of the Seattle Times, Thomas took his wife, […]

F1 champion Nico Rosberg stuns racing world with retirement announcement

Nico Rosberg, who won this year’s Formula One championship at the age of 31, sent shock waves around the auto racing world Friday by announcing his retirement  via a Facebook message. “From the moment when the destiny of the title was in my own hands, the big pressure started and I began to think about […]

It reportedly will take a ‘miracle’ to keep the Chargers in San Diego

The San Diego Chargers have until Jan. 15 to exercise their option to join the Rams in Los Angeles, and according to ESPN’s Jim Trotter, it appears they will. Here’s Trotter, who formerly covered the Chargers for the San Diego Union-Tribune, on Thursday: I've never been more pessimistic about Chargers staying in SD. Based on […]

Everyone is howling about the hit to Sam Bradford’s head

The Vikings made the end of Thursday night’s game against the Cowboys interesting by charging down the field to score a touchdown with 25 seconds to play, cutting the Dallas lead to 17-15. So Minnesota went for two, but it failed when Bradford threw the ball into the seats, and the Cowboys are now 11-1. […]

After Richard Sherman calls him out, Cam Newton defends tearing down Seahawks flag

Cam Newton’s 2015 season was miraculous but it was also met with many detractors. For some, like Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, the Carolina Panthers’ 2016 decline following a Super Bowl appearance makes for poetic justice. Sherman remembers Carolina’s 31-24 victory over Seattle in their divisional playoff matchup in January, and is still upset about […]

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