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Colin Kaepernick criticizes Clinton and Trump, says he will keep sitting during anthem

21 minutes agoSports : The Early Lead

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick spoke at length following his team’s practice on Sunday regarding his decision to remain seated during the playing of the national anthem, further explaining his rationale while also making a plea for accountability and criticizing presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Endurance athlete Nick Thomas dies while swimming English Channel

2 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Nick Thomas, a 45-year-old endurance athlete from England, died Sunday morning while trying to swim the English Channel. Thomas was less than a mile from the end of the 21-mile swim from Dover to Calais, France, when he was pulled unconscious from the water, a spokesman for the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation told the […]

Mr. Fuji, a legendary WWE wrestler and manager, dies

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Harry Fujiwara, known to WWE fans as Mr. Fuji over a career that spanned decades, died Sunday morning at the age of 82. WWE announced the passing of the Hall of Famer on its website and noted that he was a competitor and manager in the sport for over 30 years. He was a five-time […]

Brandon Oliver hurt his Achilles’ tendon. You do not want to see the video.

4 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

On Sunday, the words “Achilles’ injury” took on a whole new meaning when TV cameras captured exactly what was happening inside the leg of Branden Oliver. The San Diego Chargers running back, who missed much of last season, was carted off the field after hurting his Achilles’ in the preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. […]

Colin Kaepernick protest has 49ers fans burning their jerseys

5 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Colin Kaepernick took a stand by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem, a gesture that brought support for the quarterback even as it prompted protests by San Francisco 49ers fans. Angry fans were burning their Kaepernick jerseys Saturday after the quarterback garnered headlines for remaining seated for the playing of “The Star-Spangled […]

Tony Romo begins rehab with ‘no timetable’ for his return

6 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Dallas Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett declined to offer a timetable for when Tony Romo might be available to the team after suffering a compression fracture in a vertebra Thursday night. Garrett did say that Romo would begin rehabbing Sunday and would be wearing a back brace as he does so. The early estimates have Romo […]

Ravens’ John Harbaugh calls for change after preseason injuries

7 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

If Baltimore Ravens Coach John Harbaugh had his way, there would be no more NFL preseason games. “That might be an extreme point, but we could run scrimmages, or we could run practices against other teams and figure it out,” he said (via the Baltimore Sun). We’d all be in the same boat. That’s for […]

Tennessee football players will honor Pat Summitt this season

8 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Tennessee’s football team will honor the late Pat Summitt, remembering the all-time winningest coach in all of college basketball with a helmet sticker this fall. It’s unusual for a football team to honor a woman this way, but Summitt had an extraordinary influence on sports. Summitt, who died this summer after a battle with early-onset […]

Sixers star Joel Embiid doles out epic swat on little kid’s jump shot

20 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid continued the tradition of NBA players hilariously swatting down balls from little kids Saturday when he showed no mercy to this little guy who came out to the Sixers Beach Bash. Poor lil’ No. 5. The kid tried to bob and weave around Embiid, but because the 22-year-old is 7 […]

Two Western Michigan football players accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint

Two Western Michigan football players have been arrested for allegedly robbing a woman with a semi-automatic weapon and a knife off campus, Kalamazoo’s WWMT reports. The alleged perpetrators of the Friday night incident are wide receiver Bryson White, 20, and linebacker Ron George, 18, both of whom WMU suspended from the team after learning of […]

Tony Romo has broken bone in his back, could be out 6-10 weeks

It turns out Cowboys fans were right to feel terrified after Tony Romo injured his back during a preseason game against the Seahawks on Wednesday. According to Coach Jason Garrett (via CBS Sports’ Jason La Confora), an MRI exam revealed Romo suffered a broken bone in his back that initial reports said could keep the starter out for […]

Hope Solo taking ‘personal leave’ from her club team, the Seattle Reign

Hope Solo’s club team, the Seattle Reign, granted the 35-year-old goalkeeper personal leave on Saturday, excusing her from Saturday afternoon’s game against the Portland Thorns. Hope Solo has been granted personal leave and will be unavailable for today's match. Andi Tostanoski has been signed as a GK replacement. — Seattle Reign FC (@SeattleReignFC) August 27, 2016 […]

Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for national anthem to protest police killings

Colin Kaepernick took a stand against police violence on Friday night by taking a seat. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback refused to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers on Friday because, he said, “There are bodies in the street.” “I am not going to stand up to show […]

Robber disguises himself as hockey goalie to steal beer in Canada

How popular is hockey in Canada? So popular, it seems, that if you’re planning to break into a convenience store to steal beer, you disguise yourself as a goalie. Besides the skates, however, there’s just one piece of the uniform this beer thief forgot. “He was wearing everything but a mask,” Russell police Cpl. Brett Church told the Winnipeg […]

Dwyane Wade’s cousin shot and killed on South Side of Chicago

A Chicago woman who was shot and killed Friday while pushing her baby daughter in a stroller on the city’s South Side was identified as the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade. The Chicago Bulls guard confirmed the report in a tweet later Friday night. Wade’s cousin, Nykea Aldridge, was 32 years old. My cousin was killed today in Chicago. Another […]

Jeremy Lin dances, plays piano in Taiwanese pop star’s bizarre music video

Linsanity is making a comeback. Or it never went away depending on who, or rather where, you’re asking. Jeremy Lin is easily among the NBA’s most popular players among international fans, especially in China and Taiwan. That celebrity landed him a cameo in Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou’s latest music video. The song’s title translates […]

Olympian auctions off his silver medal to fund a child’s cancer treatment

Athletes work years, sometimes their whole lives, in hopes of being able to bring home an Olympic medal and display it in their trophy case. But for Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, who took home the silver at the Rio Games this month, he put his medal somewhere else — the online auction site eBay. […]

Nike took Craig Sager’s love of loud outfits and created these magnificent shoes

Thanks to his colorful wardrobe, NBA announcer Craig Sager is instantly recognizable. Now, so are the Nike Jordans the company released in his honor. Only 2 made for now … Thank u Craig Sager and Reggie saunders #SAGERVISON @jumpman23 A photo posted by DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) on Aug 24, 2016 at 8:53pm PDT According to […]

Injured Cristiano Ronaldo won’t play in Portugal’s World Cup qualifier

Portugal will have to make do without its captain Cristiano Ronaldo in its upcoming World Cup qualifier against Switzerland. The 31-year-old, who was crowned best player in Europe after helping Portugal win its first European championship title this summer, remains sidelined with a knee injury. “I have been told that Cristiano Ronaldo is clinically unfit,” […]

Meet John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s new BFF, Aly Raisman. Thanks Twitter!

Aly Raisman is a wanted woman. The six-time Olympic medalist already has a date lined up with an Oakland Raiders player, and now the 22-year-old is getting friend requests from the likes of Chrissy Teigen and her hubby John Legend. @Aly_Raisman I don't want to seem forward but I feel like we would be friends […]

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