Blog Profile / The Early Lead


URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead
Filed Under:Sports
Posts on Regator:12332
Posts / Week:57.6
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

This group of Dutch youth soccer players imitating Cristiano Ronaldo is the cutest

They say imitation is the best form of flattery, so it’s likely Cristiano Ronaldo is pretty pleased with the Ajax Under-10 squad, who have taken to celebrating their goals the same way the Real Madrid superstar does. For comparison purposes, here’s the original. The Ajax Under-10s aren’t just adorable, though. They mean business. The Dutch club […]

Alex Morgan says FIFA president Sepp Blatter doesn’t know who she is

FIFA President Sepp Blatter claims he’s been a ‘godfather’ for women’s soccer, but mounting evidence says that may not be the case. The latest exhibit? Blatter apparently doesn’t even recognize some of the the most famous female faces in the game, including Team USA’s Alex Morgan. “At the FIFA World Player of the Year event [in 2012], […]

Hawks beg rapper Lil B to spare them from his curse

It’s been well documented that people should not take curses by rapper Lil B lightly. In May 2011, Lil B a.k.a The BasedGod, announced on Twitter that Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant would never win the NBA title after the all-star forward criticized the rapper’s music. Durant has yet to become an NBA champion and missed much […]

‘Community’ star Joel McHale to host this year’s ESPYs on ABC

Sitcom star Joel McHale will host the 2015 ESPY Awards, which will air for the first time ever on ABC instead of ESPN, Entertainment Weekly reports. McHale, who stars as Jeff Winger in the sitcom “Community” and hosts the E Network’s weekly reality TV roasting show “Talk Soup,” has never hosted the sports awards show before, […]

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says Kobe Bryant has one season left

Kobe Bryant has one season left on the massive contract extension he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in November 2013. As for his plans for after the 2015-16 season? “He has indicated to me that this is it,” Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Thursday on SiriusXM NBA Radio (as reported by ESPN’s Baxter […]

Premier League TV guide to last day of the season

For Premier League fans hoping to catch all the action on Sunday, the final day of the season, you’ll need to find a bar with 10 televisions. That’s because every single game will air at the same time — 10 a.m. EDT — on 10 different stations. In case you have just one television at […]

North Carolina receives Notice of Allegations from NCAA

North Carolina has received its Notice of Allegations (NOA) from the NCAA over the organization’s second investigation into academic irregularities in the school’s athletic department, the school announced Friday. The school said in a statement it will not release the details of the lengthy report until a later date, even though it is not required […]

Utah tween girls get a tackle football league of their own

Remember Sam Gordon, the 9-year-old girl whose 2012 football highlight clip led to a Super Bowl invitation and her own Wheaties box? Gordon, who’s now 12, is back on the gridiron after taking a year off to play soccer, and now she’ll have a league of her own. According to Ron Dicker of the Huffington […]

Premier League team to give out free beer to fans

Leicester City is celebrating its earning another season in the Premier League by providing a free beer to all its fans who attend the last fixture of the season on Sunday against the Queens Park Rangers. “We want to say thank you to our fans for their incredible support this season,” team Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha […]

Michael Sam signs with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

Michael Sam will play football next season, but not in the NFL. On Friday, he signed a a two-year deal with the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes. The team made the announcement on its Web site. “With the signing of Michael Sam, today we become a better organization,” Alouettes chief executive Jim Popp said in a […]

Here’s your busy Memorial Day weekend sports TV schedule

It’s Memorial Day weekend, when we (hopefully) take some time to remember our fallen service members while we’re at the beach or a barbecue or whatever. And when you’re not doing all that, chances are you’re going to be watching sports on television, because there’s a lot going on. Here are the highlights. Saturday, May […]

The credit card a Cubs pitcher found near third base at Petco Park has been claimed

The credit card that Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada found during a game against the Padres at Petco Park on Wednesday has been claimed, Shana Wilson, the director of communications for the stadium, confirmed to The Washington Post late Thursday night. “[W]e have identified the owner of the credit card (it was someone who was on […]

Brewers pitcher Will Smith ejected for having greased-up arm

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was ejected from Thursday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves for having sunscreen and rosin on his arm. Smith came on with one out in the seventh inning. He hit his first batter, Pedro Ciriaco, on the leg and then threw one pitch to Jace Peterson before Braves Manager Fredi […]

French Open draw: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic could meet in quarterfinals

The slumping Rafael Nadal will have a tough road as he looks for his 10th French Open title. Nadal, who is 66-1 all-time at Roland Garros, could meet top-seeded Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals, with the winner possibly getting third-seeded Andy Murray in the semifinals. Nadal has lost five times on clay already this season […]

Watch The Rock awesomely turn the tables on a prankster pal by officiating at his surprise wedding

Nick Mundy is a comedian and actor who does some work as a correspondent for Screen Junkies (you may know them from their amusing “Honest Trailers“). Along the way, he has struck up a friendship with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, although he may not have realized the extent of that friendship until very recently. A […]

It was close (again), but Steph Curry showed (again) why he, not James Harden, is the NBA’s MVP

Steph Curry won this year’s MVP voting, but James Harden was not far behind. A similar scenario played out Thursday for the second straight time in the Western Conference finals. As in Game 1 of the playoff series, the pair of all-NBA first-teamers staged a magnificent battle. On Tuesday, Harden finished with 28 points, 11 rebounds and […]

Allen Iverson admits one of his tattoos is just covering up an older, lamer tattoo

In 2001, Allen Iverson famously began an NBA fashion trend that continues to this day, when he started wearing a sleeve on his right arm. He reportedly liked the sleeve because it alleviated a case of bursitis in his elbow, although he kept the sleeve on for the rest of his career, well after it had lost its […]

Darrelle Revis: Patriots ‘have a history of doing stuff’

Darrelle Revis won a Super Bowl with the Patriots in February, but then he returned to the Jets on a big-money deal. From the comments the cornerback made Wednesday, you would never know that he just spent a season on the other side of the heated rivalry. Referring to the strong penalties the Patriots received following […]

Dana White says that a Ronda Rousey-Cyborg fight would be the biggest UFC pay-per-view ever

Part of Ronda Rousey’s mystique is the way she has so thoroughly dominated her opponents. Her next fight comes against Brazil’s Bethe Correia on Aug. 1 at UFC 190, but many feel that her best test would be against another Brazilian, Cris “Cyborg” Justino. So far, a difference in weight class has proved an obstacle toward […]

Indy 500 to play PSA about sexual harassment on the Jumbotron

Female Indy 500 entrants Pippa Mann and Simona de Silvestro may be equal to men behind the wheel, but because they’re women, they still might run into unfair treatment in their everyday lives. Well, one global human rights group is doing its best to change what it calls a “culture of sexual harassment and violence against women” by […]

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC