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NCAA grants waiver to Houston so university can donate supplies to Harvey victims

Sorting through today's delivery of boxes#HoustonStrong — Houston Men's Hoops (@UHCougarMBK) September 8, 2017 NCAA rules are strict when it comes to regulating what university athletic programs can give potential...Show More Summary

U.S. Open doubles champion wears wardrobe inspired by Charlottesville

Jean-Julien Rojer used his wardrobe to make a political statement at the U.S. Open on Friday, when he and tennis partner Horia Tecau beat Feliciano López and Marc López, 6-4, 6-3, to earn the men’s doubles title. The 36-year-old Dutchman, wearing a neon yellow shirt superimposed with the face of the Statue of Liberty, told […]

NFL Mexico apologizes for tweet linking earthquake with Chiefs’ win over Patriots

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

NFL Mexico apologized Friday for a suggestion made the night before on its Twitter account that the Chiefs’ upset of the Patriots resulted in an earthquake. At least 58 people were killed when an 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, and it caused major damage in the country’s southern states. The earthquake was also felt further north […]

Tim Duncan pledges up to $1 million and pleads for more help for U.S. Virgin Islands

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Declaring that “time is of the essence,” Tim Duncan asked for help for his native U.S. Virgin Islands in an essay published Friday by The Players’ Tribune. The 41-year-old former San Antonio Spur pledged to match donations up to $1 million and said he had already contributed $250,000 to aid the hurricane-ravaged territory. Hurricane Irma […]

Cleveland Browns players to take field with police and stand for anthem together

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

A pregame demonstration last month by some Browns players during the national anthem led to friction with Cleveland police and first responders, who threatened to mar a traditional flag ceremony for the team’s regular season opener. Instead, Sunday’s game will feature displays of unity as part of an effort by the Browns to reach out to the […]

Getting traded may have saved the life of NFL player/magician Jon Dorenbos

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Many Eagles players and fans were upset when Jon Dorenbos, a popular long snapper who spent 11 seasons in Philadelphia, was dealt last month to the Saints for a 2019 seventh-round pick. However, that trade may just have saved his life. As New Orleans head coach Sean Payton explained it Friday, a “follow-up physical” by […]

UFC 215’s main event canceled after Ray Borg comes down with viral illness

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Mixed martial arts fans hoping to see Demetrious Johnson make UFC history on Saturday at UFC 215 in Toronto will have to wait. The flyweight champion’s main event bout against Ray Borg was canceled on Friday due to Borg coming down with an unnamed viral illness. “Borg was deemed unfit to compete by the UFC […]

Lena Dunham and ex-MLB star Lenny Dykstra get weird on Twitter

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Lena Dunham, the creator and star of HBO’s “Girls,” has never been one to shy away from attention on social media. So after she attended her “first sports game EVER” on Thursday, a New York Mets game at Citi Field, the 31-year-old couldn’t resist saying something kind of weird about it. I'm horny for baseball […]

Former New York Giants kicker Josh Brown suspended another six games

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

New York Giants kicker Josh Brown was suspended six additional games in connection with domestic violence allegations that surfaced last year. ESPN first reported the news on Friday morning, citing a text message from the NFL. “We reopened the investigation based on new info,” the league texted to ESPN. “Concluded there was a violation of our personal […]

College football Week 2 TV schedule: Notre Dame-Georgia, Oklahoma-Ohio State worth the wait

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

All times Eastern. Friday, Sept. 8 Time Game TV 8 No. 11 Oklahoma St. at South Alabama ESPN2 8 Ohio at Purdue Fox Sports 1 Oklahoma State averaged 10.2 yards every time it snapped the ball in last week’s season-opening rout of Tulsa, with four of its offensive touchdowns going for at least 40 yards […]

Wife of Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin shares racist and threatening letter to coach

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The wife of Texas A&M football coach Kevin Sumlin took to Twitter on Thursday to share a racist and threatening letter that was sent to her husband, in the wake of a season-opening loss to UCLA. Charlene Sumlin asked “how any part of this” was okay, and she noted that one of her children could have opened […]

Braves apologize for playing ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’ during game against Miami

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

A day that began with the Atlanta Braves making a generous gesture toward those displaced by Hurricane Irma subsequently featured an apology by the team for an insensitive gesture toward the same people. During a home game Thursday against the Miami Marlins, the team played “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” a 1984 hit by the […]

Chiefs’ Marcus Peters sits during anthem before NFL’s first regular season game

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The first NFL game of its regular season brought its first anthem protest. Before a nationally televised contest Thursday against the Patriots, Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters sat on the bench during a rendition of “The Star-Spangled...Show More Summary

Colin Kaepernick has done more than make a statement, he has shown NFL players their power

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

NFL players have never been particularly outspoken. Theirs is a sport that discourages individuality and anything that might challenge the status quo. But now, emboldened by Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest that began last summer, they are becoming increasingly aware of just how much power they have. Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, did […]

New England prepares for commissioner’s return with clown towels, ‘Dirty Goodell’ drink

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

He tried his best to take the edge off his return to Gillette Stadium, heading to Foxborough in the summer for a meaningless preseason game. On Thursday night, the game will definitely mean something and then we will see whether fans of the New England Patriots are in a forgiving mood. The New England Patriots will […]

Myles Garrett, the NFL’s No. 1 draft pick, will miss the opener with a very Browns-like injury

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The debut of the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft is on hold. In news that will reinforce the notion that the Cleveland Browns have some truly rotten juju, Myles Garrett will miss the opener Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. And the Sept. 17 game against the Baltimore Ravens. And possibly even more games after that. […]

A stunned Boomer Esiason says he’s ‘praying every single day’ for WFAN partner Craig Carton after arrest

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

On a morning when a New York tabloid headline blared “Morning Drive Crime,” Boomer Esiason was left to explain as best he could the shocking absence of his broadcasting partner, Craig Carton, from their early-morning sports talk show on New York’s WFAN radio station. Carton, Esiason’s partner of 10 years on the show, was arrested early Wednesday […]

NFL and NFLPA dispute Gisele Bündchen’s diagnosis that Tom Brady had a concussion in 2016

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

An investigation by the NFL and NFL Players Association has debunked the claim by supermodel Gisele Bündchen that her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, suffered a concussion last season, a claim that reverberated because Brady was never in the NFL’s concussion protocol. Bundchen told “CBS This Morning” in May that Brady “has concussions pretty […]

WFAN’s ‘Boomer and Carton’ co-host arrested by FBI in $5.6 million ticket scam

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Craig Carton, the co-host of the “Boomer and Carton” morning sports talk show on New York’s WFAN radio station, was arrested by the FBI on investment fraud-related counts related to an alleged ticket scam, authorities announced Wednesday. Carton, who has hosted the show with former NFL player Boomer Esiason since 2007, was picked up at […]

Ray Lewis blames Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend for QB’s lack of NFL employment

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

We’ve heard all the reasons Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been signed by an NFL team: His skill set isn’t right for most teams, the anthem-protest distraction isn’t worth the bother when he’ll only be a backup, yadda yadda yadda. But Ray Lewis has an alternate theory for why the Baltimore Ravens didn’t sign Kaepernick, and it […]

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