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Dolphins-Bucs game moved to Week 11 because of Irma; University of Miami game canceled

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The NFL announced Wednesday that the regular season opener between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins on Sunday has been postponed, pushed to the Week 11 bye week that both teams share, because of the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma in South Florida. The NFL chose to move the date of the game rather […]

‘I’m going to die for no other reason than I am black’: Seahawks’ Michael Bennett tells of police encounter

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett plans to file a civil rights lawsuit over what he said was a violation of his constitutional rights when he was stopped by Las Vegas police as he left the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight on Aug. 26. Bennett, in a letter addressed “Dear World” and posted on Twitter on […]

‘I’m gonna have to own this and wear it’: ESPN’s Ryen Russillo for his recent arrest

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Ryen Russillo returned to his ESPN radio show from his suspension Tuesday, apologizing for his arrest last month and acknowledging that it’s something that will trail him for years to come whenever he criticizes an athlete for his behavior. “It’s all on me. There is no one else,” he said on “The Ryen Russillo Show” after […]

Wade Phillips’s Twitter feed is great. His defenses are even better.

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times has written a pretty great profile of first-year Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who not only has maintained his NFL relevance at age 70 but has enhanced it thanks in part to a Twitter feed that is — and I’m saying this without one ounce of hyperbole — […]

Mike Tyson says LeBron James blocked his view at Mayweather-McGregor fight

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

More than a week after Floyd Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor in one of the most lucrative fights in history, celebrities are still talking about it. Well, one celebrity is still talking about it. Mike Tyson, who sat among the dozens of A-list guests at the Aug. 26 event in Las Vegas, appeared on DJ Whoo […]

Sprinter Usain Bolt thinks his world records are going to have a long, long run

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Usain Bolt may be about to disappear from the sprinting scene, but he thinks that the record he set are going to be around for a long, long time. The Jamaican sprinter, the only man to win the 100- and 200-meter races in three consecutive Olympics, set world records in the 100 (9.58 seconds) and […]

Ronda Rousey shows up in WWE story line. Is a pro wrestling career imminent?

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Two weeks after Ronda Rousey married her MMA sweetheart, Travis Browne, the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion went back to work. But not in the octagon. Instead, Rousey showed up in a segment for the pro wrestling operation WWE, in which she issued a challenge to three of the promotion’s top female stars, Charlotte, Bayley and […]

After social media outrage, Irish jockey gets four-day ban for punching a horse in the head

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Jockey Davy Russell has been given a four-day ban after punching a horse on the back of the head. More: — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) September 5, 2017 A veteran Irish jockey has been giving a four-day ban from the sport for punching the back of a horse’s head at a race last month, […]

The best new college football tradition? Iowa fans waving to patients in a children’s hospital

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The Wave Thank you, Iowa Hawkeyes fans, for taking a moment to wave to patients and families watching today's Hawkeye Football game from UI Stead Family Children's Hospital. What an amazing new tradition! Go Hawks!Hawkeye Heaven Posted by University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital on Saturday, September 2, 2017 The wave is cool again. […]

NBA legend Tracy McGrady hosts Labor Day barbecue for 800 Harvey victims

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Although all eyes are now focused on Hurricane Irma developing off the coast of South Florida, those in Texas who were affected by Harvey are still trying to get used to their new normal. Enter Tracy McGrady. The ex-NBA player, who now lives in the Houston suburbs, made things just a little better for people […]

Texas high school football player dies after collapsing during noncontact activity

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

A freshman football player at Rains High School in East Texas died Monday after collapsing during practice. The ninth-grade student, identified by the Rains Independent School District in Emory as Marion Olivarez, collapsed during noncontact activities, according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph. He was airlifted to a Greenville hospital, where he later died. Emory is […]

Brazilian prosecutors investigating evidence of vote-buying in Rio 2016 Olympic bid

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Prosecutors in Brazil allege that the head of that country’s Olympic committee conspired with a wealthy Brazilian businessman to purchase the votes of International Olympic Committee members during the bidding process for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Show More Summary

Ezekiel Elliott’s status? ‘Practice until someone tells him not to,’ Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett says

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The Dallas Cowboys should learn sometime Tuesday whether Ezekiel Elliott will begin serving a suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy or be available for the season opener Sunday night against the New York Giants. While a U.S. District Court judge in Texas listens to a request from the running back’s lawyers for a temporary […]

Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell may be getting a job with Dairy Queen after all

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Le’Veon Bell may be getting a Dairy Queen gig after all. While waiting to sign the franchise tender, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back playfully filled out an application at Dairy Queen, saying in a video that he was “jobless right now.” Technically, he wasn’t. He’d said all along that he’d report on Sept. 1 and […]

Sunday’s Texans-Jags game reportedly will be played in Houston

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

With Houston still reeling from the devastating aftereffects of Hurricane Harvey, the status of Sunday’s regular season opener between the Texans and the Jaguars remained in doubt. Some had floated the idea of a date swap, with Sunday’s game played in Jacksonville and the AFC South rematch played Dec. 17 in Houston. Such a plan […]

Giants still mum on Odell Beckham Jr., who made a cameo at practice Monday

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

It’s now been two weeks since Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. took a scary-looking hit during a preseason game against the Browns, suffering some sort of left ankle sprain. He didn’t play in New York’s final two exhibitions and hasn’t practiced with the team since then. It was more of the same Monday as […]

The Colts finally make it official: Andrew Luck won’t play in Week 1

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

In news that hardly comes as a surprise, Indianapolis Colts General Manager Chris Ballard confirmed Monday that Andrew Luck will not play in the team’s season opener Sunday against the Rams in Los Angeles. Luck has not practiced with his teammates at all during training camp while rehabbing his surgically repaired throwing shoulder, though the […]

With Hurricane Irma looming, NFL will have a decision to make on Dolphins-Bucs game

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

We still don’t know whether Hurricane Irma will impact the U.S. East Coast, but that prospect is becoming increasingly likely with each model run. Here’s the latest message from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As you can see, South Florida residents should be at least a little wary. Here are the 5 am AST […]

UCLA’s fake-spike comeback was something to behold, unless you’re Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

You would have been forgiven for turning off Sunday night’s UCLA-Texas A&M game in the third quarter — or for changing over to Virginia Tech-West Virginia on ABC — especially after the Aggies had taken a 44-10 lead on a touchdown with 4:08 to play in the period. Up until that point, Bruins quarterback Josh […]

Awkward! Brock Osweiler is returning to the Denver Broncos.

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

In what incontestably is the weirdest move since NFL teams began the process of cutting rosters to 53 players this weekend, the Denver Broncos picked up quarterback Brock Osweiler after he was released by the Cleveland Browns. That would be the Brock Osweiler, the guy who was their second-round draft pick (57th overall) in 2012 […]

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