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The Early Lead: June, 2012

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Wimbledon 2012: Roger Federer pulls out a five-set win over Julien Benneteau

A day after Rafael Nadal is victim to an upset, Roger Federer, the six-time Wimbledon champion, is pushed to five sets by Julien Benneteau.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:51 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Donovan McNabb still wants to play in NFL, says he’s looking at “about three teams”

Donovan McNabb says chances are “between 80 and 90 percent” that he’ll play in the NFL this year, says he’s looking at “about three teams.”

By Cindy Boren  |  11:57 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 06/29/2012

NBA Draft 2012: NBA Draft 2012: Dallas Mavericks have the night’s feel-good story but may not be finished yet

Bernard James, a 27-year-old Air Force veteran, goes to the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA Draft trade. Now the Mavs turn their attention to Lamar Odom and Deron Williams.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:31 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Wimbledon 2012; Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams hit back over equal prize money

Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams take issue with Gilles Simon’s complaint about equal prize money for men and women in Grand Slam tennis.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:01 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Jerry Sandusky may be able to keep state pension

Despite his conviction, Jerry Sandusky may be able to keep his Pennsylvania state pension.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:32 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 06/28/2012

David Beckham “disappointed” at failure to make Olympic team

David Beckham played a visible role in helping London land the Olympics, but he won’t be playing for Great Britain’s team next month.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:32 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Andy Pettitte breaks fibula down near ankle, the latest injury for Yankees staff

The Yankees will be without Andy Pettitte for six weeks after a one-hopper breaks his ankle. It’s the latest freak injury to strike the staff.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:04 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Larry Bird steps down; Donnie Walsh returns to Pacers

Larry Bird steps down as Indiana Pacers president after being named Executive of the Year, saying, “It’s the right time to go.”

By Cindy Boren  |  03:41 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Brett Favre says Tony Romo is “more like me” than other NFL quarterbacks

Brett Favre says that Tony Romo — not Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning or Drew Brees — is the active NFL quarterback who most resembles him.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:56 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Wimbledon 2012: Roger Federer rolls; Prince Charles watches

Roger Federer continues to roll with a straight-sets win at Wimbledon, where Prince Charles is in attendance for the first time in 42 years.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:27 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Jerry Sandusky scandal: lawyers back in court and Second Mile is focus of civil suit

Defense, prosecution lawyers are quizzed about leaked interview with Jerry Sandusky’s son as a civil lawsuit is filed naming Second Mile.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:21 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Aroldis Chapman’s somersault leaves Reds unamused (video)

After saving the victory for the Cincinnati Reds, reliever Aroldis Chapman celebrates with a double forward roll that offends his teammates more than his opponents.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:58 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Obama, Romney camps divided on ... Kevin Youkilis?

Were Bostonians booing President Obama over his Kevin Youkilis remark or saying “Yooouk?” The Obama and Romney camps can’t agree.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:48 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Aaron Berry latest Detroit Lions player arrested

Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry is the latest member of the team to be arrested this offseason.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:24 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Houston Rockets make a trade for draft picks; will they pursue Dwight Howard?

Houston Rockets now have three of the top 20 picks in the NBA draft. Can they deal for Dwight Howard?

By Cindy Boren  |  12:21 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 06/26/2012

President Obama thanks Boston for Kevin Youkilis — and hears about it

When President Barack Obama dares mix politics with sports by thanking Boston fans for sending Kevin Youkilis to his beloved Chicago White Sox, he gets booed.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:38 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Report: Larry Bird to resign as Pacers president

Larry Bird, the NBA’s Executive of the Year, reportedly will step down as Indiana Pacers president with Donnie Walsh waiting in the wings.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:28 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 06/25/2012

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh bring their parade to South Beach

This time, Miami Heat’s big rally is to introduce a championship trophy, not superstars named LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:29 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Jerry Sandusky: What happens next for him, Penn State and victims?

Jerry Sandusky remains in isolation as he awaits psychological evaluation. Meanwhile, the investigation, civil suits and issues for Penn State continue.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:12 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Tony Parker says he may miss Olympics with eye injury

San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker says, “I nearly lost my

By Cindy Boren  |  12:39 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Wimbledon: Venus Williams falls to Elena Vesnina (updated)

Venus Williams is bounced from Wimbledon in a straight-sets, first-round loss to Elena Vesnina; Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova win easily.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:52 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 06/25/2012

New York Mets get no reprieve, but Little Jerry Seinfeld does

New York Mets fall to 1-5 against the Yankees this season as their rally chicken fails to deliver. Little Jerry Seinfeld is being send to an animal sanctuary.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:23 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Jerry Sandusky trial: Jurors ask for further instructions

Jurors deliberating the fate of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky asked for clarification on testimony about two unidentified victims.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:17 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Curt Schilling says company collapse cost him his baseball fortune

Curt Schilling says his baseball fortune is “tapped out” after collapse of his Rhode Island video game company.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:13 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Tony Parker sues nightclub over injury from Drake-Chris Brown fight

San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker sues nightclub after being injured when a fight broke out between entourages for Drake and Chris Brown in a New York nightclub.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:25 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 06/22/2012

LeBron James, champion, celebrates in a vampire shirt with LMFAO

This is the kind of thing that would have brought ridicule down on LeBron James in the past: he celebrated the Miami Heat’s NBA title by rapping with LMFAO...and wearing a shirt with a photo of him as a vampire.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:34 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Ozzie Guillen’s formula after a loss: “7 Presidentes and a sleeping pill”

Miami Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen says he forgets a bad loss with “seven Presidentes and a sleeping pill.”

By Cindy Boren  |  03:24 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Kevin Durant sued by ’80s rocker over ‘Durantula’ nickname

With his focus firmly on helping the Oklahoma City Thunder avoid elimination in Game 5 against the Heat, Durant can’t be bothered with a lawsuit right now.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:50 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Manny Pacquiao wants rematch with Timothy Bradley after WBO review in his favor

After a controversial decision cost him the welterweight belt, the famed Filipino fighter is itching for an opportunity to win it back.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:51 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Jerry Sandusky trial: “What if he is innocent?” his lawyer asks (updated)

Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer makes closing argument in former Penn State assistant coach’s trial on charges of child sexual abuse.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:51 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 06/21/2012

BCS overhaul: How should college football select teams for proposed playoff?

College football’s proposed four-team playoff is long overdue, but how the teams are chosen will determine if change has really arrived.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:40 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Brandon Jacobs rewards 6-year-old fan who sent him $3.36

Brandon Jacobs rewards a 6-year-old fan who’d sent him his $3.36 savings with a trip to a bounce house, a signed helmet and a return on his investment.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:14 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Plaxico Burress wants to play for Cam Newton’s Panthers

Veteran free agent receiver sees Carolina’s second-year star as a top-five NFL quarterback.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:24 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Andrew Luck focuses on playbook, not negotiations

Andrew Luck, the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, is studying the Indianapolis Colts’ playbook, not his contract offer. After he signs, expect Robert Griffin III to complete his contract.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:28 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 06/20/2012

James Harden, where have you gone?

The NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year is struggling to score for the Thunder, who are on the ropes after Miami’s Game 4 win.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:07 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Percy Harvin reportedly seeks trade from Minnesota Vikings

Wide receiver Percy Harvin doesn’t enumate his grips, but he reportedly has asked the Minnesota Vikings to trade him.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:50 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Jerry Sandusky trial live: Former Penn State assistant will not testify as defense rests (updated)

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky will not take the witness stand as the defense rests. Closing arguments will be made Thursday.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:57 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Chad Ochocinco is ‘developing Brokeback Mountain-type chemistry’ with Dolphins teammates

Newest addition to Miami receiving corps is looking to return to form with hometown team.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:31 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Serge Ibaka-LeBron James feud ends before it begins

The feud between Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder and LeBron James of the Miami Heat is over before it had a chance to begin.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:46 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Atogwe reportedly will sign with Philadelphia Eagles

Free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe, a free agent since being released by the Redskins, reportedly will sign with the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:20 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 06/19/2012

R.A. Dickey is one-hitting his way toward an All-Star game start

After tossing his second one-hitter in as many starts, the Mets’ knuckleballer is stating his case to start the Midsummer Classic for the National League.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:18 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Report: Jared Sullinger's back is a red flag for NBA teams

Ohio State star Jared Sullinger, according to an ESPN report, has back issues that could undermine his NBA draft position and limit his pro career.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:36 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 06/19/2012

St. John’s: Charlotte Bobcats hire Mike Dunlap as new head coach

The St. John’s assistant has a sterling reputation for his ability to develop players but has never been a head coach as the Division I or NBA levels.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:24 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Jerry Sandusky trial live: Jury could deliberate by end of the week; Sandusky lawyer jokes trial is like “All My Children”

Jerry Sandusky trial on child sex abuse charges is rapidly concluding and could go to the jury by the end of the week.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:51 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 06/18/2012

David Nalbandian kicked out of Queen’s Club final for injuring line judge

The former third-ranked player in the world foiled his chance to win his first title since 2010 when he kicked an on-court sign into an official.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:50 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 06/18/2012

LaDainian Tomlinson: “I feel like I’m graduating”

Running back LaDainian Tomlinson goes out as the NFL’s fifth all-time leading rusher and quotes the late Junior Seau, calling his retirement his “graduation.”

By Cindy Boren  |  02:45 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Metta World Peace says James Harden is ‘No brain all beard’

The NBA’s sixth man of the year hasn’t been himself in the finals and one sharp-elbowed critic is taking notice.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Miami Heat beat Thunder: Game 3 by the numbers

Oklahoma City’s second straight loss revealed a few troubling trends that Kevin Durant and company must reverse to get even in the NBA Finals.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:02 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 06/18/2012

New Orleans Saints bounties: Jonathan Vilma leaves hearing

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma leaves appeals hearing with Commissioner Roger Goodell. Vilma is appealing suspension for his role in Saints’ bounty scandal.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:02 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Report: New York Jets won’t sign Braylon Edwards

By Cindy Boren  |  10:55 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Bird Call Man interrupts Webb Simpson, Bob Costas (video)

Webb Simpson and Bob Costas are interrupted after Simpson wins the U.S. Open by Bird Call Man, bidding to become a worthy successor to Cigar Guy.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:29 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Jerry Sandusky trial live: Defense is expected to begin (updated)

The second week of the trial of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky begins today with the prosecution ending its presentation and the defense beginning.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:56 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Lance Armstrong weighing options in USADA doping case

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has backed Lance Armstrong into a corner, and now the seven-time Tour de France champion is deciding whether to fight his way out.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:23 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cycling

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Reports: Bobcats’ coaching search down to Brian Shaw, Quin Snyder after Jerry Sloan withdraws

With the longtime Jazz coach out of the running, Charlotte will likely select a candidate with no NBA head coaching experience.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:46 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 06/15/2012

LeBron James, Kevin Durant and the non-call

Oklahoma City’s scoring champion appeared to get fouled by the NBA MVP on his final shot attempt, but the Thunder’s problems in Game 2 began long before.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:33 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Russell Westbrook will play through thumb pain, Thunder coach Scott Brooks says

Oklahoma City’s point guard had his thumb wrapped again during shootaround, but will play in Game 2 against the Miami Heat.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:13 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 06/14/2012

LeBron James gets a little sympathy...from A-Rod

Yankees shortstop Alex Rodriguez says he can sympathize with LeBron James because he knows how it feels to be misunderstood.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:17 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Rocky McIntosh signs with St. Louis Rams (updated)

St. Louis Rams sign linebacker Rocky McIntosh, a free agent who had spent his career with the Redskins.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:55 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Jets safety LaRon Landry’s rehab speeding along thanks to advanced medicine

The left Achilles tendon that forced the heavy-hitting safety to miss most of the last two seasons with the Washington Redskins is “totally healed” thanks to stem cell and platelet-rich plasma treatments.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:24 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Terry Bradshaw: In the next decade, “we will not see football as it is”

Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw sees major changes ahead for football in the wake of concerns about concussions and brain injuries.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:39 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Matt Cain’s perfect game is already MLB’s fifth no-hitter this year

San Francisco’s right-handed ace kept up a record pace for no-hitters in a season in the modern era.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:13 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Jerry Sandusky trial live: Prosecution may conclude Friday

The prosecution could conclude its case against former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky on child sex-abuse charges as early as Friday.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:55 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Patriots claim Jake Ballard, leave Tom Coughlin, Giants fuming

The Giants had planned to re-sign their rehabbing tight end but Bill Belichick got to him first.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:47 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 06/13/2012

David Stern to Jim Rome: “Have you stopped beating your wife yet?”

David Stern probably should have used Bryce Harper’s “that’s a clown question, bro” when Jim Rome asked whether the NBA lottery is fixed.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:06 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Peyton Manning says he’s still not 100 percent

Peyton Manning says “I still have rehab to do” as he works his way back to the NFL after multiple surgical procedures on his neck.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:24 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley decision triggers WBO review

Five “recognized judges” will review video of the fight to assess the controversial decision that gave Timothy Bradley a monumental victory.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:46 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Oklahoma City Thunder’s style is in; Miami Heat’s is out

In Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook come up with the points that count for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:13 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Euro 2012 hooliganism fears realized as 24 are injured in Polish-Russian clash

Riot police used water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets to subdue Polish and Russian fans during a post-match brawl in Warsaw.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:31 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Miami Heat’s hotel supposedly is haunted. Game 1 was scarier.

Miami Heat players aren’t losing sleep over staying in a supposedly haunted hotel in Oklahoma City. Their Game 1 loss may be another matter.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Jerry Sandusky trial live: John McQueary and a possible defense

Trial of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky continues with father of Mike McQueary expected to testify. Meanwhile, there’s a hint at one component of Sandusky’s defense.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:58 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Euro 2012: Antonio Cassano says he hopes there are no gay players on Italy’s roster

Opinionated Italian striker hopes the country’s Euro 2012 roster is devoid of homosexuals.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:25 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Tiger Woods: Time isn’t enemy in chase for Jack Nicklaus’s record

As he prepares for the U.S. Open on Thursday, Tiger Woods says the longevity of golfers like Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus means he has a lot of years of competitive golf left as he chases Nicklaus’s record.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:16 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 06/12/2012

LeBron James says he’s relaxed, in a zone for NBA Finals Game 1

There’s a ton of pressure on LeBron James going into Game 1 of the NBA Finals, but he’s says he’s relaxed and sleeping well, thank you very much.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:47 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Jerry Sandusky trial live: Alleged Victim No. 1 testifies (updated)

The trial of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky features more graphic testimony from another alleged victim and Mike McQueary is called to the stand.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:39 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Kings’ Stanley Cup turns LA into Hockey Town

Los Angeles celebrates a championship nonviolently as Kings win their first Stanley Cup.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:36 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Vince Young sues former agent, former financial adviser over missing millions

Newly-signed Buffalo Bills quarterback is suing for fraud and breach of contract over at least $5.5 million in missing money.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:17 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Geno Auriemma, USA women’s basketball coach, faces discrimination lawsuit

A female NBA security official says the longtime Connecticut women’s basketball coach made advances toward her during a women’s national team trip in 2009 and recently demanded she be removed from the team’s security detail for the London Games.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:48 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Chad Ochocinco signs with Dolphins as HBO rejoices

Everybody wins: Chad Ochocinco signs with wideout-challenged Miami Dolphins and HBO gets an infusion of personality for “Hard Knocks.”

By Cindy Boren  |  08:32 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Pacquiao-Bradley controversy: Just “part of the game?”

Timothy Bradley’s split-decision victory over Manny Pacquiao left no one happy and a rematch all but certain. Just another day in boxing.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Chad Ochocinco eyes Dolphins as potential landing spot

The recently-released wide receiver believes Miami has “genuine interest” in bringing him in for a workout.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:05 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Stony Brook heads to College World Series by stunning LSU

Stony Brook — Dick Vitale’s “Butler of baseball” — lands its first College World Series berth with an upset of LSU.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:01 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 06/11/2012

‘Dream Team’ documentary celebrates 20th anniversary of 1992 gold medal team

From Michael Jordan’s initial trepidation to the Isiah Thomas snub, a new documentary on the greatest basketball team ever assembled revisits the 1992 Olympics run.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:29 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Auburn shooting: Search for gunman continues as community mourns

Two former Auburn football players are among three men shot to death; gunman remains at large.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Rafael Nadal finishes off Novak Djokovic to claim record 7th French Open title

The Spanish slugger overcame an overnight delay to fend off the world’s top-ranked player and continue his dominance of the red clay.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tennis

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 06/08/2012

French Open: Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer, will meet Rafael Nadal in 4th straight Grand Slam final

The World No. 1 muscled his way past Roger Federer, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3, to advance to his first French Open final where he’ll aim to complete his career Grand Slam.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:26 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tennis

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 06/08/2012

LeBron James looks for a Game 7 win, if not a 45-point game

LeBron James is more concerned with a Miami Heat win in Game 7 than in another dominant performance, a la Game 6 against the Celtics

By Cindy Boren  |  12:06 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 06/08/2012

I’ll Have Another scratched from Triple Crown attempt (updated)

Trainer Doug O’Neill says that I’ll Have Another has been scratched from the Belmont Stakes, ending hopes of the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:44 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 06/08/2012

French Open: Rafael Nadal breezes past David Ferrer and into another final

To no one’s surprise, Rafael Nadal dispatched his fellow Spaniard David Ferrer to reach his seventh final in eight years at Roland Garros.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:26 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tennis

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Chad Ochocinco: Is this the end for him in the NFL?

After being released by the New England Patriots, Chad Ochocinco looks for a new team with a need at wide receiver

By Cindy Boren  |  08:38 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Seahawks invite Brian Banks to tryout at minicamp

The Seattle Seahawks invited the recently exonerated former USC linebacker commit to an open tryout during next week’s minicamp.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:13 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Chad Ochocinco to be released by Patriots

Wide receiver Chad Ochocinco will be released by the New England Patriots, according to reports.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:10 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 06/07/2012

What’s next for the Spurs?

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and San Antonio dominated the Western Conference this season, but after falling to the Thunder in the conference finals, it’s time to take stock.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:17 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Boston mayor celebrates Celtics’ “KJ” and “Hondo,” not KG and Rondo (video)

Boston’s Thomas Menino is an equal-opportunity mangler when it comes to naming Boston’s sports stars. With the Celtics playing for an NBA Finals berth tonight, he slipped up again.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:20 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Villareal coach Manuel Preciado dies of heart attack, one day after hire

New Villareal coach Manuel Preciado died of a heart attack Thursday, one day after he was hired by the Spanish club and one day before he was set to be introduced.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:58 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Chris Bosh may have larger role in Game 6, Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra says

With Miami Heat facing a must-win game in Boston, Coach Erik Spoelstra says Chris Bosh may get more minutes and may even start against the Celtics.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:40 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/07/2012

A 6-year-old fan offers Brandon Jacobs $3.36 to return to Giants

When his mother tells him the New York Giants couldn’t afford to pay Brandon Jacobs, a 6-year-old fan takes action — and sends the running back $3.36.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:45 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Cowboys fullback Lawrence Vickers leaves practice with ants in his pants

People throw around the phrase “ants in your pants” like it’s confetti, but Lawrence Vickers will tell you that it’s not a laughing matter when it happens to you.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:38 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Joe Banner is out as Philadelphia Eagles’ president

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie moves team president Joe Banner into an advisory role. Banner had been in the team’s front office since 1994.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:46 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Orioles draft Cal Ripken’s son Ryan

Ryan Ripken is the Baltimore Orioles’ pick in the 20th round of baseball’s amateur draft. His father, Cal Ripken, was a second-round pick in 1978.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:38 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Phil Mickelson texted PGA commissioner to complain about cellphones

Phil Mickelson cited “mental fatigure” when he withdrew from the Memorial, but he reportedly had texted PGA Commissioner Tim Finchem from the course to complain about fans with cellphones.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:08 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Wade Davis, former Titans and Redskins DB, discusses being gay in the NFL

Out of the NFL and finally out in the open about his sexuality, the former cornerback is working to advocate acceptance for gays in professional sports and everyday life.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:32 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Seattle Seahawks forfeit OTA practices for excessive workouts

The NFL punished Pete Carroll and the Seahawks for engaging in live contact drills during their most recent round of offseason workouts.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:21 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Miami Heat fan cheers team for “good job, good effort” after Game 5 loss to Boston Celtics

At least one young Miami fan is holding out hope, but LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and company are suddenly one road loss away from a monumental collapse.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:19 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Ohio high school runner hailed for sportsmanship after helping fellow runner (video)

Meghan Vogel, an Ohio high school junior, stops to help Arden McMath, a fellow runner who was struggling, cross the finish line in the 3,200 state championship.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:13 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Chris Bosh, wife: “Hearts go out” to family of massage therapist who died

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh and his wife describe collapse of massage therapist at their home Monday. Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra calls death “an absolute tragedy.”

By Cindy Boren  |  09:46 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Novak Djokovic storms back to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, advance to French Open semifinals

The world’s No. 1 player continued his Grand Slam dominance, despite a rugged battle from the young Frenchman.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:38 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tennis

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Los Angeles Kings one win away from completing unlikeliest of Stanley Cup runs

After clawing their way into the playoffs, the Kings are on the precipice of sweeping their way to their first Stanley Cup.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:45 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 06/05/2012

NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch again for verbally abusing reporter

Probation and fines don’t seem to be doing the trick for one of NASCAR’s resident hotheads, who was suspended for one week after his outburst during a post-race interview.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:28 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NASCAR

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Terrell Owens dumps Drew Rosenhaus, hires new agent in continued quest to return to NFL

The former All-Pro receiver believes he can still play NFL football, but that his longtime agent is no longer the man to champion his cause.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:55 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Top pick Justin Blackmon’s aggravated DUI does not bode well for Jaguars

After his second DUI arrest in 20 months, Jacksonville’s top draft pick is already looking like a character risk.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:15 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Vanderbilt Coach James Franklin apologizes for comments about assistants’ wives

Second-year Commodores coach is on the defensive after saying he won’t hire an assistant coach without first seeing his wife.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:03 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Oklahoma City Thunder deny Lil Wayne courtside seat, then clobber Spurs in Game 3

Lil Wayne will be cheering for San Antonio the rest of the way after his last-minute request for a front row seat to Game 3 in Oklahoma City was denied by the Thunder.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:29 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Phil Mickelson pulls out of Memorial citing mental fatigue

Lefty withdraws after an opening-round 79 as he looks ahead to the U.S. Open in two weeks.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:20 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 05/31/2012

French Open: John Isner loses marathon five-set match to Paul-Henri Mathieu

The American marathon man added to his lore with the longest fifth set ever at Roland Garos but fell to the Frenchman, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 18-16.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:42 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Dodgers CF Matt Kemp back on the DL after re-injuring hamstring

The National League’s leading MVP candidate through April, Matt Kemp could be out awhile after aggravating his strained left hamstring one day after returning from the disabled list.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:06 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy’s wife receives hateful messages after strange injury

After she accidentally moved a suitcase that fell and broke her husband’s hand, Sarah Lucroy is drawing ire from Milwaukee Brewers fans.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:58 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 05/31/2012

After wasting Rajon Rondo’s Herculean effort, are the Celtics done?

Rajon Rondo had a game for the ages and the Boston Celtics still lost. Are the Miami Heat already bound for the NBA Finals?

By Matt Brooks  |  02:48 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Was the NBA draft lottery rigged for the New Orleans Hornets to win?

Despite owning the fourth-best odds to land the No. 1 pick, the Hornets won the lottery — and the conspiracy theorists are outraged.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:27 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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