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The Early Lead: December, 2012

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Jon Gruden will interview for NFL jobs, report says

Whenever NFL coaching jobs are open, the Gruden talk begins.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:04 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, Jon Gruden

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Bears fire Lovie Smith

A 7-1 start ended in a 3-5 finish that kept the team out of the playoffs.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:08 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Lovie Smith

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Andy Reid fired by Eagles

Two disappointing seasons spelled the end for the NFL's longest-tenured coach in Philadelphia.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:36 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Jets fire Mike Tannenbaum, keep Rex Ryan

Someone had to pay for a tabloid-worthy mess of a Jets season. That someone is the general manager, not the coach.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:16 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Tannenbaum, New York Jets, Rex Ryan

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Norv Turner, A.J. Smith expected to be fired in San Diego

The coach and GM will pay the price for a roster and results that have been in steady decline.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:52 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.J. Smith, Norv Turner, San Diego Chargers

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Browns fire Coach Pat Shurmur

Change in ownership, coupled with another losing season, precipitated the change.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:33 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Browns, Jimmy Haslam, Pat Shurmur

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Penn State's Bill O'Brien is target for NFL teams, report says

The NFL coaching job fair opens today with several college coaches, including Penn State's, likely to be recruited.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:55 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Brien, Penn State

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 12/31/2012

RGIII, Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson: Who will go farthest in the playoffs?

Each has had a stellar season he'll try to extend next weekend.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:38 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrew Luck, NFL, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 12/30/2012

Andy Reid out in Philly, reports say

The Eagles will reportedly part ways with their long-time head coach after a disappointing season.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:27 PM ET, 12/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Reid, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Richard Sherman wins appeal of PED suspension

Seattle cornerback successfully argued that the chain of custody on his urine sample was broken.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:13 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks

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

Tim Tebow passed over again with Mark Sanchez named starter

Injury to Greg McElroy throws the Jets' wacky quarterback situation into chaos. Even Rex Ryan admits it's strange.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:12 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Sanchez, New York Jets, Tim Tebow

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Tim Tebow "disappointed" at being called a quitter

In the latest New York Jets flap, an erstwhile quarterback steps up to defend his reputation and honor.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:35 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Jets, NFL, Tim Tebow

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Dwight Howard ejected; Lakers fall to Nuggets

The Lakers had won five in a row...until they stumbled against the Nuggets, despite Kobe Bryant's 40 points.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:52 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 12/26/2012

Ray Lewis activated but unlikely to play until postseason

Baltimore Ravens linebacker has been out since tearing his triceps Oct. 14.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:17 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 12/26/2012

RGIII, Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson: Who's Rookie of the Year?

The debate over who will be the NFL's top rookie is, for a change, heated ... and it's going down to the wire.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:23 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 12/26/2012

Michael Vick says this start isn't an audition

Despite what he says, this is likely to be his last game for the Eagles. Which means he'll be trying to impress other teams.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:42 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Reid, Michael Vick, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 12/26/2012

Andruw Jones arrested on domestic violence charge

Former Atlanta Braves star, wife had dispute early Christmas Day.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:56 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andruw Jones, MLB

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 12/26/2012

Alabama fan reacts to getting BCS championship game tickets (video)

An Alabama guy gives his dad the best Christmas present ever -- and a hat to boot.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:11 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, BCS championship game

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 12/26/2012

Adrian Peterson injury not expected to keep him out against Packers

Green Bay will try to keep Vikings running back from breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:37 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Ryan Freel dies in apparent suicide

Former major leaguer had had a number of concussions because of his all-out style of play.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:21 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Orioles, MLB, Ryan Freel

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Seahawks are hot, but could lose Richard Sherman

Seattle's best defensive player may have to miss four games because of using a banned substance.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:17 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Michael Vick: "I'm a big RGIII fan"

Philadelphia's quarterback, unlike Washington's, faces an uncertain future.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:27 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Vick, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Tim Tebow asked out of the Wildcat, report says

Compounding the weirdness, ESPN reported that Tebow would play in Jacksonville next season.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:58 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 12/23/2012

Fox, NBC jockey for Redskins-Cowboys showdown (updated)

The NFL will pick the Week 17 prime-time game based on playoff implications.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:09 AM ET, 12/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Suzy Favor Hamilton: Olympian's secret life as Las Vegas escort

Athlete takes responsibility and apologizes, saying, "Everybody in this world makes mistakes. I made a huge mistake. Huge."

By Cindy Boren  |  03:06 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, Suzy Favor Hamilton

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 12/20/2012

ESPN suspends Rob Parker 30 days

The "First Take" commentator is expected to be allowed to return to his job after 30 days.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:38 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Tony Romo, Cowboys are having an un-Romolike December

Who is this Tony Romo, who is 3-0 in December?

By Cindy Boren  |  12:28 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, NFL, Tony Romo

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Arian Foster buys Segways for his linemen

Texans running back buys a little something for the "big hogs" for Christmas.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:33 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arian Foster, Chris Myers, Duane Brown

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez could both be gone after Jets’ season

The Jets' QB situation is a mess, but this much is certain: Greg McElroy will start Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:07 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Sanchez, New York Jets, Tim Tebow

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Andy Reid preparing for Philly finale?

The Eagles' last home game of a dismal season may just be their coach's in the Linc, as well.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:04 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Reid, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Ben Roethlisberger apologizes to Todd Haley, Mike Tomlin

Quarterback says he apologized to Mike Tomlin, Todd Haley and Dan Rooney.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:29 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers, Todd Haley

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 12/19/2012

LeSean McCoy will start; Vick to be the No. 3 QB

The Philadelphia Eagles' running back has recovered sufficiently from the concussion he suffered Nov. 18.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:33 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Reid, LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles

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

Victor Cruz visits family of Sandy Hook victim

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz goes to Newtown to visit the family of Jack Pinto, a Cruz fan and shooting casualty.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:12 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, Victor Cruz

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Pau Gasol returns, but Kobe Bryant lifts Lakers over lowly Bobcats

Beating the lowly Bobcats takes everything the Lakers can muster.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Pau Gasol

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Is Tim Tebow finished in the NFL?

Jets Coach Rex Ryan sure seems to think so, benching Mark Sanchez and starting Greg McElroy.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:18 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Sanchez, New York Jets, NFL, Tim Tebow

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Shaun White cuts his hair (video)

The Flying Tomato chops off his signature long locks for a good cause.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:10 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, Shaun White

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Jets start Greg McElroy, bench Mark Sanchez (updated)

Mark Sanchez's performance Monday night was the final straw for Rex Ryan.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:02 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Greg McElroy, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Cowboys ban Josh Brent from sideline

Dallas won’t allow the suspended lineman to stand with teammates during games for the rest of the season.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:38 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Garrett Dallas Cowboys, Josh Brent

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Jim Boeheim marks 900th win with gun-control remarks

Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim is only the third Division I men's basketball coach to win 900 games, but the Sandy Hook shootings were on his mind.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Boeheim, Syracuse

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Jeremy Lin returns to New York, beats the Knicks

Linsanity reigns at Madison Square Garden, although this time Jeremy Lin is leading the visiting team to a win.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Player kicked off team at North Alabama for racial slur about Obama

An angry tweet about NBC cutting to Obama's speech during "Sunday Night Football" results in punishment.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:19 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Mark Sanchez turnovers sink Jets' playoff hopes

Not even Tim Tebow can help the New York Jets' dismal quarterback situation.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:55 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Sanchez, Rex Ryan, Tim Tebow

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Jeremy Lin returns to New York; Carmelo a game-time decision

For the first time since sparking Linsanity last season, Jeremy Lin returns to Madison Square Garden.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:45 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Steroids found in room of Andy Reid's son

There's no sign that the son of the Philadelphia Eagles' coach was distributing the drugs to anyone else, authorities say.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:06 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 12/17/2012

R.A. Dickey, Blue Jays agree to extension; trade nearly complete

For only the fourth time, a Cy Young winner is being traded before the next season begins.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:33 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Mets, R.A. Dickey, Toronto Blue Jays

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Will Adrian Peterson break NFL rushing record?

Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record has stood since 1984, but Adrian Peterson is only 294 yards away with two games left.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:25 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Minnsota Vikings

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Colin Kaepernick vs. Tom Brady: This one goes to the 49ers

In a wild Sunday night game, the San Francisco 49ers get past New England 41-34.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:26 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, Colin Kaepernick, Tom Brady

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 12/17/2012

London Fletcher's family involved in fight

Three relatives of the Washington Redskins' linebacker were arrested and another hospitalized after a postgame incident in Cleveland.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:56 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Browns, London Fletcher, Washington Redskins

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 12/16/2012

Victor Cruz pays tribute to Sandy Hook shooting victim

Jack Pinto, a young Sandy Hook victim and Victor Cruz fan, will not be far from the Giants' wide receiver's thoughts.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:17 PM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, Victor Cruz

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 12/16/2012

Sandy Hook shootings: NFL, Giants, Patriots honor victims today

The Patriots, Giants and Jets, with a large fanbase in the Newtown area, will honor victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:45 AM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, New York Giants, Sandy Hook

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Kobe Bryant would like to play the Washington Generals

The Harlem Globetrotters say they'd make room for Kobe.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:21 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

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

Rob Parker suspended indefinitely for RGIII comments

Comments questioning the Washington Redskins quarterback's blackness have drawn an indefinite suspension for Rob Parker.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:06 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 12/14/2012

RGIII and Rob Parker: NFLPA's De Smith comments

With more quarterbacks of color than ever in the NFL, race has still been a hot topic.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:53 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Carmelo Anthony limps off, but Knicks still hammer Lakers

Carmelo Anthony escapes serious injury and Kobe Bryant reveals the secret of his resurgence.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:26 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carmelo Anthony, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 12/14/2012

ESPN: Rob Parker's RGIII comments "inappropriate"

A spokesman for the network says it is "evaluating our next steps" after controversial "First Take" comments.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:31 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Kobe Bryant calls Magic Johnson, which is "very helpful"

With the Lakers struggling, retired legend Magic Johnson, gets a call from Kobe Bryant ahead of tonight's game against the Knicks.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:32 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Josh Hamilton, Angels agree to $125-million deal, report says

Slugger Josh Hamilton reportedly will head west, joining Albert Pujols and the Angels.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:04 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Hamilton, Los Angeles Angels

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Josh Brent: Blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, report says

Dallas Cowboys lineman was charged with intoxicated manslaughter after crash in which his teammate was killed.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, jerry brown, Josh Brent, NFL

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 12/13/2012

121212 concert: Adam Sandler skewers Mark Sanchez, A-Rod

The butt fumble by New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez found its way into a song by Adam Sandler, who didn't forget the Yankees, Knicks or Nets, either.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:31 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Isiah Thomas, Mark Sanchez

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Dez Bryant will try to play through finger injury

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will postpone surgery on his broken index finger.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:53 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Dez Bryant

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Big East basketball-only schools close to leaving conference, reports say

Seven basketball-only schools, including Georgetown, appear to be headed for a split from conference.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:59 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Big East, Georgetown

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 12/13/2012

NFL playoff expansion is on the table, Roger Goodell says

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell floats another idea -- how about expanding the NFL playoffs from 12 team to 14 or 16?

By Cindy Boren  |  09:10 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL playoffs, Roger Goodell

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Sean Payton reinstatement talks begin, Roger Goodell says

With a Super Bowl in two months in New Orleans, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he and Sean Payton are discussing when the Saints coach's suspension will end.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:15 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Orleans Saints, Roger Goodell, Sean Payton

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Ahmad Bradshaw may miss Giants' game against Falcons

Rookie David Wilson, who had a stellar game against the New Orleans Saints, could get his first start.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:59 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ahmad Bradshaw, David Wilson, New York Giants

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Cowboys to move Josh Brent to reserve list, report says

The Cowboys plan to move Josh Brent, charged with intoxicated manslaughter in the death of teammate Jerry Brown, to the reserve list.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:54 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, jerry brown, Josh Brent, NFL

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Rob Gronkowski to try to practice this week, report says

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who broke his forearm Nov. 18, reportedly will try to practice this week.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:37 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Knicks vs. Nets: Carmelo Anthony, Jason Kidd step up

Round 2 of New York's interborough rivalry goes to the Knicks with Jason Kidd delivering in the clutch.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:55 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carmelo Anthony, Jason Kidd, New York Knicks

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Kobe Bryant frustrated at Lakers "finding ways to lose"

There's no love from Magic Johnson or, at this point, anyone else for a Lakers team that is foundering.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:39 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Mike D'Antoni

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Braylon Edwards, Jets may reunite, report says

Last week, Braylon Edwards called Jets management "idiots." This week, he may sign with the team.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:37 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braylon Edwards, Mark Sanchez, New York Jets, NFL

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Paul Tagliabue vacates Saints players' bounty penalties

Former NFL commissioner concludes that "entire case has been contaminated by the coaches and others in the Saints' organization."

By Cindy Boren  |  01:41 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Orleans Saints, Paul Tagliabue

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 12/11/2012

LeBron James: Charles Barkley "needs to shut up"

When TNT's Charles Barkley rips Dwyane Wade, LeBron James comes to his teammate's defense.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:47 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles Barkley, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Terrell Owens begged Clippers to sign him, Blake Griffin says

T.O., who has been out of sports since the Seattle Seahawks cut him, wants to try the NBA, Blake Griffin says.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:25 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, Terrell Owens

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Magic Johnson rips Lakers for poor play

The Los Angeles Lakers are struggling at 9-12 and Magic Johnson steps up with tough love for his former team.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:47 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, NBA

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Dez Bryant could miss rest of season with finger injury

The Dallas Cowboys have a tough road if they're going to get into the playoffs. It would be even tougher without Dez Bryant.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:01 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Dez Bryant

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Brandon Jacobs suspended by 49ers for rest of regular season

For now, no one is saying if Brandon Jacobs is still on the team or whether he'll play for the Niners again.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:25 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Jacobs, Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Tom Brady makes an MVP statement as Patriots crush Texans

The Patriots, with Tom Brady doing what he does on Monday night games, closed within a game of the Houston Texans in the playoff race.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:21 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, Tom Brady

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Jerry Jones, Jay Ratliff in "volcanic" confrontation, report says

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Jay Ratliff reportedly had a heated exchange two weeks ago.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:43 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Jay Ratliff, Jerry Jones

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Bobby Petrino to coach Western Kentucky, report says

Fired at Arkansas after hiring his mistress, Bobby Petrino reportedly will coach again.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:07 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Marcus Lattimore will enter NFL draft, reports say

South Carolina running back will try to turn around his hard-luck career by leaving college for the pros -- after he recovers from a gruesome knee injury

By Cindy Boren  |  01:40 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina, Steve Spurrier

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Ravens fire Cam Cameron, promote Jim Caldwell

Baltimore's offense isn't progressing, so Jim Caldwell, who took the Colts to a Super Bowl, will replace him as offensive coordinator.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:12 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Fred Jackson likely to miss the rest of the season

Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson suffered a knee injury Sunday that is likely to require two-to-three weeks recovery time.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:37 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buffalo Bills, Fred Jackson

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Stephen Jackson fined $25,000 for threatening Serge Ibaka

He may play for the Spurs now, but Stephen Jackson defended Metta World Peace by threatening Serge Ibaka. It'll cost him $25,000.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:32 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metta World Peace, Serge Ibaka, Stephen Jackson

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Cowboys find way to win after Jerry Brown's death

After the death of a teammate and the arrest on intoxicated manslaughter charges of another, the Dallas Cowboys pull it together to win in Cincinnati.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:08 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, jerry brown, Josh Brent

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 12/09/2012

Romney attends as Pacquiao loses to Marquez

Juan Manuel Marquez stuns Manny Pacquiao in the sixth round, with Mitt Romney in attendance.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:28 PM ET, 12/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Juan Manuel Marquez, Manny Pacquiao

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 12/09/2012

Cowboys prepare for a game after NFL's latest tragedy

Josh Brent charged with intoxicated manslaughter after death of Jerry Brown -- a week after Jovan Belcher murder-suicide in Kansas City.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:26 AM ET, 12/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Brown Jr., Josh Brent

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Terrell Suggs surrendered "several" guns after domestic case

Baltimore Ravens linebacker owned weapons legally and was not charged with any crime, but did turn over firearms.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:43 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Jovan Belcher, Terrell Suggs

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 12/07/2012

LeBron James, Heat find Knicks have their number

In a battle of Eastern teams, Miami suffers another 20-point loss to New York and it stings.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:38 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Peyton Manning and the Broncos roll on to eighth straight win

Playing on a short week, Peyton Manning admits the Broncos are tired. But they keep on winning.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:08 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Ben Roethlisberger will start Sunday

After missing three games with a shoulder/rib injury, Ben Roethlisberger will start for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:53 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Roger Goodell floats idea for eliminating NFL kickoffs

With lawsuits on the rise, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell throws out an idea: replace kickoffs with punts to make the game safer.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:50 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric LeGrand, Greg Schiano, Roger Goodell

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Jovan Belcher: Charles Barkley, James Harrison say guns aren't to blame

Two prominent athletes who own guns say the issue in the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide is domestic violence, not gun ownership.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:39 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Carmelo Anthony cuts finger, is uncertain whether he'll play against Heat

The New York Knicks pulled out a victory, but Carmelo Anthony pulled up with a sliced finger that may sideline him against Miami.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:11 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carmelo Anthony, Miami Heat, New York Knicks

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Ben Roethlisberger has "positive day," is closer to playing

Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin liked what he saw from injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but will he play Sunday against San Diego?

By Cindy Boren  |  10:49 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Roethlisberger, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Lionel Messi back in the gym after injury scare

Barcelona's coach and Lionel Messi deny that he was playing in a meaningless game because he's gunning to break the record for goals in a calendar year.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:44 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barcelona, Lionel Messi

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Kobe Bryant tops 30,000 points, keeps an eye on Michael Jordan

While Magic Johnson says Kobe Bryant could be the "greatest Laker," Kobe Bryant is more interested in catching his boyhood idol.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:53 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Michael Jordan

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Mike Gundy to stay at Oklahoma State, report says

Best known for his epic "I'm a man! I'm 40!" rant, Mike Gundy reportedly won't take another coaching job.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:12 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Jovan Belcher: Mother's 911 call is released

Cheryl Shepherd says of Jovan Belcher: "That's my son and I love him."

By Cindy Boren  |  02:06 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jovan Belcher, Kansas City Chiefs

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Chuck Pagano finishes chemotherapy, could return Week 17

Indianapolis Colts Coach Chuck Pagano could return to the sideline for the regular-season finale against Houston, his doctor says.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:49 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrew Luck, Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis Colts, NFL

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Bob Costas isn't backing down; rather, he's explaining

Bob Costas found himself at the epicenter of a debate about guns after his Jovan Belcher commentary.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:07 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, Jovan Belcher, NFL

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Mark Sanchez is Rex Ryan's choice to start Sunday for Jets

The New York Jets' quarterback controversy is put to rest -- for this week, with Mark Sanchez starting. But who will be the backup?

By Cindy Boren  |  09:26 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Ben Roethlisberger may start Sunday if he can prove he is healthy

The Pittsburgh Steelers, with a wild card on the line, may get Ben Roethlisberger back this weekend if he has a good week of practice.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:48 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Roethlisberger, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Bob Costas calls Jovan Belcher commentary a mistake

NBC's Bob Costas says of his halftime commentary about guns, "My mistake is I left it open for too much miscommunication."

By Cindy Boren  |  02:47 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, Jovan Belcher, NFL

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Jovan Belcher: Bob Costas clarifies comments, Chiefs talk about guns

An NBC spokesman says Bob Costas isn't against gun ownership; the Chiefs and Romeo Crennel discuss gun policy.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:23 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jovan Belcher, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Jovan Belcher kissed girlfriend, apologized after killing her, report says

Kansas City Chiefs player apologized to his mother, to his coach and general manager, saying, "I did it. I killed her," before shooting himself to death.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:46 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jovan Belcher, Kansas City Chiefs

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Terrell Suggs seeks second opinion, says we'll see about Redskins game

With the Ravens' defense depleted, Terrell Suggs will learn if he can play through a torn biceps Sunday against the Redskins.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:25 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Terrell Suggs, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Andy Reid: Nick Foles, not Michael Vick, will start the rest of the season

After firing Jim Washburn, Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid says Nick Foles will try to start something over the last four games of the season.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:23 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Reid, Michael Vick, NFL, Nick Foles

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Alex Rodriguez to have hip surgery, miss 4-6 months (updated)

After a disappointing season in which he was benched in the playoffs, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez reportedly will have hip surgery.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:57 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Brady Quinn on Jovan Belcher tragedy: An eloquent moment for Chiefs QB

After Jovan Belcher tragedy, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn notes that, in a plugged-in society, we often miss what's right in front of us.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:11 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brady Quinn, Jovan Belcher, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Tony Romo breaks Troy Aikman's record, but wants more wins

Tony Romo has thrown more touchdown passes for the Dallas Cowboys than even the vaunted Troy Aikman, but he's focused on victories.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:02 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Tony Romo

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Bob Costas speaks out on gun control after Jovan Belcher murder-suicide

In his halftime commentary, Bob Costas stirs up controversy by advocating stronger gun-control laws.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:07 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles

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

Rick Majerus remembered for love of basketball and life

In the end, basketball coach Rick Majerus asked more of his heart than it could give.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:12 PM ET, 12/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Majerus, Utah

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 12/02/2012

Jovan Belcher: Chiefs, fans set grief aside for a game

For the Chiefs, there will be no specifics today. They'll observe a moment of silence for victims of domestic violence.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:26 PM ET, 12/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Javon Belcher, Kansas City Chiefs

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 12/01/2012

Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher kills girlfriend, then self

Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend at their home early Saturday morning before then shooting himself at the team’s practice facility, say Kansas City police.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  11:46 AM ET, 12/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Arian Foster earns respect of Urlacher, Bears’ defense

The Houston Texans got the better of the Chicago Bears with Arian Foster carrying a big load.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, NFL

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Nike drops Lance Armstrong, who steps down from Livestrong

Nike drops Lance Armstrong, citing "seemingly insurmountable evidence" that he "participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade."

By Cindy Boren  |  08:37 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Lance Armstrong

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Beyonce will be your Super Bowl XLVII halftime entertainment

One year after Madonna starred on the halftime stage, the NFL turns to another diva to steal the show at the 2013 Super Bowl.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Super Bowl

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Lance Armstrong "hanging with" family after USADA report hits

As USADA report labels him the driving force in a doping program, Lance Armstrong tweets that he's "hanging with my family" as USADA report hits.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:18 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Lance Armstrong

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Lance Armstrong makes his own way -- and keeps winning

He may be banned from officially competing in events, but Lance Armstrong's popularity makes him a popular participant anyway.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:10 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Lance Armstrong

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Torrey Smith takes flight in Ravens' new pass-happy offense

The second-year receiver is a key contributor in Baltimore's revamped aerial attack.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:24 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, NFL

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Roger Goodell apologizes (sort of) for referee lockout

Roger Goodell apologized for the "pain" of the last three weeks but said the controversy at the end of Monday's Packers-Seahawks game is "the beauty of sports."

By Matt Brooks  |  03:07 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

 

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