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The Early Lead: April, 2013

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Obama meets with 7-year-old cancer patient and star of Nebraska spring game

Jack Hoffman's 69-yard touchdown has been watched nearly 8 million times on YouTube.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, College Football, Jack Hoffman, University of Nebraska

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Jason Collins on 'GMA': It's 'mind-boggling' to be the first (video)

First openly gay athlete also addresses Chris Broussard's comments in "Good Morning America" interview.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:07 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe wins Webby award for online support of gay marriage

By David Beard  |  10:03 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 04/30/2013

ESPN supports Broussard after controversial Jason Collins comments

NBA reporter, asked for his opinion, says he believes homosexuality is an “open rebellion” against God and discusses how that jibes with his views on tolerance.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:13 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Collins, NBA

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Stanford QB Josh Nunes retires after freak injury

A bench-press accident in February led Nunes to quit, saying, "I'm going to need my right hand the rest of my life."

By Cindy Boren  |  08:19 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Josh Nunes, Kevin Hogan, Stanford

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Jason Collins comes out: Is this a game changer?

As his brother says, "It's a big deal, but it's also not a big deal."

By Cindy Boren  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Collins, Kobe Bryant, Martina Navratilova, NBA, Steve Nash

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Jason Collins comes out; NBA player says, 'I'm gay'

“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay,” the center says in Sports Illustrated’s new cover story.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:37 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, Jason Collins, NBA, Washington Wizards

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Dwight Howard, Lakers face uncertain future

A dreadful season in Los Angeles ends with an uncharacteristic sweep in the playoffs.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:14 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers, NFL

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Tim Tebow released by Jets

Quarterback could never crack the starting lineup and now the question is whether his NFL career is over.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:13 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Sanchez, New York Jets, NFL, Tim Tebow

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 04/28/2013

Jay Cutler is smokin' and wearing a wig to celebrate turning 30

Chicago Bears quarterback sends up that whole "Smokin' Jay Cutler" thing at a weekend bash.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:57 PM ET, 04/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler, Kristin Cavallari, NFL

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 04/28/2013

Michael Jordan marries Yvette Prieto

Hall of Famer ties the knot in lavish ceremony attended by Tiger Woods, Spike Lee and Patrick Ewing.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:33 PM ET, 04/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlotte Bobcats, Michael Jordan, NBA

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Patriots trade Jeff Demps to Bucs for LeGarrette Blount

Both teams were rather meh on the players, so they swapped them.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:48 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeff Demps, LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Virginia Tech's Corey Fuller and Vinston Painter picked in sixth round of 2013 NFL draft

Virginia Tech's Corey Fuller and Vinston Painter were chosen in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL draft

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:39 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Virginia OL Oday Aboushi selected by the New York Jets in fifth round

Virginia's Oday Aboushi was picked by the New York Jets in the fifth round of the NFL draft.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:25 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Matt Barkley to Eagles, Chip Kelly in fourth round of NFL draft

Michael Vick, Nick Foles already are in place for an offense that's going to evolve.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:21 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chip Kelly, Matt Barkley, Michael Vick, NFL draft

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Russell Westbrook out the rest of the postseason

By Cindy Boren  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Marcus Lattimore drafted by 49ers in fourth round

South Carolina RB, who is recovering from second injury, will be brought along slowly.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:13 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcus Lattimore, NFL draft, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 09:46 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Tyrann Mathieu goes to Arizona, joins Patrick Peterson

If the Honey Badger is to succeed in the NFL, he'll need help from his friend and mentor -- and his new teammate.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:46 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona Cardinals, NFL draft, Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu

Posted at 09:10 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Manti Te'o finds a home with San Diego Chargers

Notre Dame linebacker moves from tabloid darling to NFL.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:10 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Manti Te'o, NFL draft, San Diego Chargers

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Geno Smith goes to Jets, has Mark Sanchez in his sights

New York has six quarterbacks making them, if nothing else, interesting.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:48 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Geno Smith, Mark Sanchez, New York Jets

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Aaron Rodgers signs record $110 million extension, still remembers NFL draft snub

That old line about "good things come to those who wait?" Packers QB is the poster boy for that.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:45 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, NFL

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Russell Westbrook to have knee surgery, out indefinitely for Thunder

Oklahoma City's playoff picture suddenly looks a whole lot different, despite 2-0 lead on Houston.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:16 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Houston Rockets, NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/26/2013

NFL draft 2013: Jerry Jones upsets Cowboys fans

Dallas keeps to a draft chart that's a little different from everyone else's.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, NFL draft

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Rick Pitino got that tattoo. Want to see it?

Judging by the size of his fresh ink, Louisville Coach Rick Pitino really likes his NCAA championship team.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Louisville, Rick Pitino

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Geno Smith will be back at NFL draft tonight after all

West Virginia quarterback, repeatedly stung by first-round snubs, will hope for better luck in Round 2. (Or maybe Round 3.)

By Cindy Boren  |  11:04 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Rodgers, Geno Smith, NFL, NFL draft

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 04/25/2013

NFL draft 2013: Live blog from Round 1

Who will be the No. 1 pick? When will Manti Te'o be drafted? What about Geno Smith? Join us for pick-by-pick updates.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:17 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL draft

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Charles Barkley to the Suns as GM?

Now a TV analyst, he says he's ready to fix Phoenix, but the team's management is skeptical.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles Barkley, NBA, Phoenix Suns

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 04/25/2013

NFL draft 2013: Viewer's guide for TV, online (and radio)

Seven rounds, three days, 254 picks. What could POSSIBLY be more important?

By Cindy Boren  |  09:29 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL draft

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 04/25/2013

NFL draft 2013: Chiefs leaning toward Eric Fisher, report says

Until Roger Goodell announces the No. 1 pick tonight, though, anything can happen.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:11 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Fisher, Luke Joeckel, NFL, NFL draft

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 04/25/2013

'Madden NFL 25 cover goes to Barry Sanders

Detroit Lions' former running back beats Minnesota Vikings' present running back, Adrian Peterson, for the game's cover.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:34 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Barry Sanders, Madden NFL 25

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Tyrann Mathieu is having a first-round NFL draft party

The Honey Badger, who didn't play college football last fall, might want to rethink that.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:28 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LSU, NFL, NFL draft, Tyrann Mathieu

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/24/2013

NASCAR hits Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing hard

Engine fails to pass inspection after No. 20 car wins Sunday's Sprint Cup race.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Auto racing, Joe Gibbs, Matt Kenseth, NASCAR

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 04/24/2013

Luis Suarez gets 10-game ban for bite

Liverpool striker appeared to chomp down on the arm of Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:55 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Branislav Ivanovic, Liverpool, Luis Suarez

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 04/24/2013

Jon Hamm to host the ESPYs

The presence of the "Mad Men" star is a legitimate reason to watch an awards show about nothing, really.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:23 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPYs, Jon Hamm

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 04/24/2013

Tiger Woods to defend AT&T title at Congressional

Now ranked No. 1 in the world, Woods will Tiger Woods says he'll play in the tournament he hosts in Bethesda.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:05 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AT&T, Golf, Tiger Woods

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 04/24/2013

Athlete ends college career to help cancer patient (video)

Cameron Lyle will help a leukemia patient today at Massachusetts General Hospital.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:11 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cameron Lyle, College athletics

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 04/24/2013

Tiger Woods will skip Wells Fargo tournament

He likes to have three weeks off after the Masters, even if that means skipping a tournament he usually plays in.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:19 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Marcus Lattimore says he'd be ready for NFL opener

Former South Carolina running back, who tore up his knee last October, is planning for Week 1, even if he isn't drafted.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:38 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcus Lattimore, NFL draft

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 04/23/2013

"Game of Thrones" author hates Jets' Revis trade

George R.R. Martin is against the idea of trading the best player on the team.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:03 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrelle Revis, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 04/23/2013

NFL increases security for draft

Fans attending the draft at Radio City Music Hall can expect longer lines, closer searches.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:15 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Marathon bombings, NFL, NFL draft

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Boston Marathon bombings: The moment everything changed

Images from a day that no one will forget, told from the instant the first bomb exploded.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Marathon, Boston Marathon bombings, Running

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Toomer's Corner oaks are coming down today at Auburn (video)

Two years after they were poisoned by the fan of a rival, Alabama school begins redevelopment project.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:27 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Auburn, College Football

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Neil Diamond writing song inspired by Boston Marathon bombings

Singer is expanding on the special connection he has with the city of Boston because of "Sweet Caroline."

By Cindy Boren  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Marathon, Boston Red Sox, MLB, Neil Diamond

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Kobe Bryant signs off Twitter, at least during Lakers games

What's a superstar to do while he's laid up recovering from Achilles surgery and his team is still playing?

By Cindy Boren  |  09:12 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Chris Paul hits game-winner as Clippers take 2-0 series lead (video)

Not to be confused with his insurance-hawking alter ego, Chris Paul scores L.A.'s last eight points in 93-91 win over Memphis.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:19 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 04/20/2013

Boston manhunt aftermath: Live updates after police capture Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

After an a day-long manhunt, police found and arrested Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing hiding in a boat Friday night. His arrest came hours after his brother and other suspect in the bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed in a shoot-out with police.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:33 AM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 AM ET, 04/20/2013

Arrest sparks widespread jubilation

Arrest sparks widespread jubilation

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Posted at 01:55 AM ET, 04/20/2013

Arrest sparks widespread jubilation

Arrest sparks widespread jubilation

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Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Local runs show support for Boston bombing victims

To show support for Boston following Monday's bombings, several D.C. area running groups are holding free group runs this weekend.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:37 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Boston bombing manhunt: police capture Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev

Suspects reportedly brothers, police have Boston area locked down.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:40 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Boston Marathon explosions: Day 4

The daunting task of sifting through thousands of images of the Boston Marathon bombing site in search of a culprit suddenly telescoped to a single video from a Lord

By Cindy Boren  |  07:43 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Boston Marathon explosions: Day 3

Two days after two bombs tore through a crowd of spectators at the Boston Marathon, little is known about the motive or culprit.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:45 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Video: Marathon explosion captured on runner's camera

Marathon explosion captured on runner's camera (video)

By Cindy Boren  |  03:13 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Boston Marathon runner's husband describes explosions

Runner's husband describes explosions

By Cindy Boren  |  02:58 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Boston Marathon explosion: Day 2

Follow along for updates on the latest news surrounding the dual explosions at the Boston Marathon.

By Melissa Bell  |  07:28 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Athletes react to Boston Marathon bombings

Boston's pro athletes shared in the shock on Twitter.

By Matt Brooks  |  06:08 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, Boston Marathon, Boston Red Sox

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line

Two deaths, multiple injuries reported in immediate aftermath.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:13 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Jackie Robinson Day: Scenes from Red Sox-Rays game

On the 66th anniversary of his historic arrival in Major League Baseball, players across the country honor him.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:52 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jackie Robinson Day, Major League Baseball, MLB

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Faith Hill, "Sunday Night Football" part ways

The theme song, though, isn't going anywhere. It's the "anthem" for TV's top-rated show.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Faith Hill, NFL, Sunday Night Football

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Boston Marathon 2013: Lelisa Desisa Benti, Rita Jeptoo are the winners

Unlike last year, conditions are ideal, with temperatures near 50 at the finish.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:31 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Marathon, Running

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Dodgers, Padres have a Jackie Robinson Day rematch

Last week, Dodgers, Padres had an ugly brawl. This week, Zack Greinke and Carlos Quentin won't be around.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:41 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jackie Robinson Day, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, San Diego Padres

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Sidney Crosby back on the ice before Penguins practice

Pittsburgh star has been out since his jaw and teeth were broken by a flying puck March 31.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:51 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Man dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound at NRA 500

After sponsorship generated controversy, NASCAR take a closer look at tracks' arrangements.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Auto racing, Kyle Busch, NASCAR, NRA 500

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Boston Marathon 2013: Viewer's guide, race times and course

The road race gets a break from the weather gods this year, with temperatures only in the mid-50s.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:35 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Marathon, Running

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 04/14/2013

Tiger Woods makes move with three birdies over five holes

Intermittent rain makes greens a tricky read, though.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:30 PM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Masters, Tiger Woods

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 04/14/2013

Tiger Woods loses ground after front nine at Masters

He has two bogeys and a birdie after nine holes at Augusta National.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:35 PM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Angel Cabrera, Golf, Masters, Tiger Woods

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 04/14/2013

Lindsey Vonn has a message for Tiger Woods

Her boyfriend faces an uphill battle as he tries to win his fifth green jacket.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:21 PM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Lindsey Vonn, Masters, Tiger Woods

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/14/2013

Kobe Bryant says he's "keeping track of all doubters and haters"

To those who doubt whether he'll play again, he has a strong message the day after Achilles surgery.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:01 PM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 04/14/2013

Who turned in Tiger Woods? Probably not Lindsey Vonn's ex-husband.

The ex-husband of Tiger Woods's girlfriend jokes about it, but any viewer can report a rules violation.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:31 AM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Lindsey Vonn, Masters, Tiger Woods

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 04/13/2013

Tiger Woods on Masters penalty: "I made a mistake"

Plenty of others were calling for him to be disqualified, a move that Woods said wasn't justified.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:46 PM ET, 04/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Masters, Tiger Woods

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 04/13/2013

Kobe Bryant has complete Achilles tear, out 6-9 months

Before entering surgery today, Laker adds "#vicodintweets" to his social media reportoire.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:09 PM ET, 04/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 04/13/2013

Tiger Woods prepares for third round of Masters after penalty

Golfer will try to make a move toward winning his fifth jacket after losing two strokes from his score.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:11 PM ET, 04/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Masters, Tiger Woods

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 04/13/2013

Kobe Bryant injury: "The frustration is unbearable"

After On Facebook, Lakers star does some soul-searching about his future and whether Black Mamba can come back.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:08 PM ET, 04/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 04/13/2013

Tiger Woods penalty is Saturday surprise at Masters

Golfer makes the wrong interpretation of a rule -- and pays a two-stroke price.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:05 AM ET, 04/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gofl, Masters, Tiger Woods

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Tiger Woods shakes off bad luck at 15th hole of Masters

After surging into a share of the lead, Woods manages to salvage a bogey when his ball improbably ends up in the water.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:11 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Masters, Tiger Woods

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Rutgers, Eddie Jordan in talks, report says

Lakers assistant, a Rutgers alum, is in negotiations to replace Mike Rice.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:53 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eddie Jordan, Mike Rice, NBA, Rutgers

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Kevin Durant follows big dunk with throat-slash gesture in Thunder's win

"It's nothing against the team I'm playing against," Thunder star says.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:59 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Durant, NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Zack Greinke breaks collarbone in brawl with Carlos Quentin, Padres

Dodgers lose their $147 million pitcher; Vin Scully talks about 'fertilizer."

By Cindy Boren  |  10:05 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carlos Quentin, Matt Kemp, MLB, Zack Greinke

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Rick Pitino will get tattoo of a cardinal on his shoulder

Louisville coach will make good on promise to get inked if his players won the national championship.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Louisville, NCAA tournament, Rick Pitino

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Goat's head delivered to Wrigley Field

Yikes. It may or may not be related to that curse. Either way, it's weird.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Cubs, MLB, Tom Ricketts, Wrigley Field

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Tiger Woods's girlfriend Lindsey Vonn makes Masters debut

Golfer's new girlfriend continues to work on her knee rehab in Augusta.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:38 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Lindsey Vonn, Masters, Tiger Woods

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Lance Armstrong sells his Austin home

Cyclist taped his confessional interview with Oprah Winfrey in the house.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:05 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Lance Armstrong

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Kobe Bryant scores 47 points in big win for Lakers

Lakers beat Portland and lead Utah by a game for the final Western Conference playoff berth.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Tiger Woods at the Masters: TV viewers are mostly out of luck today

Live TV coverage of the tournament doesn't begin until 3 p.m. -- which should be around the time the No. 1 golfer is finishing his round.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Masters, Tiger Woods

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Joe Maddon, Rays can't believe umpire's blown call (video)

Marty Foster admits he missed the call and Maddon adds, "That can't happen in a major league game."

By Cindy Boren  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay Rays

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Luke Hancock leads Louisville win with his ailing father watching

Louisville junior's big night is made more special by the presence of his father, who is battling and undisclosed ailment.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:14 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Louisville, Luke Hancock, NCAA tournament

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Tiger Woods offers a Masters lesson to Guan Tianlang

The favorite to win this year's tournament takes time for the youngest ever to play in the event.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:18 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 04/08/2013

National championship game: Louisville vs. Michigan

Join Alex Prewitt and Cindy Boren for tonight's NCAA championship game. They'll provide live coverage and analysis throughout game.

By Alex Prewitt and Cindy Boren  |  05:01 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA tournament

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Kevin Kolb signs with Buffalo Bills

After a disappointing two years in Arizona, Kolb will be given a chance to compete for the starting job.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:48 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buffalo Bills, Kevin Kolb, NFL, NFL draft

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Louisville vs. Michigan: Viewer's guide to NCAA championship game

March Madness 2013 will come to an end as the Cardinals and Wolverines tip off.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:13 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Louisville, Michigan, NCAA tournament

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Kobe Bryant can't carry Lakers past Clippers, although he tries

Injured and weary Lakers are fighting for a playoff berth, so Bryant is logging monster minutes.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:55 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Phil Mickelson, Condi Rice play together at Augusta

The former secretary of state is one of the first two women invited to join the club, site of this week's Masters.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:23 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Condoleeza Rice, Golf, Masters, Phil Mickelson

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Gronkowski could miss start of season because of infection, report says

New England Patriots tight end is likely to have a fourth surgery on his forearm.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:01 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Rob Gronkowski

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Melissa McCarthy outdoes Mike Rice on "SNL" (video)

Charles Barkley also gets skewered and Dennis Rodman has a little problem with the opening.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:05 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Mike Rice, Rutgers

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Rick Pitino almost became Michigan's head coach, until his wife called him a lamb

Rick Pitino says he agreed to become the Michigan coach years ago, until his wife said something that forced him to think family first.

By Alex Prewitt  |  03:05 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Final Four, NCAA tournament

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Joe Flacco will portray Johnny Unitas in film this summer

Baltimore Ravens' QB will handle only the football scenes, though.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:49 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Joe Flacco

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 04/07/2013

7-year-old cancer patient scores in Nebraska spring game (video)

Jack Hoffman says it "felt awesome" to run 89 yards for a touchdown.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:05 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Jack Hoffman, Nebraska

Posted at 01:09 AM ET, 04/07/2013

The best and worst from Saturday's Final Four action

Check out some highlights from the national semifinals.

By Eric Detweiler  |  01:09 AM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA tournament

Posted at 12:23 AM ET, 04/07/2013

Michigan escapes Syracuse in Final Four to advance to national title game

Michigan holds off Syracuse to clinch a spot in Monday's national title game opposite Louisville.

By Eric Detweiler  |  12:23 AM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA tournament

Posted at 10:55 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Christian Laettner still draws jeers

Laettner drew boos during a halftime ceremony at the Final Four.

By Eric Detweiler  |  10:55 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA tournament

Posted at 10:49 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Michigan's Mitch McGary continues breakout tournament

Michigan's Mitch McGary has continued his breakout NCAA tournament against Syracuse.

By Eric Detweiler  |  10:49 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Final Four, NCAA tournament

Posted at 09:09 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Louisville rallies into national title game with win over Wichita State

Louisville survived a scare from Wichita State to make its first national final since 1986.

By Eric Detweiler  |  09:09 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Final Four, NCAA tournament

Posted at 09:04 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Reaction shots: Louisville advances to championship game

Cardinals, helped by some late calls, outlast Wichita State

By Cindy Boren  |  09:04 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Louisville, NCAA tournament

Posted at 08:33 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Wichita State turnover-less streak spans more than 26 minutes

The Shockers were careful with the ball against the Cardinals.

By Eric Detweiler  |  08:33 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Final Four, NCAA tournament

Posted at 08:14 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Rick Pitino's horse wins Santa Anita Derby

Louisville coach has an ownership stake in Goldencents.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:14 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Louisville, NCAA tournament, Rick Pitino

Posted at 07:42 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Let's check in with Kevin Ware as Wichita State continues to lead Louisville

Wichita State opens the second half strong, much to the injured Louisville player's dismay.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:42 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Kevin Ware, Louisville, NCAA tournament

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Wichita State starts strong vs. Louisville in Final Four

Shockers have a slim halftime lead on the Cardinals.

By Eric Detweiler  |  07:33 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA tournament

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Louisville turns to walk-on Tim Henderson in Final Four

Walk-on is seeing action in place of the injured Kevin Ware.

By Eric Detweiler  |  07:12 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Final Four, NCAA tournament

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Phil Jackson calls the game on Twitter

Mr. 11 Rings shares his thoughts about Louisville-Wichita State. More, Phil, more.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:08 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA tournament, Phil Jackson

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 04/06/2013

It's Will Ferrell. (Using Ron Burgundy's press pass?)

Comedian takes in Louisville game against Wichita State.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:31 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, NCAA tournament, Will Ferrell

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Kevin Ware is in the house

Broken leg and all, Louisville guard gets a front-row seat. And has plans for cutting down the nets.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:18 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Kevin Ware, Louisville, NCAA tournament

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Jim Boeheim is asked about the "r" word. Again.

Syracuse coach reiterates that he isn't going to retire after the NCAA tournament.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:51 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Jim Boeheim, NCAA tournament, Syracuse

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Wichita State fan sports a Wushock look. All righty then.

One fan is shocking with the shockers against Louisville all right.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:38 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, NCAA tournament, Wichita State

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Kevin Ware heads for Louisville's bench

Cardinals' injured star joins teammates in Atlanta for Final Four

By Cindy Boren  |  05:04 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Kevin Ware, Louisville, NCAA tournament

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 04/06/2013

NCAA tournament 2013: A viewer's guide to the Final Four

A viewer's guide for Saturday's Final Four games

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:50 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, College basketball; NCAA tournament 2013

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Kevin Ware injured, but he and Louisville are moving on

The injured guard appeared on David Letterman's show.

By Alex Prewitt  |  03:06 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Ware, Men's basketball

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Final Four: Wichita State's players didn't know much about Wichita

"When I first heard the word 'Wichita,' I'm thinking a small country town, people walking around with cowboy boots on, things like that," forward Carl Hall said Friday.

By Alex Prewitt  |  01:59 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Final Four, March Madness, NCAA tournament, Wichita State

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Magic Johnson opens up about his gay son (video)

Former Lakers great says he supports E.J. "a million percent."

By Cindy Boren  |  03:49 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Magic Johnson, NBA

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 04/04/2013

NFL locker room cameras are coming for stadium viewing

Showing what's happening in home locker rooms will be optional; showing replays -- regardless of how they affect the home team -- will be mandatory.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:26 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Lance Armstrong drops out of swimming event

Banned from international competition because of doping, former cyclist can't compete in triathlons and marathons, either.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:39 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lance Armstrong

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Terrell Owens works out with Tom Brady

Hey, it's just an offseason workout at USC. Don't read too much into it.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:05 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, Terrell Owens, Tom Brady

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Denny Hamlin talks emotionally about crash, Joey Logano

Feud has percolated along since the Daytona 500, with Tony Stewart jumping in, too.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Auto racing, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, NASCAR

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Widow, WWE settle lawsuit over use of Owen Hart's name, likeness

Wrestler was killed in an accident at a 1999 event in Kansas City.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Owen Hart, Wrestling

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Mark Cuban says he'd give Brittney Griner a chance in the NBA

Dallas Mavericks owner would even consider drafting Baylor's 6-8 star.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brittney Griner, Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, NBA

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Mike Rice, fired by Rutgers, says "I was wrong" (updated)

University acts swiftly ESPN report showed physical, verbal abuse of players.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:26 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Rice, Rutgers

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Mike Rice, Rutgers under fire after ESPN report on player abuse (updated)

Scarlet Knights coach had been suspended in December for three games, punishment that is now drawing criticism.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:38 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Mike Rice, Rutgers, Tim Pernetti

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Bubba Watson has a hovercraft golf cart. It is wonderful. (video)

Golfer and Oakley teamed up for something the company says is "pure Bubba."

By Cindy Boren  |  03:42 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bubba Watson, Golf, Masters

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Robinson Cano hires Jay-Z, dumps Scott Boras

The move to new representation may bode well for his future with the Yankees.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:54 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Yankees, Robinson Cano

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Kevin Ware released from hospital, heads back to "my brothers"

Guard goes back to Louisville with Final Four weekend in mind.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:31 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Kevin Ware, Louisville, NCAA tournament

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Sean Taylor: Trial date set for alleged shooter

Washington Redskins safety was shot to death in November 2007.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:17 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Sean Taylor, Washington Redskins

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Andy Enfield named USC coach; will success follow him?

Coach leaves Florida Gulf Coast after its Dunk City run in the NCAA tournament.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:39 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Enfield, College basketball, NCAA tournament, USC

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Kevin Ware says: "I've never had this much support in my life"

Injured Louisville star Kevin Ware hears from sports stars and celebrities after breaking his leg.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:14 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Kevin Ware, Louisville, NCAA tournament

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Kevin Ware is up on crutches in hospital (photo)

Louisville player will remain in the hospital until at least Tuesday.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:13 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Ware, Louisville, NCAA tournament

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Matt Flynn traded to Raiders, who are close to trading Carson Palmer

Arizona Cardinals reportedly will trade draft picks for Palmer.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:59 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carson Palmer, Matt Flynn, Oakland Raiders

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Kevin Ware injury: Joe Theismann says, "My heart goes out to him"

Former Redskins quarterback knows a thing or two about compound fractures suffered on national TV.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Joe Theismann, Kevin Ware, NCAA tournament

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Yankees' opening day: Expect an A-Rod sighting

No one has forgotten Alex Rodriguez's big contract or his disappearance in the playoffs last year.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:18 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, MLB, New York Yankees, opening day

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Kevin Ware recovers from surgery as Louisville marches on

Louisville rallys after sophomore guard suffers gruesome broken leg in Elite Eight victory.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:12 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Kevin Ware, Louisville, NCAA tournament

 

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