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The Early Lead: June, 2013

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Lance Armstrong steals Tour de France headlines

Disgraced cyclist says winning in his era would have been impossible without doping.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:38 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lance Armstrong, Tour de France

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Lolo Jones draws heat for tweet about George Zimmerman trial

Sprinter/bobsledder mentioned the testimony of Rachel Jeantel -- and quickly heard about it.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:38 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lolo Jones, Olympics

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 06/28/2013

NBA Draft: Nerlens Noel says he'll 'make them pay' for skipping him

Five teams passed on Kentucky player before New Orleans took him -- and traded him to Philadelphia.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:38 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, NBA Draft, Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia 76ers

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce traded by Celtics to Nets

Boston is loaded with draft picks for rebuilding; Brooklyn has talent to challenge Miami in East.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:26 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Garnett, NBA, Paul Pierce

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Aaron Hernandez denied bail in hearing

Prosecuton reveals a little more evidence as yet another search of former Patriots tight end's home takes place.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:27 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Aaron Hernandez arrest: Possible link to 2012 double murders probed

Odin Lloyd, whom Hernandez is accused of killing, may have had had information about shootings last year.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:30 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Serena Williams vs. Andy Murray: How about a battle of the sexes?

Murray raises the possibility and Williams says "that would be fine." Now it just needs to happen.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:30 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Tennis, Wimbledon

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Aaron Hernandez's appeal on bail ruling to be heard today

Lawyers for former Patriots tight end, charged with murder, contend he is not a flight risk.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:54 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Gilbert Arenas arrested with truckload of illegal fireworks

Former NBA star was stopped for speeding early Thursday morning in L.A.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gilbert Arenas, NBA

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Aaron Hernandez arrest: Another man in custody

Former New England Patriots tight end is being held without bail on murder charge.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:59 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Roger Federer loses in Wimbledon's second round

Seven-time champion falls to Sergiy Stakhovsky, ranked 116th in the world.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:40 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roger Federer, Tennis, Wimbledon

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Aaron Hernandez charged with murder

Ex-Patriots tight end also faces gun-related charges in North Attleboro, Mass. in the death of Odin Lloyd.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:49 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Maria Sharapova upset at Wimbledon

A rematch with Serena Williams made a nice storyline, but Michelle Larcher de Brito had other ideas.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:38 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maria Sharapova, Tennis, Wimbledon

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Wimbledon 2013: Injuries force Azarenka, Isner, others out

The third day of competition is a painful one.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:10 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Isner, NFL, Victoria Azarenka, Wimbledon

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Aaron Hernandez arrested, released by Patriots (updated)

New England Patriots tight end taken from his home in handcuffs this morning.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:12 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Yankees' Cashman tells A-Rod to shut up; A-Rod replies (updated)

General manager adds an expletive for good measure after third baseman tweets that he's been cleared to play.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:32 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Brian Cashman, New York Yankees

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Ravens take a shot at Heat's victory parade

Ravens take a shot at Heat's victory parade

By Cindy Boren  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Miami Heat, NFL

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Wimbledon 2013: Maria Kirilenko upset by Laura Robson

With Alex Ovechkin looking on, unseeded Brit ousts Russian who had advances to the quarterfinals last year.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:59 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Maria Kirilenko, Rory McIlroy, Tennis

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Kevin Durant signs with Jay-Z, Roc Nation Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder is the latest signee, joining Robinson Cano, Victor Cruz and Geno Smith.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:46 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay-Z, Kevin Durant, NBA

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Serena Williams wins her Wimbledon opener easily

The world's No. 1 player advances with 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mandy Minella.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:45 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Serena Williams, Tennis, Wimbledon

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Miami Heat victory parade could have used more planning

Putting tall guys on top of double-decker buses is great...if you check out the height of overpasses on the route.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:10 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Maria Sharapova on Serena Williams spat: Let's move on

No. 3 seed advances with first-round win at Wimbledon. Williams plays Tuesday.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:34 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maria Sharapova, NFL, Serena Williams, Wimbledon

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Rafael Nadal upset in his Wimbledon opener

Steve Darcis sends the French Open champ, who appeared to be battling an injury, home early.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:05 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rafael Nadal, Tennis, Wimbledon

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Donovan McNabb's nephew is finding his way in hockey

Darnell Nurse is expected to be a first-round pick in NHL draft.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:48 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darnell Nurse, Donovan McNabb, NHL, Seth Jones

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Boston Marathon winner returns medal to city

Ethiopian runner says "sport should never be used as a battleground."

By Cindy Boren  |  10:43 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Marathon, Lelisa Desisa, Running

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Wimbledon 2013: Azarenka hurt in win; Puig upsets Errani

Slippery conditions prove treacherous on the first day of play at the All England Club.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:48 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Monica Puig, Tennis, Victoria Azarenka, Wimbledon

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 06/24/2013

RGIII will 'be back Week 1,' Adrian Peterson believes

After his own remarkable recovery, Vikings running back has become an unofficial advisor to NFL players with knee injuries.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:44 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, NFL, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Serena Williams says she apologized to Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon

Williams, the defending champion, and Sharapova wouldn't meet until the final.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:02 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Tennis, Wimbledon

Posted at 05:52 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Mariano Rivera prefers to close, not start in, All-Star Game

Yankees reliever, who will retire after the season, says he'd rather pitch in the ninth than in the first.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:52 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All-Star Game, Baseball, Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

Posted at 04:49 AM ET, 06/24/2013

JaMarcus Russell is slim, trim and looking for an NFL job

One of the biggest draft busts ever, former Raiders quarterback is serious about a comeback.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:49 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  JaMarcus Russell, NFL

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 06/23/2013

Clippers, Celtics agree to deal for Doc Rivers, report says (updated)

First-round draft pick in 2014 would be offered for Boston's coach.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:46 PM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, Doc Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/21/2013

Aaron Hernandez: No arrest warrants or arrests in homicide case yet (updated)

Patriots tight end accused of obstruction of justice with other charges possible.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 06/21/2013

LeBron James gets answering machine assist from Nike in new ad (video)

Coach K, Warren Buffet, Dr. Dre, Drake, Spike Lee, Bill Russell are among those who've waited for the beep.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:09 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 06/20/2013

The day James Gandolfini recited Lou Gehrig's "luckiest man" speech

Sopranos actor and Jersey guy stepped to the mic at the old Yankee Stadium.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:04 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, James Gandolfini

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Aaron Hernandez not ruled out as suspect in homicide case (updated)

Patriots tight end refuses to answer questions as helicopters, reporters follow him around town.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:19 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, New England, NFL

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Celtics, Clippers resume talks involving Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett, DeAndre Jordan

Chris Paul is the driving force behind a possible deal, for the Clippers and Rivers.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:18 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAndre Jordan, Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett, NBA

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Joe Torre's daughter saves life of falling baby boy with perfect catch (video)

Christina Torre spotted child hanging from an awning as she walked along the sidewalk in Brooklyn.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:33 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Cristina Torre, Joe Torre

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 06/19/2013

LeBron James: Headband will return in Game 7

It's a matter of superstition for the Heat's superstar. Unless it doesn't work.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:06 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA finals

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Tiger Woods hurt, pulls out of AT&T National

Golfer says he has a left elbow strain and will rest up for British Open.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:11 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AT&T National, Golf, Tiger Woods, U.S. Open

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/19/2013

Aaron Hernandez's home searched as part of homicide probe (video)

New England Patriots tight end is not believed to be a suspect in North Attleboro, Mass., slaying.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 06/19/2013

Miami Heat fans leave early, making a huge mistake in Game 6

It turns out the fat lady hadn't sung yet. Chances are they'll stick around for Game 7.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:31 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA finals, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 06/19/2013

Roger Staubach says Cowboys are 'lucky to have Tony Romo'

Hall of Famer goes further: "I think Tony Romo is a championship quarterback."

By Cindy Boren  |  08:37 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, NFL, Tony Romo

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 06/19/2013

Serena Williams sorry for saying rape victim 'shouldn't have put herself in that position' (updated)

World's No. 1 player is drawing criticism for comment in Rolling Stone interview.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:05 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Serena Williams, Tennis, Wimbledon

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Venus Williams pulls out of Wimbledon

Williams will not pursue her sixth single title there because of back problems.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:38 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tennis, Venus Williams, Wimbledon

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Alabama recruit uses baby sister to announce his decision (video)

There's a little Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute thrown in for good measure.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:31 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, College Football, Nick Saban

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Johnny Manziel tweet shows unhappiness in College Station

The Heisman Trophy winner must play another season at Texas A

By Cindy Boren  |  12:54 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 06/18/2013

David Beckham offered a tryout by NFL team, report says

Heaven knows the soccer legend can kick, but he isn't interested in the job.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:55 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Beckham, NFL

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 06/18/2013

Adam "Pacman" Jones, Maurice Clarett to speak at NFL rookie symposium

The purpose of the annual meeting is to warn incoming players about the game's ups and downs.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:32 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Pacman Jones, Cincinnati Bengals, NFL

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 06/18/2013

Allen Iverson denies abducting his children (video)

Former star says, "I ain't never treated fairly. Don't expect to be."

By Cindy Boren  |  09:03 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Allen Iverson, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 06/18/2013

Lolo Jones does damage control after video irks bobsled team

Hurdler, now aiming for the Winter Olympics, complained about her $741 paycheck.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:41 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lolo Jones, Steven Holcomb, Winter Olympics

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 06/18/2013

Georgetown's Whittington sidelined by injury, reports say

Sophomore forward could miss the season after hurting his knee.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:06 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Georgetown, Greg Whittington

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Bengals return to HBO's "Hard Knocks," starting Aug. 6

This is the second appearance on the training-camp reality show for Cincinnati.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:46 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, Marvin Lewis, NFL

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Jay-Z is real star of NBA Finals (video)

Documentary commercial for new album steals the show.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:28 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay-Z, NBA, NBA finals

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 06/17/2013

NBC hires Scott Pioli for "Football Night in America"

Former Chiefs, Patriots executive will occupy what NBC says will be an "informationalist" role.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:41 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Scott Pioli

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Chad Johnson released from jail after serving 7 days for slapping lawyer's butt

Former NFL wide receiver apologized for angering judge with violation of courtroom decorum.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:55 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chad Johnson, NFL, Terrell Owens

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Boston Celtics, L.A. Clippers: Are Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett headed west?

Boston Celtics are in talks with L.A. Clippers about Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:29 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett, NBA

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Tiger Woods, LeBron James: Who will win a championship first?

With a lot riding on them, both superstars looked shaky over the weekend.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:18 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, NBA, Tiger Woods

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Lem Barney apologizes for calling football 'deadly' at a youth camp

Detroit Lions Hall of Famer stands by his statements but regrets the locale in which they were made.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:03 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lem Barney, NFL, NFL safety

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Who is Danny Green? Oh, maybe the NBA Finals MVP for the Spurs

Unheralded Spurs player sets record for three-pointers as Spurs take 3-2 lead in series.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:29 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Green, LeBron James, NBA, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 06/14/2013

Is Tiger Woods hurt? He felt 'pain' in his arm during U.S. Open (updated)

The world's No. 1 golfer was wincing and shaking his arm during the first round of play.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:25 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Scott, Golf, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 06/13/2013

NFL will limit bags fans can bring to games; women aren't going to like this.

New security policy will restrict the size and types of bags that fans will be permitted to bring into stadiums.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:56 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL security

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Young national anthem singer answers racist taunts (video)

Sebastien De La Cruz faced social media insults about his nationality after singing before the NBA finals Game 3.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:19 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, NBA finals, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Sergio Garcia has rough start in U.S. Open after spat with Tiger Woods

Fans contributed to his rotten day by reminding him about that "fried chicken" remark.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:13 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods, U.S. Open

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Tony Parker 'ready to go' in NBA finals Game 4

Spurs seek to take a 3-1 series lead in NBA finals.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:43 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, San Antonio Spurs, Tony Parker

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Robot helps A's fan make first pitch -- over 1,600 miles (video)

Young A's fan in Kansas City gets help in pregame ceremony in Oakland.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:38 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Oakland Athletics, Ryan Cook

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Willis McGahee released by Broncos

John Elway chose to let the other three running backs on the roster compete for the starting job.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:47 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Willis McGahee

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 06/13/2013

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler killed in race

NASCAR drivers mourn loss of popular driver known as "LefTurn."

By Cindy Boren  |  10:33 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Auto racing, Jason Leffler, NASCAR

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 06/13/2013

U.S. Open play to resume at Merion (updated)

Golfers, spectators are taking cover about an hour into the first round.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:42 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 06/13/2013

U.S. Open 2013 viewer's guide: Where to watch Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson

Weather may be the big story of the day, with storms headed for Merion.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:54 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 06/12/2013

U.S. Open 2013: Weather may complicate first round

It depends on "how lucky or unlucky" we are, USGA official says.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:28 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Scott, Golf, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Tony Parker says he has slight hamstring strain

Whether he'll be able to play in Game 4 of the NBA finals is not yet known.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, San Antonio Spurs, Tony Parker

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Doc Rivers believes 'it may be time for a change,' report says

Boston Celtics coach has three years remaining on his contract.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:40 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, Danny Ainge, Doc Rivers, NBA

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Jason Kidd, Brooklyn Nets close to deal, report says

Team is expected to interview Brian Shaw for coaching job.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:48 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooklyn Nets, Jason Kidd, NBA

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Roger Goodell defends Redskins nickname in a letter to Congress

NFL commissioner responds to letter from the Congressional Native American caucus.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:53 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, NFL, Roger Goodell, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Dodgers, Diamondbacks brawl erupts, brings six ejections

Coaches Alan Trammel, Kirk Gibson, Don Mattingly and Mark McGwire get into it in Los Angeles.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:51 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ian Kennedy, MLB, Yasiel Puig, Zack Greinke

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Patrick Ewing joins Michael Jordan's team as a coach

Hall of Famer has worked for head coach Steve Clifford twice previously.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:38 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlotte Bobcats, Michael Jordan, NBA, Patrick Ewing

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Ahmad Bradshaw, Colts agree on one-year deal

Perhaps this will help keep defenders off Andrew Luck.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:24 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ahmad Bradshaw, Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts, NFL

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Tiger Woods says Sergio Garcia hasn't apologized

Golfers shook hands, but "we haven't had time" to talk, Woods says.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:45 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods, U.S. Open

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Tim Tebow says 'it's an honor to be a Patriot' and little else

New England's new quarterback takes no questions after his first practice with his new team.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:59 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh McDaniels, NFL, Tim Tebow, Tom Brady

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Tim Tebow: Bill Belichick won't talk about Tebowing or much else

New England Patriots coach won't say how the team's newly-signed player will be used.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:55 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, NFL, onfaith, Tim Tebow

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia shake hands at U.S. Open

Neither is saying much, though, after the little spat that has engulfed them.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:42 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods, U.S. Open

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Adam 'Pacman' Jones to be arraigned today on assault charge

Bengals cornerback allegedly slapped a woman outside a Cincinnati bar.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:05 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Pacman Jones, Cincinnati Bengals, NFL

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Chad Johnson says 'I'm gone,' heads to jail for slapping lawyer's butt (video)

Former NFL wide receiver to serve 30 days for slapping his lawyer's butt in court.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:23 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chad Johnson, NFL

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Tim Tebow signs with Patriots; will this work?

Bill Belichick offers the quarterback what may be his last shot in the NFL.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:21 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, NFL, onfaith, Tim Tebow, Tom Brady

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Pacman Jones said he's been arrested 'for protecting myself'

Arrest stems from incident in which he allegedly slapped bar patron.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:23 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Pacman Jones, Cincinnati Bengals, NFL

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 06/10/2013

U.S. Open 2013: Course partly flooded by heavy rains

The 11th and 12 holes, in particular, are particularly vulnerable.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:11 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Tiger Woods, U.S. Open

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Chad Johnson sentenced to 30 days in jail after slapping lawyer's butt

Plea bargain goes awry when judge believes former NFL player is joking about proceeding.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chad Johnson, NFL

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Mike Tyson, Neil Patrick Harris dance at the Tony Awards (video)

Iron Mike

By Cindy Boren  |  10:23 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing, Mike Tyson

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 06/10/2013

LeBron James block stuffs Tiago Splitter in Miami Heat victory (video)

Miami evens NBA finals at 1-1 and James has the highlight reel to prove it.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:05 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, Tiango Splitter

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Shawne Merriman says 'I'm fine' after report of hospitalization (updated)

Former NFL player taken from nightclub in 'medical emergency'

By Cindy Boren  |  08:53 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Shawne Merriman

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Chicago Bears trade Gabe Carimi to Tampa Bay Bucs

Offensive lineman, a first-round draft pick in 2011, had been limited by injury.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:27 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Marc Trestman, NFL

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Miami Heat get lift in Game 2 win from 12-year-old anthem singer (video)

Julia Dale has been a good-luck charm, although she's only 1-1 in the finals.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:58 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA finals, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 06/09/2013

Rafael Nadal wins eighth French Open

David Ferrer, a shirtless intruder and rain are no deterrent.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:01 PM ET, 06/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Ferrer, French Open, Rafael Nadal, Tennis

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 06/09/2013

Fan with lighted flare rushes court in Rafael Nadal's French Open final

Shirtless, masked man with a lighted flare is subdued by security.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:24 AM ET, 06/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  French Open, Rafael Nadal, Tennis

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 06/08/2013

Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova in French Open final

EARLY LEAD | Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova in straight sets to become the second woman to win all four Grand Slams twice.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:06 AM ET, 06/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  French Open, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Tennis

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

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott together in first two rounds of U.S. Open

Also in the group will be Woods's former caddie, Steve Williams. Awwwwkward.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:12 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Scott, Golf, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Ex-Bengals cheerleader engaged to marry former student

Sarah Jones and Cody York, now 19, became involved when she was a teacher at his high school.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:23 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, NFL

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova to play in French Open final

Williams crushes Sara Errani in 46 minutes.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:55 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  French Open, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Tennis

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 06/06/2013

George Karl, Denver Nuggets part ways, report says

NBA's Coach of the Year is now a free agent.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:51 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Nuggets, George Karl, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 06/06/2013

Gregory Campbell breaks leg in Bruins' win, report says (video)

Boston forward keeps skating for nearly a minute despite pain.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:44 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Gregory Campbell, NHL

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 06/06/2013

USC long snapper has trick shot video that's must-see

It's not easy to hit objects dead on, while practically standing on your head.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:55 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, USC, Zach Smith

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Lindsey Vonn was drug tested at CFDA Awards

Random tests, no matter how inconvenient, are just part of being a modern athlete.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:31 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lindsey Vonn, Olympics

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Ravens running back Ray Rice speaks out on fan violence

Athlete calls for temperance in Facebook posting.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:39 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, NFL, Ray Rice

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Yankees wait to learn A-Rod's fate in Biogenesis case

Investigation could bring 100-game suspension for third baseman.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Joe Girardi, New York Yankees

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Ben Roethlisberger has 'minor' knee surgery, Mike Tomlin says

Steelers coach says quarterback had surgery because of 'slight discomfort.'

By Cindy Boren  |  12:51 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Roethlisberger, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Baltimore Ravens visit White House

The Baltimore Ravens visit the White House.

By Kent Babb  |  10:56 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, NFL, Torrey Smith

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Sergio Romo supports immigration reform in new video

San Francisco Giants closer makes his pitch for DREAM Act.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:43 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, San Francisco Giants, Sergio Romo

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Ovechkin plays love games at French Open

Capitals star offers support for his fiancee in Paris.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:04 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, French Open, Maria Kirilenko, Tennis

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Dallas Cowboys' play-calling will be done by Bill Callahan, not Jason Garrett

What's going on with Jerry Jones's team seems a little absurd.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Callahan, Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett, Jerry Jones

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Gordon Gee to retire as Ohio State president July 1

Embarrassing comments helped hasten his departure.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:36 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College sports, Gordon Gee, Ohio State

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

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn: 'We're happy.'

Skier admits that drawing attention from paparazzi is "weird."

By Cindy Boren  |  03:04 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods, U.S. Open

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Adrian Peterson says he'd be okay with a gay teammate

Minnesota Vikings running back said last week that he is against gay marriage.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:21 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Rick Pitino gets his very own Maker's Mark bottle (photo)

Win an NCAA title, get your face on a bottle of bourbon.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:37 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Louisville, NCAA basketball, Rick Pitino

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Roger Federer falls to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in French Open

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reaches the semifinals in Roland Garros with a straight-sets win over Roger Federer.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:37 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  French Open, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Roger Federer, Tennis

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul has back surgery (updated)

Defensive end struggled with injury throughout 2012 season.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:44 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants, NFL

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Serena Williams struggles but wins French Open quarterfinal

Svetlana Kuznetsova can't keep up with the world's No. 1 player.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:22 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  French Open, Serena Williams, Tennis

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Joe Gibbs lands at No. 9 on ESPN's list of NFL's greatest coaches

Redskins coach won three Super Bowls the hard way -- with different quarterbacks.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:33 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Gibbs, NFL, Washington Redskins

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Deacon Jones dies at 74, was one of Rams' Fearsome Foursome

Defensive end was known for applying the word "sack" to his trade.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:40 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Deacon Jones, NFL

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/03/2013

LeBron James could use a little help in Pacers-Heat Game 7

With Bosh, Wade flat, Indiana's big three has been stronger.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, NBA

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Jason Kidd retires, following in footsteps of Grant Hill

Future Hall of Famers shared the 1995 Rookie of the Year award.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:57 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, NBA

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Jim Kelly battling cancer of the jaw

Hall of Fame QB says he'll have surgery Friday.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:03 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buffalo Bills, Jim Kelly, NFL

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Tiger Woods struggles, but still favored in U.S. Open

Golfer heads home to work on "everything" ahead of 2013's next major.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:33 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tiger Woods, U.S. Open

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Roy Hibbert apologizes, moves on to Game 7 against Miami Heat

Pacers center was fined $75,000 for antigay, vulgar comments.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:32 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, NBA, Roy Hibbert

 

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