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The Early Lead: July, 2013

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 07/31/2013

O.J. Simpson granted parole on some charges but remains in prison

Hall of Famer is still awaiting a judge's decision on his request for a new trial last spring.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:39 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, O.J. Simpson

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Alex Rodriguez, others could be suspended by end of week, report says

Yankees third baseman expected to get toughest penalty in Biogenesis case.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:42 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Biogenesis

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Christian Benitez died of heart failure, Qatari club says

Funeral for star player will be held Thusday in Ecuador.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:43 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christian Chucho Benitez, Soccer

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Chad Qualls tumbles after failed fist pump (video)

It almost looks as if the Marlins pitcher did this on purpose. Almost.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:11 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Chad Qualls, Miami Marlins

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Percy Harvin to undergo hip surgery

Seahawks hope to have newly acquired wide receiver back on the field late in the season.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:28 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Jake Peavy traded to Red Sox in three-team deal

Tigers get Jose Iglesias in case Jhonny Peralta is suspended.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:56 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Jake Peavy, Jose Igelsias

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Randy Orton attacked by fan at WWE event in South Africa (video)

Nothing may be real in wrestling, but officials say this was.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:15 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pro wrestling, Randy Orton

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Tony Stewart flips sprint car five times (video)

Driver, it must be noted, is fine after his dirt-track mishap.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:44 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Auto racing, Tony Stewart

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Katie Ledecky sets world record in 1,500 meters at world swimming championships

Bethesda 16-year-old wins in 15 minutes, 36.53 seconds.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:11 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Katie Ledecky, world championships

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Texas A&M, Utah football players killed in car crash

Polo Manukainiu and Gaius Vaenuku had been high school teammates.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:41 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, University of Utah

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Anthony Weiner scandal inspires $1 hot dogs at minor-league ballpark

Richmond Flying Squirrels also skewer Tiger Woods and Brett Favre.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, Baseball, Richmond Flying Squirrels

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Aaron Hernandez: Divers continue to search lake in Bristol

Although authorities won't say what they're searching for, a murder weapon has not been found.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:36 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Edwin Moses enters race for WADA presidency

Two-time Olympic hurdling champion would like to lead World Anti-Doping Agency.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:50 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doping, Edwin Moses, USADA, WADA

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Body of Frank Castillo, former major league pitcher, recovered from lake

Castillo, who spent most of his career with the Cubs, drowned Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:26 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Frank Castillo

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Red Sox, Rays battle on Twitter, too

After Tampa Bay moves into first place, there's a bit of smack talk going on.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Blown call helps Rays move ahead of Red Sox in AL East

Umpire admits he was wrong, but Tampa Bay held on for 2-1 win.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:34 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Daniel Nava, John Farrell, Jose Molina

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 07/30/2013

NFL injuries: Why are players getting hurt so badly so early in training camps?

Star players, Jeremy Maclin, have been lost before the hard hitting even begins.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:53 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dan Koppen, Jeremy Maclin, NFL, Turk McBride

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Mike McQueary: Penn State will "try to scapegoat you," Joe Paterno said.

Former assistant testifies that ex-coach also said "Don't trust Old Main."

By Cindy Boren  |  01:18 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, Penn State

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Police search lake in Aaron Hernandez's hometown

Pine Lake in Bristol, Conn., is focus of investigation today.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, NFL

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Yasiel Puig hits walk-off homer, slides into home plate (video)

Dodgers rookie says, 'Some people jump, some people slide, some people run' after hitting a HR.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:44 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Yasiel Puig

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Donovan McNabb officially retires as an Eagle (updated)

Former QB will sign a one-day contract and hang it up today.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:07 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donovan McNabb, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 07/29/2013

P.J. Hairston suspended indefinitely by North Carolina

In another offseason incident, team's leading scorer was cited for speeding and reckless driving.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:45 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, North Carolina, PJ Hairston, Roy Williams

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Michael Phelps fractures his foot on a golf course

Olympic champion arrives at world wearing a walking boot.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:09 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Phelps, Olympics, Swimming

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Albert Pujols could be out the rest of the season

Angels slugger has tried to play through plantar fasciitis.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:39 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Albert Pujols, Baseball, Erick Aybar, Mike Scioscia

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Tino Martinez resigns after abuse allegations

Marlins hitting coach denied reports that he'd grabbed Derek Dietrich by the neck.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:12 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Derek Dietrich, Miami Marlins, Tino Martinez

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Some Sochi gold medals will have Russian meteorite fragments

Medals awarded Feb. 15, 2014, will commemorate the first anniversary of the meteor.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Winter Olympics

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 07/25/2013

A-Rod to Yankees: "Enough doctors, let's play"

Slugger seemingly attempts to put the week's feud behind him.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:21 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, New York Yankees

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Cowboys Stadium to become AT&T Stadium

Jerry Jones finally sold the naming rights, four years after the place opened.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:19 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, NFL

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Usain Bolt says "I know I am clean"

The world record holder says he was given a “gift” of running fast and that he knows he is “clean” of PEDs.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Track and field, Tyson Gay, Usain Bolt

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 07/25/2013

LeBron James's Team USA career likely is over, report says

Kevin Durant is "the face of USA Basketball going forward," Jerry Colangelo says.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:13 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Durant, LeBron James, NFL

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Florida Gators are erasing Aaron Hernandez

Like the New England Patriots, the tight end's college team is moving on.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, College Football, University of Florida

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Braylon Edwards re-signs with Jets

Wide receiver will add depth with Santonio Holmes out for a while.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:57 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braylon Edwards, New York Jets, NFL

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Tim Hudson suffers gruesome broken ankle (video)

Atlanta Braves starter will have surgery when swelling subsides

By Cindy Boren  |  08:35 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Wright, Eric Young Jr., NFL, Tim Hudson

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Jack Nicklaus's grandson Nick O'Leary survives motorcycle crash (video)

Florida State tight end is ready for football season.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:49 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Florida State, Jack Nicklaus, Nick O'Leary

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Aaron Hernandez hearing: Prosecutors granted continuance

Former Patriots player makes first court appearance since June 28.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:34 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, Bill Belichick, NFL

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Bill Belichick on Aaron Hernandez: "It's a sad day, really a sad day on so many levels"

Patriots coach addresses murder charge against former tight end for the first time.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:20 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, Bill Belichick, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Michael Vick ready to compete for Eagles' starting job

Chip Kelly says only that his depth chart "is written in sand."

By Cindy Boren  |  12:52 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Chris Johnson, Devin Hester race a cheetah

Well, sure, they do. It's part of "Big Cat Week."

By Cindy Boren  |  12:13 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Johnson, Devin Hester, NFL

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Matt Kemp says Ryan Braun should be stripped of MVP award

Dodgers outfielder doesn't think it should be given to him, though.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:27 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Matt Kemp, Ryan Braun

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Titans rookie Jonathan Willard saves family from burning car

Car burst into flames after woman, three kids and a dog were evacuated.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Johnathan Willard, NFL, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 07/24/2013

A-Rod may face a ban or suspension but that's only the beginning

Yankee slugger is likely to put up a fight over any MLB punishment.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:44 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Biogenesis, Ryan Braun

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Aaron Hernandez is focus of grand jury hearing on 2012 murders, report says

Tom Brady says, "I've moved on," but Hernandez may face more trouble.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:15 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, Bill Belichick, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Ray Lewis addresses Aaron Hernandez murder case -- carefully

Former Ravens linebacker, now a TV analyst, won't say much about his own 2000 case.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:41 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, NFL, Ray Lewis

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 07/23/2013

As A-Rod waits, Rivera and Pettitte express support

Third basemen may be among the next to be punished by Major League Baseball

By Cindy Boren  |  01:18 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Andy Pettitte, Baseball, Mariano Rivera, Ryan Braun

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 07/23/2013

Jacoby Jones fails conditioning test, goes on Ravens' non-football injury list

Wide receiver and former "Dancing with the Stars" hoofer will give it another try today.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:59 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Jacoby Jones, NFL

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 07/23/2013

Lance Armstrong says "my bad" for "playing along" with doping

Disgraced cyclist says of doping: "I didn't invent it, and I didn't end it. My bad for playing along."

By Cindy Boren  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Lance Armstrong

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 07/23/2013

Aaron Rodgers "bet" a year's salary that Ryan Braun was clean

Packers QB's first question at camp is likely to be about friend who was suspended by MLB.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:27 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Rodgers, NFL, Ryan Braun

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Jaromir Jagr agrees to one-year deal with Devils, report says

Departure of Ilya Kovalchuk for Russia caught New Jersey flat-footed.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ilya Kovalchuk, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Tom Brady: "I still have plenty of chances" to win Super Bowls

QB admits it's hard to win the NFL title, but says Patriots "have a shot every year."

By Cindy Boren  |  02:16 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Carlos Hyde dismissed from Ohio State team, report says

Coach Urban Meyer mulls future of Bradley Roby after weekend incident, too.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:45 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Roby, Carlos Hyde, College Football, Urban Meyer

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Von Miller faces 4-game suspension, reports say (updated)

Broncos linebacker is appealing the ruling.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Von Miller

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Geno Smith signs, says he has ‘great shot’ at unseating Mark Sanchez

Jets' backup QB gets five-year deal.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:08 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Geno Smith, Mark Sanchez, New York Jets, NFL

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Cowboys camp: Tony Romo's weight, Jerry Jones on Armageddon

Also, the Cowboys lose a defensive lineman on the first day of camp.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:19 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, NFL, Tyrone Crawford

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Phil Mickelson wins an emotional British Open, with help from his caddie

Jim "Bones" Mackay was right by the golfer's side, as he always is.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:45 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Jim Bones Mackay, Phil Mickelson

Posted at 03:01 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Tiger Woods hopes to build on first-round 69 in British Open

The first day of majors haven't been the problem, though. It's what comes next.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:01 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  British Open, Golf, Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Cowboys' Josh Brent retires from NFL

Lineman is awaiting trial on charge of intoxication manslaughter.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:53 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Josh Brent

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Ricky Williams to try coaching college football

Former Heisman winner close to joining University of the Incarnate Word staff.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:55 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Ricky Williams

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Phil Mickelson, Zach Johnson, Ian Poulter rip British Open layout (updated)

Ian Poulter tweets that No.18 at Muirfield "needs a windmill and a clown face."

By Cindy Boren  |  11:06 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Ian Poulter, Phil Mickelson, Zach Johnson

Posted at 06:49 AM ET, 07/18/2013

British Open: Thomas Bjorn destroys an ESPN camera (updated)

Play was scarcely underway at the British Open when a tee shot did serious damage.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:49 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  British Open, Golf, Thomas Bjorn

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 07/17/2013

Lolo Jones won't be punished by bobsled officials after bar altercation

Hurdler-turned-bobsledder reportedly tangled with stepdaughter of the sport's "Bobfather."

By Cindy Boren  |  07:40 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lolo Jones, Olympics, Winter Olympics

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Yoenis Cespedes wins Home Run Derby -- and gets a WWE belt

The official trophy looked a little plain next to wrestling's baubles.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:20 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Jones, Baseball, Bryce Harper, Yoenis Cespedes

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Maurkice Pouncey apologizes for cap supporting Aaron Hernandez

Steelers center drew fire for "Free Hernandez" message.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:42 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maurkice Pouncey, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Johnny Manziel leaves Manning passing camp with illness

Father of Heisman winner says his son was dehydrated.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:18 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eli Manning, Johnny Manziel, NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Mike, Maurkice Pouncey in "Free Hernandez" caps draw attention of Dolphins, Steelers

NFL teams intend to speak to twin centers who played with Aaron Hernandez at Florida.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:28 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, Maurkice Pouncey, Mike Pouncey, NFL

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn prepare for the British Open

Golfer's skier girlfriend walks the Muirfield course with him, his coach and caddie.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  British Open, Golf, Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 07/14/2013

George Zimmerman verdict draws emotional reaction from sports world

Roddy White reacts emotionally; Dwyane Wade wonders what to tell his sons.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:57 AM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Falcons, NFL, Roddy White

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 07/14/2013

Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance

American 100-meter record holder says, "I basically put my trust in someone and was let down."

By Cindy Boren  |  11:20 AM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, Track and field, Tyson Gay

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 07/12/2013

Chris Davis on PEDs: "I have never taken them. I have no reason to."

Orioles slugger, who has hit 34 home runs, addressed the buzz head-on.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:35 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Chris Davis

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Brandon McCarthy takes down Mitch Williams on Twitter

Arizona reliever, struck in the head by a line drive, found analyst's comment "asinine."

By Cindy Boren  |  11:34 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, Brandon McCarthy, Mitch Williams

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 07/11/2013

NFL rule changes means players without knee, thigh pads won't play

Wide receivers, defensive backs in particular prefer to play without leg pads.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:16 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL rules

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Derek Jeter to rejoin Yankees today

Captain is expected to play, although it isn't sure whether he'll be at shortstop or designated hitter.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:20 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard arrested on suspicion of DUI, report says

Former Nebraska player now faces uncertain future with New England.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:59 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfonzo Dennard, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Jay-Z wants Yasiel Puig next for Roc Nation Sports, report says

Rapper's agency is growing, but that may not be a good thing for sports.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:19 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Jay-Z, Los Angeles Dodgers, Yasiel Puig

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Mets attempt to honor Native Americans with Braves in town

A makeup date couldn't be decided upon, so the multicultural celebration is off.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:25 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Braves, Baseball, New York Mets

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Boston Marathon bombing suspect heads to court for first public appearance

Victims and their families are expected to attend the Boston hearing.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:13 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 07/10/2013

Tour de France: Mark Cavendish is sprayed with urine

Incident stemmed from crash involving British cyclist Tuesday..

By Cindy Boren  |  10:36 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Mark Cavendish, Tour de France

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

Aaron Hernandez: Documents reveal new details in case

Alleged accomplice claimed he was told Hernandez killed Odin Lloyd.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 07/10/2013

Ryan Braun didn't answer MLB questions; A-Rod to do the same, reports say

Punishment, ESPN reports, in Biogenesis case could come after All-Star break.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:18 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Biogenesis, Ryan Braun

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Matthew Stafford, Lions agree to three-year extension

He's the latest NFL QB to hit the jackpot this offseason.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:17 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Matthew Stafford, NFL

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Cardinals GM orders cross removed from Busch Stadium pitcher's mound

Grounds crew had added it along with No. 6 tribute to Stan Musial.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Wainwright, Baseball, onfaith, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Rex Ryan runs with the bulls in Spain (video)

Jets coach can cross that off his bucket list now.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:55 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Jets, NFL, Rex Ryan

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Aaron Hernandez search warrants may be released (updated)

Documents could provide more details in case against former Patriots player.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Colin Kaepernick wears Dolphins cap and hears about it

49ers quarterback made a move that wasn't popular with fans.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:29 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colin Kaepernick, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Lance Armstrong will get back on the bike -- in Iowa

Disgraced cyclist plans to ride for "three or four" days.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:49 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Lance Armstrong

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Bryce Harper, Chris Davis highlight 2013 Home Run Derby

One spot for an American League slugger to be filled.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:56 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Bryce Harper, Chris Davis, Home Run Derby

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Robert Kraft says he and Patriots were "duped" by Aaron Hernandez

Owner, speaking publicly for first time since former player's arrest, promises review of team's procedures.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:02 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL, Robert Kraft

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Rex Ryan ran with the bulls in Spain

For the New York Jets' coach, this offseason behavior makes perfect sense.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:35 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Jets, NFL, Rex Ryan

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Victor Cruz, Giants agree to contract extension, reports say

Wide receiver expected to sign new deal Tuesday.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:33 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, Victor Cruz

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory brings joy to Dunblane

Tennis champion survived horrific 1996 school shooting.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:48 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Murray, Dunblane, Tennis, Wimbledon

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Manny Machado makes the play of the year -- so far (video)

Orioles third baseman takes a page out of Brooks Robinson's playbook.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Manny Machado

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Andy Murray, after Wimbledon win, hailed as Britain's hero

The prime minister speaks of knighthood as the champion loses some sleep.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:07 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Murray, Tennis, Wimbledon

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Kevin Durant engaged to Monica Wright of WNBA

Thunder star proposed to Lynx player over the weekend.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:09 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Wright, Monica Wright, NBA

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 07/07/2013

Soccer referee beheaded after stabbing player to death in Brazil

Altercation began when referee gave player a red card.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:01 PM ET, 07/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 07/07/2013

Andy Murray wins Wimbledon, blasts past Novak Djokovic

Scotsman's victory sets off a United Kingdom celebration.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:26 PM ET, 07/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Tennis, Wimbledon

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Novak Djokovic outlasts Juan Martin del Potro in classic Wimbledon semifinal

World's No. 1 player wins longest semifinal in tournament history.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:57 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Juan Martin del Potro, Novak Djokovic, Tennis, Wimbledon

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

Minor-league team loses game on baserunning blunder (video)

Lugnuts turn victory into extra-innings loss to Loons.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:07 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Great Lakes Loons, Lansing Lugnuts

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Andy Murray pulls out a five-set victory in Wimbledon quarterfinal

With crowd solidly behind him, Scotsman advances to semifinal against Jerzy Janowicz.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:18 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Tennis, Wimbledon

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 07/03/2013

A-Rod hitless in first rehab game on his road back to Yankees

New York media points out that he's in October form.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:19 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, New York Yankees

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Papelbon says Puig on All-Star team would be 'an absolute joke'

Phillies closer doesn't think the Dodgers outfielder's stellar first month justifies a berth.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:54 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Jonathan Papelbon, Yasiel Puig

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Aaron Hernandez updates: link to Florida shooting; witness killed in car crash; jailhouse wedding a no-go

Investigations into other incidents continue as former New England Patriots tight end waits in jail.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:22 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, NFL, Reggie Nelson

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Tim Tebow tried to break up Aaron Hernandez bar fight in 2007, police say

Quarterback and tight end were teammates at Florida when incident occurred.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:01 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL, Tim Tebow

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Dennis Rodman says he should be considered for Nobel Peace Prize

Former basketball star says if he's not in the final top three, "something's seriously wrong."

By Cindy Boren  |  12:06 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dennis Rodman, NBA

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 07/02/2013

NFL training camp 2013: Reporting dates for all 32 teams

Finally, the words "training camp" and "this month" can be used in a sentence.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:54 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL training camps

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Minor-league gun raffle canceled because of leagues' pressure

Huntsville Stars had planned to raffle off three tickets good for guns at pistol and pawn shop.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Huntsville Stars

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Aaron Hernandez: No gang tattoos; report details fight at Florida

Wall Street Journal reveals details of 2007 incident when former tight end was 17.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:03 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Aaron Hernandez jerseys are hot on eBay

Fans talk about why they're selling but not why they're buying.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:16 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash will help Lakers woo Dwight Howard

Free agent is center of interest for Houston and Dallas, too.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, NBA, Steve Nash

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Mark Sanchez and the butt fumble, now in movie form (video)

The Thanksgiving Day play continues to live on ... and on.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:37 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Sanchez, New York Jets, NFL

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Serena Williams upset by Sabine Lisicki in Wimbledon's fourth round

German known for her big serve was too much for French Open champion.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sabine Lisicki, Serena Williams, Tennis, Wimbledon

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Bryce Harper returns, but Yasiel Puig, Chris Davis and Mike Trout have made all the news

There's more than one phenom in baseball this year.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:09 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Chris Davis, Mike Trout, Yasiel Puig

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Chris Paul agrees to re-sign with Los Angeles Clippers (updated)

Doc Rivers got his player and Paul got his coach in widely-expected move.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:21 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Doc Rivers, NBA

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Minor-league baseball team to hold gun raffle on "Second Amendment Night"

Huntsville Stars promise July 3 night of "patriotism, fun, food, and firepower!"

By Cindy Boren  |  06:01 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Huntsville Stars

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Patriots had no hint of Aaron Hernandez murder charge, report says

Team executive says it didn't matter what Hernandez was going to be charged with.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:32 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL

 

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