The Early Lead: President Obama


Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 01/19/2014

President Obama: “I would not let my son play pro football”

In New Yorker interview, he notes that playing the sport is “a bit of caveat emptor.”

By Cindy Boren  |  02:36 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, President Obama

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Obama names openly gay athletes to Sochi Olympic delegation

Billie Jean King, Caitlin Cahow will be in a U.S. delegation missing the president, vice-president and first lady.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:14 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Sochi Olympics

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 12/05/2013

President Obama wants to host “SportsCenter” when he’s out of office

Specifically, he has his eye on the Top 10 list.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:04 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, President Obama

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 08/07/2013

President Obama has "no patience" for Russia's anti-gay stance

Russia still has "a big stake in making sure the Olympics work," he tells Jay Leno.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:50 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, President Obama, Sochi Games, Winter Olympics

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 03/30/2013

President Obama, Robert Griffin III are at the Syracuse-Marquette game

Some big names are taking in the East Region final.

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:17 PM ET, 03/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, March Madness, President Obama, RGIII

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Obama doesn't like Notre Dame's uniforms so he's getting one

The president's criticism of the Fighting Irish prompts the company to send him his very own jersey.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, NCAA tournament, Notre Dame, President Obama

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/20/2013

2013 NCAA tournament: Obama picks his Final Four

The First Bracketologist likes Louisville, Indiana, Ohio State and Florida.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, NCAA tournament, President Obama

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 02/03/2013

Super Bowl 2013: Obama addresses football safety again

In Super Bowl XLVII interview, president admits he'd miss big hits, but says the game must evolve.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:59 PM ET, 02/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Super Bowl XLVII

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Obama uncertain if he'd let a son play football

President also expresses concern for college football players' safety.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:59 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, President Obama

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Dallas Cowboys fan asks White House to remove Jerry Jones as owner, GM

A disgruntled Dallas Cowboys fan has posted a petition on the White House website, asking for the removal of Jerry Jones.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:50 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, President Obama