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The Early Lead: August 8, 2010 - August 14, 2010

Live Chat: Redskins vs. Bills

Join me at 7:15 p.m. as the Redskins begin preseason play with a game at FedEx Field against the Buffalo Bills. To prep, you can: see typical Mike Shanahan plays learn five important things from Doug Farrar of Football Outsiders...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 13, 2010; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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PGA Championship 2010: More fog messes with schedule

The 3:15 p.m. PGA Championship update Nick Watney is the early second-round leader in the PGA Championship at 6-under par through five holes Friday afternoon. Bryce Molder, Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson were second, one stroke back. Phil Mickelson is...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 13, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tiger Woods  
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Georgetown to play Missouri this fall

For the first time in almost 30 years, Georgetown and the University of Missouri will meet in a college basketball game Nov. 30 in Kansas City, the Hoyas have announced. The teams, which will play at 9 p.m. EST in...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 13, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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PGA Championship 2010: Tiger Woods works with swing coach after 1st round

Updated 9:46 a.m. Fog has delayed the start of play for the second day of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis. Updated 8:18 a.m. After an up-and-down first round that left him three shots back of the...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 13, 2010; 5:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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PGA Championship 2010: Tiger Woods levels off after solid start

Updated 4 p.m. Charles Howell III and Jason Day continue to hold a one-stroke lead in the PGA Championship in Kohler, Wis. John Merrick, Bubba Watson, Marc Leishman, Greg Bourdy and Ryan Moore are tied for second at 3-under, with...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 12, 2010; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Tiger Woods  
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Report: Eric Belanger deal in place; Caps look to trade for defenseman

The Caps have a one-year deal in place with center Eric Belanger, according to a report by James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail, and are looking into trading for a defenseman. Belanger, according to a report in Le Soleil,...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 12, 2010; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Capitals  
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Francisco Rodriguez suspended by Mets; Johnny Cueto suspended; Chipper Jones hurts ACL

New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez has been suspended by the team for two days after he was arrested and charged with assaulting his father-in-law Wednesday night outside the team's Citi Field clubhouse. The Mets say that K-Rod "will be...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 12, 2010; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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David Beckham now 'a little too old' for England's national team

Sooner or later, it had to come to this for David Beckham. Fabio Capello, coach of England's national team, no longer wants Becks on the team because he's "a little bit old" at 35 and coming off Achilles' tendon surgery....

By Cindy Boren  |  August 12, 2010; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sara Saco-Vertiz indicates foul ball couple may be on the outs

Foul ball couple appears to be no more. In an appearance on CBS' "The Early Show," Sarah Saco-Vertiz, made famous in a video in which her dude boyfriend jumps out of the way of a foul ball at a Houston...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 12, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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LaVar Arrington debuts in Redskins Insider podcast

LaVar Arrington makes his rookie debut (minus a Tebow haircut) with the Redskins Insider podcast gang, this week featuring Rick Maese and Dan Steinberg and genial host Jonathan Forsythe....

By Cindy Boren  |  August 12, 2010; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jim Gray not to blame as PGA Championship begins after fog delay

Updated at 11:39 a.m. The PGA is underway with golfers 3 hours, 10 minutes behind their scheduled tee times. Updated at 10:43 a.m. The PGA is scheduled to get underway at 11:10 a.m. EDT, which means the first round most...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 12, 2010; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tiger Woods  
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'Hard Knocks,' Jets offer football and so much more

Say what you will (and have in the past) about the Redskins and contract negotiations with players, but at least they've never played out on HBO's "Hard Knocks." The perfect storm that is NY, a reality series, and Ryan 'n'...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 12, 2010; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jerry Jones: Eagles more consistent without McNabb

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the Philadelphia Eagles will be better off, as in more consistent, without quarterback Donovan McNabb. He's almost saying the the Eagles will be able to "stay medium" now. "McNabb helped create those big swings...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 11, 2010; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Redskins  
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Jim Gray to Corey Pavin: 'You're going down'

Will Tiger Woods win the PGA Championship and get a Ryder Cup berth? Who cares now? Jim Gray and Corey Pavin went at it big time after Pavin, captain of the Ryder Cup team and presumed decider on whether Woods...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 11, 2010; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Tiger Woods not guaranteed Ryder Cup berth, Corey Pavin says

Nothing is a lock for Tiger Woods any more. Nothing good anyway. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin, interviewed on the eve of the PGA Championship, said Woods isn't a lock for one of the four captain's picks for the U.S....

By Cindy Boren  |  August 11, 2010; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Donovan McNabb vows revenge on Chris Cooley

Updated, 11:30 a.m. LeBron James isn't the only one vowing revenge. Rick Maese tweets that Donovan McNabb is thinking the same way. His target? One man. Chris Cooley...for the ol' kid-jumping-out-of-a-locker stunt. What could McNabb have up his sleeve? .bbpBox20891742842...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 11, 2010; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Redskins  
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John Wall takes in a Mystics game and Redskins randoms

Updated, 2:20 p.m. John Wall, the top pick in the NBA draft, took in the Mystics' victory over the Sun on Tuesday night at Verizon Center and tweeted: .bbpBox20835604309 {background:url(http://a1.twimg.com/profile_background_images/108375206/Wall-Twitter.jpg) #C0DEED;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid #fff;border-top:1px...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 11, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  John Wall , NBA , Wizards  
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LeBron James takes names after reportedly hiring rabbi

LeBron "Taking my talents to South Beach" James, not long after conferring with and reportedly hiring Rabbi Yishayahu Yosef Pinto, known for being "the rabbi to the business stars," tweeted: .bbpBox20836148987 {background:url(http://a3.twimg.com/profile_background_images/120496601/LBJ_Twitter_Background_2.jpg) #C0DEED;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 11, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  LeBron James , NBA  
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Reds-Cards brawl triggered by Brandon Phillips' comments

After saying some bad things about the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips tried to make nice with Cards catcher Yadier Molina, giving him a little love tap with the bat as he stepped into the...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 11, 2010; 5:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Tiger Woods practices for PGA as swing coach watches

Updated, 1:21 p.m. In the perhaps-it's-about-time department, Tiger Woods is working under the watchful eye of a swing coach as he prepares for the PGA Championship, which begins Thursday at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis. Sean Foley, who has worked...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 10, 2010; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jammal Brown, Malcolm Kelly will miss Redskins' preseason opener

Updated 12:12 p.m. Right tackle Jammal Brown and wide receiver Malcolm Kelly will not play in the Redskins' preseason opener Friday night against Buffalo at FedEx Field. Stephon Heyer will start in Brown's place (via Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 10, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  NFL , Redskins  
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Shaq joins Celtics but draws the line at Boston accents

Shaquille O'Neal wore the right clothes -- a natty suit with a bowtie -- for his introduction as the newest member of the Boston Celtics. He said the right words -- he spoke of the Celtics' "rich tradition of winning"...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 10, 2010; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tracy McGrady signs one-year deal with Detroit

The Detroit Pistons have signed Tracy McGrady for a one-year, $1.3 million deal, sources have told Yahoo's Adrian Wojnaroski. According to Woj: After internal discussions over the weekend, and conversations on Monday with agent Arn Tellem, the Pistons and McGrady...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 10, 2010; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Clinton Portis, Albert Haynesworth and Redskins' practice updates

From the Redskins' public practice this morning, the tweets roll in: Clinton Portis came up limping after making a catch, was attended by trainers and, Rich Campbell reports, likely was finished for the morning practice. Albert Haynesworth (Warren Sapp the...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 10, 2010; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Clinton Portis , Redskins  
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JetBlue flight attendant has nothing on 1986 Mets

Flight attendant Steven Slater went the full Costanza and quit just before his JetBlue flight was to take off from JFK, riding a chute right onto the tarmac. Somewhere, the Mets of 1986, are laughing about this amateur. His unscheduled...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 10, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Colt Brennan settles in quickly with Oakland Raiders, rates Jason Campbell

It takes a lot to enliven an upcoming NFL preseason game, but the prospect of seeing Jason Campbell and Colt Brennan (to say nothing of Rock Cartwright) in the Oakland Raiders' game Thursday night against the Dallas Cowboys just might...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 9, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  NFL , Redskins  
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Brett Favre's indecision, as revealed by Jay Glazer

The true, inside, behind-the-scenes story of Brett Favre's indecision, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, is about what you probably figured it to be. The Minnesota Vikings quarterback, Glazer reports from the team's training camp in Mankato, Minn., did...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 9, 2010; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Brett Favre , NFL  
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LeBron's girlfriend not thrilled with move to Miami

LeBron James is "taking his talents to South Beach," but that doesn't mean his longtime girlfriend was part of "The Decision." Savannah Brinson, mother of James' two sons, told Harper's Bazaar: "Personally, Miami was not my favorite place. Vacationing there...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 9, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  LeBron James , NBA  
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Tiger Woods' worst outing leaves Ryder Cup berth uncertain

It turns out that the events of last Thanksgiving weren't absolute rock bottom for Tiger Woods, after all. Now, even Woods' oldest friends, the ones who go by the names Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, Augusta, Muirfield, and, now Firestone, have...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 9, 2010; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Van Gundy: Miami Heat will be almost unbeatable

Jeff Van Gundy says the Miami Heat will be so good this year that they will break the Chicago Bulls' win record, topple the Lakers' consecutive-games winning streak and "will never lose two games in a row." They're so good...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 9, 2010; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cowboys may seek help at tight end after injuries Sunday

The Dallas Cowboys may be looking for a tight end with John Phillips likely tearing his anterior cruciate ligament and Kevin Brock spraining his left ankle in the team's 16-7 Sunday night's thank-god-football-is-back preseason victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. The...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 9, 2010; 5:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Colt Brennan signs with Oakland Raiders

Colt Brennan, cut by the Redskins on Aug. 2, signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, completing the team's trifecta of players who were on the Redskins' squad last year. Brennan, he of the Cult of Colt*,...

By Cindy Boren  |  August 8, 2010; 6:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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