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The Lead: Starting Five

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The Lead: Starting Five is a new daily sports show from the creators of the award-winning podcast, The Lead. Every weekday, our team of perennial all-star hosts breaks down five of the biggest sports stories of the day, in 10 minutes. Whether it’s Tom Brady un-retiring (seriously, how did we fall for that), LeBron James hinting at another return to Cleveland, or a minor league mascot getting named ‘Blob’ through a Twitter fan vote, you’ll hear about it on Starting Five. Get the sports news and analysis you need to start your day, five days a week, with The Lead: Starting Five.


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Introducing The Lead: Starting Five
May 16 2022
Introducing The Lead: Starting Five
The Lead: Starting Five is a new daily sports show from the creators of the award-winning podcast, The Lead. Every weekday, our team of perennial all-star hosts breaks down five of the biggest sports stories of the day, in 10 minutes. Whether it’s Tom Brady un-retiring (seriously, how did we fall for that), LeBron James hinting at another return to Cleveland, or a minor league mascot getting named ‘Blob’ through a Twitter fan vote, you’ll hear about it on Starting Five. Get the sports news and analysis you need to start your day, five days a week, with The Lead: Starting Five.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Orlando Pulls A Surprise Out Of Its Hat
2d ago
Orlando Pulls A Surprise Out Of Its Hat
Plus: It’s hook’em time for one of the most hyped recruits in college football history. And a remarkable water rescue in Budapest. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Goodell Gets Grilled On Capitol Hill
3d ago
Goodell Gets Grilled On Capitol Hill
Plus: The timely return of a key man helps the Avs pull one out in Tampa Bay. And the Sooners find themselves on the verge of College World Series history.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Gronk Heads Back To His 'Retirement Home' (For Now)
4d ago
Gronk Heads Back To His 'Retirement Home' (For Now)
Plus: Another major champion bids adieu to the PGA Tour. And Lightning coach Jon Cooper’s son gets stingy with the grades. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
College Baseball’s 'Bad News Bears' Stay In The Hunt
5d ago
College Baseball’s 'Bad News Bears' Stay In The Hunt
Plus: Things get feisty as the Lightning trip up Colorado’s juggernaut in Tampa. And Orlando hopes that the magic of procrastination will be the key to nailing the number one pick.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
A Steph Curry Coronation
Jun 17 2022
A Steph Curry Coronation
Plus: A legend calls it a day after 20 plus years on the hardwood. And FIFA sends a big "No thanks!" to the nation’s capitol.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Burakovsky Buries The Bolts
Jun 16 2022
Burakovsky Buries The Bolts
Plus: What one of Boston’s key players needs to fix to keep the Celtics title hopes alive. And some immaculate pitching makes history in Texas.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Step Aside Real Housewives, Here Comes Pro Golf
Jun 15 2022
Step Aside Real Housewives, Here Comes Pro Golf
Plus: The Lightning call in the calvary just in time for the Stanley Cup Finals. And the MLS strikes a landmark broadcasting deal. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Maple Jordan Has His Finals Moment
Jun 14 2022
Maple Jordan Has His Finals Moment
Plus: The defending World Series champs suffer a big loss while keeping their winning streak alive. And some next-level mind games decide one of the last two World Cup spots in Qatar.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
An Irish Goodbye For The Volunteers
Jun 13 2022
An Irish Goodbye For The Volunteers
Plus: The Lightning look to strike down the juggernaut coming out of Colorado. And Sabrina Ionescu is unimpressed with making history.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
America’s Most Dominant Team Resides In Oklahoma
Jun 10 2022
America’s Most Dominant Team Resides In Oklahoma
Plus: A surprising hero takes center stage at Madison Square Garden. And would you like to watch some golf while hanging from a crane?See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
The Celtics Find Their Secret Sauce
Jun 9 2022
The Celtics Find Their Secret Sauce
Plus: The Broncos find new owners with some seriously deep pockets. And an Ohio teen gets some riches of his own thanks to… Mac Jones?See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Another Deshaun Watson Bombshell
Jun 8 2022
Another Deshaun Watson Bombshell
Plus: The Angels make a drastic to move to turn around their sputtering season. And Tampa Bay takes the young Rangers to school. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Rams Back Up The Brink's Truck
Jun 7 2022
Rams Back Up The Brink's Truck
Plus: Colorado continues to run roughshod over the NHL playoffs. And Pat Riley challenges all comers to a calisthenics competition.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Ukraine's World Cup Dream, Deferred
Jun 6 2022
Ukraine's World Cup Dream, Deferred
Plus: The Warriors go full steamroll mode in Game 2. And Max Scherzer wants you to know that nothing happened with his dog.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
A (Fitz)Magical Ride Comes To An End
Jun 3 2022
A (Fitz)Magical Ride Comes To An End
Plus: Boston’s incredible comeback seals a game 1 win in San Francisco. And a mind-bending spell off adds a new twist to the Scripps Spelling Bee.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Madden Drops Its New Cover With A 'Boom!'
Jun 2 2022
Madden Drops Its New Cover With A 'Boom!'
Plus: Ukraine's World Cup quest heads to dream land. And the Rangers "Kid Line" puts a hurting on one of the NHL's best goalies.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Goals Galore: An 80s NHL Throwback In Denver
Jun 1 2022
Goals Galore: An 80s NHL Throwback In Denver
Plus: The King of Clay comes through again at Roland Garros. And 'The Captain' finally gets on social media, but is he really committed to the posting life?See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Rangers Storm Past The Hurricanes
May 31 2022
Rangers Storm Past The Hurricanes
Plus: Another European triumph for the kings of the Champions League. And two major leaguers take a fantasy football dispute way too far. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
A Finals Return For Golden State
May 27 2022
A Finals Return For Golden State
Plus: The NHL’s brightest star gets his signature playoff moment in Calgary. And some rare positive health news for Zion Williamson. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Gruden Wins In Court, Kaepernick Gets His Shot
May 26 2022
Gruden Wins In Court, Kaepernick Gets His Shot
Plus: The Celtics survive a rock fight in Miami. And a baseball legend lends a helping hand to a struggling slugger in the Bay.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at