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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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August 11th, 2014
06:18 PM ET

Why was NASCAR star Tony Stewart even allowed to race?

(CNN) - NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed another driver who was walking on a track during a dirt-track race in upstate New York on Saturday night, authorities said.

Stewart has a long history of violent incidents, both on and off the racetrack.

Why is he even allowed to race?

As CNN's Rachel Nichols reports, NASCAR wants its drivers to be a bit tough, hot-headed, and rebellious... as long as nobody gets hurt.

 

 

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July 15th, 2014
10:12 PM ET

Tony Gwynn's death renews call for MLB to ban chewing tobacco

(CNN) – At Tuesday's All-Star game in Minnesota, it will be hard not to think of Padre great Tony Gwynn.

He was an all star 15 times, a man who lived to play and teach and talk baseball, and a man who died way too early because of a habit associated with it - chewing tobacco, a known cause of cancer.
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July 11th, 2014
06:02 PM ET

Cleveland rocks over LeBron James return

(CNN) - After four years away, King James is sensationally taking his throne back to Cleveland.

LeBron James told Sports Illustrated for a story published Friday that he'll leave the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers - a bombshell return to his home region that he devastated when he left via free agency in 2010.

Friday's announcement by the prodigal son generated excitement in the lakeside city long starved for a professional sports championship. Car horns honked as the news spread, CNN's Martin Savidge reported from the city.

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July 11th, 2014
05:40 PM ET

Airing of grievances: LeBron a festivus gift

(CNN) – The city of Cleveland, Ohio, has had more rivers go on fire than sports championships in the past 40 years.

Today, finally, they had something to cheer for when LeBron James announced he was returning to his hometown, and to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the franchise that took him as the number one overall pick in the draft back in 2003.
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July 1st, 2014
06:43 PM ET

NCAA reopens 'paper class' investigation at University of North Carolina

(CNN) – After months of questions and pressure from whistle-blowers, academic reform groups, the public and members of Congress, the NCAA has decided to reopen its investigation into The University of North Carolina over its so-called paper class scandal.

UNC has been under scrutiny since 2011, when it was revealed that it had hundreds of classes in the Afro-American studies program that required no attendance and just a single paper. The issue received national attention after CNN highlighted literacy problems at UNC. In one CNN report, whistle-blower Mary Willingham said the so-called "paper classes" were well known by the athletic support staff as easy classes for athletes who needed to stay eligible, and that the papers were often plagiarized.

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