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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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    • Sep 30, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Latest episodes from The Lead: Starting Five

    Does Anyone Want The Final NL Wild Card Spot?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 10:26


    Plus: A scary scene in Cincinnati as Tua Tagovailoa goes down again. And Chet Holmgren speaks for the first time since his season-ending injury.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Wait Is Over, Judge Matches Maris

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 10:54


    Plus: Denmark makes a strong statement about the World Cup in Qatar. And with Zion back in action can the Pelicans make some noise in the Western Conference? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Is It Panic Time For The USMNT?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 11:03


    Plus: Deandre Ayton and the Suns show the Nets what real drama looks like. And the MLB playoff picture is starting to come into focus. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Another Cowboys No. 88 Shines On Monday Night

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 12:10


    Plus: The drama is so thick you can cut it with a knife at NBA media days. And good-bye Pro Bowl, hello… hot dog eating contest? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What's Going On In The AFC West?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 12:28


    Plus: Shady injury reports, butt punts, and more in an AFC East showdown to remember. And MLB's youngest team is contending way earlier than anyone expected. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Is The Kenny Pickett Era Almost Here?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 11:43


    Plus: The western conference team that could win it all or go up in smoke. And Roger Federer's final appearance on the tennis court comes alongside his old rival. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Why Robert Sarver Is Really Selling The Suns

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 10:37


    Plus: How concerned should Bulls fans be about Lonzo Ball's ongoing knee issues? And Tom Hardy shows that his fighting skills aren't confined to the silver screen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    60 And A Triple Crown: Judge Closes In On History

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 10:10


    Plus: The Stanley Cup champs tie down their superstar to a massive new contract. And an NBA title contender loses a key piece just ahead of the upcoming season. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Eagles Make Their NFC Contender Case

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 12:02


    Plus: The NBA considers letting high schooler jump straight to the league once again. And the Tigers find a young new voice to lead them into the future.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    A Day Of Miraculous NFL Comebacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 11:18


    Plus: The Aces bring home the first title ever for Las Vegas. And Aaron Judge closes in history - and a potential triple crown.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Defense Steals The Show From Herbert And Mahomes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 12:17


    Plus: Connecticut pumps the brakes on the Aces title procession. And another all-time Tennis great decides to hang up his racket.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The NFL's Biggest Underdog Is Finally A Favorite

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 10:25


    Plus: Donovan Mitchell reveals just how close he came to an NBA homecoming. And Erling Haaland produces another magical moment on European soccer's grandest stage.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Robert Lewandowski's Unhappy Return To Munich

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 11:55


    Plus: The Aces trio of stars put Connecticut's title hopes in serious jeopardy. And NBA stars old and new make their mark in the EuroBasket quarterfinals.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    You Can't Write Off Geno Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 12:41


    Plus: An NFC contender's season is already in chaos after just one week. And Notre Dame new head coach just can't seem to catch a break.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Super Bowl Hangover Is Real

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 14:08


    Plus: A new generation of tennis stars announce themselves in Flushing. And the Cornhuskers pay to make Scott Frost go away.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    A Statement Win For The Bills

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 12:23


    Plus: An incredible late game comeback in the WNBA semifinals. And a star slugger loses his pop in the midst of a tight Wild Card race.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Tiafoe And Alcaraz Light Up New York

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 10:50


    Plus: Buffalo ties down a key piece of Josh Allen's offense before a matchup with the defending champs. And A'Ja Wilson joins an elite club in WNBA history. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Vegas Plays Their Playoff Trump Card

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 11:28


    Plus: The bad boy of tennis has a meltdown in New York. And PAC-12's pain is the SEC's gain in the latest college football rankings.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    A New American Tennis Star Rises

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 12:16


    Plus: The AL MVP frontrunner continues to put the whole entire team on his back. And there's some serious playoff basketball on the agenda Tuesday night. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Cleveland Makes Its Win Now Move

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 11:41


    Plus: Denver locks down its franchise quarterback for the long haul. And a key arm returns for the Dodgers — and not a minute too soon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Serena And Candace Turn Back The Clock

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 10:52


    Plus: Manchester City have their newest cheat code as they hunt another Premier League title. And Davidson celebrates one very special alum.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Vegas Has A First Round Pick Problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 10:33


    Plus: The AL Cy Young front runner joins his NL counterpart on the injured list. And LeBron shares his plans to turn professional basketball into a family business. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Queen's Reign Isn't Over Yet

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 11:55


    Plus: The quarterback everyone expected to be traded looks like he's staying put. And one the NL's top arms heads to the shelf as his team chases history. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Rory Finally Gets The Rub Of The Green

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 11:04


    Plus: A matchup of championship contenders in the WNBA playoffs. And a young slugger ties down his future for a long, LONG time.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The NL East Rotation That Just Can't Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 12:11


    Plus: The Cowboys hopes for repeating as NFC East champs take a big hit. And two sworn enemies will now share an NBA locker room — what could go wrong?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Is It Finally The Sun's Year?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 9:56


    Plus: Some seriously worrying injury news for an NBA unicorn. And one team unleashes a tidal wave of homers in Williamsport. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Brooklyn Gets The Band Back Together

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 12:25


    Plus: The Chicago Sky show their championship mettle against an upstart Liberty team. And Fernando Tatis Jr. breaks his silence.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Manchester United Rise From The Dead

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 10:14


    Plus: The reigning NL MVP nears a return to the diamond in the heat of a wild card chase. And Tom Brady head back to practice with a few of his favorite weapons in tow.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ignore Your Caddie, Pay The Price

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 11:49


    Plus: Tom Brady's strange week ends up in the land of conspiracy theories. And a historic heavyweight bout could be on the cards – if the price is right. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The NFL Settles With Watson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 11:51


    Plus: A billion dollar broadcasting deal shakes the college sports world. And a baseball reporter takes a painful slide in Milwaukee.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    LeBron Isn't Going Anywhere

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 11:46


    Plus: The Rangers continue to clean house ahead of the 2023 season. And an AFC contender gets a key piece back in the fold.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Bronx Bombers Are In A Tailspin

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 11:59


    Plus: Trade rumors resurface about a disgruntled star in Salt Lake City. And Aaron Rodgers is already starting to miss Davante Adams.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Simmons And The Sixers Finally Agree On Something

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 11:21


    Plus: A World Series front runner loses a key arm as October looms. And have we seen the last of Cam Smith on the PGA Tour?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    An MLB Debut A Decade In The Making

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 12:42


    Plus: The Padres are not happy with their statue contract slugger. And Erik Ten Hag wants everyone to know that United aren't losing because of him.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Something's Brewing In Cleveland

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 11:41


    Plus: The NBA makes an unprecedented tribute to one of the greatest players of all time. And should Bucs fans be worried about Tom Brady's training camp sabbatical?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Optimism And Despair In The Motor City

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 12:05


    Plus: A top prospect makes his explosive and charming debut at Fenway. And one ACC lineman shows that he's got more talents than just pancaking defendersSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Another Bad Break For The Jets

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 12:16


    Plus: The queen of tennis may finally be ready to vacate her throne. And one the NFL's best linebackers tells his team to find him a new home. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Durant Plays Hard Ball

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 12:33


    Plus: A tough injury break for a WNBA superstar puts her team's playoff hopes in jeopardy. And a beloved voice of Boston baseball calls it day. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Will The Padres Ever Beat L.A.?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 12:38


    Plus: Two young superstars don't waste any time making their marks in the Premier League. And a 20,000 to 1 shot takes home one of golf's most storied trophies. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    We'll Be Back Next Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 0:36


    Our team is off this week (getting some much-needed vacation time). We'll be back with new episodes on Monday, August 8th. See you then!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Finally Some Good News For Seattle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 11:44


    Plus: A baseball fairy tale comes to life at Camden Yards. And one of the greatest drivers of all time walks calls time on his career. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Mike Trout's Worrying Injury Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 11:51


    Plus: A major new development in the Brittney Griner saga. And a remarkable basketball comeback for a former-NBA bruiser continues. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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