Cindy Boren

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering sports breaking news

Education: Southeast Missouri, BA in English and journalism

Cindy Boren spent most of her career in traditional sports journalism before becoming increasingly interested in digital publishing. She moved from an editing role in sports to writing about national sports stories, adding analysis and commentary, as founder of The Early Lead blog in 2010.
Latest from Cindy Boren

Grizzlies suspend Ja Morant after he appears to show gun in new video

The move by the Grizzlies follows an earlier eight-game suspension by the NBA after Morant showed a gun in a video taken at a Denver-area nightclub and is pending a league review.

May 14, 2023

MLS player removed from team activities amid gambling investigation

The player, identified in reports as Max Alves, allegedly received $12,000 to take a yellow card in a match this past September.

May 11, 2023

Georgia football declines White House invitation, citing schedule conflict

The Bulldogs turned down a June 12 invitation to visit the White House, citing a scheduling conflict.

May 10, 2023

Matt Araiza ‘beyond thankful’ evidence in alleged rape case is public

Released by the Buffalo Bills when rape allegations surfaced, he is free to sign with an NFL team.

May 10, 2023

Lionel Messi returns to PSG; father denies report of Saudi deal

No decision on where Lionel Messi will play will be made until his contract is up at the end of June, Jorge Messi said.

May 9, 2023

Nikola Jokic avoids suspension after altercation with Suns owner Mat Ishbia

Nuggets star Nikola Jokic was assessed a technical foul but avoided a suspension from the NBA.

May 8, 2023

Vida Blue, legendary Oakland A’s pitcher in the 1970s, dies at 73

A Cy Young and MVP winner, the left-hander was a member of Oakland teams that won three straight World Series titles.

May 7, 2023

Tori Bowie, U.S. sprinter and Olympic champion, dies at 32

Tori Bowie won silver in the 100, bronze in the 200 and anchored the gold medal-winning 4x100 relay team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

May 4, 2023

Jackson Mahomes, brother of Patrick Mahomes, charged with sexual battery

Jackson Mahomes, 22, has been under investigation since an alleged incident involving the owner of a restaurant occurred in February.

May 3, 2023

Lionel Messi’s future in Paris clouded by suspension for Saudi Arabia visit

With the Paris Saint-Germain season nearing an end and Messi’s contract up in June, the superstar was suspended for two weeks.

May 3, 2023