Morning Express with Robin Meade

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File photo: Singer Rihanna attends the Edun fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Skylight Modern on September 7, 2014 in New York City.

Rihanna to CBS: "F*** you!"

Rihanna is blasting CBS for yanking her new theme song from last week's Thursday Night Football in the wake of the Ray Rice abuse scandal.

Rihanna tweeted:

File photo: The Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson takes part in practice exercises prior to an NFL game in London in September, 2013.

NFL star's case: Was it abuse or discipline?

New allegations have surfaced that NFL star Adrian Peterson was accused of abusing another son back in June.

Sources tell Houston affiliate KHOU the boy's mom said Peterson admitted in texts to disciplining the child, but said the boy hit his head on his car seat in the process.

The Ontario County Sheriff's office has finished its investigation into the death of Kevin Ward Jr., who died from his injuries after he was struck by a race car driven by Tony Stewart during a race in August.

Investigation into dirt track death over

The Ontario County Sheriff's office has finished its investigation into the death of Kevin Ward Jr., who died from his injuries after he was struck by a race car driven by Tony Stewart during a race in August. 

They have given the evidence they compiled to the district attorney, who will announce late next week what the next steps in the case will be.

NASCAR legend Richard Petty surprises Navy officer Peter Theodoracopoulos

Navy man and NASCAR fan sails into Richard Petty ambush

Peter Theodoracopoulos is a Navy officer who loves NASCAR but has never been to a race.

So Morning Express Bleacher Report anchor Brain McFayden enlisted the help of ‘The King,’ the one and only Richard Petty, and Operation Inspiration to give him and his family the surprise of a lifetime.

BRYAN FORTUNE AND MIKE MAHAFFEY'S BBQ PORK SLIDERS (L), MARK HALL'S BBQ Brisket Bacon Bleu Cheese Sandwich (C), PEGGY GRIMES' JALAPENO CREAM CHEESE STUFFED SAUSAGE WRAPPED IN BACON (R)

TUMS Ultimate Tailgate: Fan cook-off recipes

You could win a TUMS Ultimate Tailgate kit from HLN!


Post a pic of your tailgate, or game day party on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #TUMSTailgateSweeps and you could be one of our weekly winners! Official rules: HLNtv.com/TUMSTailgateRULES.

Chef Shane McIntosh shows you the secrets to packing the perfect cooler!

Secrets to packing the perfect tailgate cooler

College football season is back!

But before you get your tailgate on Chef Shane McIntosh shows you the secrets to packing the perfect cooler!

TUMS ultimate tailgate: Rockin' short rib sliders

College football is back and that means it's time to get your tailgate on!

But you don't need to slave over the grill all day.

Rapper '50 Cent' challenges boxer Floyd Mayweather to a different kind of "ALS challenge"

Rapper challenges boxer to read Harry Potter

Rapper & entrepreneur '50 Cent' is turning the 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge' into fighting words. He's put out a challenge to boxer Floyd Mayweather on Instagram, but it has nothing to do with dumping a bucket of ice water on anyone.

'50' is challenging Mayweather to read a page from a book! And he's betting $750,000 dollars that Mayweather will not come through.

The Helmet wall inside the College Football Hall of Fame and Fan Experience holds over 750 helmets. One for every active college football program.

Hut Hut HIKE! College Football Hall of Fame

This place is a dream come true for any college football fan.

The brand new College Football Hall of Fame and Fan Experience opens this weekend in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

This undated image provided by Arizona state University shows Edward "Chip" Sarafin in Phoenix. Arizona State offensive lineman Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out.

Arizona State lineman reveals he's gay

Edward "Chip" Sarafin, an offensive lineman at Arizona State, recently came out publicly, making him the first openly gay college football player.

HLN's Brian McFayden reports on how Edward "Chip" Sarafin is following in the footsteps of Michael Sam, who was drafted earlier this year by the St. Louis Rams.

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