Tag: ESPN

Ryan Clark Went Off On Paul Finebaum For Criticizing Cam Newton After Praising Eli Manning

The end of an era has arrived in New York. Daniel Jones will take over as the starting quarterback for the Giants, with Eli Manning becoming the backup after a dismal start to the season. Benching Manning is a move Giants fans have been waiting on for a few years, as they’ve watched his decline […]

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Mixed reality is boosting the live sports experience

Whether buying season tickets to watch your favorite team, organizing a viewing party for the Super Bowl, or playing a friendly match at the local park on the weekend, social interaction is an inherent part of the sport sector’s appeal. The adrenaline that comes with live action is also a major factor – with each […]

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Carmelo Anthony Once Demanded Apology from ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith [Video]

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 20: Carmelo Anthony #7 and Eric Gordon #10 of the Houston Rockets restrain Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers with the help of Lonzo Ball #2 during a 124-115 Rockets win at Staples Center on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) ESPN’s […]

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ESPN’s New Yellow Down-And-Distance Graphic Lasted Only One Half After Widespread Outcry

Most of NFL Week 1 took place before Monday but, from the perspective of ESPN, the kick-off to the NFL season happened with a marquee match-up between the Houston Texans and the New Orleans Saints. While much was made of the network’s misadventures with its broadcast team last year, there was optimism about the broadcast […]

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Ramona Shelburne Talks ‘The Sterling Affairs’ And Just How Much Story Is Left To Tell

The Los Angeles Clippers are the hottest team in the NBA. A wild, improbable offseason instantly transformed them into one of the top contenders in the West, and like the Lob City era that preceded them, they’re threatening to seize the mantle as the prestige team in L.A. Under all that gloss, it’s easy to […]

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Your Must-See Sports Headlines for Today, September 5

Tom Pennington/Getty Images Ezekiel Elliott agreed to a contract extension with the Cowboys on Wednesday. Welcome to the roundup of must-see sports news from Wednesday, highlighted by Ezekiel Elliott finally coming to a deal on a contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys that will make him the highest-paid running back in the NFL. We’ll also […]

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Ryan Russell, N.F.L. Free Agent, Comes Out as Bisexual: ‘It’s So Much Better Than Hiding’

Ryan Russell shares a lot in common with many N.F.L. players: the grueling off-season training rituals documented on Instagram, the competitive fire and, yes, a nagging injury that kept him sidelined for all of last season. But Russell, a free-agent defensive end, said in an interview on Thursday night that he was holding something back: […]

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ESPN Will Reportedly Add Stephen A. Smith To Its NBA Studio Coverage

Getty Image There are some big changes coming to ESPN next season in terms of their NBA coverage. Last week, news dropped that the Worldwide Leader would shake up the roster over at NBA Countdown, replacing Michelle Beadle with Rachel Nichols and Maria Taylor, who will apparently divide hosting duties. Nichols will still host The […]

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Rachel Nichols And Maria Taylor Will Reportedly Become The Hosts Of ESPN’s ‘NBA Countdown’

Getty Image   Ahead of the 2019-20 season, changes are underway at ESPN. According to Richard Deitsch of The Athletic, ESPN is planning to name Maria Taylor and Rachel Nichols as the new hosts of NBA Countdown, the network’s pregame show. Michelle Beadle previously hosted the show. Taylor and Nichols will reportedly split time as […]

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The video game industry must defend itself against the right’s bad-faith attacks

The video game industry took two hits on Wednesday, in the aftermath of the double shootings across the weekend. ESPN, which had been planning to air an Apex Legends tournament as part of the X Games, decided to delay the program until after the X Games tie-in. Meanwhile, Walmart, which had been the site of […]

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Disney+ limitations highlight Netflix’s global advantage in streaming wars

The Streaming Wars saga got another jolt this week when content behemoth Disney announced a bundle for $12.99 that seemed like a sure Netflix killer. But as is so often the case, the analysis around these developments is done through the lens of U.S. audiences. Taking a broader view, the details of Disney’s streaming service […]

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Disney Will Offer A Disney+, Hulu, And ESPN+ Bundle For A Surprisingly Low Price

Disney Between the Disney catalog and the new additions afforded by the likes of Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm, the upcoming Disney+ streaming service already seems like a bargain. Even so, the question that has plagued potential subscribers and industry analysts (not to mention the competition at Netflix and Amazon) is one of a potential bundle. […]

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Dan Le Batard Will Reportedly ‘Check With Higher-Ups’ At ESPN Before He Talks Politics Going Forward

ESPN Dan Le Batard isn’t leaving ESPN anytime soon, and though he certainly has a problem with the way the company handles politics, he apparently plans to follow the rules. Le Batard missed some scheduled appearances on his ESPN radio show and his TV show, Highly Questionable, last week after a fiery criticism of the […]

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