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/ Aug 18, 2018

ESPN won't air national anthem during MNF telecasts

ESPN will not broadcast the U.S. national anthem — during which some players have knelt in protest — before its showcase Monday Night Football NFL games this season, network president Jimmy Pitaro said Friday. "We generally have not broadcasted the anthem and I don't think ...

ESPN playing it for laughs with list

| Mar 27, 2018

ESPN playing it for laughs with list

by Ed Odeven

It's beyond comprehension how ESPN The Magazine could omit Michael Phelps from its new list dubbed the "Dominant 20" athletes of the past 20 years. The swimming immortal is the winningest Olympian of all time. His collection of 28 Olympic medals, including a jaw-dropping 23 ...

| Mar 15, 2017

Looking back on the 'trial of the century'

by Giovanni Fazio

Everywhere you look these days, it feels like it's just Trump, Trump and even more Trump. It's worth taking a moment to recall that 23 years ago many people were just as sick of O.J. Simpson when the amiable American football star-turned-TV/movie celebrity became ...

May 10, 2016

Tirico joins NBC's Olympic team

Mike Tirico called the NFL, NBA, college basketball, golf and tennis among other sports in a quarter-century at ESPN to establish himself as one of TV's most versatile announcers. One of the few events not on ESPN: the Olympics. NBC owns those rights through 2032, ...

/ Mar 10, 2016

Hasselbeck retires after 18 seasons

Matt Hasselbeck is moving from the huddle to in front of the camera. The 40-year-old quarterback said Tuesday he is retiring after 18 seasons in the NFL and will join ESPN as an NFL analyst beginning this fall. "As a kid, playing in the NFL was ...

Andrews testifies through tears about nude videos

| Mar 1, 2016

Andrews testifies through tears about nude videos

Sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews took the witness stand Monday, breaking down repeatedly and telling jurors of the devastation she continues to feel after a man secretly shot nude videos of her and posted them on the Internet. Andrews sobbed as she recalled how ...

/ Feb 25, 2016

Giants' Pierre-Paul sues ESPN, reporter Schefter

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has filed a lawsuit seeking in more than $15,000 in damages against ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter for posting his medical records. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Miami Dade County in Florida, alleges that Pierre-Paul's privacy was violated ...

Oct 31, 2015

ESPN pulls plug on Grantland website

ESPN has ended the Grantland website five months after founding editor Bill Simmons left the company. The cable network announced the closing Friday, saying it plans to focus on projects with a "broader and more significant impact across our enterprise." Simmons and ESPN parted ways in ...