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Alex Reimer
July 22, 2019 - 10:49 am
Dan Le Batard is off the air following his rant against ESPN management’s no-politics edict, at least for one day on one medium. The polarizing personality is skipping his radio show Monday, though he is expected to appear on his structured 30-minute television program, “Highly Questionable,” the...
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ESPN says its politics aren’t driving viewers away. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)
Alex Reimer
July 19, 2019 - 12:15 pm
For the last year-and-a-half, ESPN has proudly shied away from political and social issues. Network president Jimmy Pitaro will tell anybody who will listen how the WorldWide Leader is now apolitical, thanks to his sterling leadership and apparent mandate to kiss up to Clay Travis and other bad...
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Alex Reimer
June 27, 2019 - 1:09 pm
Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless verbally sparred with each other for years over pressing topics such as LeBron James and Tom Brady’s place among all-time NFL greats. But all of their heated disagreements came from a place of mutual admiration, at least according to Smith. In a recent interview...
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USA Today Sports
Alex Reimer
June 14, 2019 - 3:26 pm
Paul Pierce could be removed from ESPN’s NBA Countdown program next season along with fellow analyst Chauncey Billups and host Michelle Beadle, according to a report from SportsByBrooks . The WorldWide Leader issued a statement this week addressing the story, in which it said it will evaluate...
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Alex Reimer
May 30, 2019 - 2:48 pm
Few athletes have demonstrated more courage in taking social stands than Bill Russell, and the Celtics legend will be honored appropriately at the ESPY Awards this summer. ESPN announced Thursday the 11-time NBA champion will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, which is given to socially...
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Alex Reimer
May 29, 2019 - 12:00 pm
Imagine you are ESPN senior writer Baxter Holmes. Your two-year investigation into the dysfunction of the Lakers just went live, featuring dozens of interviews with high-level league executives and team staffers. The piece, which probably took thousands of hours to put together, paints the...
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USA Today Sports
Alex Reimer
May 22, 2019 - 1:41 pm
ESPN’s new president is taking a victory lap after submitting to bad faith critics and the $14 billion NFL. At the height of the Kaepernick controversy, right-wing snowflakes who were offended about people on their sports channel defending black players’ rights to protest police brutality created...
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USA Today Sports
Alex Reimer
May 21, 2019 - 3:30 pm
ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro has stabilized the iconic sports network since ascending to the top of the company last year. He says one of the lynchpins of his approach has been moving away from political coverage, and putting the focus back on sports. In a recent Q&A with the Los Angeles Times...
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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill
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Alex Reimer
April 26, 2019 - 11:27 am
Roughly five hours after a harrowing audio tape had leaked of Tyreek Hill threatening his fiancee when she accused him of breaking their toddler’s arm, the Titans selected defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons with the No. 19 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Simmons, an unanimous first-round selection,...
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Alex Reimer
April 17, 2019 - 9:43 am
Something on the “First Take” set finally stinks more than Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman’s takes. On Monday's program, in the midst of an argument about Kevin Durant’s ejection in the Warriors shocking defeat to the Clippers, Kellerman seemingly farted seven times, according to an astute...
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