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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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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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USA Today Sports
Alex Reimer
April 11, 2019 - 11:55 am
Jemele Hill was the lightning rod of ESPN’s short-lived “SC6” program. She was the one who feuded with the White House over whether Donald Trump is a white supremacist and got suspended for suggesting Cowboys fans boycott the team’s sponsors. But in the aftermath of the show’s cancellation, Hill is...
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Alex Reimer
April 03, 2019 - 2:05 pm
Stephen A. Smith is expected to become the highest-paid talent in ESPN history, the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reports . Being wrong and loud has never been so lucrative. Though Smith still has two years remaining on his contract, which Marchand says pays him around $5 million annually,...
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Alex Reimer
March 21, 2019 - 1:56 pm
ESPN’s dreams of landing Peyton Manning for “Monday Night Football” appear to be slipping away like his arm strength late in his career. According to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand , it remains doubtful Manning will join Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland on MNF this season, despite ESPN’s...
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