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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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Magic Johnson
USA Today Sports
Nick Friar
May 20, 2019 - 2:34 pm
Although Magic Johnson doesn’t work for the Los Angeles Lakers anymore, he’s made it clear he still has their best interests in mind. The most recent example came during his Monday appearance on ESPN’s “First Take,” when he expressed who he feels the Lakers should go after in the off-season. “I...
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Robert Kraft
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Alex Reimer
May 15, 2019 - 3:28 pm
At the onset of the Robert Kraft case, most journalists took the authorities at their word. It was a big mistake, leading to misrepresentations and rather incredible exaggerations. Within days of the charges being announced, the New York Times came out with an investigative piece about the sex...
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Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier
USA Today Sports
Nick Friar
May 14, 2019 - 12:17 pm
It took a little while for it to become crystal clear the Celtics would have a more challenging 2018-19 season than everyone initially expected. Obviously, they were only able to overcome their in-house issues so much, losing to the Milwaukee Bucks in five games in the second round of the NBA...
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Alex Reimer
May 14, 2019 - 11:09 am
There is a brewing battle among NBA Insiders over where Kyrie Irving will play next season, exposing where the ubiquitous gossip hounds seemingly get their information. Stephen A. Smith remains insistent Irving will sign with the Knicks, even though the Celtics can offer him $50 million more than...
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Alex Reimer
May 08, 2019 - 2:35 pm
Add Charles Barkley to the list of ex-NBA greats who doesn’t think Kyrie Irving is long for Boston. On ESPN’s “Get Up” Wednesday, Barkley said he thinks both Irving and the Celtics would be better off if he were to bolt for another destination this summer. "I think that it’s not a good mix there,”...
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Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
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Alex Reimer
May 08, 2019 - 1:34 pm
Electing to work in sports journalism is akin to spending life at the losers’ table. You dedicate your days to writing and talking about much more athletic –– and generally speaking –– attractive individuals who probably can’t even recall your first name. All they know is you usually stand next to...
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Alex Reimer
May 07, 2019 - 1:38 pm
Jalen Rose does not think it would be a bad thing if Kyrie Irving spurned the Celtics and signed elsewhere this offseason. In fact, Rose thinks it would be the best outcome for this wildly disappointing group. On ESPN’s “Get Up” Tuesday, Rose said he thinks Irving’s teammates are hoping he decides...
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Alex Reimer
May 02, 2019 - 11:49 am
Red Sox Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Castiglione has been on the call for 36 years. But that doesn’t mean he’s a dinosaur who’s content with seeing baseball further devolve into a plodding game full of strikeouts, home runs and pitching changes. Much like the average fan, Castig thinks it’s time to...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
USA Today Sports
Nick Friar
May 02, 2019 - 11:20 am
ESPN’s Todd McShay recently decided to align himself with the illustrious Max Kellerman on the network’s show “First Take,” expressing how Tom Brady will decline in the 2019 season: “They’re going to win the AFC East. I believe that. But for the first time ever, I watched Tom Brady towards the end...
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