The other day I realized it's been 10 years since Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story came out. One of my favorite things about that movie is that the tournament airs on ESPN 8, "The Ocho," home to the world's strangest and most obscure sporting events. I always wished that was a channel in real life. Read more...
Yesterday news broke that Valve’s Dota 2 tournament, The 2014, would be broadcast on. Well, ESPN2. Well, a preview show on ESPN2 with the event itself on streaming service, ESPN3. Still, it’s pretty cool news all the same, as it’s mainstream recognition for Dota 2 fans and the tournament itself, which has likely attracted [...]
This week’s British Open is at Royal Liverpool, near where the Beatles got their start in 1960, so the Fab Four is a natural tie-in. ESPN is running “Birdiemania” promos, for instance, cheekily playing off the Beatlemania of yore. The network also looked into using Beatles songs during the event, but a spokesman told Golf […]
The blockbuster news that Rupert Murdoch bid $80 billion for Time Warner—and was at least temporarily rebuffed—points to an impending seismic shift in the media landscape. And, as the New York Times points out today, nowhere would that shift be felt more than in the business of televised sports. Show More Summary
The New Orleans Pelicans continued one of the NBA's strangest reconstruction projects late Thursday evening, signing former lottery pick Jimmer Fredette to a one-year deal. ESPN's Marc Stein was the first to report on Fredette's move...Show More Summary
Welcome to mainstream television, e-sports. Valve — one of the largest video game developers and makers of the online game distribution service, Steam — announced on Thursday that coverage of its international championship for its professional...Show More Summary
Tiger will play his second round on Friday when most of the United States is awake and at work, so ESPN will make sure you're able to see his every shot. The wind is howling on Friday at the Open Championship, presenting an entirely different test for the afternoon wave that's getting set to tee off at Royal Liverpool. Show More Summary
ESPN does a great job of getting microphones in place to pick up player reactions and discussions with caddies. it often adds a good deal of entertainment value that not every broadcast delivers, whether it's a loud "JESUS CHRIST!" from...Show More Summary
Philipp Lahm has called time on his international career after winning the 2014 World Cup with Germany, as revealed by Bild via ESPN FC: Lahm confirmed the decision to Bild, saying, "I told Jogi Low on Monday already that I am retiring from international football. Show More Summary
Emily Steel and Richard Sandomir explore Rupert Murdoch and News Corp's
Michael Jordan should NOT have won the '88 Slam Dunk contest -- and only emerged victorious because the whole thing was RIGGED... so says ESPN's Bill Simmons. The Sports Guy was in L.A. for the ESPYs when our photog asked the…
If someone gaining an athletic visa to play StarCraft 2 or the staggering amount of hours spent watching pro gamers duke it out virtually wasn't enough to prove that competitive gaming is a real thing, maybe some mainstream support is. This weekend's...
ESPN will get Tiger Woods during regular U.S. working hours on Friday, and that is a very good thing for ratings at the season's third major. The first two rounds of the Open Championship are the longest days in golf, and ESPN covers each round for 11 hours for some of the longest broadcasts of the year. Show More Summary
Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points for the Cleveland Cavaliers summer league team on Thursday, but that was overshadowed by news that the 19-year-old may not remain with the organization for much longer. ESPN the Magazine's Chris Broussard reports that, " The Cleveland Cavaliers are now offering No. Show More Summary
Jimmer Fredette hasn't had too many opportunities in his first three seasons in the NBA, but he'll be hoping that all changes after signing a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. ESPN's Marc Stein reported the news of Fredette's...Show More Summary
Fredette will help New Orleans replace Anthony Morrow. Guard Jimmer Fredette will sign a one-year deal with the New Orleans pelicans, who will help to salvage the former lottery pick's career, ESPN's Marc Stein reported Thursday night. Show More Summary
Purchasing Time Warner would give Fox a robust roster of sports programming, allowing it to command more lucrative fees from cable and satellite companies.
The Los Angeles Lakers took another step toward rounding out their roster on Thursday, reportedly winning a bid to claim amnestied power forward Carlos Boozer. ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst reports that " Boozer was released by the Chicago Bulls earlier this week and teams with cap space could make a bid on a portion of his $16.8 million contract. Show More Summary
Thanks to his massive contract and lackluster production, Carlos Boozer has quickly turned into one of the easiest targets for jokes in the NBA. With news, via ESPN's Marc Stein, that he is headed to the Los Angeles Lakers, the franchise...Show More Summary
Whether or not you believe e-sports are real sports, Dota 2 is at least big enough for sports TV. Valve today publicized a deal that will bring streaming coverage of its MOBA's The International tournament to ESPN. Well, ESPN3, which is sort of like ESPN in the same way Dota 2 is like a sport. Show More Summary