And so the end has come once again, the moment every ardent soccer fan dreads; the final kick of the ball, the last high-pitched call of the whistle, and the customary sign-off from FOX Soccer and ESPN (in the States) … Continue reading...Show More Summary
You might have wondered whether it was possible to look sillier than someone exuberantly dancing in a television promo? The answer is...yes.
The MMA Beat is back for episode twelve of the roundtable style discussion show, and this time host Ariel Helwani is joined by Luke Thomas of MMAFighting.com, Mike Chiappetta of MMAFighting.com and Chuck Mindenhall of ESPN.com to discuss the latest happenings in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA).
After enduring a truly brutal week of umpiring, Major League Baseball intends to expand the use of instant replay in time for the 2014 season, according to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com). "My opinion has evolved," Commissioner Bud...Show More Summary
By Lynn Hoppes ESPN.com The NBA sent out a news release last week saying, “Miss Fanatic, a fashion-forward women’s apparel company, has teamed up with the National Basketball Association to launch a new product line designed exclusively for women.” What most people don’t know is that “Miss Fanatic” is Tiffany Pearl, Orlando Magic dancer (2012-2013) [...]
A 7-5 bowl-eligible Notre Dame team may be spending this December in South Bend, Ind. instead of Honolulu, HI, according to an ESPN report. How is this possible, you ask? One of the biggest perks for a football program joining a conference is its bowl tie-ins. Show More Summary
ESPN has reached an agreement on an 11-year deal to air the entire U.S. Open tennis tournament starting in 2015, according to John Ourand of Sports Business Daily. The new deal will put the tournament entirely on cable for the first time and end a run of 47 straight years in which the finals were aired on CBS. Show More Summary
On-Site KIA NBA Countdown Shows; ESPN Radio to Broadcast Both NBA Conference Finals Series
It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine, especially if you've scoped out the latest class recruiting rankings released by ESPN. At least for now, the Wolverines are indeed "the leaders and the best" in the world of college football recruiting—according to ESPN. Show More Summary
In two years, ESPN will start broadcasting the men's and women's finals at the U.S. Open. ESPN has gone all-in on tennis—it already airs the Australian Open and the Wimbledon finals—and this means that CBS's decades-long run of broadcasting the men's and women's U.S. Open finals will conclude next September. And thank the lord for that. Read more...
The United States Tennis Association and ESPN announced Thursday (via Philly.com) that America’s biggest tennis event—the United States Open—will be exclusive to the cable giant starting in 2015. The contract, which runs for 11 years, will pay the USTA $770 million over the duration and is the right decision by both parties. Show More Summary
JUCO defensive end Devonte Lamber t wants to play in the SEC, or at least that's what his top four would suggest. Radi Nabulsi of ESPN.com is reporting that Lambert has narrowed his interest list down to four: Mississippi State, Tennessee, Florida and Georgia. Show More Summary
After the coffee. Before the flight back to Los Angeles.
Enjoy the weekend, which we be highlighted by the NBA and the Preakness.
Ohio State corner Bradley Roby is certainly among the best corners in the Big Ten if not the absolute best. But ESPN's Mel Kiper thinks Roby's better than just the best in the Big Ten. In his initial big board for the 2014 NFL Draft, ESPN's draft expert has Roby as the top corner prospect available and No. Show More Summary
If you think about it, almost all the best people have manifestos. [Pause to let you nod in agreement.] Paul Lukas, ESPN's resident uniform authority, has one, too, and it's well worth your time: Unfortunately, despite all the regulations...Show More Summary
The Charles Woodson AFC West race may be extending into next week. ESPN’s Josina Anderson is reporting that Woodson’s agent said the Oakland Raiders have invited Woodson to visit on Tuesday. He ended a visit to Denver on Wednesday. Agent...Show More Summary
Former NASCAR driver Richard "Dick" Trickle died Thursday, ESPN reports. He was 71. Trickle died of... Read More >
Starting in 2015, the U.S. Open will become an all-cable affair. CBS' association with the event dating back to 1968 will end in 2014. ESPN announced the contract earlier today and SBJ's John Ourand reports that the deal is worth than $770 million for 11 years, meaning that the U.S. Show More Summary
“When it opened up and we thought about it, ESPN is the strongest brand in sports. It puts the U.S. Open at the center of American sports culture like never before. It really gives us access to the multiple platforms that ESPN has. It's the way our fans are going to demand to see the Open in the future. Show More Summary