The reductions, through layoffs and by leaving positions unfilled, come after a companywide efficiency review by the Walt Disney Company, which owns the sports network.
As the summer quickly approaches, so does the imminent exit of Jose Mourinho from Real Madrid. With sources such as ESPN claiming that the Portuguese manager is expected to leave really soon, the club will be in the market for a new manager. Show More Summary
The United States Open tennis tournament is the latest major sports event to leave broadcast television for a cable network.
Former All-Pro running back Chuck Muncie has died at the age of 60. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the former San Diego Chargers standout passed away due to a heart attack. Muncie played nine seasons in the NFL before leaving the game in 1984 after Commissioner Pete Rozelle suspended him when he tested positive for cocaine. [...]Show More Summary
Manchester United will already look different next season without its longtime manager, but there could be even more change if the most recognizable player also leaves town. According to Sky Sports (via ESPN), Wayne Rooney has askedShow More Summary
Quarterback Wes Lunt is leaving Oklahoma State. Lunt didn't cite a specific reason for his impending transfer, according to ESPN's David Ubben. "This was not a decision I took lightly, but it is a decision that I felt was right for me," Lunt said in a release. Show More Summary
Brandon Mitchell was one of four Arkansas players who decided to leave the program. He is now considering Michigan as a possible new home, as Joe Schad of ESPN reported. The former Arkansas player was quite upset once new head coach Bret Bielema even considered playing him at a different position. Show More Summary
First, it was Erin Andrews. Then, it was Michelle Beadle. Next, it was Rachel Nichols and Jenn Brown. Now, it's Charissa Thompson that's leaving ESPN, continuing a trend over the last year of female talent abandoning the Worldwide Leader for greener pastures. Show More Summary
Charissa Thompson, the feisty co-host of ESPN’s Sports Nation, is reportedly jumping from the so-called Worldwide Leader in Sports to Fox Sports. Thompson took over for Michelle Beadle (who herself moved to NBC) as co-host of the show as of the summer of 2012, first with Colin Cowherd and now with former NFL defensive end [...]Show More Summary
Jason McIntyre of Big Lead Sports is reporting that ESPN host Charissa Thompson is leaving the network and going to Fox Sports. When contacted, neither Fox Sports nor ESPN had a comment on the report. Thompson previously worked at Fox...Show More Summary
Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper was forced to leave Wednesday night's game against the Atlanta Braves in the sixth inning. CSNwashington.com's Mark Zuckerman has the news and the possible cause: ESPN's Buster Olney, meanwhile, speculates a little further: This is the last thing the Nationals need right now. Show More Summary
The Florida Gators have lost yet another coach on the defensive side of the ball. This time it happens to be defensive line coach Bryant Young. According to Michael DiRocco of ESPN, Young has made the decision to leave the team due to personal reasons. Show More Summary
Because ESPN doesn't know how to, or just won't, do sarcastic and funny.. leave it to Deadspin to author a brilliant rebuttal to "One Shining Moment." Even though I love the original syrupy montage of highlights, I can also say this edition is a blisteringly funny and enjoyable watch. Well played, gents. Well played!
Time to open the notebook once again. Quite a few stories out there for your consumption. Interesting note from The Big Lead's Jason McIntyre as he breaks news that the popular Charissa Thompson of SportsNation could be leaving ESPN to go back to Fox Sports. Show More Summary
ESPN reports that Cano has left his high-profile sports agent Scott Boras to sign with Roc Nation Sports, a new sports agency founded by Jay-Z.
Thompson's deal is up in July. Will she go back to Fox? And why did ESPN say no to the new debate show from Jamie Horowitz?
Tracy Porter will be staying in the AFC West but leaving Denver. The Raiders have reached an agreement on a one-year deal with Porter, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Although Porter opened the 2012 season as a starting cornerback in Denver, he began having health problems in October that were apparently linked to a seizure…
Hope you got through April 1st without getting pranked too badly.
Osi Umenyiora is as good as gone from the Giants. He's currently negotiating with the Atlanta Falcons on a potential deal, which will leave a void in the defensive line for next season. According to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN, the Giants are preparing to move Mathias Kiwanuka back to defensive end in 2013. Show More Summary
Johnny Manziel, Heisman winner and social-media hero of the masses, will have a self-imposed Twitter ban for the foreseeable future. ESPN reports the young man affectionately known as Johnny Football is calling it quits on the popular micro-blogging site. Show More Summary