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Cassidy Hubbarth talks about her unique path To ESPN

Cassidy Hubbarth, the host of ESPN’s NBA Tonight and NBA Coast to Coast, did not take the most traditional path to becoming one of the network’s rising younger anchors. Along the way, Hubbarth, 31, was a weekend traffic reporter for Traffic.com, a site that contributed information to Chicago’s local NBC affiliate. “Even though I lived […]

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Reacting to live WWE Smackdown on Tuesdays and return of the brand extension

World Wrestling Entertainment announced that Smackdown will become a live show every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on USA Network starting on July 19. It’s the first time in the show’s 17-year history that it will be live every week. WWE also revealed that they will bring back the brand extension that will split the WWE […]

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ESPN expands The Basketball Tournament coverage

It looks like ESPN will be continuing with some of its more unusual summer programming this year, as the network’s announced that they’ve expanded their deal with social media-driven event The Basketball Tournament. The network will now air all 15 of TBT’s Super 16 games, with 11 of those being televised on ESPN channels and […]

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Peyton Manning won’t sue Al Jazeera America over HGH report

Hey, remember the allegations that NFL stars Peyton Manning, Clay Matthews, James Harrison, Julius Peppers and Mike Neal were all taking HGH? For a while there, the allegations raised by an Al Jazeera America report looked like they might tarnish the reputation of one of the NFL’s most iconic stars. But after some back and forth over the validity of the report and […]

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Viewing Picks for May 26, 2016

All Times Eastern College Baseball Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament 3rd Round, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, NC Clemson vs. Virginia — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 11 a.m. Georgia Tech vs. Florida State — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 3 p.m. Miami vs. North Carolina State — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m. Big Ten Conference Tournament […]

HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04:  Former NBA player and commentator Charles Barkley looks on prior to the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game between the Villanova Wildcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Warriors fan tried to fight Charles Barkley

For the Warriors and their fans, things are getting weird. The Oklahoma City Thunder are up 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals, and have effectively neutralized the 73-win defending champs over the last two games. It is not just that the Thunder are beating Golden State — a few close losses could still give Golden State hope they […]

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Dear ESPN: Stop Trying to Make Power Index Projections Happen

ESPN’s Power Index projections have gone from annoying to insufferable after repeatedly being shoved down our collective throats for the last eight months. I have no problem with ESPN’s increased emphasis on statistics and analytics over the last couple years; they’ve become an increasingly important and popular part of sports since the “Moneyball” revolution. Nate […]

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Mike Francesa spends eight minutes saying he doesn’t care about soccer

WFAN radio host Mike Francesa has had quite the history with soccer, from feuding with Fox over his FS1 simulcasts’ preemption for Champions League games and their higher ratings to having St. John’s men’s soccer head coach Dave Masur explain the game to him from first principles on-air for half an hour during the 2014 […]

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Jason Whitlock talks about the launch of “The Undefeated”

He was tapped by ESPN to create and lead “The Black Grantland” and after numerous starts and stops, Jason Whitlock was taken off the project which came to be known as “The Undefeated” and he eventually left the Worldwide Leader to join FS1. But even after the site has finally launched to great fanfare without […]

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Hines Ward to become sports contributor for CNN & HLN’s Morning Express

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward who in his post-football career has been known for 30 second hits on Football Night in America and Sunday Night Football, may get the opportunity to speak more. According to The Wrap, he’s been signed to join HLN’s Morning Express With Robin Meade and as well as sister […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 25:  Ryan Hunter-Reay, driver of the #28 Andretti Autosport DHL Honda, races ahead of Helio Castro-Neves, driver of the #3 Penzoil Ultra Platinum Penske, during the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on May 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Indy 500 to actually air live in Indy for the first time since 1950

It’s hard to believe in this day and age, but at one time, the Indianapolis 500 used to air on ABC on tape delay across the country. The race would run in the daytime, but due to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s insistence on protecting the live gate, ABC had to adhere to the IMS’ demands. […]

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Can eSports help save the Pac-12 Network?

Can eSports save the Pac-12 Network? The Pac-12 sure hopes that’s the case. Following an internal review of interest from students around the conference, the Pac-12 announced that the Pac-12 Network will begin airing eSports competitions with Pac-12 universities starting later this year. The combination of the Pac-12 and eSports programming on the Pac-12 Network […]

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