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Clint Dempsey Talks with David Letterman

The U.S. men’s soccer team is unwinding after its appearance in the World Cup. Team captain Clint Dempsey is making some media rounds and visited CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman this week. And while David isn’t the biggest soccer fan (he asked if this year was the best the USMNT team finish in the […]

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Brian Windhorst rumors have somehow become a part of the LeBron rumors

A gentleman who’s received a ton of airtime in recent weeks on the ESPN family of networks is Brian Windhorst, an NBA writer who primarily covers the Miami Heat. He previously worked for the Cleveland Plain Dealer covering the Cleveland Cavaliers, and has authored two books with LeBron James’ name in the title. You could […]

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MLB All-Star Game on Fox changes with technology, more cable

We’re a mere few days away to a week when the world stops for baseball. There are critics of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and mere disinterested bystanders, yet the game remains one of the highest, if not the highest-rated program of summer. It runs against very little competition, so I can’t see Fox […]

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NBC hires Kathryn Tappen as Notre Dame sideline reporter, NHL host

NBC has hired a replacement for forme Notre Dame sideline reporter Alex Flanagan, and its someone who can fill a couple of key roles at the network. NHL Network host Kathryn Tappen will do the job for NBC Sports in 2014, as part of her new overall role with the network. She will also serve […]

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Meet the new cast of NFL AM

NFL Network’s morning show, NFL AM has been on the air for two years. It originally launched with co-hosts Brian Webber and Nicole Zaloumis with analyst Eric Davis and reporters Steve Wyche and Mark Kriegel. Webber left nine months after the show debuted and Zaloumis became the main host. Over the last two seasons, the […]

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Viewing Picks for July 10, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing Iron Mike Productions, Miami, FL IBF Junior Lightweight Title Argenis Mendez vs. Rances Barthelemy — Fox Sports 1, 10 p.m. College Football College Football Live — ESPNU, 5 p.m. Cycling Tour de France Stage 6: Arras to Reims — NBCSN, 8 a.m. Highlights — NBCSN, noon Extended Primetime Highlights — NBCSN, […]

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Michael Irvin reveals Cris Carter told his wife to leave him

Former NFL wide receivers Michael Irvin and Cris Carter are both recovering drug addicts. Both have had their issues with cocaine during their playing careers. They both have spoken out about their successful recoveries and how they have tried to help others. However, they have differed on various subjects and that includes Cleveland Browns wide […]

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Chris Berman will be back on the MLB Home Run Derby

Regular visitors to Awful Announcing know our disdain for ESPN’s Chris Berman. Whenever we mention Boomer on this site or our Twitter feed, the vitriol against him lasts for hours. No matter what Berman does, the reaction against him is very strong. Well, here goes another story that will most likely spark more negative reaction. […]

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Football at Fenway Park? Yes!

Once the World Cup wraps up, the soccer world will start focusing on league play as the Serie A, English Premier League, La Liga and others prepare for another season starting in August. Many teams will be coming to the United States to play exhibition games and will hold events in non-traditional soccer venues. This […]

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Cox to pick up SEC Network

We’ve chronicled the difficulties ESPN has had in getting SEC Network carried across the conference footprint. Up until now, Dish Network and AT&T U-Verse along with a few smaller cable providers have agreed to pick up SEC Network in time for the August 14 launch date. Now, ESPN can count on one more and it’s […]

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ESPN’s World Cup Coverage gets animated

You know you’ve arrived when your coverage becomes a cartoon. That’s exactly what has happened to ESPN’s World Cup studio coverage. Sean Rohani did everything including the animation, voices and writing. Host Lynsey Hipgrave along with analysts Michael Ballack, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Alexi Lalas and even Landon Donovan get parodied in this video. It’s quite […]

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UFC 176 canceled, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing

On Tuesday night, the UFC made the news official – they would be canceling UFC 176, scheduled to take place on August 2nd from Los Angeles. Last week, featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced to pull out of title defense against Chad Mendes in the main event of the show due to a shoulder injury. […]

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