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Matt Damon weighs in on Tom Brady suspension, with less f-bombs than Affleck

Last month saw Ben Affleck blast Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension with an incredible 19 f-bombs on Bill Simmons’ Any Given Wednesday, and now Affleck’s Good Will Hunting co-writer and co-star Matt Damon has weighed in too, but in a much less profane manner. That’s probably good, as he wasn’t on HBO, where swearing is fair […]

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Report: Zach Lowe re-signs with ESPN instead of heading to Bleacher Report

It looks like one of ESPN’s most prominent basketball voices is sticking around. According to Deadspin’s Kevin Draper, Zach Lowe has elected to sign a new multi-year deal with the Worldwide Leader despite strong pursuit from other suitors: ESPN has re-signed superstar basketball reporter Zach Lowe to a multi-year contract, according to multiple industry sources. […]

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Golf dips further into virtual reality with 360-degree stream

Virtual reality broadcasts have been a rising trend across many sports, but the degree to which golf is embracing the technology stands out. NextVR broadcast two of the holes at The Masters in virtual reality this April, and this past weekend’s American Century Championship pro-am at Lake Tahoe saw what’s believed to be the first […]

HOUSTON - AUGUST 9: Domonique Foxworth #22 of the Denver Broncos looks on before the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on August 9, 2008 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Undefeated adds Domonique Foxworth, LZ Granderson, Mark W. Wright

ESPN’s The Undefeated is continuing to grow. The site, which was launched back in May after years of development, has added three new people to its umbrella, Domonique Foxworth, LZ Granderson and Mark W. Wright. Granderson and Wright are ESPN veterans, while Foxworth is a famed former NFL cornerback and the former president of the […]

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Staten Island Yankees to give out 2,500 Tony Reali bobbleheads

There have only been a few broadcasters immortalized in bobblehead form, and it’s even more unusual to see someone who doesn’t call games for the team commemorated this way, but that’s what will happen Saturday night when the short-season A ball Staten Island Yankees host the Tri-City ValleyCats in New York-Penn League action. The Yankees […]

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USA Basketball will simulcast NBA TV streams of pre-Olympic games on Facebook

Facebook’s importance as a place for sports streaming is continuing to grow. There have been plenty of broadcasts on Facebook Live before, from MLB teams doing behind-the-scenes content to an unexpected ACC lacrosse championship broadcast, and key Facebook executives like VP of partnerships Dan Rose have talked about even more, so USA Basketball’s announcement Friday […]

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Dick Vitale tweets Trump’s speech “filled with lies,” deletes, might write in Coach K

ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale is known for his enthusiasm about basketball, charitable fundraising, concerts and movies, but he’s also apparently very into fact-checking political speeches. On Friday, Vitale tweeted a link to a USA Today article fact-checking Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention speech from Thursday night, and commented on it in typical Dickie […]

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Smackdown beats Raw in ratings thanks to WWE Draft

There’s a long history of WWE’s Monday Night Raw outdrawing its other weekly Smackdown show, but that changed this week thanks to the WWE Draft. The first WWE Draft in five years gave Smackdown a huge ratings boost, with Tuesday’s show drawing 3.170 million viewers on USA, an increase of over a million from the […]

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ESPN’s Marly Rivera calls out Lou Holtz’s anti-immigration comments

Former ESPN commentator Lou Holtz’s rant at the Republican National Convention Tuesday about an immigrant “invasion” and wanting immigrants to “become us” and “learn and speak English” drew plenty of silence inside Bristol, as Sports Illustrated‘s Richard Deitsch noted Wednesday. On Thursday, that silence was broken on a special all-female edition of First Take that […]

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Jayson Williams: Charles Barkley used to eat McDonald’s on a treadmill

NBA on TNT commentator Charles Barkley’s weight has long been a topic of discussion, leading to his “Round Mound Of Rebound” nickname, and he’s mentioned before that his favorite pregame meal during his playing days was McDonald’s. This week, former teammate Jayson Williams (who spent the first two years of his NBA career playing with […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27:  Former ESPN Analyst Curt Schilling talks about his ESPN dismissal and politics during SiriusXM's Breitbart News Patriot Forum hosted Stephen K. Bannon and co-host Alex Marlow at the SiriusXM Studio on April 27, 2016 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Curt Schilling disappointed Tim Tebow was offered a RNC speech and he wasn’t

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from former ESPN commentator Curt Schilling, who went on a full media tour following his April firing after he posted an anti-trans meme on Facebook. Schilling was seemingly one of the few right-wing sports figures not mentioned in connection with this week’s Republican National Convention, whether speaking […]

HONG KONG - JUNE 24:  Dana White, President UFC during the Macao UFC Fight Night Press Conference at the Four Season Hotel on June 24, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.  (Photo by Jayne Russell/Getty Images)

Dana White goes off on Darren Rovell

UFC president Dana White has a long history of verbally sparring with media, and the latest subject of his ire is ESPN’s Darren Rovell (a frequent participant in Twitter fights). Their animosity has really heated up over the past few months, starting with Rovell’s May report that the UFC was for sale and White’s denial […]

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WWE drops Jerry Lawler from commentary, moves him to pre-event shows

There’s a broadcasting shakeup over at WWE, and it will see Jerry Lawler no longer commentating on matches. Following Tuesday’s WWE Draft, the company announced it will be changing up its broadcast teams, and as part of that, Lawler is moving aside. WWE then later sent out an update that Lawler and Booker T will […]