onstage during the 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Chance The Rapper will not be at ESPN forum on athletes and violence

It looks like Chance The Rapper (seen above at the 2016 ESPYs performing in front of a Muhammad Ali backdrop) now isn’t going to be involved with ESPN’s upcoming town hall forum Thursday on athletes, violence and responsibility, or the subsequent special edition of First Take on Friday. Both events take place in Chance’s home […]

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White Philly radio producer poses as black caller “Dwayne from Swedesboro”

Philadelphia sports radio station 97.5 The Fanatic has provided us with one of the most unusual planted caller stories ever, and one that’s already drawing a lot of backlash. As reported by Kyle Scott of Crossing Broad (via Deadspin’s Patrick Redford), regular 97.5 caller “Dwayne From Swedesboro” is actually 97.5 producer Pat Egan (seen above […]

BEIJING, CHINA - JULY 18:  Thomas Mueller (C) of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrates with teammates after scoring his second goal during the international friendly match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Valencia FC during the Audi Football Summit Beijing 2015 at National Stadium on July 18, 2015 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Fox Sports and NextVR will broadcast Bundesliga opener in VR

Virtual reality is starting to be used in more and more sports broadcasts, and Fox Sports appears to be particularly interested in the field. Fox signed a five-year deal with startup NextVR in February, and they’ve broadcast the Daytona 500, a Premier Boxing Champions fight, the Big East men’s basketball tournament and the U.S. Open […]

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Detroit sports radio host Terry Foster recovering from minor stroke

Long-time Detroit sports media figure Terry Foster is facing some health challenges. The 57-year-old Foster, who had a multi-decade career in print journalism with The Detroit Free Press and then The Detroit News, has been a regular local radio host since the 1990s, and currently co-hosts afternoon show Valenti & Foster on 97.1 The Ticket, announced […]

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BBC’s Dan Walker says entwined couple behind him are “reading a book”

It’s been quite the Olympics for the BBC’s taken off on Twitter. Via BuzzFeed’s Scotty Bryan, here’s a still of one of Walker’s segments on the bin men: And Walker has turned into quite the Brazilian celebrity, especially thanks to his interview with the bachelorette party: The bachelorette party was great, but “reading a book” […]

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NFL Media announces hire of analytics expert Cynthia Frelund from ESPN

We’re starting to see quite a push into original content from NFL Media, starting with Michael Mandt’s hire as executive producer of original content back in April and continuing with new efforts like Good Morning Football, and their latest hire looks like another smart move. They announced Thursday that they’ve brought in Cynthia Freland from […]

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ESPN to host and broadcast town hall conversation on athletes, guns and violence

It looks like ESPN is furthering its push into covering social issues around sports. After presenting a forum for Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Paul to kick off the ESPYs with their thoughts on racial tensions and recent shootings and simulcasting President Obama’s ABC town hall on gun violence (which featured ESPN’s […]