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John Skipper: “we have no tolerance for points of view that aren’t inclusive”

During ESPN’s upfronts on Tuesday in Manhattan, ESPN president John Skipper talked with some reporters about some of the hot button topics circulating the company as of late. One of those topics was the firing of Curt Schilling, and his accusations that ESPN was more tolerant of liberal viewpoints than conservative viewpoints. Skipper responded to […]

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 24:  Apolo Anton Ohno of the United States competes in the Short Track Speed Skating Men's 500m heat on day 13 of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at Pacific Coliseum on February 24, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

NBC adds Apolo Ohno, Tanith White to Olympics coverage

NBC has added a pair of Winter Olympians to their Summer Olympics coverage this August. Apolo Ohno and Tanith White will cover the Games for NBC in Rio this summer as reporters. Both Ohno and White have worked in the past for NBC, and both have won medals at the Winter Games. Ohno took home eight […]

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Stephen A. Smith got video bombed by Cavs dancers

After the Cavaliers’ 115-84 blowout win over the Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, ESPN did a live remote from Quicken Loans Arena featuring Stephen A. Smith yelling various things about the game. Some of the Cavs dancers were still sticking around after the game, and took advantage of an opportunity to get […]

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MLB Network Presents review: 56: The Streak

The latest installment in the MLB Network Presents documentary series is 56: The Streak, a rare in-season film, covering Joe DiMaggio’s record 56 game hitting streak. Why is the film airing in the middle of May rather than during the offseason? Well, Sunday is the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the streak. Narrated by actor, […]

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Phillies reporter says player was “suspended without pee”

CSN Philadelphia reporter Gregg Murphy had an unfortunate slip of the tongue on Tuesday night when discussing the suspension of Kansas City Royals prospect Raul Mondesi Jr. Murphy slipped up and said that Mondesi, who tested positive for Clenbuterol through a urine test, was suspended from the Royals “without pee”. “without pee” pic.twitter.com/2dSGVRGtsN — bournemouth […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23:  Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully acknowledges applause from fans in front of wife Sandi Scully, and sons Kevin Scully and Todd Scully before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on September 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Vin Scully is uncomfortable with all of this season’s tributes to him

It seems like every network and MLB team is honoring Vin Scully this season, his final one as Dodgers play-by-play broadcaster. But while the team’s legendary voice certainly seems appreciative of all of these honors, he told SI’s Tom Verducci in a recent profile that all of the attention was making him uncomfortable because it […]

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Chris Russo ranted and raved about coverage of Bartolo Colon’s home run

On Saturday night, Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon hit a home run and everyone lost their minds. Well, almost everyone. Chris “Mad Dog” Russo didn’t lose his mind. In fact, he seemed quite livid with the coverage of Colon’s homer, if this clip from Monday’s edition of MLB Network’s High Heat is to be believed. Chris […]

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McLovin from Superbad got into a Twitter fight with Frank Isola

Chris Mintz-Plasse, who played McLovin in Superbad, got into a Twitter fight with New York Daily News writer (and occasional ESPN talking head) Frank Isola about – what else? – the New York Knicks and Isola’s coverage of the team. Oddly enough, the issue started a month ago regarding a column by…Mike Lupica? It took […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 10:  Charley Steiner prepares to call the game instead of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who missed Dodgers home opener with a cold, during the game against Pittsburgh Pirates at the the Dodgers  on April 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.   (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Charley Steiner mangled the hell out of this Dodgers-Blue Jays ending

Los Angeles Dodgers radio play by play broadcaster Charley Steiner is a legend in the industry, but his call of the final out of Saturday’s Dodgers-Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre was a complete and utter mess. The only thing he got right was the batter. Troy Tulowitzki lined out to left fielder Kiké Hernandez to […]

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Dan Le Batard is trying to play the feud with Mike Francesa

Was there anything more unlikely than a feud between Dan Le Batard and Mike Francesa? New York and Miami are separated by roughly 1,300 miles, and there’s no reason that the two should be on each other’s radar…but of course, distance has never stopped either of these guys from having a go at anyone. It […]

SACRAMENTO, CA - MARCH 09:  Head coach Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands on the court during their game against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena on March 9, 2016 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tyronn Lue isn’t too happy with Charles Barkley

On Wednesday night, Charles Barkley said that the Hawks needed to take out a Cavs player if they wanted to win their Eastern Conference Semifinals series. A number of people got upset about that comment, and one of them was Cavs coach Tyronn Lue. Lue called out Barkley for his comment on Thursday during a conference call. […]

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Shaq is a huge Northampton Town fan for some reason

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Shaquille O’Neal might like soccer a little bit – he’s an interesting individual that has had his large fingers in numerous different pies over the years. But what should come as a surprise is Shaq’s team of choice in English football. It’s not Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, or any other […]

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The partnership between Don Orsillo and Mark Grant is off to a great start

It’s been a whirlwind six months or so for San Diego Padres broadcaster Don Orsillo. He was unceremoniously dumped by NESN and the Boston Red Sox at the end of the 2015 season, and eventually landed with the Padres and Fox Sports San Diego as the successor to the legendary Dick Enberg. Orsillo and Enberg […]

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Reporter who asked Draymond Green about Houston flooding was fired

After Game 4 of the Warriors-Rockets Western Conference Quarterfinals series, a reporter asked Warriors forward Draymond Green about the flooding in Houston. Green shot down the reporter’s question, and the reporter was thoroughly shamed on social media after the incident. It’s now been revealed that the reporter in question was fired shortly after the press […]

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Twitter is interested in more sports streaming deals

The NFL’s streaming deal with Twitter earlier this month blew the minds of many across the sports landscape. The NFL? Streaming games live on…Twitter? It seemed incomprehensible. But if Twitter CFO Anthony Noto is to be believed, Twitter isn’t going to stop at the NFL, and wants to create similar partnerships with other sports leagues, […]

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