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Sportsnet reporter shaves off mustache during pre-game report

Now that December’s here, people everywhere are shaving off their Movember moustaches. Sportsnet reporter Gene Principe did it live on the air on Monday night, taking an electric razor to his pushbroom while teeing up a game between the Edmonton Oilers and Arizona Coyotes. Principe is no stranger to on-air hi-jinx. He’s done everything from […]

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Chicago sports radio hosts learn they’re fired while on the air

Imagine working away at your desk, opening Twitter and suddenly seeing breaking news that you’ve been fired. That’s what happened to Chicago sports radio hosts Alex Quigley and Ben Finfer. While hosting “Quigs and Finfer” on 87.7 The Game on Thursday afternoon, Quigley scrolled down his Twitter timeline and noticed this tweet from local media critic […]

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Mike Tirico Calls Cam Newton “Michael Vick”

ESPN’s Mike Tirico isn’t known for making too many mistakes, but this one was hard to ignore. The Monday Night Football play-by-play man confused Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton with a certain New York Jets pivot. Vick played for the Philadelphia Eagles for five seasons before landing with the Jets, and the Eagles are playing […]

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Blazer’s Edge rejects second-tier media credential from Trail Blazers

One of the most popular and most successful team blogs in all of sports won’t have a voice in the locker room this season. Blazer’s Edge, the Portland Trail Blazers blog in the SB Nation network, is refusing media credentials from the team in the wake of a new two-tier policy. The Blazers changed their […]

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Carolina Hurricanes reporter suspended after drunk driving arrest

Carolina Hurricanes reporter Chantel McCabe has been suspended for the month of October after being arrested on a drunk driving charge. “In light of what happened this past weekend, we think it is best that Ms. McCabe take some time away from the team,” team president Don Waddell said in a brief statement Tuesday. She is […]

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Predators reporter laid off to make way for ‘Newsroom of the Future’

Nashville’s leading daily newspaper began another round of layoffs on Thursday, and the cuts included a well respected hockey reporter. The Tennessean, owned by the Gannett Company, announced plans to “reset” in August, and did so by laying off 15 percent of its staff. The layoffs continued on Thursday, most notably including Predators a universally respected hockey reporter, along […]

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Why the EPL crackdown on Vines is bad news for sports fans

During the World Cup, FIFA (along with ESPN and Univision) started going after numerous social media users who were creating Vines and GIFs of the event. Now that the Premier League season has officially begun, the folks across the pond will be indulging in the same behavior. It was bound to happen. The English Premier League announced Friday […]

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CBC axes veteran sportscasters Steve Armitage and Mark Lee

The latest round of budget cuts at the CBC has claimed two of the network’s longest tenured and most recognizable voices. Veteran sportscasters Steve Armitage and Mark Lee have been laid off, the Canadian Press reports. The move comes nine months after Rogers Media secured the NHL broadcast rights in a landmark $5.2-billion deal. With Rogers […]

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Jason Whitlock’s comments about Canada are insulting to everyone

Full disclosure: I’m Canadian. Okay, let’s get to it. Jason Whitlock has written a lot of questionable things in his career, but on Monday night, he said something that should offend an entire nation. The ESPN columnist joined Keith Olbermann on the latter’s eponymous show to talk about what the Cleveland Cavaliers should do with Canadian […]

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CBS News calls Derek “Michael Jeter”

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter played his final All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Target Field in Minneapolis, going 2-for-2 with a run scored. He departed in the fourth inning to a standing ovation, and many news outlets were quick to document the occasion. CBS News was a little too quick.       […]

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Video: Hawk Harrelson calls Asian pitchers “Orientals” for the second night in a row

Hawk Harrelson’s subjectivity is often a topic of debate, but there’s no debating his latest misstep. The polarizing White Sox broadcaster used the term “Orientals” on Comcast Sportsnet Chicago for the second night in a row on Thursday when discussing Boston Red Sox reliever Junichi Tazawa’s delivery. On Wednesday night, he did the exact same thing while talking about […]

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Video: The Best of Hot Dog Eating Contest emcee George Shea

Imagine Don King and Ray Hudson fused into a single human being. That’s what we have in George Shea, who serves as the host and comic relief for the annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Shea’s over-the-top introductions are as much a Fourth of July tradition as the contest itself. He was at it […]

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Giraffe Gaffe: Delta Airlines drops the ball congratulating Team USA

With Team USA opening its World Cup schedule against Ghana on Monday, everyone expected American corporations to they did. Delta was one such corporation. Amid the excitement of a thrilling 2-1 victory by the United States, the airline tweeted this graphic of the final score with both countries represented by generic stock photos: As you […]

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The Don Cherry Playoff Wardrobe Retrospective: (2014, Part II)

Now that the NHL season is over, it’s time to put a bow on our Don Cherry Playoff Wardrobe Retrospective series for another year. Sad, we know. But cheer up, and get your retinas ready. Unlike last season, the polarizing Hockey Night in Canada pundit gave us so many eye-popping outfits this time around that it required two […]

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