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Friday, July 31, 2015

Policing the Media

Tom Rinaldi gives Serena Williams hug, kiss before interview (Video)

ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi got uncomfortably personal with an athlete once again. Tasked with interviewing Serena Williams following the tennis star’s finals win at Wimbledon Saturday, Rinaldi leaned in for a little hug and cheek-type kiss prior to commencing with the questions. BRUH TOM RINALDI GOTTA CHILL pic.twitter.com/iFtHxnbC11 — $HΛRKY Mc$TEVENSON (@iamAmani_) July 11, 2015…Read More

Tuscaloosa News bungles report of Ken Stabler’s death

Former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ken Stabler died on Thursday at the age of 69 following a battle with colon cancer. Stabler, nicknamed “The Snake,” was a four-time Pro Bowler who helped lead the Raiders to a Super Bowl win in the 1976 season. He also won national championships at Alabama in the 1965 and ’66…Read More

Bob Costas apologizes for harsh words about Pedro Strop

Veteran broadcaster Bob Costas admitted that he owes Pedro Strop an apology for being unnecessarily harsh towards the pitcher during Friday’s game against the Cardinals. Costas was calling the play-by-play action of the game for MLB Network and took exception with Strop pointing to the sky after being pulled following a shaky outing. “Strop is…Read More

SI writer Andy Benoit says ‘women’s sports in general not worth watching’

SI writer Andy Benoit is in some hot water for his opinions expressed about women’s sports over Twitter Monday. Benoit, who is an NFL writer at SI’s “The Monday Morning Quarterback,” sent some controversial tweets in which he opined that women’s sports were “less entertaining” than men’s sports. Benoit backed up his opinion by saying…Read More

Stephen A. Smith apologizes on Twitter for women’s soccer joke

Not long after his “joke” about women’s soccer players went viral, Stephen A. Smith decided to apologize for his insensitive remark. While “SportsCenter” was playing a highlight from a Women’s World Cup game between Germany and Norway, Smith cracked a joke about the women not blocking a shot because they didn’t want to mess up…Read More

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