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Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Shelley Smith announces she has breast cancer

Longtime ESPN reporter Shelley Smith announced on Wednesday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. “I now join the one in eight women who are battling breast cancer,” Smith wrote on Twitter. “Early detection will save my life. Tell loved ones. My tough cancer treatment will begin in January. Until then, I spread the…Read More

Bill Simmons appears to be enjoying his suspension

Bill Simmons’ three-week suspension from ESPN for his comments about Roger Goodell and for daring the company to suspend him encompasses all social media. That meant no Twitter, no Facebook, and we’re guessing no Instagram. But if you’re going to bend the rules, this is how to do it. Hope The Sports Guy is enjoying…Read More

Bill Simmons podcast pulled by ESPN

ESPN suspended Bill Simmons for three weeks on Wednesday in response to comments the personality made on his podcast earlier in the week, and the powerful network even took the step of pulling the audio from the Grantland website. On his “BS Report” podcast posted on Monday, Simmons called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a “liar”…Read More

Bill Simmons suspended three weeks by ESPN for Roger Goodell comments

Bill Simmons went off on Roger Goodell earlier this week and dared ESPN to reprimand him for it. He got what he asked for without even having to issue a double dare. ESPN announced on Wednesday that Simmons has been suspended three weeks for not meeting the network’s criteria for “journalistic standards.” “Every employee must…Read More

ESPN.com is launching a makeover

Many of you sports junkies are going to be in for a surprise in the near future when you visit the World Wide Leader’s world wide web page. ESPN.com will soon be launching its first redesign in over five years, with an aim toward making the website more mobile-friendly and responsive. As you can see…Read More

Broncos fans petition to get Phil Simms off their games

Denver Broncos fans are so sick of having color commentator Phil Simms broadcast their games on CBS they’ve started a petition to get the former New York Giants quarterback off their games. The title of the petition is “Ban Phil Simms From Broadcasting Bronco Games,” and it was created by The Denver City Page. The…Read More

Jonathan Papelbon crotch grab on Philly Daily News back page

Just in case there were any doubt about whether or not Jonathan Papelbon made a deliberate crotch grab towards the fans who were booing him, the Philadelphia Daily News ends the argument. Just remember … Papelbon said that he didn't do the crotch grab intentionally, but was adjusting himself after having trouble with his supporter…Read More

49ers announcer Ted Robinson suspended for domestic violence comments

The San Francisco 49ers and Pac-12 Network have both suspended announcer Ted Robinson for his comments on domestic violence. Robinson co-hosted “The Tom Tolbert Show” on Bay Area sports radio station KNBR on Monday and discussed the Ray Rice situation. Robinson essentially scoffed at the notion that Janay Rice is a victim and demonstrated his…Read More

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