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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Media

Bill Simmons leaving ESPN

ESPN president John Skipper announced on Friday morning that Bill Simmons is leaving the company. Skipper said in a statement that negotiations between Simmons and the Worldwide Leader were ongoing but he decided not to bring back “The Sports Guy.” “I decided today that we are not going to renew Bill Simmons’ contract. We have…Read More

Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo goes ballistic on Tom Brady Sr. (Audio)

To the surprise of no one, Tom Brady’s father, Tom Brady Sr., defended the New England Patriots quarterback on Wednesday amid accusations that Brady cheated by ordering team employees to underinflate footballs. “This was Framegate right from the beginning,” Brady Sr. told Jim Corbett of USA Today Sports. No one is more angry about the…Read More

Ernie Johnson gives his Emmy to Stuart Scott’s daughters

Ernie Johnson has always been a class act and is being commended for his wonderful gesture on Tuesday night. Johnson, a TV host for Turner Sports and CBS Sports, won the Sports Emmy for Best Studio Host. Johnson then brought the daughters of the late Stuart Scott on stage with him and presented them with…Read More

Michelle Beadle on Floyd Mayweather credential ban: They’re lying

Michelle Beadle and Rachel Nichols made headlines Saturday for saying they had been denied credentials for the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight, something Mayweather’s promoters have denied. “There are emails,” Beadle said to Sports Illustrated. “They lie. It’s their job. But I was banned.” Nichols later said on Twitter that while she received media access…Read More

Floyd Mayweather bans Rachel Nichols, Michele Beadle from covering fight

At the request of Floyd Mayweather Jr., CNN reporter Rachel Nichols and ESPN reporter Michelle Beadle will not be covering the boxing event that many are calling the “fight of the century.” Nichols revealed on Saturday that Mayweather’s camp has blocked media credentials for both her and Beadle and banned them from his fight against…Read More

Anyone catch the video game competition on ESPN2?

If you were looking to catch a late-night airing of SportsCenter on ESPN2 Sunday night, you were out of luck. But if you wanted to see gamers battling it out in “Heroes of the Storm,” the World Wide Leader had you covered. ESPN2 showed live coverage of college students playing the popular multiplayer online battle…Read More

Scott Van Pelt throws epic shade at Colin Cowherd over John Wall

Someone might have to arrest Scott Van Pelt for committing ESPN-on-ESPN crime Tuesday night. Van Pelt, who is a Maryland native and huge fan of the area’s local sports teams, was rightfully impressed with John Wall’s incredible performance in a 117-106 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoff series…Read More

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