Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Miami-area clinic at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, possibly within the next few weeks, ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” has learned. If the suspensions are upheld, the performance-enhancing drug scandal would be the largest in American sports history.
Tony Bosch, founder of the now-shuttered Biogenesis of America, reached an agreement [...]
President Barack Obama loves to watch sports – and the people who want to catch his eye know it.
Companies and trade associations are doing something a little strange: they’re buying up airtime on ESPN.
Media strategists tell POLITICO they offer up the all-sports network as an option to clients who want to get their issues in front of Obama and top White House officials, known as big sports fans and rabid [...]
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — IOC leaders dropped wrestling from the Olympic program on Tuesday, a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Olympic sports from the 2020 Games.
The IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon — the event considered most at risk — and remove wrestling instead from its list of 25 “core sports.”
Wrestling, which combines freestyle and Greco-Roman events, goes back to the inaugural modern Olympics in Athens [...]
Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agrees to acquire world-renowned Lucasfilm Ltd, including legendary STAR WARS franchise.
Acquisition continues Disney’s strategic focus on creating and monetizing the world’s best branded content, innovative technology and global growth to drive long-term shareholder value.
Lucasfilm to join company’s global portfolio of world class brands including Disney, ESPN, Pixar, Marvel and ABC.
STAR WARS: EPISODE 7 feature film targeted for release in 2015.
ATLANTA — Talk about a wild card.
This one was just plain wild.
Chipper Jones played his final game. The Atlanta fans turned Turner Field into a trash heap after a disputed infield fly call. And the St. Louis Cardinals did what they always seem to do in October.
They celebrated another postseason triumph.
Matt Holliday homered and the Cardinals rallied from an early deficit, taking advantage of three Atlanta throwing errors — the most crucial of them [...]
ESPN is reporting that “an agreement in principle is at hand” between the NFL and locked-out officials, with the possibility that the regulars could be back on the field by this weekend.
But an individual within the NFL Referees Assn. told The Times on Wednesday that the sides are not on the brink of an agreement and are continuing to negotiate with the help of a federal mediator. The source, who spoke on condition [...]
BOSTON (CBS) – Football fans may not have to worry about the replacement referee drama for much longer.
CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman has confirmed a report that an agreement between the NFL and NFLRA to get the regular referees back is on the horizon.
But until the ink is dry, nothing is set in stone.
Sports Illustrated’s Peter King tweeted a short time after that NFLRA negotiator Scott Green has told the officials that a deal is [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Tim Tebow may one day take his “Wildcat” offense to another field entirely: politics.
The most talked about player in football said in an interview that once he’s done with football he’ll “at least look at and consider one day” a run for office.
“I haven’t ruled it out. Whatever avenue I feel like I can make a difference in, I’d love to do,” the Jets’ backup quarterback told ESPN New [...]
Pollster and political analyst Scott Rasmussen tells Newsmax that if Americans’ satisfaction with their financial situation does not improve before November, there is “no way” President Obama will be re-elected.
He also warns that if Romney does not take Florida, he has “no chance” of winning the White House — but adds that Obama is in trouble there because of seniors’ opposition to Obamacare.
Rasmussen is founder and president of Rasmussen Reports [...]
LONDON — The Americans grabbed hands and backed up, eager to get a better view of the scoreboard.
There really was no need. That Olympic gold medal was in the bag the minute they took the floor.
The Americans lived up to their considerable hype and then some Tuesday night, routing silver medalist Russia and everybody else on their way to their first Olympic title in women’s gymnastics since 1996. Their score [...]
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA hits Penn State football with $60 million fine, vacates Paterno’s wins from 1998-2011.
“These funds must be paid into an endowment for external programs preventing child sexual abuse or assisting victims and may not be used to fund such programs at the university,” the statement said.
The Joe Paterno statue was removed Sunday morning from its pedestal outside Beaver Stadium, and it will be stored in an unnamed “secure location,” Penn State president Rodney Erickson announced. Erickson also said the Paterno name will remain on the university’s library.
Shortly before dawn in State College, Pa., a work crew installed chain-link fences to barricade access to Porter Road outside Beaver Stadium and covered the fence with a blue [...]
Broadcast and cable channels across the country, including NBC, CBS and ESPN, scrambled Friday to remove advertising for “The Dark Knight Rises” following the tragic shooting at a late-night screening of the film in Colorado.
The advertisements were being pulled from national and local programs on broadcast and cable stations, according to people familiar with the matter but not authorized to speak publicly.
Due to the sensitivity of the situation as the [...]
Seventy thousand condoms would be enough for the entire city of Boynton Beach, Fla., but at the Olympic Village, that amount won’t suffice.
Why, might you ask? Because the Olympic Village is one big sex fest.
Athletes told ESPN’s Sam Alipour all the sexy details about life at the Olympic Village — a city within the hosting city consisting of houses, cafes, and even clubs — for the magazine’s 2012 “Body Issue.”.
In the report, the [...]
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have reached an agreement on a five-year, $100 million contract that includes a first-year take in 2012 of $40 million, according to league, players union, and team sources.
For all practical purposes, the guaranteed money is considered by all parties involved to be an NFL-record $60 million, though there are contractual, but unlikely, outs for the Saints before he would receive all of that sum.
The accord was [...]
WIMBLEDON, England — Once the Centre Court roof was closed, nothing could stop Roger Federer from winning his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title.
The 30-year-old Federer finally equaled Pete Sampras’ record at the All England Club, and won his 17th Grand Slam title overall, by beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday.
“I’m happy that closing the roof maybe helped me today because I wasn’t sure if that was going to help me or not,” [...]
The Knicks would be willing to pay any amount to keep restricted free agent Jeremy Lin, according to Marc Stein of ESPN:
Fortunately for the Knicks, they will only have the match the four-year, $29 million offer sheet that Houston gave Lin last night.
Since Lin is a restricted free agent, the Knicks get to resign him if they offer him the same deal as Houston.
All in all, this is way smaller of a contract [...]
Erin Andrews is departing ESPN, leaving behind the ‘Worldwide Leader in Sports’ for greener pastures.
Ms Andrews’ contract expired this week, but rumors have been swirling since March that the stunning sideline reporter was unhappy at the network.
All bets are on Fox Sports, which is ‘aggressively pursuing’ the Dancing With The Stars veteran.
Goodbye: Erin Andrews is departing ESPN, leaving behind the ‘Worldwide Leader in Sports’ for greener pastures
‘Erin Andrews leaving ESPN. [...]
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June 16, 2012
This infographic created by Jason at Frugal Dad shows that almost all media comes from the same six sources.
Full article here
Peyton Manning‘s 14-year career as a member of the Indianapolis Colts is coming to an end.
Sources close to the team told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen that the announcement will come at a news conference in Indianapolis on Wednesday with both Manning and owner Jim Irsay in attendance.
The decision to pass on the $28 million bonus owed Manning and not to pick up the four remaining years on his contract means [...]
President Obama boasts to sport analyst that he “knew about Jeremy Lin before you did” and that he has envisioned celebrating a Chicago Bulls championship team “every year” since he’s been in the White House.
In an interview with ESPN’s Bill Simmons, President Obama talks about how he is able to sneak in watching sports during the day.
“Well, first of all, I don’t watch network news or cable news. So in [...]
by Alex Cocotas
2011 looks like it was the year that online video hit the big time, according to newly released data fromcomScore. Average daily uniques rose 43 percent, videos viewed were up 45 percent, and videos per viewer jumped 37 percent.
Unsurprisingly, YouTube accounts for a little over 50 percent of all videos streamed in the U.S. This doesn’t fully capture that consumers are increasingly streaming bigger files too, like movies on Netflix, shows on Hulu, and even [...]
Okay, comments and predictions here.
Meanwhile, some might enjoy passing the time with:
1958 NFL championship game.
Quite a contrast to the “pink shoes NFL” Super Bowl…
Full audio with only about a quarter of the game on video, rest is appropriate filler from the time.
But it does have video of the big plays and all of the exciting finish.
By Edward Aschoff
NEW ORLEANS — It might be time for Les Miles to hand the ball off to Jarrett Lee.
Fans booed Jordan Jefferson after he returned to the field following a terribly thrown ball that was intercepted by Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley and those boos got even louder after he was sacked to end that drive.
Jefferson now has 48 passing yards, an interception and 3 yards rushing. Alabama’s defense hasn’t given him much [...]
by Matt Rosoff, BI
Comcast and Disney announced a new 10 year deal today that will let content from Disney and its subsidiaries — including ABC and ESPN — continue to flow to Comcast customers.
As part of the deal, Comcast customers will now be able to use the WatchESPN app to watch live sports on ESPN on their iPads and iPhones.
Disney released that app during the summer, as Peter Kafka at [...]
The Baltimore Ravens have a playoff bye this week. Don’t think that means Terrell Suggs’ mouth will be taking it easy.
The linebacker took a mostly unprovoked shot at Tim Tebow during a Tuesday appearance on ESPN’s “First Take.”
“With all due respect we don’t need God on our sidelines,” Suggs said. “Once again God had to save Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. He couldn’t even give them two drives? Seven to three? [Referring to the score Denver lost [...]
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Flying cameras have been providing unique perspectives on everything from golf to college and professional football for more than a decade, becoming so commonplace that fans rarely notice the whizzing remote-controlled devices.
At the Insight Bowl on Friday night, no one could miss the overhead camera when it came crashing down to the field late in the fourth quarter, nearly taking out one of the players.
The ESPN [...]
This January 2012, Join the Belcastro Family as They Prepare for an Independent Life Off the Grid
GBTV, Glenn Beck’s live streaming video network unveiled today its first reality show, Independence U.S.A. The show follows Frank Belcastro and his family as they try and become completely independent and prepare for life “off the grid.” Independence U.S.A. is being produced by GBTV and The WorkShop, L.L.C. whose team has produced shows for [...]
(ESPN) Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said late Saturday night there will be additional suspensions coming after the brawl that prematurely ended the Bearcats’ 76-53 loss to Xavier earlier at the Cintas Center.
The fight forced game officials to call the game with 9.4 seconds left on Saturday.
Officials amended the postgame box score and ejected Cincinnati’s Yancy Gates and Cheikh Mbodj, as well as Xavier’s Dez Wells. Based on NCAA rules, the ejected players will miss [...]
Syracuse (CNN/WSYR-TV) – Bobby Davis, an alleged molestation victim of Bernie Fine, recorded a phone call with the coach’s wife in 2002, according to ESPN. (Full story)
The tape, aired by the network on Sunday, indicates Laurie Fine may have been aware of her husband’s alleged inappropriate actions.
ESPN’s Mark Schwarz explained in an interview on CNN why the tapes were not made public back then.
“We did not go to authorities with [...]
Syracuse University associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine was fired Sunday in the wake of an investigation of child molestation allegations against him.
In statement released Sunday night, Kevin Quinn, the school’s senior vice president for public affairs, says Fine has been “terminated, effective immediately.
The move came at the direction of Chancellor Nancy Cantor.
The 65-year-old Fine was in his 36th season at his alma mater. He had the longest active streak [...]
Syracuse basketball assistant coach Bernie Fine is accused of molesting former ballboys at the storied program.
A longtime assistant basketball coach at Syracuse has been accused by two former ballboys of molesting them while they were children and teenagers.
The new round of child sex accusations follow the scandal at Penn State, and threaten to rock major college sports anew. Bernie Fine, a 35-year assistant under legendary Orangemen Coach Jim [...]
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By Associated Press, Published: November 10
A person familiar with the decision says Cars.com has pulled out as the “presenting sponsor” of two college football games on ESPN involving Penn State in the wake of the sex-abuse scandal engulfing the program.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the move has not been announced.
Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/person-familiar-with-decision-carscom-out-as-presenting-sponsor-for-2-psu-games-on-espn/2011/11/10/gIQAXMQIAN_story.html