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  • Antonio Brown officially requests trade from Steelers; 49ers betting favorites to acquire him

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown officially requested a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday, and thanked Steelers fans on social media.

    SFGate
  • NBA says it didn’t threaten to fine Pelicans for benching Anthony Davis

    The NBA said Monday it required the New Orleans Pelicans to play Anthony Davis, their disgruntled All-Star, after he was not traded before last week's trade deadline because of "league rules governing competitive integrity." The Pelicans initially planned to sit Davis for the rest of the season once they responded to his request to be traded by deciding to keep him beyond Thursday's deadline, according to two people familiar with New Orleans' stance who were not authorized to discuss it...

    SFGate
  • WATCH: Kevin Durant opens up about his new ESPN series

    The basketball legend opens up about "The Boardroom," which looks at the evolution of business inside the sports industry.

    ABC News
  • Bob Costas, unplugged: From broadcast icon to dropped from Super Bowl...

    Conversations with Bob Costas reveal for the first time how the broadcasting icon went from fronting America's most popular sport to being excised from last year's Super Bowl and, ultimately, ending his nearly 40-year career with NBC.

    ESPN.com
  • Live round-by-round action from UFC 234 in Melbourne

    Visit ESPN to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for AFL, NRL, Rugby, Cricket, Football and more.

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  • Want to hear A’ja Wilson talk smack with a WNBA great? Tune in for UConn-USC

    South Carolina women’s basketball great A’ja Wilson will participate in a new broadcasting role for ESPN on Monday when the Gamecocks play UConn, sitting behind USC’s bench and talking trash with Sue Bird.

    charlotteobserver
  • Warriors Honor '68 Protester Tommie Smith; Disgraced Former Olympians Revered Now

    Former U.S. Olympic malcontents Tommie Smith and John Carlos shamed their country with black power salutes at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City. They were sent home in disgrace then, but now that the media has a love affair with social justice warriors like Colin Kaepernick, Smith and Carlos are treated like heroes and adorned with honors by the progressive, social justice crowd. The Golden State Warriors saluted Smith during a game Wednesday, and visiting San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich...

    NewsBusters
  • Class analysis, where South Carolina’s recruiting haul ranks after signing day

    For all intents and purposes, South Carolina’s 2019 recruiting cycle is finished. The Gamecocks have signed 23 new players. Nine are already on campus. They got their blue chip quarterback

    charlotteobserver
  • Atlantic writer jokes about assassinating Trump

    The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill made a none-too-subtle joke this week about assassinating President Trump, just in case you were wondering whether ESPN was mistaken to part ways with her in 2018 after she made similarly stupid comments about the president.

    Washington Examiner
  • Chicago Cubs family patriarch Joe Ricketts apologizes for racist emails

    The patriarch of the family behind the Chicago Cubs has apologized after an online media outlet published emails in which he took part in racist comments and conspiracy theories. Some of the emails Splinter News published Monday featured Joe Ricketts making Islamophobic comments, such as "Islam is a cult and not a religion." Others included conspiracies about former President Barack Obama's birthplace and education. Ricketts, who founded TD Ameritrade, apologized for the emails. "Sometimes I...

    SFGate
  • NCAA tournament watch: The latest teams projected to come to Columbia

    The 2019 NCAA Tournament is coming to Columbia, South Carolina, on March 22-24 at Colonial Life Arena. Which teams will be there? Early projections have Duke, Virginia and Tennessee as possibilities.

    charlotteobserver
  • Dick Vitale, Hubie Brown team for Tuesday night ESPN basketball coverage

    Dick Vitale The longtime ESPN college basketball color analyst gets a couple of rarities Tuesday night: He will call a game with Hubie Brown, and he will be the junior analyst. The longtime friends will be on a telecast for the first time when ESPN airs No. 2 Duke's game against Boston College at 4 p.m. Vitale, 79, and Brown, 85, grew up less than 20 miles apart in New Jersey and have known each other more than 50 years. They opposed each other as coaches in high school, college and, later, the...

    SFGate
  • ESPN Anchor Adnan Virk Fired Following Investigation

    Adnan Virk, a once-rising star at ESPN, has been fired by the network, Deadline has confirmed. "Adnan Virk no longer works at ESPN," ESPN vice president Josh Krulewitz told Deadline Monday. Krulewitz would not elaborate, but the New York Post, which first reported Virk’s firing citing sources, said Virk was terminated following an investigation that he had leaked confidential company information to the media on more than one occasion, a violation of company policy. He was

    Deadline
  • Popular ESPN host is fired for 'leaking confidential information to the media'

    ESPN has fired Adnan Virk, 40, one of its most popular and versatile hosts for allegedly leaking confidential company information to the news media.

    Mail Online
  • Super Bowl LIII score predictions: ESPN staff picks Patriots-Rams

    Who will prevail in Super Bowl LIII? ESPN's pro football brain trust assembles its list of predictions for Patriots-Rams.

    ESPN.com
  • Misfire: No. 23 N.C. State falls 47-24 to No. 12 Virginia Tech

    Miss after miss, they kept coming for No. 23 North Carolina State on Saturday. Bricked jumpers off the front rim. Drives that rolled around the cylinder and dropped away. Shots that didn't hit anything at all. They never stopped, either, not until the host Wolfpack had managed a stunningly low point total that stood as the worst for any ACC school in the shot-clock era. North Carolina State lost 47-24 to No. 12 Virginia Tech, a throwback output to the long-ago days when teams would hold the ball...

    SFGate
  • A Wall Street analyst modeled the impact of Disney's new streaming service — and now he's even more bullish on the stock (DIS)

    Disney started its direct-to-consumer (DTC) efforts in April 2018, launching the ESPN+ streaming service. Disney said it also plans to launch another DTC service, Disney+, in late 2019, and that it would remove all its movies from Netflix this year.  Disney's Direct-to-Consumer & International business will take a bite out of its earnings per share in the fiscal year 2020, but won't put pressure on the stock value, according to analyst Todd Juenger at Bernstein. Watch Disney trade live...

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  • A Wall Street analyst modeled the impact of Disney's new streaming service — and now he's even more bullish on the stock (DIS)

    Disney started its direct-to-consumer (DTC) efforts in April 2018, launching the ESPN+ streaming service. Disney said it also plans to launch another DTC service, Disney+, in late 2019, and that it would remove all its movies from Netflix this year.  Disney's Direct-to-Consumer & International business will take a bite out of its earnings per share in the fiscal year 2020, but won't put pressure on the stock value, according to analyst Todd Juenger at Bernstein. Watch Disney trade live...

    Business Insider