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ESPN host Jemele Hill doesn’t mince words. First, she calls President Donald Trump a “white supremacist” on her Twitter account. That comment prompted White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to say during a briefing that her comments about Trump were “a fireable offense by ESPN.” Hill apologized in September saying, “My comments on Twitter expressed…

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Something was bound to happen during a 28-hour marathon. ESPN hosted a continuous preview of Fantasy Football for the second straight year on Aug. 14-15. During one of the network’s attempts to entertain during the marathon, there was a real-life auction skit. Auction fantasy football is a popular method to draft for many players on the internet.…

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An eerie, dead silence blanketed the vast campus of ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut, as over 100 on-air personalities, reporters, analysts and production staffers awaited news of who is being laid off on Wednesday, April 26. Despite being the worldwide sports leader, ESPN management argued the salaries for on-air talent skyrocketed way north of market value,…

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ESPN president John Skipper spoke up two days after reports surfaced that Michelle Beadle replaced Sage Steele as the full-time host on “NBA Countdown” April 6. “Sage has done a wonderful job for us in a number of important roles,” Skipper said, according to USA Today. “As previously announced, her ‘SportsCenter’ presence has grown and this…

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Technically, she wasn’t fired. At least not as of today, ESPN hasn’t fired Sage Steele; they’ve only replaced her with Michelle Beadle on “NBA Countdown,” which includes coverage that goes all the way to the NBA Finals. It has been reported that due to the shift of audiences in large numbers gathering their sports news…

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ESPN commentator Doug Adler compared Venus Williams to a primate during the Australian Open. “You see Venus move in and put the gorilla effect on. Charging,” he stated matter-of-factly during Williams’ second-round match at the first Slam of the year in Melbourne against Stefanie Voegele. Fans are furious with the former professional player, calling for him to…

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LaChina Robinson is a basketball analyst who calls college basketball games for ESPN and FOX. Robinson earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Wake Forest University, where she was a four-year starter for the Demon Deacon basketball team. A member of the 1999 ACC All-Freshman team, Robinson finished her career third all-time in blocked shots…

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Jasmine Alexander Producer SportsCenter University of Southern California, B.A. Jasmine Alexander is responsible for picking the stories, setting the tone and identifying guests and analysts for the 6pm ESTSportsCenter. Alexander didn’t come to this career by chance. Inspired by growing up in a household in which television news was always on and trusted, she knew…

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Long-time ESPN host and play-by-play man John Saunders has died at age 61. He covered college football, basketball and the NHL for the network for nearly 30 years, joining ESPN in December 1986. Saunders was a respected voice in television. While growing up in Toronto, Saunders developed an unyielding passion for hockey. In 2012, he shared with rolling out…

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For a few years now, the sports world has been evolving drastically as more athletes come out as gay or trans. But in the most recent case of a sports star coming out, it wasn’t an athlete making the major announcement; instead, it was ESPN news anchor Israel Gutierrez. The famous NBA columnist decided to…

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