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Jesse Palmer Named Next Host of 'The Bachelor'

The ESPN analyst will be replacing Chris Harrison for the filming of the dating show's 26th season. Palmer also signed an extension for his college football role.

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Byington Makes History As Bucks Play-by-Play Announcer

The reporter continues to break barriers as the first full-time female play-by-play announcer for a major U.S. men's sports team.

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Michael Irvin, Tim Tebow to Regularly Appear on 'First Take'

Michael Irvin and Tim Tebow will regularly appear on ESPN 'First Take' during the upcoming NFL season.

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Report: Smoltz, Leiter Refuse Vaccine, End MLB Studio Work

They will now appear on MLB Network remotely after it instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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Report: Stephen A. Smith Eyeing ESPN Show With Magic Johnson

He reportedly wants to team up with Magic Johnson, possibly on the network's pregame show "NBA Countdown."

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‘The Karate Kid’ Musical Set for 2022 Pre-Broadway Run

The production will be led by original screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen and will premiere May 25 in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood, Mo.

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Yanks Writer Forced to Drive to Iowa for ‘Field of Dreams’ Game

People will come, even if they have to drive 1,000 miles.

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Report: Alex Smith Joins ESPN As NFL Analyst

The former QB will head to television in his first year after retirement.

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Maria Taylor Likely Joining NBC After ESPN Split

ESPN and Maria Taylor announced Wednesday that the two parties could not reach an agreement on a contract extension.

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Stephen A. Smith Apologizes for Shohei Ohtani Comments

The ESPN television personality said "I don’t think it helps that the number one face [in MLB] is a dude that needs an interpreter," in regards to Shohei Ohtani.

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ESPN's Maria Taylor on Recent Controversy: 'Remember to Lift as You Climb'

She took to social media Wednesday and appeared to address the recent news surrounding herself and ESPN colleague Rachel Nichols.

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NABJ Wants Meeting with Disney to Discuss 'Toxic ESPN Culture'

The National Association of Black Journalists has requested a meeting with Disney leaders after Rachel Nichols recording reveals racial bias in workplace.

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How Dave Kindred Found Salvation in High School Basketball

The Hall of Fame writer was paid handsomely to cover Ali and the Olympics. Today he earns chocolate candies for writing about girls hoops—and the comfort and intimacy has lifted him.

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Rachel Nichols Taken Off NBA Finals Sideline Role

ESPN announced Tuesday that Rachel Nichols will not act as the network's sideline reporter for the 2021 NBA Finals.

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Nichols Apologizes to Taylor After 'Diversity' Comments

Rachel Nichols has apologized after saying Maria Taylor received NBA assignments because of ESPN’s “crappy longtime record on diversity.”