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Jemele Hill knows about the intersection of politics and sports up close. As one of the faces of SC6, last year’s revamp of ESPN flagship SportsCenter with friend and colleague Michael A. Smith, Hill came under fire last September when she replied to a tweet from trolls that “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who…

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For years, whenever complaints about ESPN being “too political” came up, anchors Jemele Hill and Michael Smith were pointed to as the primary culprits. Their race was always the subtext, though no one—least of all ESPN—seemed to want to call attention to it.

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I can’t lie. I’m extra geeked to sim this week’s matchup, as we have the hottest quarterback in the league so far this season, Mr. Patrick Lavon Mahomes II, who’s been putting up video game numbers. What makes this matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos even juicier is trying to see […]

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  Outspoken and much-awarded sports journalist Jemele Hill tweeted on Friday that it was her last day at ESPN, the network that helped vault her to stardom but also suspended her when she spoke out against President Trump. Hill noted that over the last several weeks, “there have been a lot of rumors about my job status.” […]

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Victor Cruz is making some big changes. The 31-year-old wide receiver is hanging up his helmet and retiring from the NFL and he already has his next gig lined up. Karrueche Tran‘s main man will join ESPN as an NFL analyst this week. “As I officially close one chapter of my life and begin another, […]

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Tiffany Greene gets paid to ask the tough questions. It’s what she does — and has dreamed of doing ever since kindergarten. But 10 months ago, with a 6-month-old at home, Greene realized that the roles had been switched, at least temporarily. She found herself questioning herself. “Certainly, there are times when you question yourself […]

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Former “SportsCenter” host Jemele Hill was unfazed Monday when conservative commentator Candace Owens challenged her […]

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Several weeks after Jemele Hill has left her on-air duties at ESPN, the network is experiencing legal troubles from an ex-employee whose litigation against the company has drawn in the former host. On Monday TMZ reported that ESPN legend Chris Berman allegedly left a “threatening and racially disparaging voicemail” to his colleague, Hill. The claims were made in a […]

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Sportscenter anchor Michael Smith says he is “pissed” over what he believes was ESPN attempt to silence he and former co-host Jemele Hill. After Hill jumped ship to work for The Undefeated, Smith says he noticed before her exit that the network was deliberately changing the vision of the show with less camera time for the […]

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Game. Blouses. John Skipper resigned as president of ESPN and co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks on Monday. “Today I have resigned from my duties as President of ESPN,” Skipper said in a statement. “I have had a wonderful career at the Walt Disney Company and am grateful for the many opportunities and friendships. … […]

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We kick off Week 2 of Sim Life with a salute to the good folks at EA Sports, as NBA Live 18 correctly picked last week’s games 2-0. Let’s see how the game fares this week. First up on the Wednesday doubleheader, we have the Houston Rockets paying a visit to Madison Square Garden at […]

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In the seven months since leaving Georgetown, John Thompson III has been watching basketball differently. His thoughts as he views games these days include what would he say about this play, how would he explain why this particular matchup works, or why this team has succeeded making this adjustment versus what it was doing earlier […]

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Hip-hop producer Michael Len Williams III, aka DJ Mike WiLL Made-It, is running the show for the first NBA on ESPN Remix, a live viewing party at Mezzanine in San Francisco on Friday night as the Golden State Warriors host the Houston Rockets. “It’s ill,” he said. “I love doing innovative, new ideas. … I […]

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GAME. BLOUSES. So, the Oakland Raiders were riding high with a 10-2 record and the top spot in the highly contested AFC West heading into Thursday night. They left Kansas City with a loss and an identical record to the now 10-3 Chiefs. Rookie speedster Tyreek Hill came through once again for Kansas City, as […]

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer and sports icon Magic Johnson and Pardon The Interruption co-host Michael Wilbon will rejoin NBA Countdown as studio analysts this season, first appearing as part of ABC’s NBA Christmas coverage. From there, Johnson will join NBA Countdown pregame coverage for the NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC series – the […]

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Stephen A. Smith signed a new deal with ESPN to continue providing commentary that enrages, […]

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On television, Stuart Scott represented Black people’s creativity, soul, mind, humor, style and overall culture. […]

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Stuart Scott, the ESPN anchor who made SportsCenter a place for not only highlights but […]

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After Artie Lange’s onslaught of racist and sexist tweets about ESPN hostess Cari Champion, the […]

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Stephen A. Smith, perhaps the most provocative voice on ESPN, was suspended for a week […]

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theGRIO REPORT - ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith didn’t show the same type of outrage that most did. On ESPN’s First Take, Smith admonished men who hit women but also said that women should not “provoke” men into hitting them...

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ESPN has released a preview of 'The Body Issue,' which hits stands July 13th. NBA star, 29-year-old, Tyson Chandler will grace the cover baring it all...

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