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Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice walks off the field after a training camp practice, Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo)

ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

  NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don’t do anything to provoke […]

07/29/2014

Lucke Ehret, center, of Mannheim, Germany, celebrates with fellow fans after Germany defeated Argentina in the World Cup soccer final in Brazil, at a viewing party in Centennial Olympic Park, Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the United States, capping a tournament that exceeded expectations for interest […]

07/14/2014

MLB via YouTube -Andrew Rector (center) fell asleep during a Yankees-Red Sox game in April and is now suing various parties over TV announcers making fun of him.

VIDEO: A man sues ESPN for making fun of him when he fell asleep at a Yankees game

A 26-year-old guy went to a Yankees game in April and FELL ASLEEP. And when the ESPN cameras caught him, the commentators made fun of him a little bit. So now he’s SUING them AND […]

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Jose Rodriguez, from left, Mark Dickinson, Luke Cantin, and Christian react to play early in a World Cup soccer match between the United States and Belgium, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack)

Nielsen: 21.6 million viewers for Belgium game

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 21.6 million people watched Belgium knock out the United States soccer team in the World Cup on U.S. television — an impressive total for a weekday afternoon that almost […]

07/02/2014

United States' head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, left and Germany's head coach Joachim Loew greet each other after the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Germany beat the United States 1-0. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

US-Germany 2nd-highest rated men’s WCup on ESPN

SAO PAULO (AP) — The United States’ 1-0 loss to Germany was the second-highest rated men’s World Cup match on ESPN’s networks despite the noon EDT kickoff. The game received a 6.7 rating on ESPN […]

06/27/2014

United States' Clint Dempsey celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Portugal at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

FIFA hails ‘milestone’ ESPN rating for US-Portugal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA has hailed the TV rating in the United States for the World Cup match between the Americans and Portugal as a milestone for the sport. The 24.7 million television […]

06/24/2014

A Brazuca, the official soccer ball of the 2014 World Cup, sits on a cone, during a training session at the Santa Cruz Stadium in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

ESPN: Donovan to analyze US team during World Cup

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ESPN has hired Landon Donovan to offer commentary on the U.S. soccer team he was cut from just before the World Cup. The all-time American leader in goals and assists, the […]

06/11/2014

In this May 3, 2013, file photo, Miami Dolphins' Don Jones runs during NFL football rookie minicamp in Davie, Fla. A negative one-word tweet from Jones about the drafting of Michael Sam drew a rebuke from the team. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Former Ole Miss guard critical of Sam TV coverage

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi basketball player Marshall Henderson says ESPN’s coverage of Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL was inappropriate and that he is boycotting SportsCenter. Henderson […]

05/12/2014

Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow joins SEC Network, still pursuing NFL

ATLANTA (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has been hired as a college football analyst for the new SEC Network in a return to his Florida glory days, but he still hopes to play […]

12/30/2013

Home Depot apologizes for racist tweet

NEW YORK (AP) — Home improvement maker Home Depot Inc. on Thursday apologized for a tweet that showed a picture of two African-American drummers with a person in a gorilla mask in between them and […]

11/08/2013

Los Angeles Dodgers owner Earvin "Magic" Johnson, center, laughs as he attends Game 3 of the National League division baseball series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Magic Johnson won’t return to ESPN, cites schedule

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Magic Johnson won’t return to ESPN as an NBA studio analyst. The Hall of Famer says in a statement released by the network Thursday that because of his busy schedule, “I […]

10/10/2013

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs out of bounds as Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews dives for him during the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

ESPN, Fox earn record NFL opener ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco’s victory over Green Bay was the highest-rated and most-watched telecast of any kind since the Academy Awards in February, leading Fox to its best NFL opening week ever. Sunday’s […]

09/10/2013

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