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Eminem makes puzzling appearance on ESPN

  NEW YORK (AP) — Eminem made an unlikely and puzzling appearance on ESPN’s “Saturday Night Football” halftime show. The rap superstar, who has a new album out in the fall, appeared to promote his […]

09/07/2013

This Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 publicity photo released by PBS shows NFL Hall-of-Famer Harry Carson speaking during the PBS FRONTLINE “League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis” session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/PBS, Courtesy Rahoul Ghose)

ESPN drops out of PBS project on NFL head injuries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ESPN ended its collaboration with PBS on an investigation of the NFL and players’ head injuries as public TV producers expressed surprise over the abrupt collapse of the 15-month partnership. ESPN […]

08/23/2013

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Google and NFL meet; Sunday Ticket up for grabs?

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Google has been holding talks with the National Football League, raising speculation that the internet monolith is seeking new inroads into television. Other tech companies like Apple are reportedly in talks […]

08/21/2013

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NCAA getting out of jersey-selling business

The NCAA is getting out of the memorabilia business. NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday it would stop the practice immediately after reports this week that team jerseys and other items linked to individual schools […]

08/08/2013

Jake Winebaum

Jake Winebaum on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with internet entrepreneur Jake Winebaum, who currently serves as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Brighter.com, a simple, free alternative to dental insurance that makes quality dental care affordable. Prior to founding Brighter.com, he served as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Business.com, a leader in the online business-to-business commercial search space that has been recognized in the “Inc. 500″ and BtoB magazine’s “Media Power 50.” Winebaum sold the company to R.H. Donnelley in August 2007.

07/25/2013

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Olbermann says he’s all about sports now

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Keith Olbermann isn’t planning to talk politics on his new late-night sports show, although he will make an exception for a certain New York mayoral candidate. Asked about Anthony Weiner’s […]

07/24/2013

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X Games going deep in heart of Texas to Austin

The X Games are going from the glitz of Los Angeles to deep in the heart of Texas. Athletes with skateboards and motorcycles will be competing in the Texas capital after ESPN announced Wednesday that […]

07/17/2013

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ESPN regrets Broussard comment on gay NBA player

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN says that it regrets the “distraction” caused by one of its reporters who described Jason Collins as a sinner after the NBA center publicly revealed that he was gay.

04/30/2013

Bret Lewis

Caught in the Draft

Way back in the day, the NFL draft went 16 rounds. And they still got it done in one day. Now it’s seven rounds. And it takes three days. Blame ESPN. Hard to believe, but when they started televising the early rounds in the 8os, it was dismissed as a non-event.

04/25/2013

Eric Murdock

FBI eyes possible extortion at Rutgers

(AP) – The FBI is investigating whether a former Rutgers basketball employee tried to extort the university before he made videos that showed ex-coach Mike Rice shoving and kicking players and berating them with gay slurs.

04/07/2013

Tim Pernetti (AP Photo)

Tim Pernetti out as Rutgers AD

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says Tim Pernetti is out as Rutgers athletic director.

04/05/2013

Mike Rice (AP Photo)

UPDATE: Rutgers, Pernetti fire Rice after video release

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers fired basketball coach Mike Rice on Wednesday after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs during practice.

04/03/2013

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