ESPN

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

Bret Lewis

The good old days

The ’71-’72 Lakers’ record is safe — the Heat lost to the Bulls 101-to-97. They fall six short of the Lakers’ streak of 33 straight wins.

03/28/2013

(AP Photo)

President Obama makes his Final Four picks

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — President Barack Obama is picking Florida, Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State to reach the Final Four.

03/20/2013

Manti Te'o

Alleged mastermind of Te’o hoax may tell his story

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — An uncle of the person cast as the mastermind of the hoax involving Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o says that man may tell his side of the story.

01/21/2013

Tahoe, Park City, Quebec bid for Aspen’s X Games

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lake Tahoe has qualified as one of four eligible sites to host the 2015-17 Winter X Games along with current host Aspen, Colo., Park City, Utah, and Quebec City, Canada.

01/18/2013

Katherine Webb

ESPN apologizes for Musburger comments about quarterback’s girlfriend

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — ESPN is apologizing for some of the commentary from Brent Musburger during last night’s telecast of the college football championship game, won by Alabama over Notre Dame.

01/08/2013

Katherine Webb

Miss Alabama becomes the center of attention at BCS championship game

During the first half of the BCS championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame the ESPN cameras found Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend Katherine Webb. Watch the clip and learn about the ensuing controversy.

01/08/2013

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