Just a few months removed from her first season on the NFL sidelines, she accepted an even more important role this spring: mother. continue reading…
posted by Bill Hofheimer on May 10, 2013 8:00 AM
posted by David Scott on May 9, 2013 12:00 PM
Monday night was a typically busy one on the sports calendar. NBA and NHL playoffs, MLB regular season and even Ultimate Frisbee highlights were all included in the 11 p.m. ET SportsCenter.
But SportsCenter viewers are accustomed to more than just highlights. Day in and day out, those video re-caps do more than just replay key moments or pivotal plays. The compilations often bring greater context and insight into why one team lost or how an athlete accomplished his or her feat. continue reading…
posted by Mac Nwulu on May 8, 2013 8:00 AM
Early in Cris Carter’s NFL playing career, former Minnesota Vikings owner Wheelock Whitney promised to take him to play at the famed Augusta National Golf Club if Carter made it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “In fact, he was the first person to ever call me a Hall of Famer,” said Carter of the Minneapolis businessman and philanthropist.
Nearly two decades later, Whitney lived up to his promise after the 16-year NFL wide receiver-turned-ESPN-analyst was named to the Hall’s Class of 2013 in February. continue reading…
posted by Jared Max on May 7, 2013 8:00 AM
Plant a seed, watch the garden grow.
Throw a stone, see rippling waters flow.
Be courageous, step where no man thought he’d go.
Make sense for others of the most fearful unknown.
Jason Collins did it — others to follow.
Last Monday morning, the story in New York — and, nationally — was Tim Tebow’s release. I spoke at length on my “Maxed Out” radio show on ESPN-NY 98.7 FM about how I felt the Jets had grossly mistreated America’s most famous backup quarterback. Then, I went home and headed for bed. continue reading…
posted by Ben Cafardo on May 2, 2013 10:44 AM
Entering last Sunday’s New York Knicks-Boston Celtics Eastern Conference first-round Game 4 on ABC, the widespread belief was the Boston Celtics were on their last legs.
They seemed old, beat up — plus, Carmelo Anthony was red-hot and the New York Knicks had their sights set on bigger things. What a difference a week makes. continue reading…
posted by Carrie Kreiswirth on May 1, 2013 12:38 PM
posted by Ben Cafardo on April 26, 2013 4:33 PM
ESPN’s Mike Breen on calling Knicks games for national and local audiences, and working with analysts Van Gundy and ‘Clyde’
Editor’s Note: Mike Breen will be joined by analyst Jeff Van Gundy and reporter Heather Cox this weekend to call Games 3 and 4 of the Knicks-Celtics series from Boston. Game 3 is tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and Game 4 is Sunday at 1 p.m. on ABC.
Mike Breen, the voice of the NBA Finals and ESPN’s lead NBA play-by-play commentator, will find himself in a familiar position this weekend when he calls two New York Knicks playoff games.
Perhaps nobody knows the Knicks better than Breen, who began calling Knicks games on radio in 1991. He currently calls Knicks games for the MSG TV Network alongside Walt “Clyde” Frazier. continue reading…
posted by Kristen Hudak on April 18, 2013 8:00 AM
On Wednesday, ESPN’s Hannah Storm (@HannahStormESPN) spent 30 minutes on Twitter answering fan questions regarding the fifth installment of Face to Face with Hannah Storm, which includes in-depth interviews with elite NBA point guards. Using the hashtag #HannahFacetoFace, the SportsCenter anchor interacted with fans about her interviews with Rajon Rondo, Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul and Steve Nash. continue reading…
posted by Dan Quinn on April 17, 2013 8:00 AM
ESPN, NBA Entertainment combine to produce SportsCenter’s ‘All Access’ look at playoff contending teams
What’s the most dynamic duo in the NBA? LeBron & DWade? Durant & Westbrook?
How about ESPN & NBA Entertainment? continue reading…
posted by Rachel Margolis on April 5, 2013 11:22 AM
NEW ORLEANS — Senior Coordinating Producer Tina Thornton has helped incorporate the great content from espnW.com into each telecast throughout the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, including the upcoming Women’s Final Four on Sunday and Tuesday on ESPN.
The teamwork between TV and Digital is appreciated. continue reading…