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This April 18, 2017, photo provided by ESPN shows Jessica Mendoza posed at Dunkin' Donuts Park in Hartford, Conn. Mendoza will have more of a presence on various ESPN platforms starting next baseball season. Mendoza signed a multiyear extension with ESPN to remain part of the "Sunday Night Baseball" announcer's booth and make more studio appearances. (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 10:36 am
Jessica Mendoza will have more of a presence on various ESPN platforms starting next baseball season. Mendoza signed a multiyear extension with ESPN to remain part of the "Sunday Night Baseball" announcer's booth and make more studio appearances. In 2015, Mendoza became the first female analyst for...
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This April 17, 2011, photo provided by ESPN shows Jon Champion during an FA Cup semifinal between Stoke City and Bolton at Wembley Stadium in London. Jon Champion is leaving England to become ESPN's lead announcer for Major League Soccer. He has been working part-time for ESPN during international fixture breaks and starts an exclusive contract with the network on Feb. 1. He plans to move to the Boston area, within commuting distance from ESPN's campus in Bristol, Connecticut. (Joe Faroni/ESPN via AP)
December 10, 2018 - 3:55 pm
Jon Champion is making a Brexit of his own, leaving England to become ESPN's lead announcer for Major League Soccer. The 53-year-old has been broadcasting British matches since 1988 and is heard around the world calling games for Premier League Productions. He has been working part-time for ESPN...
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December 10, 2018 - 3:39 pm
Grammy Award winners Imagine Dragons will perform at halftime of the College Football Playoff championship game on Jan. 7. ESPN and Interscope Records announced the performance Monday. For the second consecutive season, the College Football Playoff will feature a Super Bowl-type halftime...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, ESPN television broadcasters prepare to cover a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox from the top of the Green Monster at Fenway Park, moments before the game, in Boston. ESPN plans to announce it will move up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. EDT. The network intends to make the announcement on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at the winter meetings, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the announcement had not yet been made. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
December 10, 2018 - 3:15 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year. ESPN announced Monday it is moving up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. Eastern. "From a travel...
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December 10, 2018 - 12:30 pm
Jon Champion is leaving England to become ESPN's lead announcer for Major League Soccer. The 53-year-old has been broadcasting British matches since 1988 and is heard around the world calling games for Premier League Productions. He has been working part-time for ESPN during international fixture...
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Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, left, and Manchester City's Raheem Sterling compete for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in London, Saturday Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
December 09, 2018 - 3:33 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British newspapers are helping to "fuel racism" with their portrayal of black footballers, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling said Sunday as police investigate whether he was racially abused during a Premier League match at Chelsea. Two screenshots were posted on...
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FILE - At left, in a May 5, 2018, file photo, Cecilia Braekhus, of Norway, is shown in action during a fight against Kali Reis, in Carson, Calif. At right, in an Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, Claressa Shields poses in the Kronk gym ring during a media availability, in Detroit. Cecilia Braekhus was in the first women’s boxing match on HBO, and the dominant Norwegian champion will be in the main event of HBO’s final boxing show Saturday night when she defends her welterweight titles against Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes. On the undercard, two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields defends her middleweight belts against Femke Hermans. (AP Photo/File)
December 07, 2018 - 4:03 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Although HBO has decided to put boxing in its past, the network is leaving the sport by showcasing a possible vision of its future. Cecilia Braekhus was in the first women's boxing match on HBO , and the dominant Norwegian champion will be in the main event of HBO's final...
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FILE - In this June 16, 1956, file photo, Tony Demarco is lifted by trainer Sammy Fuller following his unanimous 10-round decision over Vince Martinez at Fenway Park in Boston. DeMarco was selected for induction into the Boxing Hall of Fame, in the old-timer category, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/File)
December 05, 2018 - 5:06 pm
James McGirt played little league football when he was a kid growing up on Long Island, and it didn't take him long to realize that wasn't his sport. "When I was 11 years old, I was maybe 65 pounds soaking wet," McGirt recalled Wednesday. "One day I was standing outside and it was cold as hell. I...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt warms up for the team's NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Houston. The Chiefs released Hunt on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, after video surfaced that showed the NFL's reigning rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
December 04, 2018 - 2:32 am
Just when the NFL was enjoying a ratings rebound and an explosion of offensive firepower that has fans giddy over their favorite and/or fantasy teams, the NFL reverted to its bumbling ways in Week 13. It began with a prime-time officiating fiasco by its most experienced crew. The poor performance...
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December 03, 2018 - 7:12 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The school district of a northwest Arkansas high school that suspended its student newspaper after it published an article alleging improper transfers by football players said Monday that district administrators are "reviewing the issue." Springdale District spokesman Rick...
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