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In this June 2, 2013, photo provided by ESPN Images, Bob Ley talks during an international friendly soccer match in Washington, D.C. Ley, an anchor at ESPN since the network's launch 40 years ago, has announced his retirement. Ley was ESPN's longest-tenured anchor, joining "SportsCenter" on the channel's third day of operation on Sept. 9, 1979. He hosted "Outside The Lines," an investigative news program, from its launch in 1990 until he took a sabbatical last September. The 64-year-old Ley tweeted Wednesday, June 26, 2019, that he's enjoying the "best of health" and that the decision to retire was "entirely" his own. (Allen Kee/ESPN Images via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 7:29 pm
Bob Ley, a fixture at ESPN since the network's launch 40 years ago, has decided to step away. The 64-year-old Ley announced his retirement Wednesday. He said during a phone interview that he made the decision late last month and started calling close friends and colleagues Tuesday with the news...
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University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst, seated center, signs a contract on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, on the school's campus in Storrs, Conn., to move most of the schools athletic teams from the American Athletic Conference to the Big East. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
June 26, 2019 - 4:39 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn is heading back to the Big East. The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees on Wednesday accepted an invitation to move its basketball and most other athletic teams from the American Athletic Conference. University President Susan Herbst signed a contract with the...
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In this circa 1988 photo, AP sports writer Ed Shearer covers an NCAA college football game between Georgia and Tennessee at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. Shearer, a longtime sports writer with The Associated Press who covered the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series and Hank Aaron's 715th homer but left his most lasting mark as the "SEC Seer," a prognosticator of Southern football known throughout the nation, died Monday., June 14, 2019. He was 82. (AP Corporate Archives via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 6:12 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ed Shearer, a longtime sports writer with The Associated Press who covered the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series and Hank Aaron's 715th homer but left his most lasting mark as the "SEC Seer," a prognosticator of Southern football known throughout the nation, died Monday. He was 82...
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Washington Wizards basketball team introduce Rui Hachimura, the team's first-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft during a press conference at Capital One Arena in Washington, Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 22, 2019 - 1:11 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese basketball officials, fans and media hailed the selection of Rui Hachimura in the NBA draft, saying the move will usher in a new era for the sport in Japan. Hachimura became the first player from Japan to get chosen in the first round of the NBA draft, taken with the No. 9...
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FILE- In this June 6, 2019 file photo, Carrie Underwood arrives at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, a songwriting team filed a lawsuit against the singer, the NFL and NBC, saying they stole a song and used it to introduce "Sunday Night Football" during the 2018-2019 season. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers, File)
June 19, 2019 - 7:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A songwriting team sued country singer Carrie Underwood, the NFL and NBC Wednesday, saying they stole a song and "slightly modified" it to introduce "Sunday Night Football" to viewers last season. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court noted that Underwood's "Game On" even carried...
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In this Thursday, April 11, 2019 photo, copies of The Berkshire Eagle newspaper are placed in a machine before being bundled for distribution, in Pittsfield, Mass. The paper now features a new 12-page lifestyle section for Sunday editions, a reconstituted editorial board, a new monthly magazine, and the newspaper print edition is wider. That level of expansion is stunning in an era where U.S. newspaper newsroom employment has shrunk by nearly half over the past 15 years. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 19, 2019 - 4:43 pm
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — These days, the news about local news seems relentlessly bad: Newsroom employment, down by nearly half over the past 15 years. Waves of layoffs continuing to hit both traditional newspaper chains and digital news startups. Cities and towns so denuded of coverage that they'...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 1948, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Howard Hickey (53) catches a pass for a touchdown as New York Giants' Tony Minisi (38) defends at the Polo Grounds in New York. In its early days, the NFL often relied on baseball stadiums for its teams. Often, the football team took the name of the baseball team, looking to create the illusion there was a connection between the teams. But once pro football expanded and was shown for free on television, the sport was on its way. (AP Photo/HH, File)
June 19, 2019 - 1:03 pm
George Halas wanted an NFL team in Dallas, and in 1960 the influential founder of the Chicago Bears helped Clint Murchison get one. Less than 10 years later, a league that for decades piggybacked geographically on baseball went from 16 to 26 franchises in a merger with the rival American Football...
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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, center right, holds Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 5:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The two top winter sports crowned their champions as summer neared, separated by exactly 10 million viewers. The sixth game of the NBA Finals, where the Toronto Raptors dethroned the depleted Golden State Warriors, was seen by 18.76 million viewers in the United States, according to...
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FILE - This Feb. 14, 2018, file photo shows a copy of Sports Illustrated held by Danielle Herrington attending its Swimsuit Issue launch party at Magic Hour at Moxy NYC Times Square in New York. The company that recently bought Sports Illustrated has found someone to run it: a small media company called Maven. Authentic Brands Group bought Sports Illustrated from publishing giant Meredith in May 2019. At the time, the companies said Meredith would run the magazine and the SI.com website for at least two years under a licensing deal. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 17, 2019 - 7:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The company that recently bought Sports Illustrated has found someone to run it: a small media company called Maven. Authentic Brands Group bought Sports Illustrated from publishing giant Meredith last month. At the time, the companies said Meredith would run the magazine and the SI...
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A cameraman films the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between Sweden and Thailand at the Stade de Nice in Nice, France, Sunday, June 16, 2019. FIFA has demanded Saudi-backed satellite broadcaster Arabsat stop transmitting pirated feeds of Women's World Cup games from a Qatari network in an ongoing sports television rights dispute linked to the Gulf diplomatic crisis. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 16, 2019 - 12:16 pm
NICE, France (AP) — FIFA wants Saudi-backed satellite broadcaster Arabsat to stop transmitting pirated feeds of Women's World Cup games from a Qatari network, part of an ongoing sports television rights dispute linked to the Gulf diplomatic crisis. Bootlegged feeds from Doha-based beIN Sports of...
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