viaNews5: In his first interview after being reinstated by the NFL, Browns player Myles Garrett tells ESPN that Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur toward him before a fracas broke out in the closing moments of the Thursday Night Football home game last November. “He called me the N-word,” Garrett told ESPN reporter Mina […]
via CNN: Jemele Hill will leave ESPN after accepting a buyout from the company, Sporting News’ Michael McCarthy reported Saturday. According to James Andrew Miller, who co-authored a book detailing the history of ESPN, Hill’s departure will become final Sept. 1. Miller described her buyout as “amicable” and a “long time coming.” Hill had worked alongside Michael Smith […]
via eurweb: After 12 years at ESPN, Jemele Hill is making plans to quit the world of sports for life behind the camera; focusing on stories about race and gender. Hill made her announcement from the stage Sunday at OZY Fest held in New York City, according to OZY.com. The Detroit-native told the audience that she would no longer “stick to […]
via eurweb/BlackAmericaWeb: ESPN Films and Netflix are pooling their resources to present something that’s long overdue, a documentary series profiling the life and career of NBA icon Michael Jordan. Due in 2019, “The Last Dance” is a 10-part documentary that has the full blessing of Jordan and will include his participation in the series. Once cut […]
via BlackAmericaWeb.com: Jemele Hill says she “deserved” her suspension. In an impromptu airport interview with TMZ Sports, Hill told a reporter that she “deserved [the] suspension” that she was handed two weeks ago and that she put ESPN in a “bad spot” for her political Tweets in response to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. So, here’s how this works: […]
via Wkyc: ESPN announced Monday it had suspended Jemele Hill for two weeks after she violated the company’s “social media guidelines” for a second time. On Sunday night, Hill posted a number of tweets implying fans boycott advertisers of the Cowboys after Jerry Jones said players who knelt during the anthem wouldn’t play. This comes […]
via Wkyc: Their historic 22-game winning streak may be over, but the Cleveland Indians are still receiving national attention. On Tuesday, ESPN The Magazine revealed that Indians first baseman Carlos Santana, shortstop Francisco Lindor and pitcher Carlos Carrasco will grace the cover of its MLB Playoffs issue, which hits newsstands on Friday ESPN senior writer Wright Thompson […]
ESPN's Bomani Jones spoke with Roland Martin about the ongoing and escalating controversy surrounding NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
John Saunders, ESPN stalwart and host of “The Sports Reporters” has died. He was 61. Colleague Hannah Storm announced the news on “SportsCenter” on Wednesday morning. The cause of his death was not immediately known. A Toronto-area native, Saunders joined ESPN in 1986 and had filled a variety of roles, both as a host and a play-by-play […]
NBA Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Charles Barkley joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to share his views on race, police, community relationships, and the Black Lives Matter movement. The controversial sports analyst also offered his thoughts about NBA players Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James’ ESPYS opening speech. “I thought it […]
LOS ANGELES – LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving were on stage to accept the award for ‘Best Moment’ for the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Championship win. at the ESPYs. James said the win was for his hometown. “This is all for the City of Cleveland and for everyone that’s ever grown up in Northeast Ohio.” […]
NewsOne Now panelist Lauren Victoria Burke took on the analysis of America's fascination with O.J. when she said, "This is the first in American history to get away with killing two White people and walk away -- it has never happened before."