ESPN Pulls Broadcaster From Virginia Game Because His Name Is Robert Lee

The sports network said the move had nothing to do with “politically correct efforts.” Sports

Former ESPN Anchor Says She Had A Miscarriage On Air

Former ESPN anchor Sara Walsh wrote candidly in an Instagram post Sunday about losing a pregnancy during a broadcast of “SportsCenter.” Walsh, who gave birth to twins earlier this year, was among the roughly 100 ESPN employees laid off late last month by the cable network. Her layoff, which she confirmed in early May, drew particular […]

ESPN Reporters Say They’re Not Going To ‘Stick To Sports’

After another round of layoffs hit top talent at ESPN late last month, conservative pundits were quick to blame the company’s struggles on its perceived slide into liberalism. The network’s coverage of athletes like Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player ever selected in the NFL draft, and Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers quarterback who […]

‘SportsCenter’s’ Sara Walsh Laid Off By ESPN After Maternity Leave

“SportsCenter” anchor Sara Walsh announced Thursday that she was among the nearly 100 employees laid off by ESPN last week. Walsh recently gave birth to twins. She tweeted that she won’t return to the network as she completes maternity leave. “I was truly excited to return to work today from maternity leave with the twins,” […]

Donald Trump Won’t Fill Out A March Madness Bracket On ESPN

President Donald Trump has declined ESPN’s offer to fill out an NCAA men’s basketball tournament bracket live on air, forgoing a tradition beloved by his predecessor, former President Barack Obama. A network spokesman told Sporting News last month that it would extend an offer to Trump to fill out his bracket on ESPN, as Obama did […]

Curt Schilling Fired By ESPN Over Transgender Facebook Post

“ESPN is an inclusive company,” the company said in a statement. Schilling shared the above Facebook post from another user, but later deleted it. “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves,” Schilling commented on the post, which he apparently said in response to a recent North Carolina law that restricts transgender […]

ESPN Flips Out When Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Praises Canada’s Health Care System

ESPN, surrender your cool credentials. You do not interrupt an indie rock hero just named the most-valuable player in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, especially to redirect him to talk about “celebrity stuff, not politics.” While being interviewed after winning the 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler used the opportunity to launch […]