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# Controversy
NFL consultant involved in clearing Tagovailoa fired - reports
The organisation’s Players Association requested a review of the concussion procedures used to evaluate the Miami Dolphins quarterback.
# finding
No proof of Cleveland Browns 'tanking' claims
Former coach Hue Jackson suggested that the team were offered incentives to lose during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
All time
'He was saying, 'I'm a champion so vote for me, I've won 18 Club Championships! And I'm saying, 'You liar!'
Legendary American sportswriter Rick Reilly – author of Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump – is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
# Adrian Wojnarowski
James among NBA stars supporting under-fire ESPN reporter
ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski has reportedly been suspended for a vulgar response to an email from a US senator.
# continental drift
Confirmed: 2020 Ryder Cup postponed for 12 months
It means the competition will now take place in 2021 and every two years thereafter.
# On the box
TV Wrap - New documentary proves we have heard more than enough from Lance Armstrong
The disgraced cyclist is the subject of a new, two-part ESPN series.
# Looking Back
'I needed a f****** nuclear meltdown, and I got it' - Armstrong remains defiant in ESPN documentary
The first of the two-part documentary will be available on ESPN Player from 25 May.
# Sportswriting
Anthony Foley, the ESPN editor who joined the priesthood, and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
Put your feet up and dive into some of the best pieces of writing we’ve enjoyed over the past week.
# Landmark
ESPN coming to Dublin to broadcast first-ever College GameDay from outside of America
‘We look forward to giving the great fans of Ireland and the thousands of Americans travelling to Dublin an unforgettable experience’, said an ESPN chief.
# TV Rights
ESPN agrees three-year deal to screen the Pro14 in America
‘This new partnership will be remembered as a significant day in the history of the Guinness Pro14.’
# Baller
LeBron James' $6.5 million investment in Liverpool FC is already paying off big time
He’s not just a genius on the hardwood.
# worldwide leader
Monaghan teenager Aaron McKenna gets TV debut on ESPN in just his second pro fight
‘The Silencer’ steps back between the ropes on Friday 9 March.
# awks
Jamie Foxx walked out of a live interview when he was asked about Katie Holmes
He was having none of it.
# Media
ESPN to lay off about 150 behind-the-scenes employees
The ‘world wide leader’ has again slashed jobs today.
# decisions
Derrick Rose 'tired of being hurt' and set to consider his future with the Cleveland Cavaliers
The NBA player has missed the past seven games for the Cavs due to a sprained ankle.
# Controversry
ESPN suspends anchor over Cowboys boycott call
Jemele Hill previously described US President Donald Trump as a “white supremacist”.
# SportsCenter
ESPN host keeps her job after apologising for calling Trump a 'white supremacist'
Some had been calling for Jemele Hill to be sacked.
# University of Virginia
TV station removes broadcaster 'Robert Lee' from covering football game - because of his controversial name
The decision came following the recent violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville.
# the projects of Crumlin
ESPN wrote a big feature on Conor McGregor and its depiction of Dublin is getting torn to shreds
“Crossing the wrong street has traditionally been reason enough for an ass-whipping.”
# the projects of Crumlin
ESPN wrote a big feature on Conor McGregor and its depiction of Dublin is getting torn to shreds
“Crossing the wrong street has traditionally been reason enough for an ass-whipping.”
# ouchtown
ESPN is rebranding a channel to 'ESPN 8: The Ocho' for one day in honour of Dodgeball
‘If it’s almost a sport, we’ve got it here.’
# pod debut
ESPN's new 30 for 30 podcast series is available from today
The first episode, entitled The Trials of Dan and Dave, has just been launched.
# Well read
Alcohol addiction in golf, the complexity of being number two and the week's best sportswriting
A fascinating profile of new Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino is also featured.
# Five go to Madrid
Ronaldo is the world's most famous athlete but the NFL's international efforts are failing
American football only had two players in the top 50, the same as cricket.
# Golden Boy
Jason Quigley set for huge televised headline fight in California
He fights for his first professional title against Glen Tapia.
# race row
ESPN criticised over Venus 'gorilla' comment
A commentator made the remark.
Conor McGregor bares all for the cover of ESPN magazine body issue
“I’m just a kid from Crumlin, Dublin who went all the way.”
# Oops
'This was the reaction when Tottenham won the EPL': ESPN misread script on football's fairytale
Poor Matt Barrie.
Bill Simmons' new HBO show, 'Any Given Wednesday,' will debut in June
The former ESPN heavyweight is about to make his next move.
# Juice
The trailer for ESPN's explosive OJ Simpson documentary is here
This will be class.
# Cheeseheads
ESPN made fun of an NFL player's weight right before he had one of his best games
That’s one way to answer your critics.
# Must See TV
The new ESPN 30 for 30 lineup includes a five-part doc on OJ Simpson
This is gonna be great.
# Sports Guy
Bill Simmons says he should have cut controversial rant that led to his downfall with ESPN
Simmons was speaking one week after ESPN shut down Grantland.
# rip grantland
ESPN has shut down its Grantland site
The writing has been on the wall since the site’s founder Bill Simmons left ESPN earlier this year.
# Sex Scandal
Basketball coach accused of paying for stripteases and sex acts for players
Former escort Katina Powell says she was paid $10,000 to bring dancers onto campus.
# essential reads
How WWE went mainstream, Wilkinson's dilemma and all the week’s best sportswriting
Also featuring ‘Can boxing trust USADA’ and the lessons Graham Henry from winning the Rugby World Cup.
# Miami Heat
Take a look around the Miami mansion LeBron James just sold for €12m
An infinity pool, chef’s kitchen, movie room and more bedrooms than you could possibly need.
# brave
Everyone's been talking about Caitlyn Jenner’s emotional speech at last night’s ESPN awards
“This transition has been harder on me than anything I could have imagined.”
# caitlyn jenner
Everyone is talking about Caitlyn Jenner's emotional speech at last night's ESPN awards
Jenner was accepting the Arthur Ashe courage award.
# way harsh
Kobe Bryant on how he once made a team-mate cry
He quickly realised that his comment sounded much worse out loud than he was expecting.