ESPN’s Doris Burke portrait of restraint after Mississippi State’s UConn-defeating buzzer-beater

Saturday was a spectacular day for college basketball. The two men’s Final Four games were closely contested to the final buzzer, with Gonzaga defeating South Carolina, 77-74, and North Carolina outlasting Oregon, 77-76. Even the WNIT championship played earlier in the day was a triple-overtime contest, with Michigan eventually winning, 89-79, over Georgia Tech. But the weekend...
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Q&A: Sarah Spain talks about Doris Burke, Jessica Mendoza and sexual harassment in sports media

Last week, ESPN Radio host and espnW columnist Sarah Spain released a podcast in which she asked a group of prominent women in sports media about their experiences in a male-dominated field, including instances of sexual harassment they’d endured. It was just the latest instance of Spain speaking up about women’s issues, no matter how many people on Twitter tell her to ...
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December 09, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Drake professes love for Doris Burke at Raptors game

It was “Drake Night” on Wednesday, for the Raptors’ epic showdown with the Warriors. As such, the Raptors’ global ambassador, Drake, was seated courtside, wearing a pretty great shirt. It said “Woman Crush Everyday” on it, and you probably wouldn’t guess who it was about. Was it pertaining to Rihanna? Or maybe Ariana Grande? No, it was all about Doris Burke, NBA analyst...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson returns after suffering leg injury in Game 3

The Golden State Warriors lead the NBA Finals two games to none, but they had their hands full with problems rather quickly Wednesday night in Game 3. The Cleveland Cavaliers jumped out to a 20-point lead in the first quarter of Game 3. But adding insult to injury, Klay Thompson, Golden State’s All-NBA shooting guard, suffered a leg injury at the end of the first quarter and was...
June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Drake hit on Doris Burke during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals

TNT reporter and analyst Doris Burke did a great Q&A with New York Mag’s Rembert Browne, in which she discussed her background in basketball, her interactions with Gregg Popovich, being a woman in sports media, Steph vs. LeBron and more. You should really read it all. But the most interesting tidbit concerned lady-loving rapper and Toronto Raptors ambassador Drake. Can I tell...
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June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Love enters concussion protocol after elbow to head

A year ago, Kevin Love’s absence could be seen as the Golden State Warriors took down the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games. Cleveland might have to cope without Love once again. After taking an elbow in the head in the first quarter of Game 2 on Sunday, Love played more than one quarter before undergoing NBA concussion protocol. Love’s delayed exit brought questions from...
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June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Doris Burke got hit on by Drake during NBA playoffs

Who knew Drake had a thing for sideline reporters? In an interview with Rembert Browne of New York Magazine, Doris Burke revealed that the rapper made a heart shape with his hands and pointed at her during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The 50-year-old Burke was a little surprised by Drake coming on to her. Can I tell you something about the last time I was there? I just...
Via The Sports Daily
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Drake Reportedly Flirted With ESPN’s Doris Burke During Game 6 Of The Eastern Conference Finals

Rap star Drake was on-hand for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals last week, and apparently, he took his shot flirting with ESPN basketball reporter Doris Burke. Burke, 50, revealed in an interview with New York Magazine that Drake gave her a “heart sign” with his hands twice during the game. Doris Burke on Curry vs. LeBron and sexism in sports. @rembert interviews: https...
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June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: LeBron salutes Toronto fans after Game 6

by Gordon Dixon The Cavaliers defeated the Raptors to advance to the NBA Finals on Friday. However, during his postgame interview with Doris Burke, LeBron James wanted to talk about the fans in Toronto. Some knew it prior to this year’s NBA playoffs, others didn’t. The Raptors have one of the best fan bases in the league and they showed it throughout the postseason. They were...
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May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Women at work: Burke shines as ESPN analyst in NBA playoffs; only female announcer in pro baseball looks to make mark

A couple observations about women getting their shots in sports media: ****** Saturday, I tuned into the Atlanta-Indiana playoff game on ESPN. Mark Jones called the game with Doris Burke serving as his analyst. As usual, Burke was spot on with her analysis. She knows the game and is terrific in breaking it down. Nothing new here, which is just the point. A female analyst  for a...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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