Woman stripped of marathon win, didn't actually run in race

Talk about cutting corners. Kendall Schler was stripped of her GO! St. Louis Marathon victory Wednesday after race officials determined she never actually ran the race. The 26-year-old is thought to have entered the course sometime after the final checkpoint and ahead of the lead bicycle escort, crossing the finish line at the 2:50:30 mark. Andrea Karl, a Washington University...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN gives Britt McHenry a one week suspension

When the video was released of Britt McHenry berating a parking lot attendant, you immediately knew it was going to jeopardize her future at ESPN.  People get upset all the time.  They even might say mean things that they probably wouldn’t under normal circumstances.  But McHenry’s belittling, elitist, “I’m on television and you’re not” behavior and making fun of the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Britt McHenry caught on camera going nuts on parking lot attendant

This is ESPN reporter Britt McHenry reportedly going crazy on a parking lot attendant.  Unfortunately, there’s little context to the video as it was uploaded on the Live Leak website.  We do know that McHenry had her car towed after dinner in Arlington, Virginia, but we don’t know if the video is related to that incident.  It’s very unflattering for McHenry to say the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found guilty in Boston Marathon bombing

After two days and over 11 hours of deliberation, the jury has found Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of capital offenses Wednesday. Tsarnaev, 21, faced 30 charges, 17 of which carried the possibility of the death penalty, for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Three people were killed and more than 200 injured by the blasts set near the finish...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

Mo'Ne Davis' forgiveness of a college baseball player for a tasteless tweet doesn't mean that a woman's worth should ever be compromised. Ever. The post Be Careful How Loudly You Cheer On Mo’ne Davis’ Olive Branch appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Patrick, Josh Elliott possible 'Jeopardy!' successors?

The thought of anyone besides Alex Trebek hosting Jeopardy is virtually incomprehensible. Maybe Will Ferrell could do it but he’d have to be playing Trebek, like he did on Saturday Night Live. Trebek has stood behind the quiz show’s podium for 31 years, and he just signed a contract extension to host Jeopardy through the 2017-18 season. However, Trebek will turn 75 in July...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle school b-ball players stop game to confront bullies

A group of middle school students from Kenosha, Wisc. walked off the court during a game this week to confront several bullies who were poking fun at a member of their cheerleading squad. The cheerleader, Lincoln Middle School eighth grader Desiree Andrews, has Down syndrome. When Miles Rodriguez, Scooter Terrien and Chase Vazquez realized Andrews...Read More
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Who is the 'franchise player' at each sports network?

Earlier this week NFL teams had to make the decision on which players to use the franchise tag on to ensure they didn’t hit the free agent market.  Our friend Richard Deitsch at Sports Illustrated shared his list on who would get the franchise tag at each sports network. Franchise tags for 2015: ESPN: Adam Schefter NBC Sports: Rebecca Lowe CBS: Ian Eagle Fox: Joe Buck TNT...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Michelle Beadle’s campaign to be cast in ‘Sharknado 3′ pays off

Even successful TV personalities want to be in the movies. Well, calling Sharknado 3 a “movie” might be pushing it a bit. And it’s on TV, so it’s not like landing a role in the aquatic disaster trilogy is getting to the big screen. But Michelle Beadle wanted a part in Sharknado 3. Her desire for the role only increased when the self-proclaimed “diehard Sharknado fan...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Associated Press will have 'robots' writing game stories

We have all feared the day when robots would rise up and take over the world. It appears that day is at hand, at least in sports journalism. The Associated Press is working with Automated Insights to brings us robots which will write game stories and have them posted instantly following the completion of the contest, according to the Huffington Post. The process is slated to begin...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Keith Olbermann putting an end to his Twitter 'batting practice'

Keith Olbermann was suspended by ESPN last week after getting into an ugly Twitter War with Penn State students who were raising money for pediatric cancer.  Olbermann’s Twitter persona has been as fiery and combative as the days when he was delivering special comments calling out George W. Bush on MSNBC.  The host has casually referred to his Twitter scraps as “batting practice”...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas sportscaster back with another powerful essay

Longtime Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen rose to national prominence with his profound social commentary on Michael Sam.  This week he delivered another powerful essay after fans were caught displaying racist signs at a high school basketball game in the area.  Hansen shares personal testimony about how his views on race evolved and the challenges still facing present day...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Keith Olbermann reaches crossroads in ESPN renaissance

Given how cold it’s been in much of the country, maybe it’s true that hell has indeed frozen over since Keith Olbermann returned to ESPN in August of 2013.  Olbermann gracing Bristol airwaves yet again (albeit from New York) is the most improbable prodigal son story maybe in the history of sports media.  One ESPN PR staffer infamously said that Olbermann didn’t just burn...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Keith Olbermann suspended by ESPN over Penn State tweets

Since his return to ESPN in 2013, Keith Olbermann has been a good soldier for the Worldwide Leader and has stayed out of trouble. He’s engaged in various Twitter battles, but they did not escalate to the point where management had to get involved. That was until last week. Olbermann has been suspended from his show for the rest of the week by ESPN over tweets he made regarding...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Why has ESPN/ESPN2 lost almost 6 million homes?

Recently the staff of Awful Announcing was perusing the internet for sports media stories and something interesting caught our eye. The site TVbythenumbers published Nielsen’s estimates of cable and satellite coverage for the major cable channels and it came up with some interesting numbers for the sports networks. As of February 2015, ESPN is in about 94.396 million homes....
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN president 'anxious' to talk new contract with Bill Simmons

One of the most talked about storylines in sports media is the future of Bill Simmons. The Sports Guy has been with ESPN since 2001, becoming a superstar over the past decade. Simmons’ contract with the Worldwide Leader expires this year, and there has been a bevy of conjecture whether he will stay or move on to another challenge. Perhaps Simmons, 45, wants to run his own show...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Runner finishes marathon by crawling across finish line

Hyvon Ngetich was going to cross the finish line of the 2015 Austin Marathon, no matter what it took. In an incredible display of determination, the 29-year-old Kenyan crawled on all fours to the finish line after her body gave out with about two-tenths of a mile left in the race, according to KEYE-TV in Austin. Ngetich led the elite women at the 23-mile mark when exhaustion...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The 10 lamest team names in sports

The 10 strangest, lamest and least intimidating pro sports team names.
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson West Story Leaves No Winners

When assessing the Jackie Robinson West story it is a difficult task to point out a winner. This is due to the latest news behind the team of young men who captured the hearts of America last summer. They have been stripped of their U.S. Little League title due to proven records that many of […] The post Jackie Robinson West Story Leaves No Winners appeared first on The Outside Analysis.
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Whatever happened to Craig Kilborn?

With the surprising development of Jon Stewart announcing his intentions to leave the Daily Show this year, speculation has immediately begun as to who will take the comedic news baton.  But there was one name that kept popping up on my timeline last night as the sentimental favorite from the cross-section of sports fans and Daily Show fans. That person is none other than Stewart’s...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Eight sports media reunions that would be great to see

Jimmy Fallon gave us the television event of the millennium this week by bringing back the original cast of Saved By the Bell for a real, actual, non-Lifetime reunion.  Ok, so it wasn’t the full ensemble because Screech stabbed a guy or something, but close enough. The wistful reunion at Bayside High got us thinking – what are some reunions we’d give anything to see in...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Hannah Davis gets Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover

The 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover was revealed on Wednesday night, and it was Hannah Davis who got the nod. As many of you know, Davis has been dating former New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter for quite some time. Davis, 24, said she didn’t think she had a shot at being on the...Read More
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dan Patrick fires back at Colin Cowherd over criticism

On Monday, Colin Cowherd took some shots at Dan Patrick, saying Patrick didn’t work as hard as Jim Rome and that Patrick has numerous producers that do all of his work for him. On Tuesday, Patrick fired back at Cowherd, and didn’t hold back. Now that is a takedown. Some of the key lines… -“I do have two producers here that did work on Colin’s show, and the one...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated lays off all its photographers

The world of journalism has changed radically over the past 20 years, with the rise of the internet causing changes all over the landscape. Sports Illustrated, an iconic magazine which has been the leader of its realm since putting Eddie Mathews on the cover of its first publication in 1954, is no exception. On Thursday, Sports Illustrated laid off its remaining six staff photographers...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Stuart Scott's memoir to be released March 10

Prior to his death on January 4th, late ESPN anchor Stuart Scott completed his memoir, detailing his fight with cancer. On Wednesday, it was announced that the book, co-authored with Larry Platt, would be released on March 10th. Entitled Every Day I Fight, Scott’s memoir discusses not only his battle with this vicious disease, but also his life before ESPN and his early years...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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