SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Pro Football Writer Updated 9:47 am, Thursday, May 3, 2018 Photo: Tim Sharp, Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Minnesota Vikings' Robert Blanton (36), Marcus Sherels, center, and Josh Robinson, bottom, combine to stop Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp) less Minnesota Vikings' Robert Blanton (36), Marcus Sherels, center, and Josh Robinson, bottom, combine to stop Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. ... more Photo: Tim Sharp, Associated Press Source: Cowboys' Jason Witten confirms he's retiring, headed to ESPN 1 / 1 Back to Gallery FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the … [Read more...] about Source: Cowboys’ Jason Witten confirms he’s retiring, headed to ESPN
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WASHINGTON — The battle for the future of sports broadcasting is already well underway. But as more and more consumers cut the cord, ditching cable for other alternatives, how is ESPN — the industry leader — adjusting? One way is through the introduction of ESPN+, a content service launched last month, which costs $4.99 per month (with a promotional month free) and is accessible via ESPN.com, its own app, and streaming devices. A mix of live, taped and original programming, it may offer a chance to stem the tide of subscriber losses. ESPN+ is driven first and foremost by live sports offerings, including more than 180 MLB and NHL games (at least one per day), the entire out-of-market MLS schedule, and college sports from more than 20 conferences around the country. There is also golf, tennis, boxing, cricket, rugby and soccer from lower levels both at home (USL) and abroad (EFL). Unfortunately, it does not serve as a workaround for those who have cut the cord and are … [Read more...] about What does new streaming service ESPN+ deliver?
A year ago, Adrienne Lawrence was dispensing legal wisdom on ESPN and opining on everything from the NFL's suspension of star running back Adrian Peterson for domestic violence to how NBA point guard Derrick Rose beat a lawsuit for allegedly gang-raping a woman. After Lawrence's contract wasn't renewed, she's now in a far different position. She's the plaintiff in a lawsuit against ESPN for allegedly permitting a hostile workplace rife with sexual harassment and retaliating against her for complaints to supervisors and the human resources department. Lawrence, who in 2015 left a $235,000-a-year job as an associate at the prestigious law firm of Greenberg Traurig to take a $75,000 per year fellowship at ESPN, filed a 93-page complaint last month that had many in the sports media world talking. That's because Lawrence not only discussed her own experiences, but also presented four "confidential witnesses" and had dozens of pages directed at the decades-long "misogynistic and predatory … [Read more...] about ESPN Says Former Legal Analyst’s “Stale Gossip” Doesn’t Cut It in Court
Dana White says Conor McGregor shouldn’t run to him for help after the MMA icon was slapped with assault and criminal mischief charges in Brooklyn early Friday. After calling McGregor’s attack on a bus at Barclays Center “disgusting” and questioning whether he was on drugs, the UFC president said the star fighter fully deserves the trouble he’s in and will “probably be a convicted felon.” “Normally yes, I would dive right in and do everything in mypower to help one my guys, but not in this situation,” White said in the studio of ESPN’s “Get Up!” morning show in New York City. “He came into the Barclays Center, attacked our fighters and attacked my staff with a bunch of guys, and no, you don't get my help on this one.” McGregor, 29, turned himself in at the 78th Precinct Stationhouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn, after he and his entourage were caught on video Thursday hurling chairs and dollies through … [Read more...] about Dana White: Conor McGregor won’t get my help after ‘embarrassing’ Barclays Center rampage
TV sports legend broadcasting from River Walk By Jeanne Jakle March 29, 2018 Updated: March 30, 2018 11:01am Photo: Courtesy Of "The Dan Patrick Show" / Image 1of/32 CaptionClose Image 1 of 32 Sports TV and radio icon Dan Patrick is having a blast broadcasting his daily show from San Antonio's River Walk in preparation for Final Four weekend here. His last show from the beauteous local setting will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday on DirecTV and the AT&T Audience Network. less Sports TV and radio icon Dan Patrick is having a blast broadcasting his daily show from San Antonio's River Walk in preparation for Final Four weekend here. His last show from the beauteous local setting will ... more Photo: Courtesy Of "The Dan Patrick Show" / Image 2 of 32 Sports TV and radio legend Dan Patrick will continue to broadcast live to the … [Read more...] about TV sports legend broadcasting from River Walk