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Waddle, who co-hosts the afternoon show on ESPN 1000, will join host Taylor McGregor on “Bears Den,” a 30-minute show that will air on Thursdays during the season.
Of 11 Bears games on FOX last season, Joe Davis and Daryl Johnston called five, and Adam Amin and Mark Schlereth called three.
Big Ten football Saturdays will have an NFL Sunday feel beginning this season as the conference kicks off its media-rights deals with FOX, CBS and NBC.
As the lead play-by-play voice alongside analyst Taylor Twellman on Apple TV’s MLS Season Pass, Zivin figures to call more of Messi’s goals.
Heartbroken former players and their con-man coach reveal how Bishop Sycamore, a team attached to no actual school, lined up games against prep powerhouses.
But the party for Doris Burke and Doc Rivers was muted by layoffs that touched ESPN’s previous top team. The network dismissed analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson, who called 15 NBA Finals with Mike Breen.
Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy intend to enter into a consent order to end the conservatorship, their lawyers said.
Steele posted on social media Tuesday that she is leaving the company, where she has worked since 2007.
Oher is accusing Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy of lying to him by having him sign papers making them his conservators rather than his adoptive parents nearly two decades ago.
Burke will become the first woman to serve as a game analyst on television for a championship final in one of the four major professional U.S. sports leagues.
Silverman also will host the halftime show, which the station is giving a new format. ESPN 1000’s first day of Bears game-day programming is Saturday.
Mark Krueger, a fixture on the local high school and college broadcasting scene for several decades, has died unexpectedly.
Penn will operate ESPN Bet, which ESPN has agreed to promote across its online and broadcast platforms in order to generate “maximum fan awareness” of the app.
Brown remains suspended for what’s reportedly a violation that may be the most picayune excuse ever to discipline an on-air talent: Telling viewers the team is performing far better than it was in recent years.
Entertaining HBO series gets even better at dramatizing the ’80s adventures of Magic, Kareem, Jerry Buss, Pat Riley and even Larry Bird.
WWE said in the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that while government investigations into McMahon remain ongoing, no charges have been brought in them.
Netflix’s latest set of thoroughly researched films also fills in some blanks about the BALCO steroid dispensary and Urban Meyer’s Florida Gators.
“I was always a little disappointed because I was supposed to help the Cubbies win that first World Series, and it didn’t quite happen,” McGriff said. “So that one stings a little bit.”
Hughes makes his living speaking extemporaneously to tens of thousands of listeners on Cubs radio broadcasts. So it’s interesting that reading a prepared speech at a private ceremony would make him nervous.
“He more than anyone else got me started in broadcasting,” Hughes said of his brother John, who died in his mid-50s. “He had a very difficult life; just problem after problem.”
If I needed one of them to call the biggest baseball game in city history, it would be Hughes.
The former Bears center, who hasn’t appeared on a Chicago outlet since being fired at CHGO Sports for grabbing the neck of a colleague, will co-host the station’s Bears pregame and postgame shows.
Barkley’s words show him not just as a commentator or funny guy, but as someone who gets it, and is a clear ally of the LGBTQ community.
“We’re talking about probably hundreds, if not thousands of events of abuse, harassment or sexual assault during his tenure,” attorney Parker Stinar said at a Wednesday morning news conference.