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Lipsyte questions ESPN’s ‘dueling journalism and profit motives’ 27 Aug 2013 | 12:51 am

ESPN ombudsman Roberty Lipsyte is weighing in on the network’s controversial move to sever ties with PBS’s “Frontline” film investigating the NFL and concussions. It has been reported pressure from th...

ESPN the ‘chief impresario of college football’ 26 Aug 2013 | 11:14 pm

College football is just days away from kicking off, and ESPN is primed to once again demonstrate its dominance. James Andrew Miller, Steve Eder and Richard Sandomir  report for the Times that the net...

Scully to return to Dodgers next season 26 Aug 2013 | 10:52 pm

This marks the 65th season the Dodgers won’t be in search of a play-by-play announcer. Vin Scully, 85, is coming back for the 2014 season, the team announced on Friday. Scully told the LA Times, “It ...

NFL bosses pressured ESPN to drop head injury investigation, sources say 26 Aug 2013 | 02:20 am

Andrew Beaujon reports a “combative meeting” with the NFL and NFL Network convinced ESPN to abandon its investigation into head injuries and concussions. Beaujon cites James Andrew Miller who reported...

Lakers opting for short-sleeved jerseys next season 22 Aug 2013 | 01:54 am

A team source says the Lakers will wear white short-sleeved jerseys in “several” games next season. (ESPN)

Glickman’s impact on sports broadcasting, triumph over obstacles focus of new film 22 Aug 2013 | 01:41 am

When I was coming up as a sports journalist in Chicago during the 80s, I only had a vague notion of Marty Glickman. I always had heard he was an iconic, trend-setting pioneer in sports broadcasting. ...

Red Sox pitcher Dempster suspended for hitting A-Rod 22 Aug 2013 | 01:20 am

MLB has suspended Boston’s Ryan Dempster 5 games for intentionally hitting New York’s Alex Rodriguez with a pitch Sunday. (ESPN)

Washington Post examined possibility of robot sportswriters to cover prep sports 22 Aug 2013 | 01:12 am

Poynter’s Andrew Beaujon cites a Washington Post article which reveals the paper considered using “robot sportswriters” to cover high school sports. Although the Post has four reporters dedicated to t...

Filmmaker, family of Roger Brown overwhelmed by support from Dayton community 22 Aug 2013 | 12:46 am

A viewing of the Roger Brown documentary “Undefeated” in Dayton drew a packed theater of passionate fans, enough so it seems Arlena Smith will be able to afford a trip to watch Brown’s induction into ...

NFL’s first female TV analyst Trask refuses to let gender be an issue 21 Aug 2013 | 11:23 pm

CBS Sports Network has announced Amy Trask will join “That Other Pregame Show” this fall, making Trask the first female to serve as an NFL TV analyst. Trask will make her debut on the new four-hour pr...

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