‘Anchorman’ Ron Burgundy ESPN Gig Canceled Due to Jameis Winston Coverage

By Jethro Nededog and Todd Cunningham ESPN has canceled a scheduled promotional appearance by Will Ferrell in character as Ron Burgundy from “Anchorman 2.” Previously scheduled for Thursday’s “SportsCenter,” the appearance was pushed pending the disclosure of information surrounding possible charges against Jameis Winston. The prosecutor heading the investigation of sexual assault allegations against the […]

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ESPN Betting US Soccer Fans Want More World Cup

By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer NEW YORK — Knowledgeable U.S. soccer fans – it’s not an oxymoron. ESPN is making a huge investment in World Cup coverage, paying $100 million for the rights to the 2010 and 2014 tournaments, based on the conviction that not only do Americans know the beautiful game, they want […]

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Nielsen: Overnight Masters Ratings Up 50 Percent

NEW YORK — First indications are that Tiger Woods‘ return has increased television viewership of the Masters by 50 percent. The Nielsen Co. said that ESPN’s coverage of the Masters’ first round on Thursday had a 3.6 rating in an overnight measurement of the nation’s biggest markets. That’s 50 percent more than the similar measurement for […]

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