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 […]
Will Ferrell will guest-host the 6 p.m. “SportsCenter” in his famous “Anchorman” character on Thursday, Dec. 5.
Keith Olbermann has burned a lot of bridges, but seems eager to build one back to ESPN. The anchor, who is suing his most recent employer, Current TV, has made several overtures to the sports network he left in 1997, the New York Times reports.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Former ESPN anchor George Grande says that when he signed on to host the first “SportsCenter” in 1979, he had a feeling there might be a market for more than just the 3 minutes of sports people were used to seeing on the local news. He was right. On Thursday, ESPN […]
For just the sixth time in Monday Night Football’s 42-year history, only two announcers will man the iconic booth, ESPN announced Wednesday.
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 […]
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 […]
NEW YORK — Pioneering sports broadcaster Chester R. Simmons, who served as president of ESPN during the company’s launch in 1979, has died. He was 81. Simmons’ family said he died in Atlanta on Thursday. The cause of death wasn’t disclosed. Simmons began in broadcasting in 1957 with Sports Programs, Inc., which became ABC Sports. […]