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Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

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NBA forward Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year’s best performances Wednesday.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Pacquiao, another Filipino athlete nominated in ESPN awards

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The list of nominees for the 2014 ESPN’s Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly (ESPY) Awards was unveiled Wednesday (Manila time) and two Filipinos made the cut.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Floyd Mayweather is ESPN’s top-paid athlete

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International sports network ESPN billed American boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather as 2013’s highest-paid athlete with the Pretty Boy raking in $73.5 million.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nets may make Collins first openly gay player

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Jason Collins, who revealed his homosexuality last April, could become the first openly gay player in the NBA by signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, ESPN reported Thursday.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Michael Jordan says he’d be happy to sit down with LeBron James

Miami Heat’s LeBron James watches a replay during the first quarter of the Heat’s opening day win over the Chicago Bulls in Miami, Tuesday, October 29, 2013. AP

Michael Jordan says he would be happy to sit down and share his basketball knowledge with LeBron James.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Magic Johnson won’t return to ESPN, cites schedule

Los Angeles Dodgers owner Earvin "Magic" Johnson, center, laughs as he attends Game 3 of the National League division baseball series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Danny Moloshok

Magic Johnson won’t return to ESPN as an NBA studio analyst.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

LeBron James takes home 3 trophies at ESPY Awards

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LeBron James padded his trophy collection, receiving three at the ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year for helping the Miami Heat win a second straight NBA championship.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

Reaction to Rice shoving players in practice has Rutgers reconsidering

In this May 6, 2010, file photo, Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti, right, presents Mike Rice with a jersey after Rice was introduced as the school's men's basketball coach during a news conference in Piscataway, N.J. The airing Tuesday, April 2, 2013, of a videotape of Rice using gay slurs, shoving and grabbing his players and throwing balls at them in practice over the past three seasons has Pernetti reconsidering his decision not to fire the coach. Pernetti was given a copy of the video in late November by a disgruntled former employee, and he suspended Rice for three games, fined him $50,000 and made him undergo anger management classes for inappropriate behavior after investigating it. AP FILE PHOTO/Rich Schultz

Rutgers said it would reconsider its decision to retain basketball coach Mike Rice after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Fox Sports targets more local content

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Sports media giant Fox Sports will take over the name of ESPN on cable television late this month, marking one of the many changes that will mark the presence of one of the world’s leading sports media brands in the Philippines.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Section | Read More »

ESPN interviews Te’o about dead girlfriend hoax

In this Sept. 15, 2012 photo, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o points to the sky as he leaves the field after a 20-3 win against Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich. In a shocking announcement, Notre Dame said Te'o was duped into an online relationship with a woman whose "death" from leukemia was faked by perpetrators of an elaborate hoax. AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, James Brosher

Manti Te’o gave an interview to ESPN in which the network says he answered questions about the dead girlfriend hoax that exposed the feel-good story of the college football season as a bizarre fabrication, and left many wondering if Notre Dame Heisman Trophy runner-up participated in the scam.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Donaire named ESPN’s best fighter

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Donaire picked as ESPN fighter of the year.

For impressively ruling the super bantamweight division, Nonito Donaire Jr. was recently named ESPN’s Fighter of the Year.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Mayweather Sr: ‘I felt Pacquiao won’

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Even one of the staunchest critics of Manny Pacquiao thought the Filipino boxing hero won the fight against Timothy Bradley Jr.

Posted: June 10th, 2012 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

ESPN fires employee over ‘offensive’ Lin headline

US sports network giant ESPN says it has fired an employee responsible for an ‘offensive’ headline about National Basketball Association star Jeremy Lin.

Posted: February 20th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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