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ESPN is an American multinational basic cable sports channel owned by ESPN Inc., owned jointly by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%). The company was founded in 1979 by Bill Rasmussen along with his son Scott Rasmussen and Ed Egan.


Lamar Jackson tests positive for COVID-19: NFL [Video]

Lamar Jackson tests positive for COVID-19: NFL

Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson, the NFL's reigning Most Valuable Player, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the Ravens rescheduled game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, a..

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Pope Francis Meets With NBA Players at the Vatican [Video]

Pope Francis Meets With NBA Players at the Vatican

According to ESPN, Sterling Brown, Kyle Korver, Jonathan Isaac, Anthony Tolliver and Marco Belinelli met with the pope on Monday.

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ESPN to Lay off 300 Employees in Coronavirus-Related Cuts [Video]

ESPN to Lay off 300 Employees in Coronavirus-Related Cuts

On Thursday, ESPN informed its employees in a company-wide memo that it would be executing a round of layoffs.

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ESPN to Lay Off 300 Employees | THR News [Video]

ESPN to Lay Off 300 Employees | THR News

ESPN will lay off 300 employees and leave 200 open positions unfilled, citing the "tremendous disruption in how fans consume sports" and a need to invest in direct-to-consumer and digital offerings.

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NFL plans for 20% capacity at Super Bowl in Tampa with masks and pods, ESPN reports [Video]

NFL plans for 20% capacity at Super Bowl in Tampa with masks and pods, ESPN reports

The NFL has revealed some of its plans regarding Super Bowl LV in Tampa. The league is now planning for 20% capacity at the stadium, ESPN reports.

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Odell Beckham Junior out for Rest of Season With Torn ACL [Video]

Odell Beckham Junior out for Rest of Season With Torn ACL

According to ESPN, Beckham Junior underwent an MRI on Monday morning.

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Antonio Brown and the Buccaneers reach deal, per ESPN report [Video]

Antonio Brown and the Buccaneers reach deal, per ESPN report

Antonio Brown has reached a deal with the Tampa Bay Bucs, ESPN reports.

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NBA draft 2020: What to know about TV, live stream, order of picks

Like so many events in 2020, the NBA draft will be conducted virtually. Picks will be made from ESPN, with prospects and teams checking in via Zoom. - Published

Jemele Hill, other former Black ESPN stars, do it their way

Former ESPN star Jemele Hill is one of sports journalism's best, now she and other Black ex-ESPN stars are doing it their way. - Published

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'We don't have to wait': Chiney Ogwumike turns message into action by becoming Election Day clerk

ESPN host and WNBA player Chiney Ogwumike shared her experiences as an Election Day poll worker in Houston, including a shoutout from Barack Obama. - Published

Hall of Famer and former Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw joins ESPN as analyst on ACC Network

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New White Sox manager Tony La Russa was charged with driving under the influence in February in Phoenix, according to court records obtained by ESPN. - Published

Seahawks, Pete Carroll agree to contract extension, per report

Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a multi-year contact extension, according to ESPN. - Published

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ESPN on Thursday announced a company-wide reduction of 300 staffers, network president Jimmy Pitaro said in a memo to employees. - Published

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ESPN's Paul Finebaum levied another blow to Michigan Wolverines football coach Jim Harbaugh, on the "Get Up" show. - Published

San Francisco 49ers Shut Down Facility Due TO COVID-19, 'TNF' In Jeopardy??

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Bears' Nick Foles, Matt Nagy respond to ESPN analyst Brian Griese's comments during 'Monday Night Football'

Nick Foles had to clarify eye-opening comments ESPN "Monday Night Football" analyst Brian Griese relayed during the Rams-Bears broadcast. - Published

Antonio Brown agrees to one-year deal with Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per report

Antonio Brown is reuniting with Tom Brady, as the four-time All-Pro reached a one-year deal with the Buccaneers, according to ESPN. - Published

Voting rights group More Than A Vote targets young people in NBA 2K

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The New England Patriots shut down practice again on Sunday morning after the team had one new positive test for COVID-19, ESPN reported. - Published

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MLB and ESPN were happy with the ratings from baseball's best-of-three wild-card series, the first round of the expanded 16-team postseason. - Published

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According to ESPN, there were no additional COVID-19 positive tests to report among the Kansas City Chiefs, Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots. - Published

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Oscar De La Hoya has been retired from professional boxing for nearly 12 years but plans on making a comeback, he told ESPN. - Published

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