Week in review

The fourth edition of ESPN The Magazine: Body Issue hit newsstands yesterday.

The annual celebration of the athletic form features 27 talents from across the world of sports and six special covers including Rob Gronkowski, Jose Bautista, Tyson Chandler, Daniela Hantuchova, Candace Parker and Ronda Rousey.

Front Row also sat down with the magazine’s deputy editor Neely Lohmann who talked about what makes this fourth edition so special. (More behind the scenes video at the bottom of the post.)

What else happened this week on Front Row? Let’s take a look:

ESPN announced that Stuart Scott had agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the network. We talked with Scott about his tenure at ESPN, his ongoing battle with cancer, how his social media interaction with fans helps him fight the disease and much more. Listen to the Podcast here.

Beginning on SportsCenter on Sunday, July 15 at 10 a.m., the “My Wish” series returns for its seventh ESPN season. We featured a preview with Philadelphiahia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson and Donovan Troy, a 10-year-old battling sickle cell anemia. ESPN feature producer Kris Schwartz talked with us about working on the rewarding project.

ESPN’s Jay Crawford said farewell to First Take and hello to a role as co-anchor for the noon ET SportsCenter. In Front Row’s podcast with Jay, he discusses his time on First Take; his admiration of and appreciation for Skip Bayless; and the excitement he has for his new role on SportsCenter. You can find the Podcast here.

ESPN analyst Rick Sutcliffe holds Kansas City baseball near and dear to his heart. He recently returned to Kauffman Stadium which is not far from where he grew up to host this past week’s All-Star festivities. Front Row sat down with him to talk about the old and new memories he’s made at the baseball park.

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