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‘Give us an hour. We’ll give you the whole day.’

In the midst of his 42nd NFL season at ESPN, Chris Berman talks about feedback from ESPN+'s "NFL PrimeTime" fans…

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ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ Crew Celebrates Golden Anniversary In (Retro) Style

ESPN’s Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters and John Parry paid homage to the original Monday Night Football…

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Look! Up in the sky! It’s Skysurfing on ESPN+’s ‘Roll the Tape’

Viviane Wegrath, a former X Games medalist and FAI World Champion skysurfer, is shown competing at the 1998 U.S. Open…

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Two-Minute Drilled: ESPN+’s ‘Roll The Tape’ Revisits NFLers Reckoning With Firefighter Combat Challenge

Twenty years after the ESPN-televised competition, former NFL DT Oliver Gibson retains immense respect for the event billed as "the…

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ESPN+’s New Series ‘Roll The Tape’ Raids ESPN’s Vaults And Revisits Stars

X Games Street Luge king Bob Pereyra: "There are times I wake up from a dead sleep in the middle…

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REVISITED: ESPN Celebrates 40th In Style With Company Founder and Icons

As ESPN celebrates its 41st anniversary today, Front Row revisits this post from September 2019 that was part of our…

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No More Timeouts! 40 Years Ago Today, ESPN’S Endless Sports Marathon Began

On Sept. 1, 1980, nearly one-year-old ESPN officially announced it was providing around-the-clock sports coverage; enjoy the vintage promotions.

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Production Notes: ACC Network Celebrates Its First Anniversary

ACCN commentators, executives, and ACC Commissioner John Swofford share some of their favorite moments from network's inaugural year.

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ESPN Wins Eight Sports Emmy Awards to Lead Industry

“At a time when we have been reminded of the important place sports has in the lives of fans, we…

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#TBT: “It felt like we were serving up a delicious slice of Americana to those who had never heard of this particular flavor”

Steve Levyrecalls 2005's SportsCenter's "50 States In 50 Days" tour across America.

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ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen Announces Collaboration With Michael J. Fox Foundation

In this video, Bill Rasmussen speaks with ESPN reporter Michele Steele - like Rasmussen a supporter of Parkinson's disease research…

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When Sports Stopped, We Didn’t

Over the past 10 weeks, ESPN has creatively delivered a mix of compelling news, commentary, access, opinion, analysis, incredible storytelling…

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1998: The Year Of MJ’s ‘Last Dance,’ ESPN was innovating and forecasting

Prepare to watch the concluding episodes of The Last Dance on Sunday with this snapshot of ESPN milestones in 1998,…

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“ESPN is a homegrown company providing a helping hand”

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, ESPN builds a temporary home studio Gov. Ned Lamont. Here's how the remote ops…

Read More » @ 25: A standard-bearer for innovation in 1995 and a quarter-century later

For 25 years, has transformed and evolved in pursuit of one goal – to serve sports fans anytime, anywhere.…

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