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SportsCenter

ESPN’S RISE Team: Here’s Why George Grande, Circa ’79, Is Appearing On Your Plasma TV Screens, Phones And Tablets

An ESPN producer: "What is remarkable about the very first SportsCenter is that an expectation was set through Grande’s opening…

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The Undefeated

“I hope viewers will truly gain a greater understanding of the added pressures loaded on black female athletes”

Softball star A.J. Andrews hosts ESPN's Black History Month Special "Unapologetic: The Black Female Athlete" (Sunday, Feb. 24, 10 p.m.…

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ESPN+

How ESPN+ Achieved 568K New Signups In 2 Days

UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ launch demonstrates the marriage of strategy and scale; pivotal moment in the march to 2M…

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ESPN History

ESPN Remembers Irv Brown

One of ESPN's pioneers, Irv Brown called myriad sports for the network; he also refereed six NCAA Final Fours, coached…

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Announcements

Legendary ESPN Director Chip Dean Works Final Game with Monday Night Football Crew

Pro Bowl marks Dean's last game in director's chair; original "79er" will now mentor ESPN's team of shot callers

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Announcements

NSMA Honors ESPN’S Ley, Kornheiser, Burke and Wojnarowski

Today, the National Sports Media Association (NSMA) announced its 2019 Hall of Fame class, as well as its national and…

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ESPN History

Lights! Cameras! Action! Regular-Season MNF Returns To L.A. Coliseum

MNF returns to the L.A. Coliseum for a regular-season telecast for the first time in years tonight when the Chiefs…

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Announcements

Iger to ESPN employees: “The brand is more valuable than ever before”

Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger and ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro headlined the 2018 ESPN Employee…

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ESPN History

Homecoming Game: ESPN’s Founder Pays A Visit

Our first storyteller visited Bristol this week and brought history to life. Enjoy this photo gallery featuring "our George Washington."

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ESPN Audio

Can it be 20 years? ESPN1000 Chicago celebrates “Fanniversary” today

Mike Golic shares some of his favorite memories as part of ESPN1000's start in 1998.

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Watch This

PGA coming to ESPN, ESPN+ beginning in 2020

EVP, Programming and Scheduling, Burke Magnus, discusses what this addition means for ESPN's platforms.

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Announcements

ESPN2 Turns 25 Today: Revisit The Beginning

Today is the 25th anniversary of ESPN2. The network launched on Oct. 1, 1993 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Enjoy some…

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ESPN History

ESPN Marks 39 Years of Serving Sports Fans. Anytime. Anywhere.

Much has changed, but the most important thing remains the same: To Serve Sports Fans. Anytime. Anywhere.

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ESPN

Colleagues Salute Burke Before Her HOF Honors Tonight

EDITOR’S NOTE: Tonight in Springfield, Mass., ESPN NBA analystDoris Burke receives the Curt Gowdy Media Award during a ceremony at…

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ESPN History

“Cable Is Fine, But It’s Never Really Going To Amount To A Hill Of Beans”

Once again covering the US Open for ESPN, Cliff Drysdale recalls dealing with a skeptic about cable sports TV's future…

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