Jemele Hill

Donald Trump’s Twitter attacks on athletes are falling into a predictable, sinister pattern

The attacks on Lavar Ball and Marshawn Lynch show what the President is trying to do.<p>The only thing that beats the crassness of the daily Trump tweet that leads to a day of outrage is how predictable his behavior is.<p>When Marshawn Lynch was shown sitting for the U.S. national anthem and then …

Donald Trump

Joel Embiid Isn’t Worried About Retaliation For His On-Court Trolling Because He’s ‘A Big Dude’

The Joel Embiid renaissance is here and it comes in conjunction with the Philadelphia 76ers operating as one of the more intriguing teams in the NBA. Of course, Embiid isn’t the <i>only</i> reason to watch Philly work given the presence of Ben Simmons, Robert Covington and others, but there is a special …

Sports

Roger Goodell’s absolute power is driving Jerry Jones to civil war. That’s ironic.

The Cowboys owner’s bare-knuckle brawl to replace the commissioner is a distraction of its own<p>I can still remember the day NFL commissioner Roger …

Sports

Life After ESPN

After a particularly exciting game in the MLB postseason, Peter Gammons noticed something was missing. The game lacked a discursive postgame report …

Bobby Flay

Report: ESPN will cut $80 million in salaries during next round of layoffs

More information is trickling out about the rumored ESPN layoffs, and it isn’t good. The WorldWide Leader is preparing to cut roughly $80 million in …

Donald Trump

Does ESPN have a political duty to stay out of politics?

Sports have always had a political dimension, and it can explode, and has, any time and anywhere. Today in the United States that dimension challenges us in an uncommon and particularly volatile way, and the sports media still can't figure out what to do about it. What's ESPN's duty when we wake up …

Golf

Dallas Cowboys: ESPN's Jemele Hill: Why Jerry Jones' contract standoff with Roger Goodell is 'laughable' | SportsDay

While Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is pulling out his big guns as he battles other NFL owners' plans to offer Commissioner Roger Goodell a rich contract …

Sports

Upcoming ESPN layoffs will reportedly cut $80 million in salaries, costs

Some time in the next few weeks, ESPN will reportedly lay off around 100 employees, just months after previously laying off around 100 employees. …

Sports Industry

Bills' quarterback dilemma is as clear as black and white

Black quarterbacks have it the hardest of any group in the NFL.

Nathan Peterman

Why Donald Trump Loves Calling Out Black People Like LaVar Ball

The president called LaVar Ball ‘ungrateful’ for downplaying his role in freeing his son and his UCLA teammates from a Chinese prison. But it’s all …

Donald Trump

ESPN layoffs will slash $80 million in salaries and other costs, sources say

ESPN is poised to slash $80 million in salaries and other costs in coming weeks, sources tell Sporting News.<p>The third round of layoffs in two years …

Trump and his small hands continues to demonize black America

In just the last 48 hours, President Donald Trump has lashed out at not only LaVar Ball, the polarizing father of NBA rookie Lonzo Ball, but also NFL …

LaVar Ball

For Trump, fighting with athletes is political sport

Since at least the time of Ronald Reagan, sports have provided American presidents from both political parties a chance to rub elbows with - and, perhaps, gather some cultural stardust from - immensely popular figures who transcend politics.<p>Inviting championship teams to the White House or throwing …

Donald Trump

Jay-Z, Chance The Rapper and More Nominated for 2018 NAACP Image Awards

The show will broadcast on TV One on Jan. 15.Continue reading…

Kendrick Lamar

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Over the weekend, President Donald Trump tapped out a series of angry Twitter posts attacking black athletes and celebrities. If that sounds …

Liberal View

So much to catch up on!

But it was great visiting with the ‘rents, checking out the “other” Kelli O’Hara in Brigadoon and seeing amazing drawings at the Morgan and …

College Basketball

ESPN's Scott Van Pelt Insults Millions Who No Longer Watch It

In a <i>Sports Illustrated</i> "Off the Board" podcast released on Thursday, ESPN's Scott Van Pelt took several cheap shots at the network's critics, in the …

Conservative View

Roger Goodell vs. Jerry Jones is latest sign of NFL's political problems

The NFL’s most powerful team owner is at odds with its commissioner.<p>Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, is seeking to block his fellow owners …

Roger Goodell

Trump's Twitter War with LeVar Ball Underlines A Much Larger Problem

Trump’s Twitter War with LeVar Ball Underlines a Bigger Problem<p>With all the pressing issues of the day, Donald Trump still finds time to engage in a …

Liberal View

ESPN Anchor Has Ugly Message for Every Person Who No Longer Watches Network Because of NFL Protests

Scott Van Pelt has been with ESPN for 16 years and just signed a new contract extension with the network Tuesday.<p>As ESPN struggles with its ratings, …

Donald Trump

Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic Sign Off After 18 Years of 'Mike & Mike' on ESPN Radio

Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic deserve praise on Friday. No matter how you felt about their long-running Mike & Mike show on ESPN Radio, whether you …

Sports

Who wants to buy Fox; "quest for scale;" Mashable sale; FCC vote; Franken accused; NPR update; Ellison to WashPost; Lowry reviews "Justice League"

We started the week by asking: What other bidders are eyeing Fox? Now we know. <b>Comcast</b> and <b>Verizon</b> are both talking with <b>21st Century Fox</b> about a …

Leeann Tweeden

Learning to Trust the Process: The Winners of the NBA’s First Month

On Wednesday night, Joel Embiid nearly made me miss an airplane. I watched his coming-out party from a hotel room in New York, where I had planned on …

Sports

Hustling My Way Into the ESPYs

Seeing Jamie Foxx sitting in a giant tennis ball and serenading Serena Williams with his tennis ball song? Pretty much the first time I realized I …

Culture

Trump Says The People Of Alabama Should Decide On Moore, Refuses To Call For Him To Drop Out

On Thursday, President Trump – after more than a week of absolutely silence on sexual molestation allegations against Alabama Senate Republican …

Conservative View

ESPN's Jemele Hill Is Back — And Now She's Saying White People Shouldn't Rap...

ESPN commentator Jemele Hill made herself a household name when she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist. The hot water got deeper when, …

Dan Patrick on Jemele Hill: "when you’re inside of ESPN, you’re representing ESPN"

NBC Sports host Dan Patrick is one of the few notable people who have had a lengthy, successful run outside ESPN that could match their run inside …

LaVar Ball

President of 107th-Ranked Black College Criticizes Project 21 for Putting National Anthem in Context... Literally

President of 107th-Ranked Black College Criticizes Project 21 for Putting National Anthem in Context… Literally<p>Posted at 14:52h in 2017, Blog, …

HBCUs

Sports Illustrated TV, a subscription-based service on Amazon Channels, is launching this week

Hoping to find a new revenue stream, Time Inc. is set to launch <i>Sports Illustrated TV.</i> It will be a subscription-based, over the top streaming service …

Televisions

Spurned by ESPN, Barstool Sports Is Staying on Offense

In the offices of Barstool Sports, on two floors of a narrow building in the Flatiron district of Manhattan, there’s a full bar, a semicircle of sticky leather recliners and a wall of flat-screen televisions. Almost every other bit of square footage on the editorial floor is occupied by a dude at …

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