Category: Sports by Brooks

SOURCES: BEADLE, PIERCE, BILLUPS OUT AT ESPN’S “COUNTDOWN”

EXCLUSIVE: SportsbyBrooks.com has learned from multiple sources that Michelle Beadle will not return as host of NBA Countdown next season. Multiple sources also tell SportsbyBrooks.com that NBA Countdown analysts Chauncey Billups and Paul Pierce will not return to the show as full-time, regularly-scheduled contributors next season but that Jalen Rose will remain on the show in his current capacity. SportsbyBrooks.com has also learned from multiple sources that …

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ESPN OBEYS MASTERS: PLANS TO BAN PIONEERING BLACK ANCHOR

EXCLUSIVE: SportsbyBrooks.com has learned that ESPN management plans to bar a pioneering African-American female anchor from hosting the network’s Masters golf tournament coverage in 2020. Father Gary and Daughter Sage Steele: African-American Pioneers in U.S. Army & Sports Media. Multiple sources tell SportsbyBrooks.com that officials at the Augusta National Golf Club, which hosts the annual Masters tournament, has demanded that ESPN drop African-American on-air tourney host Sage Steele.Augusta National’s demand to remove Steele from future ESPN Masters broadcasts was due, SportsbyBrooks.com has learned, to remarks she reportedly made to the INDIANAPOLIS STAR last week. …

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ARUM WILL TAKE JOY IN “LOMA BEATING THE S— OUT” OF MIKEY

In the aftermath of Vasyl Lomachenko adding to his reputation as the pound-for-pound baddest man on the planet with a devastating knockout of Anthony Crolla on Friday, beloved ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas and boxing’s most enduring kingmaker, promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank Boxing, weighed in on the possibility of Lomachenko facing Mikey Garcia in the future. Bob Arum on making Mikey Garcia-Vasyl Lomachenko Fight: “F— Bad Blood! … It’s (All About) The Benjamins!”From an ESPN studio set in Bristol, CT., immediately after the Loma-Crolla beatdown, Atlas was asked by ESPN host Kevin Connors, “who would you like to see Loma fight?” …

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SHOOTING THE 3: JOHN OURAND OF SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL

Shooting The 3 is an exclusive SportsbyBrooks.com feature in which a sports media figure fields three questions posed by SbB. Today’s sports media figure is SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL reporter John Ourand. Ourand is the gold standard of sports business reporters and is one of the most-read and influential journalists in the sports media industry. His daily and weekly reporting – which emanates from a variety of platforms and includes a newly-launched newsletter – is consumed by virtually every top sports media executive connected to the business of commercial spectator sports …

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VIDEO: NICK BOSA IS “BIG FAN” OF TRUMP, PLAYS WITH TRUMP DOLL

Ex-Ohio State and future pro football player Nick Bosa said he is a “big fan” of Donald Trump during an interview with VIP TV host Kavita Channe. Nick Bosa is “Big Fan” of Donald Trump. Plays with Donald Trump doll.During the interview, which took place in 2016, Channe asked Bosa, “You are a fan of Donald Trump. Right?” Bosa’s reponse was …

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WHY ANTHONY DAVIS PROBABLY THINKS WE BELIEVE HIS DECEIT

Anthony Davis was up for some show and tell this week in commemorating the inglorious end of his seven-year run with the now-moribund New Orleans Pelicans. Before the Pelicans played their last game of the season yesterday, which though perfectly healthy Davis missed because of fake back spasms that supposed plagued him since March 24, the six-time NBA all-star showed up wearing a Looney Tunes, “That’s All Folks!,” t-shirt. …

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