Category: ESPN

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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SHOOTING THE 3: ANDREW MARCHAND OF THE NEW YORK POST

Today’s sports media figure is NEW YORK POST sports media columnist Andrew Marchand. Marchand began his career reporting for small newspapers in Texas before being hired by the Post when he was 23.At 25, he became the Post’s New York Mets beat writer and covered their historic 2000 Subway series run. After nine years at the Post, Marchand was persuaded in 2007 to make the jump to ESPN. While at the four-letter network, Marchand’s role continually expanded and he eventually became a senior writer for ESPN.com, with his main focus on the New York Yankees. …

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SHOOTING THE 3: COLLEGE HOOPS NEWSBREAKER JEFF GOODMAN

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 Stadium Basketball Insider and Twitter powerhouse Jeff Goodman. Prior to his all-encompassing coverage of basketball for Stadium and at WatchStadium.com, Goodman worked his magic at CBS Sports, Fox Sports and most recently ESPN – where he was a multi-platform basketball insider for five years.Onto the questions for the top newsbreaker in the college basketball biz …

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ESPN’S DANGEROUS ATTEMPT TO BUY OFF FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

Pre-eminent New York City sports media mainstay Michael Kay made an interesting claim during an appearance on Richard Deitsch’s Sports Media Podcast this week. At present, Kay is one of the best-known sports media figures in New York, hosting the highest-rated weekday sports talkshow in America’s biggest radio market while simultaneously serving as the lead New York Yankees TV announcer during baseball season. Because Kay has owned those jobs for well over a decade in a hyper-competitive, ratings-driven media market that has the reputation for being …

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