ESPN’s Diminished Future Has Become Its Present – Deadspin

ESPN’s Diminished Future Has Become Its Present – Deadspin

Scott Van Pelt hosts the midnight SportsCenter, where he squares up to the camera and talks directly to the viewer, and features segments reflecting his personal interests, like gambling. The 6 p.m. SportsCenter was rebranded “The Six” when Jemele Hill and Michael Smith took over in February; it’s an opinion-driven back-and-forth with segments the duo […]

Mets’ Syndergaard scratched as Dickey returns (Apr 27, 2017) –

Mets’ Syndergaard scratched as Dickey returns (Apr 27, 2017) –

NEW YORK — Mets starter Noah Syndergaard was scratched from his scheduled Thursday start and sent to see a specialist due to tightness in his right biceps, pushing right-hander Matt Harvey to the mound for New York for a matinee with the Atlanta Braves. Manager Terry Collins said Thursday morning the Mets suspect Syndergaard is […]

Report: Scot McCloughan has advised teams on draft since being fired –

Getty Images Earlier this offseason, Scot McCloughan was relieved of his duties as the General Manager of the Redskins in a move that came after the team had already started work on this year’s draft board. Director of college scouting Scott Campbell confirmed this week that McCloughan’s influence could be seen on that draft board […]

Marshawn Lynch, Raiders poised to give Oakland memorable run –

It had never seemed right that Marshawn Lynch’s career would fizzle to an end with an ignominious decision not to give him the ball at the 1-yard line with the Super Bowl in the balance, with injuries shortening what would have been his final season, with a single tweet sent into the vacuum created by […]

Longtime NFL reporter Ed Werder laid off by ESPN –

Getty Images One of ESPN’s most experienced NFL reporters is out, effective immediately. Ed Werder, who has a strong reputation for covering football and particularly the Cowboys, has been let go, he said on Twitter this morning. “After 17 years reporting on NFL, I’ve been informed that I’m being laid off by ESPN effective immediately. […]

Vikings are suddenly in play for a quarterback in the draft –

Getty Images Technically, the Vikings already have selected a quarterback in the 2017 draft. They did it by sending their first-round pick (and more) to Philadelphia last year for Sam Bradford, whose contract expires after the coming season. With the news that 2014 first-round selection Teddy Bridgewater likely won’t have his fifth-year option exercised, the […]

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