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ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Dies of Cancer

'You beat cancer by how you live, why you live'

(Newser) - Stuart Scott, the longtime "SportsCenter" anchor and ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died this morning. He was 49. Scott had fought cancer since a diagnosis in late 2007, the network said, but remained dedicated to his craft even as he underwent chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. ESPN... More »

Barack Obama's Retirement Plan: Host SportsCenter

President has ESPN ambitions

(Newser) - So what are President Obama's plans after he exits the White House? Before he gave a recent speech at DreamWorks Animation, Obama told a bunch of entertainment bigshots at a briefing: "At least I know what I want to do when I retire … host ESPN SportsCenter's... More »

ESPN Suspends Kornheiser for Ripping Anchor's Outfit

Called Hannah Storm's get-up 'horrifying'

(Newser) - A week after he said ESPN anchor Hannah Storm “looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body,” Tony Kornheiser was suspended today from his gig hosting the channel’s Pardon the Interruption shout-fest. That remark was just part of a critique Kornheiser made during his... More »

Sports, Edgier Fare Dominate the White House TiVo

Sports channels are expected; edgier fare may surprise you

(Newser) - If you judge a man by the channels he turns to, then President Obama is sporty, but with a hip edge. There’s no chance he passed up a replay of Monday's NCAA men’s basketball championship on his flight home from Iraq, sources tell Politico, but Obama is equally... More »

Dan Patrick to Join NBC's Football Night

Move reunites him with former SportsCenter partner Olbermann

(Newser) - Dan Patrick will join NBC's Football Night in America this fall, in a move that reunites him with Keith Olbermann. The two men changed the field of sportscasting with their 1992 debut on ESPN's SportsCenter, writes Broadcasting & Cable. Patrick will keep his radio show and Sports Illustrated column while... More »

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