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HBO Signs Bill Simmons After He's Dumped by ESPN

He'll do a weekly show, among other things

(Newser) - HBO says it has struck a multi-year, multi-platform deal with the multi-faceted Bill Simmons. Under the deal, which begins in October, HBO will be Simmons' exclusive television home, the network said. Among other projects, Simmons will host a weekly talk show premiering next year. It will feature stories and guests... More »

Site Apologizes for Outing Trans Woman After Suicide

'Dr. V's Magical Putter' sparks outrage

(Newser) - ESPN personality Bill Simmons posted a long, soul-searching apology yesterday, in the wake of a massive Internet backlash over a piece his Grantland site ran last Wednesday that outed a woman as transgender in the wake of her suicide—a suicide that may have been linked to the reporting of... More »

Obama: I Knew About Jeremy Lin Before You

Also, he once beat Maya Moore at HORSE

(Newser) - President Obama wants you to know that he had his eye on Jeremy Lin before it was cool. Obama sat down with Bill Simmons for a half-hour of sports talk on today's BS Report (audio here ), and the first question was how he felt about being America's... More »

C'mon, ESPN: Tiger, Tebow Aren't Muhammad Ali

Network needs moratorium on dumb comparisons

(Newser) - “Can ESPN please declare a company-wide moratorium on comparing current athletes to Muhammad Ali?” Dave Zirin begs after suffering through the “idiocy” of Worldwide Leader columnists equating Tim Tebow (for appearing in a pro-life ad) and Tiger Woods (for his courageous comeback from … sex addiction) to the... More »

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