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ESPN and the Arena Football League Announce Long-Term Broadcasting Deal
DAILY Sports  December 19, 2006, by Mark Fagan
"...Today the AFL made the announcment that ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN on ABC will air a minimum of 26 Arena Football League games per season for five years starting with the 2007 campaign. ESPN has also purchased a minority share in the AFL as part of this deal and as a sign of their commitment to the league..."

ESPN Goes Inaugural
ESPN to commemorate Obama’s inauguration with 'Breaking Barriers' marathon and more
DAILY Sports  January 19, 2009, by Mark Fagan
"...Not to be left out of the inaugural fun (or ratings bonanza), ESPN Classic will be airing 10 hours of their Breaking Barriers program on Tuesday featuring groundbreaking African-American athletes such as Arthur Ashe, Jack Johnson, and Eddie Robinson. Today, MLK Day, they are airing seven hours of BB with programs devoted to Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, and others...."

Roller Derby Gets the ESPN Seal of Approval
Lonestar Rollergirls featured on SportsCenter
DAILY Sports  May 20, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...In another step forward for mainstream recognition of Roller Derby, ESPN's SportsCenter handed Sunday's Outside the Lines segment over to the burgeoning sport. The piece featured interviews with women from Austin's own Lonestar Rollergirls, including Honey Homicide of the Rhinestone Cowgirls and Chola of the Putas del Fuego..."

ESPN Friday Night Fights
Four fighters put their undefeated records on the line
Sports Story  April 27, 2012, by Mark Fagan
"...I'm sure they would all love the support of their hometown crowd. You won't want to miss the action live, but if you've recently broken both of your legs or had some other such tragic, demobilizing injury, you can view the fights live on ESPN..."

NBA's KD Is ESPN's ROY
DAILY Sports  January 16, 2008, by Andy Denham
"...Is that a surprise to anyone? In a word: no. What else isn't shocking the world: ESPN.com’s Marc Stein honored Seattle’s Kevin Durant as the Rookie of the First Trimester...."

'ESPN NBA 2K5' vs. 'NBA Live 2005'
DAILY Sports  December 17, 2004, by Mark Fagan
"...In the contest between rival basketball games ESPN NBA 2K5 and NBA Live 2005, things are as lopsided as a San Antonio Spurs-Chicago Bulls tilt. San Antonio (NBA Live 2005) by 20..."

Partying on ESPN's Dime: Priceless
Horns Republic Square shindig turns into big freebie for fans
DAILY Sports  September 2, 2012, by Michael Corcoran
"...A minute later, the game popped on, but LHN kept to the free-for-all deal. ESPN owns the LHN and pretty much all of sports; they've got the dough..."

ESPN's '30 for 30 Gift Set: Vol. 2'
Sports docs that transcend sports
DAILY Sports  August 20, 2011, by Mark Fagan
"...Back in November of last year I gave ESPN Films' 30 for 30 Gift Set Collection: Volume 1 a glowing review and have no less praise for Volume 2. Yes, these are "sports" films, but their subject matter transcends sports and will appeal to documentary film fans as well as your sports fanatic friend/loved one...."

ESPN 'Friday Night Fights'
Yes, we're ready to rumble
Sports Story  June 17, 2011, by Mark Fagan
"...ESPN brings its Friday Night Fights franchise to town with six intriguing bouts on the card. Fernando Guerrero (undefeated and ranked No..."

Kevin Durant Debuts Tonight on ESPN
DAILY Sports  October 31, 2007, by Mark Fagan
"...Durant is suffering from sprained left ankle but will most likely participate in tonight's game. Catch his debut tonight on ESPN at 9:30pm against Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns..."

Iraq in Even Deeper Doo-Doo: International News Roundup
DAILY Sports  May 28, 2008, by Nick Barbaro
"...Euro 2008 kicks off on Saturday, June 7, and continues through the June 29 final; every game of this 16-team continental championship will be televised on ABC. ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPN Classic..."

Euro 2008 Around the Corner
DAILY Sports  June 4, 2008, by Nick Barbaro
"...The 2008 European Championship kicks off this Saturday – 19 days of top-level international football, every game broadcast live on ABC/ESPN networks. (All games at 11am and 1:45pm; the full schedule is below.) The quadrennial tournament (co-hosted this year by Austria and Switzerland) is second only to the World Cup in the international game; the strength of the field, top to bottom, is probably better..."

Longhorn Ethics
Where is the line between fan club and news for ESPN and UT?
DAILY Sports  September 1, 2011, by Richard Whittaker
"...Is the Longhorn Network a fan club or a sports news operation? Well, that may depend on what ESPN wants it to be, and Deadspin and AwfulAnnouncing.com have both called the sports broadcasting leviathan out for including this weekend's UT/Rice game in their college football top 25 preview page...."

‘Hillsborough’ (Do Not Read This in the UK)
Controversial documentary kicks off ESPN “Soccer Stories” series
DAILY Sports  April 15, 2014, by Nick Barbaro
"...Just two weeks ago, a British coroner’s court finally opened a public inquiry to determine the cause of those deaths. This new ESPN documentary is the story of what happened that day, and in the 25 years since...."

Longhorns on Grande, Cactus on Longhorns?
As Grande takes the Longhorn Network, KUT shoots a music pilot
DAILY Screens  September 3, 2011, by Richard Whittaker
"...There are probably some sighs of relief in the Longhorn Network offices today with the eleventh hour announcement that Grande Communications has become their first Central Texas provider. But the ESPN/UT project may be about to start filling in its non-athletic coverage too, as KUT is shooting a pilot at the Cactus Cafe on Tuesday...."

No Badge? No Sweat.
Enjoy X Games Austin in your underwear with this TV viewing guide
DAILY Sports  June 5, 2014, by Kimberley Jones
"...7:30pm-8:30pm: Skateboard Vert Round One (ESPN3)..."

Simmons and Silver, Sittin' in a Tree
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DAILY SXSW  March 10, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...The problem with two guys from ESPN getting together to talk to each other about ESPN for an hour is that no one’s there to check them on their ass-kissing when they ass-kiss their way through their own apologies about their ass-kissing...."

Nine for IX Premieres Tonight
ESPN presents a series on women in sports
DAILY Screens  July 2, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...Back in 2009, ESPN launched its 30 for 30 series, celebrating three decades of sports stories both overlooked and underappreciated. But this time around, the sports network is showcasing its feminine side...."

Game Changer
ESPN eyes prime real estate at UT's College of Communication
Screens Story  February 25, 2011, by Richard Whittaker
"...Collaboration or colonization? That's the big question raised by the surprising news that ESPN may be taking over part of the University of Texas' College of Communication for its new 24-hour Longhorn cable network...."

The AggreGAYtor: August 2
Your daily dose of LGBTQ news
DAILY Qmmunity  August 2, 2012, by Brandon Watson
"...Jim DeMint throws a conniption, Janet Mefferd exposes herself to ESPN, and Beenie Man asks for a retake. Today’s AggreGAYtor is too hot for television...."

Queen of Katwe
This Disney film rises above the usual underdog sports cliches
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Film Review  September 30, 2016, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Against the odds, an illiterate, dirt-poor girl from the slums outside Kampala, Uganda, discovers that she is a chess prodigy, and, with help from her coach, pursues her dream to become a grand master and move her family out of their grinding poverty. This is the story of Queen of Katwe, the movie based on an ESPN Magazine article and book by Tim Crothers..."

X Games Rally at Capitol Building
Is ATX extreme enough to host?
DAILY Sports  June 3, 2013, by James Renovitch
"...The honor of hosting the ESPN Summer X Games has been narrowed down to four cities: Charlotte, N.C., Chicago, Detroit, and, of course, Austin. How can we prove to the ESPN reps coming next week that we're the sickest (that's what the kids say, right?)? How about a big party at the Capitol? Maybe that'll help; maybe it won't..."

'Benji' Directors Coodie and Chike
Change, for better and for worse
DAILY Sports  October 23, 2012, by Will Eidam
"...Through some fortuitous coincidences I was able to sit down with the directors of ESPN Film’s Benji, Coodie and Chike – creators of Creative Control and directors of Kanye West’s “Through the Wire” – as well as PR professional Jay Jay Nesheim of ESPN Films...."

This Season's First Classic 30 for 30: 'Benji'
The inspirational & heartbreaking story of Ben Wilson's life and death
DAILY Sports  October 23, 2012, by Will Eidam
"...After whetting our appetite the past few weeks, ESPN finally delivered a documentary in their latest batch of 30 for 30’s that will go in the pantheon of great ESPN films such as June 17, 1994; The Two Escobars; and Once Brothers. Coodie and Chike's Benji...."

30 for 30 Season Debuts With 'Broke'
Andre Rison and others explain where all the money went
DAILY Sports  October 2, 2012, by Will Eidam
"...When 30 for 30 was first introduced in 2009, creator Bill “Sports Guy” Simmons said his goal was to present 30 individual stories that would hopefully resonate in a larger context. It seems that is not going to be a rule-of-thumb for the second go-around for the ESPN documentary series...."

Tweeting With Adam Schefter
Sportswriter thrives in new media atmosphere with old-school style
DAILY Sports  February 22, 2010, by Timothy Braun
"...In the summer of 2009 ESPN snagged Adam Schefter from the NFL Network. In its short existence, Schefter had become the journalistic identity of the upstart NFL channel using crazy and old-fashioned reporting techniques such as talking to people, listening to people, and delivering information in an earnest and straightforward manner...."

'Tip Time': The Freshman 15 & Other Points of Emphasis
DAILY Sports  November 30, 2006, by Shawn Badgley
"...I Men's Basketball Season, now a few weeks old. Think of it as a tremendous burp after the ESPN-manufactured "Feast Week." Then think of me mumbling "My compliments to the schedule-makers" with a Cheshire cat smile on my face as I chuckle awkwardly...."

Mr. 3000
This Bernie Mac baseball flick is standard genre fare.
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Film Review  September 17, 2004, by Marrit Ingman
"...("Get your hair dyed, fried, and laid to the side at 3000 Cuts!") Nine years later and just as much a magnificent bastard, Stan expects admission to the Hall of Fame when his number is retired, but a routine accounting proves he’s actually three hits shy of his cherished 3,000-hit mark. Can Stan get back in the game – at age 47? Can he win back his ex, ESPN reporter Bassett? And will he learn the true meaning of team play? C’mon..."

All About the Benjamins
The ESPN SportsCenterization of action cinema continues apace with All About the Benjamins. My point: Modern actioners increasingly resemble sports highlights shows in their pandering to the Phallo-American community's love...
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Film Review  March 15, 2002, by Russell Smith
"...Starring: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Valerie Rae Miller, Eva Mendes, Roger Guenveur Smith and Tommy Flanagan. The ESPN SportsCenterization of action cinema continues apace with All About the Benjamins..."

U-Verse Adds Longhorn Network
The struggling station scored a major win in time for UT's season opener
DAILY News  August 31, 2012, by Monica Riese
"...Since last year's launch of the Longhorn Network – an all-UT, all-the-time station backed by ESPN in a $300 million deal with the university – it's struggled to gain a foothold in the Austin market. That changed today...."

Phil Ivey Makes the 2009 WSOP November Nine
Ali in Zaire, Phelps in Beijing, Hendrix at Woodstock, and now Ivey in Vegas
DAILY Sports  July 16, 2009, by Fernie Martinez
"...The primary reason for the change was to help the players at the final table secure endorsement deals not unlike NASCAR racers. ESPN also hoped to increase ratings by having the tournament conclude in a nearly live format rather than a four-month tape delay where the results were known beforehand..."

'The Blind Side' Follows the Life of a Top NFL Prospect
Michael Lewis' book chronicles the life first-round NFL draft prospect Michael Oher
DAILY Sports  April 20, 2009, by Timothy Braun
"...– On Michael Oher, posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert, February 20, 2009..."

Soccer Watch
Women's World Cup kicks off in Germany this Sunday, and more
Sports Column  June 24, 2011, by Nick Barbaro
"...Canada at 10:30am, and two games daily for the first eight days. All 32 matches will be live in HD on ESPN or ESPN2, as well as on ESPN3.com and ESPN Mobile TV..."

Soccer Watch
U.S. Women defeat North Korea in their World Cup opener, and more
Sports Column  July 1, 2011, by Nick Barbaro
"...The Americans play Colombia, Saturday, July 2, 10:30am, and fifth-ranked Sweden, Wednesday, July 6, 1:30pm, before the knockout stage starts next weekend. Every match, up through the final on July 17, is live in HD on ESPN or ESPN2..."

World Cup Watch
Where are you going to watch the World Cup?
Sports Story  June 11, 2010
"...Fri., 6/119:00amSouth Africa-Mexico (A)ESPN#♥♦ 1:30pmUruguay-France (A)ESPN#♥ Sat., 6/126:30amSouth Korea-Greece (B)ESPN#♥ 9:00amArgentina-Nigeria (B)ESPN#♥♦ 1:30pmEngland-USA (C)ABC♥♦ Sun., 6/136:30amAlgeria-Slovenia (C)ESPN#♥ 9:00amSerbia-Ghana (D)ESPN#♥ 1:30pmGermany-Australia (D)ABC♥ Mon., 6/146:30amNetherlands-Denmark (E)ESPN#♥ 9:00amJapan-Cameroon (E)ESPN#♥ 1:30pmItaly-Paraguay (F)ESPN#♥♦ Tue., 6/156:30amNew Zealand-Slovakia (F)ESPN#♥ 9:00amIvory Coast-Portugal (G)ESPN#♥♦ 1:30pmBrazil-North Korea (G)ESPN#♥ Wed., 6/166:30amHonduras-Chile (H)ESPN#♥ 9:00amSpain-Switzerland (H)ESPN#♥ 1:30pmSouth Africa-Uruguay (A)ESPN#♥ Thu., 6/176:30amArgentina-South Korea (B)ESPN#♥..."

World Cup Watch
A rundown of local viewing parties
Sports Story  June 25, 2010
"...Thu, 6/24 9:00am Slovakia-Italy (F) ESPN # ♥ Paraguay-New Zealand (F) ESPN2 # 1:30pm Denmark-Japan (E) ESPN # ♥ Cameroon-Netherlands (E) ESPN2 # Fri, 6/25 9:00am North Korea-Ivory Coast (G) ESPN2 # Portugal-Brazil (G) ESPN # ♥ ♦ 1:30pm Switzerland-Honduras (H) ESPN2 # Chile-Spain (H) ESPN # ♥ ♦ Round of 16 Sat, 6/26 9:00am Uruguay-South Korea ESPN # ♥ ♦ 1:30pm USA-Ghana ABC ♥ ♦ Sun, 6/27 9:00am Germany-England ESPN # ♥ ♦ 1:30pm Argentina-Mexico ABC ♥ ♦ Mon, 6/28 9:00am 1E vs. 2F ESPN # ♥ ♦ 1:30pm 1G vs..."

World Cup Watch
A rundown of local viewing parties
Sports Story  June 18, 2010
"...< Thu, 6/24 9:00am Slovakia-Italy (F) ESPN # ♥ Paraguay-New Zealand (F) ESPN2 # 1:30pm Denmark-Japan (E) ESPN # ♥ Cameroon-Netherlands (E) ESPN2 # Fri, 6/25 9:00am North Korea-Ivory Coast (G) ESPN2 # Portugal-Brazil (G) ESPN # ♥ ♦ 1:30pm Switzerland-Honduras (H) ESPN2 # Chile-Spain (H) ESPN # ♥ ♦ Round of 16 Sat, 6/26 9:00am Uruguay-South Korea ESPN # ♥ ♦ 1:30pm USA-Ghana ABC ♥ ♦ Sun, 6/27 9:00am Germany-England ESPN # ♥ ♦ 1:30pm Argentina-Mexico ABC ♥ ♦ Mon, 6/28 9:00am 1E vs. 2F ESPN # ♥ ♦ 1:30pm 1G vs..."

Women's World Cup Schedule and Groups
DAILY Sports  August 29, 2007, by Nick Barbaro
"...All Games are on ESPN2, except when two are simultaneous, one will be on ESPN. All times listed are CDT...."

Weekly Digest, Sept. 20, 2006
DAILY Sports  September 20, 2006, by Nick Barbaro
"...This week the Euro focus is on midweek Champions League and UEFA Cup ties. ESPN2 is showing just one game live -- Benfica-Manchester United, at 1:30pm Tuesday, Sept..."

The Euro Championships: What We Know So Far …
DAILY Sports  June 11, 2008, by Nick Barbaro
"...Results to Date Group A (Saturday) Czech Rep. 1, Switzerland 0 Portugal 2, Turkey 0 (Wednesday) Portugal 3, Czech Republic 1 Turkey 2, Switzerland 1 Group B (Sunday) Croatia 1, Austria 0 Germany 2, Poland 0 Group C (Monday) Romania 0, France 0 Holland 3, Italy 0 Group D (Tuesday) Spain 4, Russia 1 Sweden 2, Greece 0 Upcoming Schedule: Thursday, June 12 (Group B) 11am: Croatia-Germany (ESPN2) 1:45pm: Austria-Poland (ESPN2) Friday, June 13 (Group C) 11am: Italy-Romania (ESPN2) 1:45pm: Netherlands-France (ESPN2) Saturday, June 14 (Group D) 11am: Sweden-Spain (ESPN2) 1:45: Greece-Russia (ESPN2) Sunday, June 15 (Group A) 1:45: Turkey-Czechia (ESPN Classic) 1:45: Switzerland-Portugal (ESPN2) Monday, June 16 (Group B) 1:45: Poland-Croatia (ESPN Classic) 1:45: Austria-Germany (ESPN) Tuesday, June 17 (Group C) 1:45: France-Italy (ESPN) 1:45: Holland-Romania (ESPN Classic) Wednesday, June 18 (Group D) 1:45: Russia-Sweden (ESPN2) 1:45: Greece-Spain (ESPN) Thursday, June 19 1:45: QF (1A-2B) – ESPN Friday, June 20 1:45: QF (1B-2A) – ESPN Saturday, June 21 1:45: QF (1C-2D) – ABC Sunday, June 22 1:45: QF (1D-2C) – ESPN Wednesday, June 25 1:45: Semifinal 1 (ESPN) Thursday, June 26 1:45: Semifinal 2 (ESPN2) Sunday, June 29 1:45: Championship (ABC)..."

Soccer Watch
Sports Column  September 19, 2003, by Nick Barbaro
"...ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 will show 18 of the 32 matches live, including all three of the USA's first-round games and all the later-round games. Sun., Sept..."

City of Austin "Major Events" Roster
The city lists over 400 days’ worth of events from the Commitment Day 5K on Jan. 1 to the New Year’s Celebration on Dec. 31. The full list is posted here.
News Story  July 12, 2013
"...Paul and Redeemer Lutheran Church4/13/20134/13/2013 Longhorn Run4/13/20134/13/2013 Austin 10/204/14/20134/14/2013 Paul Revere Ride for Liberty**4/18/20134/18/2013 COTA EVENT - MotoGP4/19/20134/21/2013 Austin Reggae Fest4/19/20134/21/2013 Bengali Assocation - Bengali New Year Celebration4/20/20134/20/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)4/20/20134/20/2013 SHAPE Diva Dash (Josh Kravetz)4/20/20134/20/2013 St. Austin Catholic Church 4/20/20134/20/2013 TX Baseball/Softball Block Party4/20/20134/20/2013 BP MS1504/21/20134/21/2013 Austin Food and Wine Festival4/26/20134/28/2013 Asian American Cultural Center - Dragon Boat Races4/27/20134/27/2013 Austin Rowing Club - Texas Rowing Championships4/27/20134/28/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)4/27/20134/27/2013 Fight For Air Climb4/27/20134/27/2013 Texas Round-Up4/27/20134/27/2013 Eeyores Birthday Party4/27/20134/27/2013 Schlotzsky's Bun Run4/28/20134/28/2013 Cap 2 K Swim5/4/20135/4/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)5/4/20135/4/2013 Fiestas Patrias - Cinco de Mayo5/4/20135/5/2013 March of Dimes Walk for Babies5/4/20135/4/2013 Chuy's Hot to Trot 5K & Kid K5/4/20135/4/2013 March of Dimes5/4/20135/4/2013 Pecan St Fest -Spring 5/4/20135/5/2013 The Rookie Triathlon5/5/20135/5/2013 LaCondesa Cinco De Mayo5/5/20135/5/2013 March for Immigration Reform5/5/20135/5/2013 Texas Marijuana March5/5/20135/5/2013 TX Peace Officer's Memorial Parade5/6/20135/6/2013 Pachanga Music Festival5/10/20135/11/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)5/11/20135/11/2013 Paramount & State Gala5/11/20135/12/2013 MALC 40th Anniversary5/15/20135/15/2013 Austin Parks Foundation - Movies in the Park5/16/20135/16/2013 COTA EVENT - V8 Super Cars Texas 4005/17/20135/19/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)5/18/20135/18/2013 UT Spring Commencement5/18/20135/18/2013 I tri @ the J5/19/20135/19/2013 Viva Streets5/19/20135/19/2013 ASO Young People's Concerts5/20/20135/28/2013 MALC Sine Die Street Party5/24/20135/24/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)5/25/20135/25/2013 March Against Monsanto**5/25/20135/25/2013 Life Time Tri CapTex 5/27/20135/27/2013 Blues on the Green5/29/20135/29/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)6/1/20136/1/2013 Queerbomb6/1/20136/1/2013 Corpus Christi Procession - Catholic Diocese of Austin6/2/20136/2/2013 ESPN X Games Welcome Rally6/5/20136/5/2013 Austin Parks Foundation - Movies in the Park6/6/20136/6/2013 ATX Television Festival6/6/20136/6/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)6/8/20136/8/2013 Blues on the Green6/12/20136/12/2013 Republic of Texas Biker Rally - use of Walter Long for ancillary tent camping area6/13/20136/16/2013 Moonlight Margarita Run6/13/20136/13/2013 TX Boys State Parade6/14/20136/14/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)6/15/20136/15/2013 Juneteenth6/15/20136/15/2013 Farmer's Market6/15/20136/15/2013 GEAYA Juneteenth Parade and Festival6/19/20136/19/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)6/22/20136/22/2013 Farmer's Market6/22/20136/22/2013 Keep Austin Weird6/22/20136/22/2013 Blues on the Green6/26/20136/26/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)6/29/20136/29/2013 4th of July in the Barrio6/29/20136/29/2013 Austin Symphony's 4th of July7/4/20137/4/2013 BHNA 4th of July Parade7/4/20137/4/2013 Neighborhood 4th of July Parades7/4/20137/4/2013 Hancock Neighborhood Assoc..."

ESPN: The Uncensored History
Books Review  June 16, 2000, by Stuart Wade
"...ESPN: The Uncensored..."

Robots, Sleuths, and Warthogs
Winter games run the gamut
Screens Story  December 21, 2001, by Ed Baker
"...ESPN NFL PrimeTime 2002Konami/ESPN the Games..."

Target Markets
ESPN Films 30 for 30 Gift Set Collection: Volume 1
Screens Story  November 26, 2010, by Mark Fagan
"...For the Win ESPN Films 30 for 30 Gift Set Collection: Volume 1TeamMarketing, $74.95..."

Brooklyn's Answer to Bristol
Will Leitch, World Wide Web leader in sports
Screens Story  March 1, 2007, by Shawn Badgley
"...Not surprisingly, it's making enemies, from the Disney-owned ESPN to mourners of the late Barbaro. In fact, it was the World Wide Leader in Sports' cartoonish longtime anchor Chris Berman – whose pickup line to a woman with matching leather pants and jacket at a bar last April would explode into a pop-cultural in-joke – and Barbaro who recently squared off in the site's Sportshuman of the Year Tournament, a survive-and-advance affair decided by polls among Deadspin's devoted community..."

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Soccer Watch
Columns  June 28, 2002, by Nick Barbaro
"...The 23rd Man: After a firestorm of controversy about questionable refereeing in the early stages of the knockout rounds, FIFA assigned all-European teams for both semifinals. James Davis, writing on ESPN.com, had put the blame for the substandard refs squarely on FIFA president Sepp Blatter, calling "FIFA's pattern of appointing officials from minor footballing nations to run big games," a bald ploy "to keep the less established associations happy if he is to retain his position as head of world football's governing body, regardless of whether the officials are experienced enough for such a fixture..."

Love and Death, Underwater
Alison Ellwood's No Limits premieres tonight on ESPN
DAILY Screens  July 23, 2013, by Jessi Cape
"...The fourth installment of ESPN’s Nine for IX documentary film series (by female filmmakers, about women in sports), No Limits shows tonight, Tuesday, July 23, at 7pm. The film sheds light on the careers and union of young, talented, and beautiful Audrey Mestre and her husband, Francisco “Pipin” Ferreras – a Cuban native and fellow record-breaking freediver – and the aftermath of a dive gone horribly wrong..."

'Out of Bounds': Reason To Celebrate in the Motor City, and More
New 'Chronicle' sports column debuts
DAILY Sports  October 13, 2011, by Mark Fagan
"...For an interesting read on Detroit's slight but promising resurgence and the role their pro sports teamed played see "Detroit and its auto industry are starting to roll again" published recently in USA Today. And for a glimpse into why Detroit has fallen to its knees, and the buffoons running the show there, read "Detroit turns back on Tiger Stadium lot" from ESPN the Magazine...."

World Cup Watch
A rundown of local viewing parties
Sports Story  July 2, 2010
"...Quarterfinals Fri, 7/2 9:00am Holland-Brazil ESPN # ♥ ♦ 1:30pm Uruguay-Ghana ESPN # ♥ ♦ Sat, 7/3 9:00am Germany-Argentina ABC ♥ ♦ 1:30pm Paraguay-Spain ABC ♥ ♦ Semifinals & Final Tue, 7/6 1:30pm QF2 vs. QF1 ESPN # ♥ ♦ Wed, 7/7 1:30pm QF3 vs..."

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