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Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (28) is stopped by Carolina Panthers strong safety Juston Burris (31) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Panthers' 0-2 start ignites 'tank for Trevor' talk

Sep. 21, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two games into the season the “tank for Trevor” talk has already begun in earnest in Carolina. The Panthers have stumbled to an 0-2 start and local sports talk radio is abuzz about how they should lose as many games as possible in an effort to secure Clemson quarterback...

The Denver Broncos and the Tennessee Titans take the field in an empty stadium prior to an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

On Football: Sounds of Silence for radio broadcasters

Sep. 18, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

Bob Wischusen and Dave Pasch are two of the most respected — and busiest — play-by-play announcers in football. Not only do they both have regular college football gigs for ESPN, they are the radio voices of two NFL teams. Last Sunday, they sat hundreds of miles away, nobody around them cheering or...

Rangers TV broadcaster Nitkowski tests positive for COVID-19

Sep. 17, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers television broadcaster C.J. Nitkowski tested positive for COVID-19, and the team used a simulcast of its radio network's call on the regional cable telecast for Thursday night's series finale in Houston. The Rangers said they received notification Thursday of the...

FILE - ESPN announcer Doris Burke is shown prior to an NBA basketball game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Burke will set another milestone later this month when she calls the conference and NBA Finals for ESPN Radio. Burke will be the first woman to serve as a game analyst on a network television or radio broadcast this deep into the postseason. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

Burke will work as analyst during conference, NBA Finals

Sep. 9, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

Doris Burke will reach another milestone later this month when she calls the conference and NBA Finals for ESPN Radio, becoming the first woman to serve as a game analyst on a network television or radio broadcast this deep into the postseason. “Doris is a trailblazer who continues to reimagine what is...

Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Robertson passes away at age 91

Sep. 7, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) — Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Robertson, who called Washington State football for more than 50 years, has died at the age of 91. Washington State said Robertson died Sunday at his home. Robertson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004 when he received the...

Doctor: Hawaii virus services lacking for Pacific Islanders

Sep. 4, 2020 9:22 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has the highest number of Pacific Islanders per capita in the nation, but the state's outreach efforts have been ineffective in helping curb the spread of the coronavirus, a doctor who serves the community said. Pacific Islanders have been hardest hit by COVID-19 among island...

Tom Seaver's No. 41 jersey hangs in the New York Mets dugout before the start of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Citi Field, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in New York. Seaver died on Aug. 31. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Mets honor Seaver with salute, jersey and dirt-smudged knee

Sep. 3, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Far too young to remember Tom Seaver’s glory days, Pete Alonso and the New York Mets found a perfect way to pay tribute to the greatest player in franchise history. Starting pitcher Robert Gsellman, his right knee already dirtied, led the Mets from the dugout onto the diamond at Citi...

Hornets fire radio broadcaster after racial slur on Twitter

Sep. 3, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have fired play-by-play radio broadcaster John Focke after he used a racial slur on his Twitter account last month. The team announced on Twitter Thursday that Focke would not return due to “a violation of the organization’s social media...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 31, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: We deserve COVID-19 transparency from schools Akron Beacon Journal Aug. 29 Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said it well during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Mistakes that I have made throughout my career have generally been...

FILE - Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen presents his vision for a new minor league soccer stadium on Sept. 10, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Hansen has come under criticism for comments he made on a radio show after RSL players decided not to take the field for a match to protest racial injustice. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

RSL, Utah Royals owner faces backlash for comments

Aug. 28, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals owner Dell Loy Hansen has come under criticism for comments he made on a local radio show after RSL players protested racial injustice by not taking the field for a match. “It’s like someone stabbed you and then you’re trying to figure out a way to pull the...