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Jim Fassel, coach who took Giants to Super Bowl, dies at 71

Jun. 08, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

Jim Fassel, whose bold guarantee of a playoff bid late in the 2000 season seemingly catapulted the New York Giants to a spot in the Super Bowl, has died. He was 71. The Giants said Tuesday that family friends informed them of his death. Son John...

Longtime Steelers broadcaster Ilkin retiring to fight ALS

Jun. 03, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers radio analyst Tunch Ilkin is retiring to focus on his fight against ALS. Ilkin, who played 14 years on the offensive line for the Steelers from 1980-1993 and spent the last 23 as a broadcaster for the team, announced his...

Travis, Sexton to team for radio show in Limbaugh's old home

May. 27, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The late Rush Limbaugh's radio syndicators said Thursday they will team personalities Clay Travis and Buck Sexton for a new show in Limbaugh's old time slot. Premiere Radio Networks will offer their program on weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. starting on...

Sued by partner over sale, Taylor says T-wolves won't move

May. 27, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor expressed confidence Thursday that the NBA franchise will remain in Minnesota after it is sold, responding to a federal lawsuit against him by one of his investors alleging breach of contract. Taylor, who also owns the...

Yes: Marv Albert, NBA’s ‘soundtrack,’ retiring before Finals

May. 17, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From Michael Jordan soaring through the air to Willis Reed simply walking onto the court, Marv Albert supplied the sound that went with the sights. Albert has called numerous sports during a Hall of Fame career that spans nearly 60 years, though he is...

ESPN, MLB agree to 7-year rights extension through 2028

May. 13, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ESPN could be rewarded with additional playoff games under its new deal with Major League Baseball. Walt Disney Company and MLB announced a seven-year extension of their rights agreement Thursday. ESPN has aired games since 1990 and the new deal means that will continue...

LA Sparks star Ogwumike adds executive producer to resume

May. 12, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike is already one of the busiest athletes in professional sports but the multifaceted basketball player and radio host added another accomplishment during the offseason. Ogwumike is the executive producer of “144,” a documentary that...

Bob Valvano, brother of Jim Valvano, says he has leukemia

Apr. 19, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — ESPN college basketball analyst Bob Valvano, the brother of late North Carolina State men’s basketball coach and broadcaster Jim Valvano, says on social media that he has leukemia, an aortic aneurysm and some kidney damage. Jim Valvano, who died...

Ex-Browns coach Hue Jackson says team lied about rebuild

Mar. 29, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Browns coach Hue Jackson said owner Jimmy Haslam gave him a contract extension midway through a winless 2017 season and that he was lied to from the start about the team's rebuilding plans. During a wide-ranging radio interview Monday with ESPN...

Calls for change for women's rights in French sports

Mar. 27, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French society is at a “turning point” for women’s rights within the male-dominated sports world, the country’s sports minister said this week amid a wave of protests from female journalists denouncing discrimination. With Paris preparing to host...