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Miami Heat

Photo: Dwyane Wade, 3-time NBA champion of the Miami Heat, to be featured on cover of ESPN's Body Issue, which goes on sale in July - @espn

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ESPN Magazine unveils list of athletes to be featured in upcoming 'Body Issue' - ESPN


NBA playoffs 2016

ESPN: NBA Finals Game 7 viewership peaked with 44,511,000 viewers between 10:30-10:40 pm ET - @richarddeitsch

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Big Ten Conference

ESPN, Big Ten reportedly reach deal on additional media rights - Orlando Sentinel



Dick Vitale signs 1-year contract extension with ESPN to take him into 40th season with network - AP


Verizon Communications

Verizon and ESPN reach settlement over pay-TV channel packages - @CNBCnow


Women's National Basketball Association

Photo: Cover of ESPN magazine celebrates WNBA's 20th anniversary - @espnW



ESPN has called a conference call with its Monday Night Football executives; Sean McDonough officially gets the Mike Tirico job today - @richarddeitsch

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Abby Wambach

Retired US soccer star Abby Wambach to join ESPN as analyst and contributor, network says - AP

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ESPN to air Vice Media's TV shows and web series in deal that deepens ties between Vice, Disney - Bloomberg News

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Sports journalist Skip Bayless to leave ESPN in August - ESPN

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ESPN's Mike Tirico to leave network to join NBC - Sports Business Daily

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Curt Schilling

ESPN on firing of Curt Schilling: 'ESPN is an inclusive company...his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated' - via TV Newser

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ESPN fires baseball analyst Curt Schilling amid intense criticism over offensive commentary on social media - NY Times

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T-Mobile expands list of services on data-free streaming program to include Amazon Music, ESPN Radio, others - CNET

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2016 NCAA men's basketball tournament

Editor's note: Per reporter Darren Rovell, ESPN says there are now no perfect brackets remaining out of 13.02 million after the 1st 24 games of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. - Tom

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Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matthew Hasselbeck retires after 18 years in NFL, will become ESPN analyst - ESPN

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Jason Pierre-Paul

New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul files lawsuit against ESPN, reporter Adam Schefter for posting medical records - USA Today

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Bill Simmons

Former ESPN sports journalist Bill Simmons announces new digital venture 'The Ringer' to launch later in 2016 - USA Today

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Fantasy sports site controversies

ESPN, DraftKings end exclusive ad deal - Wall Street Journal

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