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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


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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ESPN reporter Holly Rowe undergoing surgery to remove tumor in her chest - AP

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Former NFL player and analyst Keyshawn Johnson will not return to ESPN next season - Sports Illustrated

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ESPN says NFL analyst Chris Mortensen taking leave to treat Stage IV throat cancer

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US net neutrality debate

T-Mobile announces Netflix, HBO Go, Sling TV, ShowTime, Hulu, ESPN and other services will no longer count against plans' data usage - @DanGraziano

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Disney: ESPN had higher affiliate and ad revenue and an increase in subscribers in the 3rd quarter - @Trey3Williams

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