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Sportsnation Star Wars

Star Wars and the phrase “holiday special” don’t have the best history (as you can see here…), but that isn’t stopping ESPN2’s SportsNation from paying homage to George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away tonight with their Star Wars Halloween Special.

If you’re wondering what ESPN2 and Star Wars have in common, I’ve got no… Continue reading Watch: ESPN is Going Full 'Star Wars' for Halloween Special

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is setting records for ESPN, which scored its highest-rated World Cup opener when 4.435 million viewers tuned into the Brazil-Croatia telecast on Thursday.

It marked the fourth-highest-rated match of all group play games dating back to 1994 for the network, and was ESPN’s best non-U.S. game. Brazil’s 3-1 victory also became the most-watched event on the digital platform WatchESPN, bringing in 1.1 million… Continue reading World Cup opener a ratings high for ESPN

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Keith Olbermann might be heading back to ESPN. 

The sports/political commentator is nearing a deal to host a late night talk show on ESPN2 (the sister network he helped to launch over 20 years ago), Variety reports. The official announcement could come as soon as Wednesday, though an ESPN spokesman declined to comment and a premiere date is not yet known.

This wouldn’t be Olbermann’s first foray… Continue reading Keith Olbermann nearing deal to rejoin ESPN

erin-andrews-rumor-has-it.jpgESPN public relations reps Josh Krulewitz, Mike Humes and Mike Soltys announced Friday via Twitter that host and reporter Erin Andrews is leaving the network. Her contract expires this month. According to the reps, ESPN made an “aggressive offer to keep her,” and she leaves in good standing.

“She did great work for us… we wish her the best of luck on her next chapter,”… Continue reading Erin Andrews leaving ESPN for potential deal at FOX Sports

Sportcaster Erin Andrews — best known to Dancing with the Stars fans as the gal who got to dance with Maks — is leaving ESPN and already generating interest from at least one competing network.

SI.com is reporting that Fox Sports is hot on the trail of Andrews, whose contract expired this week. Her last gig for ESPN was during the… Continue reading Erin Andrews leaves ESPN, on to Fox Sports?