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ESPN commentator removed after ‘gorilla’ remark about tennis star

ESPN commentator removed after ‘gorilla’ remark about tennis star

EURWEB.COM An ESPN tennis commentator learned the hard way that you don’t use the word “gorilla” or even “guerilla” when you’re trying to be cute in describing tennis superstar Venus Williams. According to ESPN, it has pulled Doug Adler from its broadcast booth. It happened last week. Here’s network’s reason for the decision: “During an […]

THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

The Dolphins give back This week, Miami Dolphins players, coaches, cheerleaders, Miami Dolphins Women’s Organization members and mascot “T.D.” welcomed 125 preselected kids from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach elementary schools to the Dolphins Holiday Toy Event at Baptist Health Training Facility. Players Jakeem Grant and Lafayette Pitts helped give out toys.

Ezekiel Elliott’s celebration boosts donations to Salvation Army

Ezekiel Elliott’s celebration boosts donations to Salvation Army

BY CLARENCE E. HILL JR. FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/TNS A small jump for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has spurred a big jump in donations for the Salvation Army. Elliott’s now viral end zone celebration in which he jumped in the red kettle bucket in the back of the end zone during Sunday’s 26-20 victory […]

Top 10 bowl games to watch this season

Top 10 bowl games to watch this season

BY MATT MURSCHEL ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS As bowl season kicks into gear later this week, here are the top 10 games I’m looking forward to watching this holiday season: PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Matchup: No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Clemson When: Saturday, Dec. 31, 7 p.m. TV: ESPN The Buzz: Both of these programs have […]

Why TV sports is driving your cable bill up

Why TV sports is driving your cable bill up

BY MEG JAMES LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES – Last year, Americans collectively spent 31 billion hours watching sports on TV – a 40 percent increase from a decade ago. They watched football, baseball, basketball, hockey, horse racing, NASCAR, rowing, rugby, soccer and volleyball — even Little League championships and poker games. “Live sports is […]

Dolphins help provide thousands of meals for Thanksgiving

Dolphins help provide thousands of meals for Thanksgiving

DAVIE – The Miami Dolphins are continuing their long tradition this holiday season by assisting those in need with funds for Thanksgiving meals throughout South Florida. In all, more than 10,000 people benefited from this year’s Thanksgiving meals distribution from Homestead through Miami Gardens and in Davie. “This is a great event that we’ve been […]

Numbers dwindle but not enthusiasm

Numbers dwindle but not enthusiasm

Florida Classic game attendance was 45,372, slightly lower than last year. BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA COURIER Thousands ascend upon Orlando each year for the Florida Blue Florida Classic. A weekend of events is highlighted with the football game between Florida’s two largest historically Black universities – Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) at […]

Election blamed for lower viewership of NFL games

Election blamed for lower viewership of NFL games

BY STEPHEN BATTAGLIO LOS ANGELEST TIMES/TNS The country will choose a new president on Nov. 8, and no one is more eager for that day than the TV executives who do business with the NFL. Whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump occupy the White House won’t make a difference as to who makes it to […]

For Miami, there’s little celebrating as probation ends

For Miami, there’s little celebrating as probation ends

BY CHRISTY CABRERA  CHIRINOS SUN SENTINEL / TNS For the Miami Hurricanes, one of the most tumultuous chapters in program history is officially ending. Saturday marked the end of the three-year NCAA probation period stemming from the investigation into the actions of former booster Nevin Shapiro, a convicted Ponzi schemer, who said he doled out […]

No retaliation against Heat employee who protested during anthem

No retaliation against Heat employee who protested during anthem

BY IRA WINDERMAN SUN SENTINEL / TNS MIAMI – A Miami Heat executive told the Sun Sentinel on Saturday that there will be “no change” in the employment status of the team employee who knelt while singing the national anthem before Friday night’s exhibition game against the Philadelphia 76ers at AmericanAirlines Arena, Michael McCullough, the […]