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ESPN Presents Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony Saturday
ESPN will present the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony for the 23rd year, live from Canton, Ohio, on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. ET. NFL Live’s Trey Wingo will host the telecast with analyst Herm Edwards and senior NFL Insider Chris Mortensen, the 2016 Dick McCann Award for his “long and distinguished contribution to pro football through coverage.”  In addition, legendary ESPN NFL host Chris Berman will emcee the Enshrinement Ceremony for the 18th year. (The Ceremony will re-air in its entirety on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 5 a.m. ET on ESPN2)
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ESPN Films’ “World Beaters” on 2016 Little League World Series Champions to Premiere August 13 on ESPN
Documentary Directed by Jonathan Hock, Produced by Thomas Tull, and Narrated by Josh Brolin ESPN Films will debut the documentary “World Beaters” on Sunday, August 13 at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN. The film tells the enchanting history of the Little League Baseball World Series tournament in which Maine-Endwell, an undefeated team from the southern ... Read More
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ESPN Sunday Night Baseball: National League East-Leading Washington Nationals to Host New York Mets on August 27
ESPN today announced it has selected its exclusive, full-national Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell telecast for August 27: the National League East-leading Washington Nationals and Bryce Harper will host the New York Mets and Yoenis Céspedes at Nationals Park at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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Conor McGregor on ESPN The Magazine’s Fighting Issue on Newsstands Friday; McGregor Profile Reveals New Insight from MMA’s Most “Notorious” Fighter
ESPN The Magazine’s Fighting Issue details how divided sports fans are about watching the highly anticipated August 26 bout between MMA champion Conor McGregor and undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. The issue also delves deeply into these two personalities and what has led them to where they are today.
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ESPN Signs Seth Wickersham to New Extension, Adds Joel Anderson and Phil Steele to Multiplatform Editorial Team
ESPN today announced that it has re-signed senior writer Seth Wickersham to a new extension and hired Joel Anderson and Phil Steele. Each will bring their expertise and experience covering the NFL, college football and basketball, and sports betting, among others. All three journalists will contribute across ESPN linear, digital and radio platforms, just in time for the upcoming football season.   
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The Undefeated-SurveyMonkey Poll Unveils Michael Jordan as No. 1 in the 50 Greatest Black Athletes List
Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, the NBA legend and current owner of the Charlotte Hornets, was unveiled today as the No. 1 athlete in The Undefeated-SurveyMonkey Poll of the 50 Greatest Black Athletes. ESPN’s multiplatform content initiative on the intersections of sports, race and culture unveiled the top-10 list Tuesday online and on SportsCenter. The top-5 also features: No. 2 Jackie Robinson, No. 3 Muhammad Ali, No. 4 Willie Mays and No. 5 Jesse Owens.
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Fourth Annual ESPY Day Raises More than $5 Million for Cancer Research
ESPN’s fourth annual ESPY Day to benefit the V Foundation raised $5.2 million for cancer research, including $2.6 million that will be directed to the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund, which encourages cutting-edge research for minority populations suffering from cancer. This year’s fundraising total surpassed last year’s total with an overall 32% increase. To date, ESPY-related fundraising efforts have totaled over $30 million.
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