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ESPN is an American international basic cable sports channel owned by The Walt Disney Company and Hearst Communications (20%) through the joint venture ESPN Inc. The company was founded in 1979 by Bill Rasmussen, Scott Rasmussen and Ed Eagan.

Caitlin Clark Selected No. 1 Overall by Indiana Fever in 2024 WNBA Draft [Video]

Caitlin Clark Selected No. 1 Overall by Indiana Fever in 2024 WNBA Draft

Caitlin Clark Selected No. 1 Overall , by Indiana Fever in 2024 WNBA Draft. The WNBA draft took place on April 15 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The WNBA draft took place on April 15 at the..

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Ex-Ohtani Interpreter Likely to Face Federal Charges, Sources Say

Ex-Ohtani Interpreter , Likely to Face Federal Charges, Sources Say. NBC reports that Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter may face federal charges in connection with a gambling investigation into a..

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OJ Simpson Dead at 76

OJ Simpson , Dead at 76. The football star and actor who was acquitted of murder charges in the '90s has died after battling prostate cancer, ESPN reports. . His family took to X on April 10 to..

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Caitlin Clark Has No Regrets Following Loss to South Carolina [Video]

Caitlin Clark Has No Regrets Following Loss to South Carolina

Caitlin Clark , Has No Regrets , Following Loss to South Carolina. Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes lost 87-75 to the South Carolina Gamecocks in the national championship game on April 7. Even though..

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These Are the Women’s NCAA Final Four Teams [Video]

These Are the Women’s NCAA Final Four Teams

These Are the Women’s , NCAA Final Four Teams. On April 1, Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated Angel Reese and the LSU Tigers 94-87, NPR reports. . On April 1, Caitlin Clark and the Iowa..

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Shohei Ohtani’s Interpreter Fired Amid Allegations of ‘Massive Theft’ [Video]

Shohei Ohtani’s Interpreter Fired Amid Allegations of ‘Massive Theft’

Shohei Ohtani’s Interpreter Fired , Amid Allegations of ‘Massive Theft’. Ippei Mizuhara, the Dodgers' interpreter for Ohtani, was fired on March 20, ESPN reports. . Ippei Mizuhara, the Dodgers'..

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Jake Paul and Mike Tyson to Face Off in July [Video]

Jake Paul and Mike Tyson to Face Off in July

Jake Paul and Mike Tyson , to Face Off in July. ESPN reports that YouTuber-turned-prizefighter Jake Paul is set to meet former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in a first-of-its-kind Netflix boxing..

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NFL Salary Cap Rises $30.6 Million [Video]

NFL Salary Cap Rises $30.6 Million

NFL Salary Cap , Rises $30.6 Million. On Feb. 23, the NFL announced that its 2024 season salary cap will be $255.4 million per team, a record high, ESPN reports. That is 13.6% more than last..

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