You won’t see Bob Ley on ESPN for six months

ESPN’s longest-tenured employee needs a break. Emmy Award-winning sports anchor Bob Ley has requested and been granted time off from ESPN, Ley said Wednesday, leaving the investigative sports show “Outside the Lines” without its lead voice for six months. “Beginning Oct. 1 I’ll be taking a six-month sabbatical from my @OTLonESPN duties,” Ley wrote in a Twitter statement. “The idea […]

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Curt Schilling lost it listening to ‘s–tshow’ Olbermann on Yankees-Mets

Curt Schilling was forced to listen to Keith Olbermann, and it went as expected. The former ESPN analyst ripped into Olbermann and his baseball IQ after the play-by-play announcer made his return to the broadcast booth Monday night for the Mets-Yankees game. Olbermann, who rejoined ESPN as a “SportsCenter” anchor in May, was paired with Eduardo Perez and Tim Kurkjian for a […]

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Nathan Cleary goes from zero to hero after trial by social media

Nathan Cleary rated it one of the ''toughest weeks'' of his life. While Cleary was the hero with the 84th-minute winning field goal on the Gold Coast, the start of the week was a different story. The speculation about father Ivan Cleary walking out on the Wests Tigers to link with him at the foot of the mountains became so […]

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Condé Nast chief expects several more years of losses

Condé Nast is trying to be more transparent as it grapples with what is expected to be several more years of losses at the glitzy publishing house. On Wednesday, CEO Bob Sauerberg held a town hall meeting where he told employees that the company expected to cut losses in 2018 but would still be operating in the red in 2019 […]

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This is how much people hate their cable providers

I am sure that this will come as a tremendous shock to the five people who have had pleasant interactions with their cable provider in the past, but according to Consumer Reports‘ latest survey, people still dislike their pay-TV providers immensely. One hundred seventy-six thousand Consumer Reports members participated in the most recent telecommunications survey, and while the data isn’t accessible […]

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Lewis to replace Coles as Hearst’s chief of content

Troy Young, the new president of Hearst Magazines, started moving his people into key positions on Wednesday, tapping Kate Lewis, a digital ally from inside the company, to succeed Joanna Coles as chief content officer. Lewis, like Young, who formerly was president of Hearst Digital, hails from the online ranks. She joined Hearst in 2014 as vice president of content […]

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43% of Republicans say Trump should be allowed to shut down media

President Trump’s repeated cries of “fake news” and attacks on journalists as “enemies of the American people” have resonated with his base, with 43 percent of Republicans saying he “should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior.” The results — suggesting that a plurality of Republicans would have no problem trashing the First Amendment — came […]

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Pompeo calls for Myanmar to release jailed Reuters journalists

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday demanded Myanmar immediately release two Reuters reporters jailed for allegedly possessing secret documents. Pompeo also “expressed our concern about their ongoing detention” to Myanmar Foreign Minister Kyaw Tin while attending a regional conference in Singapore, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, and Wa Lone, 32, face up to […]

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Social media bullying and homework worries have seen number of girls self-harming DOUBLE

Figures show twice as many girls were being treated in hospital as leading mental health experts said social media could be to blame. The number of hospital admissions for girls who self-harm jumped from 7,327 in 1997 to 13,463. And those being treated for attempting an overdose rose more than ten-fold from 249 in 1997 to 2,736 last year, according […]

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