Joe Reedy Associated Press Published 11:54 PM EDT May 1, 2019 ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” will return to a two-man booth when it kicks off its 50th season later this year. The network announced that Joe Tessitore will be back doing play-by-play while Booger McFarland moves up to the booth after being a field-level analyst. ESPN also announced that Lisa Salters will return for an eighth season as the sideline reporter after signing a multiyear extension. Stephanie Druley, ESPN’s executive vice president for event and studio production, said the chemistry between Tessitore and McFarland was the biggest reason for moving McFarland upstairs. Before “Monday Night Football”, the two worked together when ESPN launched the SEC Network and had them on its Saturday pregame show. “They have become close friends and they had a good first season (last year),” Druley said. “Booger has a big personality and does a good job of analyzing … [Read more...] about ‘Monday Night Football’ returns to 2-man TV team
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Day 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft was full of trades up and down the board as many teams landed value prospects who were expected to go much earlier than where they were taken.There also were players who continued to fall and a fair share of questionable reach picks.SN's NFL DRAFT HQ:Live pick tracker | Best available | TV scheduleThat's the typical mixed bag that comes with the second and third rounds, which are important complements to support what teams did with more limited picks in the first round. What teams, positions and players make the grade for best of Friday night, and which should be filed under the worst draft developments? Here Sporting News recaps the key highs and lows from Day 2 by sorting the winners and losers.SIGN UP to stream the NFL Draft LIVE on DAZN in CanadaNFL Draft 2019: Day 2 winners and losersWinnersJosh Rosen and the Dolphins, for a happy trade. Miami needed to give up only No. 62 overall and a 2020 fifth-rounder for Rosen, a very low price considering he went … [Read more...] about NFL Draft grades: Josh Rosen, Browns, Tyreek Hill among Day 2 winners & losers
By Bill Disbrow Published 7:36 am PDT, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers gestures toward an official during the first half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 15, 2019. less Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers gestures toward an official during the first half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., ... more Photo: Jeff Chiu, AP Photo: Jeff Chiu, AP Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers gestures toward an official during the first half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in … [Read more...] about Did you return the $2,000 Doc Rivers dropped on the streets of San Francisco?
A regularly updated look at the injuries that are causing the biggest stir across the NBA by James Herbert @outsidethenba 5m ago • 14 min read The New Orleans Pelicans suddenly look pretty thin, which puts a ton of pressure on Anthony Davis. Three-fifths of their ideal starting lineup -- Nikola Mirotic, E'Twaun Moore and Elfrid Payton -- missed Wednesday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but they won anyway, thanks to Davis' 44-point, 18-rebound performance. Davis had 41 points in Monday's loss in Boston, too, with Moore and Payton out and Mirotic playing only seven minutes. New Orleans, however, is far from the only team dealing with severe or otherwise notable injuries. Just ask fans of the Nuggets, who are without Paul Millsap, Gary Harris and Will Barton.We have every single NBA injury chronicled here and updated multiple times a day to let you know who is in or out for tonight's games and beyond. But this page will look at … [Read more...] about NBA injury report: Return timeline, updates, impact for Goran Dragic, Zach LaVine, DeMarcus Cousins, other injured stars
Rob Font played the role of spoiler on Saturday night, as he went into enemy territory and defeated Sergio Pettis by decision. Rob Font def. Sergio Pettis via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) at UFC Milwaukee. FanSided was cage side for the event at the Fiserv Forum on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. In the second fight of the main card of FOX UFC Fight Night last show, Sergio Pettis was fighting in his backyard for the first time in his career. Even more notably, the Roufusport product was also returning to the bantamweight division. After seven fights in the flyweight division, Pettis felt like Saturday night in his hometown was the right time to return to 135 pounds. His first four fights in the UFC were in the bantamweight division before he dropped ten pounds to flyweight in 2015. Most recently, he competed at UFC 229 and fell by unanimous decision to Jussier Formiga. On the other side, Rob Font was fighting for the third time in the calendar year on Saturday night. Back in January at … [Read more...] about UFC Milwaukee: Rob Font dominates in Sergio Pettis’s return to bantamweight