ESPN Cancels International X-Games; More Job Cuts Coming

ESPN is canceling the international edition of the X-Games, Reuters reports. ESPN announced the expansion in May 2012 but apparently hasn't found a way to make any money off the games this year. This also means more job cuts are coming to Bristol. » 10/03/13 4:17pm 10/03/13 4:17pm

ESPN Still Doesn't Require X Games Competitors To Wear Safety Equipment

When snowmobiler Caleb Moore died due to injuries suffered competing in January's Winter X Games, event owner ESPN responded that it "works closely on safety issues with athletes." Events this weekend in Barcelona suggest the Worldwide Leader's concern only goes so far. » 5/21/13 1:00pm 5/21/13 1:00pm

ESPN X Games Memo Asks Staffers To Work For Free And Not Make Fun Of…

ESPN's X Games are slouching toward Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil, the first of three new international host cities, where competition begins next week and where staffers are arriving to find that their mellows have already been thoroughly harshed. It seems that money is tight in this corner of the $40 billion empire—tight… » 4/08/13 12:34pm 4/08/13 12:34pm

ESPN Is Canceling Two Best-Trick Competitions At The X Games; Does…

ESPN announced last night that it will no longer host a pair of best-trick competitions at the X Games: the Moto X best trick and the snowmobile best trick. ESPN is citing safety reasons and insists that it doesn't have anything to do with Caleb Moore, the snowmobiler who died a week after his crash in an X Games… » 3/13/13 4:40pm 3/13/13 4:40pm

Caleb Moore Has Died From Injuries Suffered In His X Games Snowmobile…

Snowmobiler Caleb Moore died this morning, a week after crashing his Snowmobile during the freestyle finals at the X Games in Aspen. Moore under-rotated on a backflip, and slammed his head into the ground as his snowmobile rolled over him. The 25-year-old was airlifted to the hospital, where he underwent surgery for… » 1/31/13 1:23pm 1/31/13 1:23pm

Clinton Moore's Wreck On A Failed Moto X 720 Was Bad Enough; Then Some…

The X Games are underway—you knew they were underway, right?—and last night's competition in Los Angeles proved worth watching, as Ronnie Renner and Matt Buyten waged a historic battle in the Step Up competition (one finally won by Renner with a 47-foot high jump) and then a Best Trick final filled with as much… » 6/30/12 2:00pm 6/30/12 2:00pm

US Skier Claims She Was Disqualified From The X-Games For Sarah Burke…

Langely McNeal is a US skier competing in this year's X-Games. Earlier today, she posted a status update on her facebook page indicating that she had been disqualified from the Women's Skier X final as a result of the French team protesting a Sarah Burke band around her thigh and a hair tie around her boot. » 1/29/12 9:01pm 1/29/12 9:01pm

The Highlight Reel From This Women's Motocross Event Contains The…

Let's go ahead and ignore the slew of kitchen jokes that everyone has already made over on YouTube and admit that we have never attempted to ride on a motocross course, let alone in the "Moto Enduro X," the new X-Games event that struggled its way to completion last night in Los Angeles. For all we know, then, the Moto… » 8/01/11 2:55pm 8/01/11 2:55pm

ESPN Interview With Skateboarder Carries On Despite Possible Abduction …

Last week an ESPN crew interviewed Nyjah Huston, a 16-year-old skateboarder from Davis, Calif., to talk about his preparations and expectations for this year's X-Games. Huston's interview is nothing riveting — "um, yeah, like, gonna be sick, like, you know?" — and his cause isn't helped at all by the strange distraction … » 7/27/11 2:25pm 7/27/11 2:25pm