ESPN Suspends Keith Law From Twitter For Defending Evolution [UPDATE]

Heavy-tweetin' ESPN baseball writer Keith Law has been noticeably silent for the last couple of days. That's no coincidence—he's been given a Twitter timeout by ESPN, and we're told that it's for loudly and repeatedly defending Charles Darwin from transitional fossil Curt Schilling, his Bristol colleague. » 11/21/14 6:30pm 11/21/14 6:30pm

Black Grantland's Old White Guy To Black People: Do What I Tell You

Yesterday, news dropped that Jason Whitlock was about to make Mike Wise, an oldish white Washington Post columnist and proud champion of liberal causes, his second official "black Grantland" hire. That's interesting not just because of what he is—this is supposed to be a site bursting with young, up-and-coming… » 11/18/14 5:30pm 11/18/14 5:30pm

The University Of Florida Paid Stephen A. Smith $26,500 To Speak

Stephen A. Smith spoke at the University of Florida last night and his words didn't come cheap. The ESPN shouter agreed to be paid $26,500 for 45 minutes of speaking, 15 minutes of questions and answers, and a "reception for student leaders," according to his contract with the university. » 11/13/14 2:57pm 11/13/14 2:57pm

ESPN Hires "The UFC's Skip Bayless" As MMA Analyst

Disgraced former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen—who has retired and is banned from fighting by the Nevada Athletic Commission until mid-2016 because of two failed drug tests (which also cost him his job as a UFC broadcaster for Fox Sports)—is joining ESPN as an MMA analyst, the AP reported Tuesday. ESPN says he will debut… » 11/11/14 8:44pm 11/11/14 8:44pm

MAC Commissioner Squirms Out Of Questions About ESPN TV Deal

The Mid-American Conference and ESPN agreed to a new TV deal last August for 13 years and an undisclosed amount. All we know is that the MAC used to earn $1 million per year from its old deal, and now it'll earn more. As part of the deal, MAC schools have to put on at least 35 high-quality productions for ESPN to… » 11/10/14 6:27pm 11/10/14 6:27pm