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Bernardo Silva talks to ESPN about his future, Man City deserving more respect, World Cup hopes, more

Bernardo Silva talks to ESPN about his future, Man City deserving more respect, World Cup hopes, more

9:03 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Silva has been at the heart of Man City’s success since his arrival in 2017. Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images MANCHESTER, England — The new Premier League season is up and running and Manchester City have already put down a marker as they look to lift the title for the fifth …

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Mandel’s Mailbag: What’s the real impact of Big Ten CFB and CBB no longer on ESPN?

Mandel’s Mailbag: What’s the real impact of Big Ten CFB and CBB no longer on ESPN?

For years and years, it was a weekly rite of passage. Lee Corso would don the head gear and wave good bye from the College GameDay set, at which point ESPN would take us to a crowd shot in Evanston or West Lafayette for whatever C-list Big Ten game they’d stuck in the early window. …

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How Pac-12 benefits from ESPN getting shut out of Big Ten media deal

How Pac-12 benefits from ESPN getting shut out of Big Ten media deal

Back in early June, weeks before the storm broke, the Hotline placed a series of calls to veterans in the sports-media space seeking insight into how the Big Ten’s ongoing contract discussions would impact the Pac-12. One expert suggested the optimal outcome would be for the Big Ten to walk away with “big dollars and …

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ESPN out of Big Ten negotiations as Fox, CBS, NBC near deals: Sources

ESPN out of Big Ten negotiations as Fox, CBS, NBC near deals: Sources

The Big Ten is in the process of finalizing its media rights deals, with sources telling The Athletic the league hopes to make an official announcement by early next week. In a stunning development, ESPN has pulled out of negotiations, sources with direct knowledge of the negotiations confirmed to The Athletic. In addition to Fox, which …

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First Call: Steelers floated as trade partner for Bears’ tackle; Steel Curtain snubbed on ESPN list; Josh Bell’s Padres debut

In Thursday’s “First Call,” members of the Steel Curtain have been snubbed by ESPN. The Steelers are being connected to an offensive tackle who is potentially getting traded. Ex-Pirate Josh Bell played his first game with his new team. And Gerrit Cole suffers through an unbelievable first inning in Yankee Stadium. Reclamation project? The Steelers …

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