ESPN en Talks With MLB And A-Rod Are Stalled <p>In baseball news, while Monday appears to be the deadline for Alex Rodriguez and 13 others to accept suspensions for their ties to the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic, ESPN reports that negotiations between A-Rod and Major League Baseball have stalled over Rodriguez's desire to make sure he can cash in on some of the $100 million owed under his contract.</p><p>On the scoreboard, the Red Sox came back to beat the Mariners 8-7 last night and sweep Seattle in the three-game series. Daniel Nava's long single to center field capped a six-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:07:30 +0000 Jaired Crofut 70569 at Talks With MLB And A-Rod Are Stalled Is A-Rod Giving Up The Fight? <p>Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline has passed, but the clock is ticking for possible steroid suspensions.</p><p>ESPN reports that after Alex Rodriguez’s lawyer said his client would fight any discipline from Major League Baseball for alleged steroid use, A-Rod's representatives are now negotiating a possible settlement that could result in a lengthy suspension. The Yankees expect Rodriguez to be accused of recruiting other athletes for the clinic, attempting to obstruct MLB's investigation, and not being truthful with MLB in the past.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:04:31 +0000 Jaired Crofut 70485 at Is A-Rod Giving Up The Fight? "Fantasy Life" by Matthew Berry <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Never played in a fantasy league and wanted to find out what they are all about, but were afraid to ask? Ever wanted to start one, but not sure how? Have line-up questions or want to explore the best trade possibilities?</p><p><a href="">Matthew Berry</a> is an ESPN fantasy sports analyst and columnist. He will be at Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, NY on Wednesday, July 24th at 7:00 PM.</p><p>His new book is <em>Fantasy Life: The Hilarious Obsessive, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who's Lived It</em>.</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69738 at "Fantasy Life" by Matthew Berry Hawks Win Stanley Cup In Stunning Third Finish <p>It appeared that the Boston Bruins were going to force a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Bruins held a 2-1 edge over the Chicago Blackhawks before Bryan Bickell tied it up with 1:16 to go in the third period. Less than 17 seconds after that Dave Bolland scored and the Blackhawks won their fifth Stanley Cup 3-2 over the Bruins. Patrick Kane came away with the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs. Kane scored nine goals and 19 points in 23 games.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:50:19 +0000 Jaired Crofut 67789 at Hawks Win Stanley Cup In Stunning Third Finish Inspired by John Irving, ESPN's Mike Greenberg turns from sports to fiction <p>Surrounded by male voices day in and day out on his hugely popular morning ESPN radio show “Mike and Mike in the Morning,” longtime sports anchor Mike Greenberg is perhaps the last person you would expect to write a 21st century epistolary novel centering on three women in various states of crisis — and that’s before things get really serious.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:31:34 +0000 Ian Pickus 61991 at Inspired by John Irving, ESPN's Mike Greenberg turns from sports to fiction ESPN founder, former Springfield newsman visits Union <p>WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Bill Rasmussen, the founder of ESPN, who will speak at Union College in Schenectady tonight at 6.</p><p>For modern sports fans, it’s hard to imagine a time before you could get every score on your phone in real time or instantly watch endless highlights packages to dissect every aspect of a major sports moment.</p><p>But not that long ago, there wasn’t a single all-sports television network, let alone the dozens we have at our disposal now.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 51084 at ESPN founder, former Springfield newsman visits Union Schilling Taking Leave of Absence from ESPN <p>Curt Schilling is taking a leave of absence from his job as an analyst for ESPN after his video gaming company filed for bankruptcy.</p><p>ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys says on Twitter that the network and retired pitcher &quot;mutually agreed&quot; to the leave as he works through &quot;his business issues.&quot; He says Schilling is expected to return to the air later this season.</p><p>Schilling&#39;s 38 Studios filed for bankruptcy June 7. Federal and state authorities launched probes into the studios, which received a $75 million loan guarantee deal from the state of Rhode Island.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:34:20 +0000 41230 at Schilling Taking Leave of Absence from ESPN