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George Bodenheimer saw the company from all angles, from the bottom to the very top, in his 33 years with ESPN, including as its longest tenured president from 1998-2011, a period of exponential growth in sports and for the company itself.

If you’re a sports fan — or more to the point, one who watches sports on TV — you may not recognize the name Rob King in the long roster of ESPN talent, but he has more to do with what we see and how we see it than just about anyone else.

1/6/15 Panel

Jan 6, 2015

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain, and WAMC newsman, Ray Graf.

Topics include NYC Arrest Drop, James Risen Testimony, Boehner Vote, Mario Cuomo's Funeral, and ESPN Streaming.

8/28/14 Panel

Aug 28, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post & Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Deficit Update
Immigration
Hostage's Mother's plea
ESPN Michael Sam Report
Chips in Troops

Talks With MLB And A-Rod Are Stalled

Aug 2, 2013
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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.

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.

Is A-Rod Giving Up The Fight?

Aug 1, 2013
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Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline has passed, but the clock is ticking for possible steroid suspensions.

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.

    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?

Matthew Berry is an ESPN fantasy sports analyst and ESPN.com columnist. He will be at Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, NY on Wednesday, July 24th at 7:00 PM.

His new book is Fantasy Life: The Hilarious Obsessive, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who's Lived It.

Hawks Win Stanley Cup In Stunning Third Finish

Jun 25, 2013
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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.

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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.

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Bill Rasmussen, the founder of ESPN, who will speak at Union College in Schenectady tonight at 6.

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.

But not that long ago, there wasn’t a single all-sports television network, let alone the dozens we have at our disposal now.

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