Day: April 28, 2021

Giants are ‘Sneaky Contenders’ for OT Penei Sewell: Report


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Quarterback Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants and the offense huddle against the Baltimore Ravens.

The New York Giants pulled the trigger on a blue-chip offensive tackle prospect with the No. 4 overall selection in last year’s NFL Draft. Yes, Andrew Thomas’ on-field production was up-and-down as a rookie, but the outlook from within the organization remains sky-high on the 22-year-old.

With that said, when you have the opportunity to potentially snag what ex-NFL head coach John Mora (and so many others) dubbed a “generational talent,” you don’t concern yourself with the drawbacks of double-dipping at the same position two years in a row — especially when protecting Daniel Jones is the No. 1 priority in East Rutherford.

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ESPN’s Nicole Briscoe Talks Journey to Motherhood to ‘Destigmatize Miscarriage and Infertility’

Saren Cassotto Photography Nicole Briscoe and family

When Nicole Briscoe and her husband decided to start trying for a family, she noticed it wasn’t “going according to plan” — but never could have anticipated the journey that was ahead of her before she was finally able to become a mother.

Now 40 and mom to daughters Blake James, 4½, and Finley Evers, 7, with husband Ryan Briscoe, the ESPN SportsCenter anchor opens up to PEOPLE in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week about her own road to conception, which was filled with numerous hurdles.

Nicole and Ryan, 39, tried for 15 months to conceive on their own with no luck, then turned to fertility treatments — which, for the couple, amounted to six intrauterine inseminations (IUIs) and, when those didn’t pan out, multiple rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Luckily, their daughter Finley was born after that

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ESPN and Turner Sports to take over NHL broadcast

NBC Sports, which has been the NHL’s sole national rights holder for the entirety of the Ovechkin/Crosby Era (2004–present), is getting out of the hockey business.

Driving the news: Starting next season, all nationally-televised NHL games will be broadcast by ESPN and Turner Sports.

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  • ESPN will pay $2.8 billion over seven years for the league’s “A” package, which includes four Stanley Cup Finals. And yes, the theme song is coming back.

  • Turner will pay $1.57 billion over seven years for the “B” package. Games will be televised on TNT and TBS, and HBO Max will reportedly be included in some capacity.

By the numbers: ESPN and Turner will pay a combined annual average of $625 million, which is more than double the $300 million that NBC and Disney Streaming Services pay under the

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