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Matt Calkins: Enjoy Kenny Mayne while you can, as he closes out his ESPN career

SEATTLE – There was only one worry Kenny Mayne had after opting to walk away from ESPN after 27 years.

It wasn’t the thought of being rudderless. It wasn’t anxiety over what he’d do next. It was that maybe, just maybe people wouldn’t care that he was gone.

“My only fear was, ‘What if I put out the statement on Twitter and like five people respond?’ You know, like nobody,” said the 61-year-old Mayne, the longtime SportsCenter anchor who was born in Kent, Washington, and has a house in nearby Kirkland. “But I was seriously overwhelmed by the response.”

An outpouring of admiration and acclaim followed Mayne’s announcement Monday, when he characterized his departure as a “salary cap casualty” (he told The Athletic he was asked to take a 61% pay cut). Some tweets nearly brought the famously stone-faced Mayne to tears. But come on – how else would people

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NFL insider says Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson may not play this season and his career in Houston may be over

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Let Tracee Ellis Ross’ Bikini Pic Inspire Your Own Vaxacation

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 15: 2020 E! PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS — In this image released on November 15, Tracee Ellis Ross arrives at the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and on broadcast on Sunday, November 15, 2020. (Photo by Rich Polk/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) Jabbed and jonesing to gtfo? Tracee Ellis Ross’ most recent Instagram post will have you looking at your neglected suitcases through misty eyes. This weekend, the black-ish star uploaded three posts featuring herself on the kind of beach vacation we’ve been dreaming about for the last year. Think: reading the new Bridgerton installment on a striped towel, hanging your salt-stained bikini in the shower after a long day, and waking up to the sound of waves crashing on the beach. Disclaimer: If

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Luka Doncic posts career nights in Mavericks win vs. Bucks

Two years ago, Luka Doncic entered the NBA and immediately started making everyone who doubted his ceiling look foolish.

By next June, he was the NBA Rookie of the Year and by the February after, he was his team’s all-time leader in triple-doubles. Entering Saturday, he had averaged 24.7 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game in his short career. It should not be controversial to say those are the numbers of a superstar, and that Doncic is already one of the 10 (maybe five?) best basketball players on Earth.

And yet, watching Doncic, it’s beginning to feel like we are only watching the first phase of a multistage rocket hurtling toward inner-circle Hall of Fame status. That was likely true before the NBA was put on forced hiatus, but it was never more evident than on Saturday against the team with the best record in basketball.

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