Former ESPN Anchor Dead At 63 Following Cancer Battle

A general photo of ESPN's set.

A general photo of ESPN’s set.

Alan Massengale, one of ESPN’s earliest anchors, passed away at the age of 63 after a long battle with colon cancer, KCBS reported. Massengale was diagnosed more than six years ago, and was placed on life support after suffering a fall that led to a brain bleed.

Massengale was a SportsCenter anchor back in the 80s. He was also the first SC anchor to report live from The Masters, Indianapolis 500 and the Boston Marathon. But his career spanned FOX Sports and Los Angeles TV stations KCBS and KCAL 9 as well.

At KCBS, Massengale served as the first host of CBSLA’s “Sports Central” show, a position he held for a decade. During his time with KCAL 9, he hosted the Los Angeles Lakers pre and postgame shows alongside NBA Hall of Famer, and Laker great, James Worthy.

An avid boxing fan,

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ESPN Announces New Contract For Mark Jones

Mark Jones at the 2011 NBA Draft.

Mark Jones at the 2011 NBA Draft.

One of the top play-by-play commentators for ESPN is sticking around for the long haul. On Friday, the network announced a multi-year contract extension for Mark Jones.

Jones has been at ESPN for over three decades. He’s done an excellent job covering NBA and college football games for the network during that span.

In an official statement, Jones made it clear that he’s thrilled to remain a part of the ESPN family.

“This is where I want to be. I’m absolutely thrilled to continue this unimaginable journey through sports at ESPN with the most talented people in the industry,” Jones said, via ESPN Front Row. “I think about walking into the NBA Today and SportsCenter studios in 1990 with a chance to document the Michael Jordan-era Chicago Bulls, and almost 32 years later I’m covering another all-time legend in LeBron James. I’m

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ESPN Analyst Names The Best Fit For Amari Cooper

dallas cowboys wide receiver amari cooper warms up

dallas cowboys wide receiver amari cooper warms up

If the Dallas Cowboys part ways with Amari Cooper, ESPN’s Louis Riddick sees the New England Patriots as an ideal landing spot.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cowboys are “likely” to release Cooper before his $20 million contract becomes guaranteed on March 20. On Sunday morning’s SportsCenter, via NESN’s Adam London, Riddick suggested Foxborough as the best destination for the 27-year-old wide receiver.

“Yeah, I think this has New England Patriots written all over it ’cause they really need someone who has No. 1-wide receiver capability in the form of Amari Cooper,” Riddick said.

New England hasn’t had a 1,000-yard receiver in the last two years. Cooper, meanwhile, has broken that barrier five times in seven seasons. Even last year’s underwhelming 865 yards came just one yard shy of Patriots-leader Jakobi Meyers.

While Cooper could provide fellow Alabama

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How to watch the 2022 NFL scouting combine on ESPN

The NFL scouting combine started Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

On-field workouts begin at 4 p.m. ET Thursday and continue for three more days and will be broadcast on NFL Network. The event concludes Monday, Mar. 7.

What is the NFL combine and who is invited?

The combine is the best chance for some of the top college football players in the country to show off their skills to NFL general managers, coaches and scouts.

Participation is by invitation only. All 32 teams provide input on draft-eligible prospects, and a Player Selection Committee then reviews and votes on each eligible athlete. The goal is to invite every player who will be selected in the NFL draft, according to the NFL combine rulebook.

On Feb. 9, the NFL released its entire list of 324 invitees.

During the combine, players participate in various evaluations, including drills

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