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Sports Media World Reacts To The Chris Berman News

A closeup of Chris Berman.

A closeup of Chris Berman.

It was an eventful Monday for a couple of longtime ESPN hosts on Monday.

One longtime ESPN host announced his departure from the network. Kenny Mayne, who’s been hosting SportsCenter for decades, announced that he is leaving the Worldwide Leader. Mayne announced the news on Twitter, citing his departure as a product of budgetary cuts.

“I am leaving ESPN. Salary cap casualty,” he tweeted. “I will miss the people. I will miss the vending machine set up over by the old Van Pelt joint. We had everything.”

Later on Monday, ESPN announced that another longtime host has signed a contract extension. Chris Berman has agreed to a new deal with the network.

It was a tough day for fans of Kenny Mayne, though many were happy to see that ESPN has continued to commit to Berman.

Others, meanwhile, pointed out the interesting choice to let

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ESPN Announces Contract News For Chris Berman

Chris Berman talking on ESPN.

Chris Berman talking on ESPN.

On the same day longtime SportsCenter anchor Kenny Mayne announced he was leaving the Worldwide Leader, ESPN announced new contract news for Chris Berman.

Berman has agreed to a multi-year extension with ESPN, the network announced on Monday. He’ll continue appearing on NFL PrimeTime, SportsCenter and other various programs in coming years.

“Legendary sports commentator and industry innovator Chris Berman has reached a new multi-year agreement with ESPN, it was announced today, on the occasion of Berman’s 66th birthday, by Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president and executive editor,” wrote Allie Stoneberg via ESPN Press Room. “Berman, who joined ESPN a month after its September 7, 1979 launch, will continue to bring his uniquely energetic and passionate style to various high-profile assignments.”

Berman is a foundational member of ESPN’s NFL coverage. You could even go as far to say he’s the

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Sports Media World Reacts To The Kenny Mayne News

Kenny Mayne on ESPN.

Kenny Mayne on ESPN.

Kenny Mayne’s days at ESPN are in the books. The longtime employee at the Worldwide Leader announced on Monday that he’s leaving the network.

“I am leaving ESPN,” Mayne said on Twitter. “Salary cap casualty. Thanks for the opportunity Vince Doria & Al Jaffe & for taking my solicitations Herman/Stinton/Lynch. I will miss the people. I will miss the vending machine set up over by the old Van Pelt joint. We had everything.”

Mayne has been a fan-favorite for decades. His run as a SportsCenter anchor, among other roles, was iconic and will forever be memorable, thanks to his sarcastic and dry-humor approach to the position.

ESPN won’t be the same without Mayne in the mix. Plenty of sports fans are upset his days with the company have come to an end. Others are reminiscing on how great a program SportsCenter used to be, headlined by

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NBA World Reacts To The Kevin Durant Injury News

Kevin Durant sitting on the Nets' bench.

Kevin Durant sitting on the Nets’ bench.

The Brooklyn Nets continue to deal with injury problems.

Brooklyn’s star forward, Kevin Durant, has been back for a couple of games, but the two-time NBA champion has been sidelined once again.

Durant, 32, had to be helped off the floor with an apparent leg injury during Sunday’s game against the Miami Heat.

“Kevin Durant is out for the remainder of the game due to a left thigh contusion,” the Nets announced on Sunday.

The Nets are easily the most-talented team in the Eastern Conference, though they’ve dealt with several notable absences over the course of the season. Durant has been injured for much of the year and Kyrie Irving has missed several games due to personal reasons.

“We’re kind of used to it now,” Nets coach Steve Nash told ESPN. “We’ve had a lot thrown and us, different lineups. Obviously, we

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