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ESPN Is Hosting A Special ‘SportsCenter’ On Monday

roger goodell speaks to nfl reporters
roger goodell speaks to nfl reporters

As professional sports leagues continue to work on returning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ESPN will be hosting a special edition of SportsCenter on Monday night.

SportsCenter Special: The Return of Sports will be a two-hour event, according to a press release from ESPN. Mike Greenberg will host the broadcast, which will feature the commissioners of the six major American pro sports leagues: Rob Manfred (MLB), Don Garber (MLS), Adam Silver (NBA), Roger Goodell (NFL), Gary Bettman (NHL) and Cathy Engelbert (WNBA).

Additionally, current athletes Calais Campbell, Damian Lillard, Patrick Kane, Brianna Turner and Alejandro Bedoya will be heard from, as well as MLB manager Joe Maddon.

The show will begin at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Greenberg will speak with each league commissioner about his/her sport and the approach to return. Topics will include the health and safety of players and workers, the economic

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Scott Van Pelt Makes Big ESPN ‘SportsCenter’ Move Official

Scott Van Pelt talks about the College Football Playoff.
Scott Van Pelt talks about the College Football Playoff.

Several months back it was reported that Scott Van Pelt and the midnight-edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter would be making a big move soon.

After several months continuing to host the show in ESPN’s Bristol headquarters, he’s officially on the move. On last night’s edition of SportsCenter, Van Pelt announced that he is moving his show to Washington, DC near his native Maryland.

Van Pelt praised Bristol as the place where he met his wife, raised his kids and formed meaningful relationships in the sports industry. He finished by announcing that his Washington DC show will debut in August.

“You stay somewhere for a third of your life and the process of extricating yourself from that place reveals the roots are a whole lot deeper than you might have imagined,” he said. “Saying so long has been a lot sadder than I

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Hilarious Moment On ‘SportsCenter’ This Afternoon

A general photo of ESPN's set.
A general photo of ESPN’s set.

ESPN’s Dianna Russini has been on top of all things regarding the NFL’s virtual draft and the potential for communication difficulties. Considering this, it made today’s mishap on SportsCenter even funnier.

Russini made an appearance on the midday SportsCenter with Matt Barrie to discuss tomorrow’s draft. One of the topics on the docket was how teams will approach communicating with each other, which includes attempting to mitigate potential technical difficulties.

“What are you hearing in terms of how organizations are going to be handling communication with each other?” Barrie asked Russini as the camera cut to the NFL insider reporting from home.

At that point, hilarity ensued. Russini’s screen froze up awkwardly, and she was unable to answer.

Fortunately, both Russini and Barrie are pros and were able to handle the moment well. The camera panned back to Barrie, who didn’t miss a beat.

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Inside ‘SportsCenter’ On the Day We Lost Sports

Photo credit: Elaine Chung
Photo credit: Elaine Chung

From Esquire

On the day everything went to shit, SportsCenter anchor Elle Duncan drove to ESPN’s offices in Bristol, CT, thinking she’d be on air for a half hour, noon to 12:30, no co-anchor required. All she had to do was bridge First Take and the ACC Tournament. Easy.

Lights, cameras, THIS… IS… SPORTSCENTER, 10 minutes go by, all good. A producer, through Elle’s earpiece: ACC Tournament is shut down. All right, go to the college hoops guy, Rece Davis. We’re back. Producer, again: Big 12 Tournament, that’s done too. Break that. We’re going to Jeff Passan, looks like MLB is suspending operations. Back again. NHL is doing the same thing. Fuck. Thirty minutes turns into four hours, leagues dropping one by one. SportsCenter is losing the first half of its name in real time.

When Duncan got off the air,

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