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Longtime SportsCenter Anchor Has Landed A New Job

A general view of the Portland Trailblazers arena.

A general view of the Portland Trailblazers arena.

Longtime SportsCenter anchor Neil Everett is going to be a busy man this upcoming NBA season.

Everett, 59, has landed a new job in the NBA world. He’s been hired by the Portland Trail Blazers to provide pre-, half- and post-game coverage for “most” road games this upcoming season.

“The Portland Trail Blazers announced today the addition of Neil Everett to the broadcast team starting in the 2021-22 season,” the team announced via NBA.com. “Everett will be Television Studio Host for pre, half and post-game coverage for most Trail Blazers road games.”

Everett has strong ties to the Pacific Northwest. He’s a University of Oregon alum and grew up in Spokane, Wash.

He’s clearly excited about his new opportunity.

“It’s a delight to be able to join the great broadcast crew of my hometown team,” Everett said. “I look forward

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How ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’ Inspired Adidas’ New Sneaker Collab

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ESPN’s SportsCenter debuted more than 40 years ago, with the premiere episode airing on September 7, 1979. First anchored by George Grande and Lee Leonard, the show has since launched a number of careers, with broadcasters like Greg Gumbel, Craig Kilborn, Robin Roberts and Keith Olbermann all owning much of their early television success to the prime-time sporting news program.

Still considered to be ESPN’s flagship show, SportsCenter is now inspiring a whole other industry with the launch of a new sneaker collaboration with Adidas. The Adidas Top Ten Hi ESPN Shoes take inspiration from the early days of SportsCenter, with retro colors, a pebbled leather upper and OG hi-top styling. The sneakers’ name is a play on SportsCenter’s popular “Top Ten” segment, which features the best sporting highlights of the night.

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ESPN SportsCenter Anchor Sage Steele Tests Positive for Covid-19, Removed From Airwaves

Longtime ESPN anchor Sage Steele reportedly has tested positive for Covid-19, and has also been removed from the network’s airwaves for at least a week.

This, according to the sports business news site Front Office Sports.

Steele, who hosts the Noon ET edition of SportsCenter these days, will also reportedly not participate in the espnW: Women + Sports Summit, which takes place Oct. 18-20.

Steele ignited controversy recently during an appearance on The Uncut with Jay Cutler podcast. She openly objected to the “sick and scary” mandate that all Walt Disney Company staffers be vaccinated by Sept. 30. She is vaccinated, however, expressing a desire to keep her job at the company.

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ESPN’s Sage Steele off ‘SportsCenter’ after comments about Obama, sexual harassment

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Longtime ESPN SportsCenter anchor Sage Steele won’t appear on “SportsCenter” this week and has apologized following a backlash over recent comments she made about former President Barack Obama and female sports reporters who are harassed.

Steele will also no longer appear as a host and moderator of the 2021 espnW: Women + Sports Summit, which is scheduled to take place later this month, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly. She is expected to return to her role as co-anchor of the noon SportsCenter next week.

While appearing on former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler’s most recent podcast, Steele made controversial remarks about ESPN’s vaccine mandate, claimed young women bore responsibility if men sexually harass them, and chided Obama for declaring himself Black on his Census form.

Like Steele, Obama comes from a mixed-race family — Obama’s father was Black, but he was

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