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El Pasoan Jordan O’Hara makes ESPN No. 1 SportsCenter top ten list

Jordan O’Hara admits he wasn’t sure why his parents were getting him out of bed at 11 p.m. Monday to watch a little television, but what flashed across ESPN’s SportsCenter was worth it.

The just-turned 8-year-old Jordan got to relive his spectacular moment in the Southwest Baseball League, his walk-off unassisted double play that was SportsCenter’s No. 1 highlight in their nightly top 10.

“Pretty cool,” Jordan said.

The play happened three weeks ago, with Jordan’s team leading 4-3 in the final inning of the 7U championship game.

“Technically, I got the ball on first base, it went past me a little,” Jordan said. “I got it and I was going to dive to first, but I saw I didn’t have to. I stepped on it. Then I saw the runner going to score. Technically I ran to him and I got him.”

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Hyundai Ties New Car to Marvel Characters, ‘SportsCenter’ and ‘Bachelorette’ Hosts in Disney Ad Pact (EXCLUSIVE)

Hyundai didn’t go to the Super Bowl this year, but it’s still taking a trip to Disneyland.

The large automaker has struck a broad advertising pact with The Walt Disney Company that will have characters from ABC’s “Black-ish,” announcers from ESPN’s “SportsCenter” and even characters from Marvel tout the benefits of the new Tucson compact SUV in on-screen appearances set to roll out over the next few months. On Monday evening, viewers of the premiere of “The Bachelorette” will see Tayshia Adams get into the new vehicle, along with Tucson appearances on “Black-ish” and “SportsCenter.”

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Sportscaster Brian Custer to anchor ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’

“It’s always been a professional goal to anchor an iconic show like SportsCenter and call games for ESPN,” said Custer.

Brian Custer, a former Fox Sports play-by-play announcer, has joined ESPN according to a statement from the network.

Custer is an Emmy Award-winning TV personality and will be an anchor for SportsCenter, ESPN’s news and information program. He will also begin to call college sports in the fall.

Brian Custer, the host for Showtime Championship Boxing, introduces the fighters for an upcoming welterweight fight during a press conference at Barclays Center on December 18, 2019 in New York City. Danny Garcia of the United States and Ivan Redkach of Ukraine will headline this event on January 25 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Brian Custer, the host for Showtime Championship Boxing, introduces the fighters for an upcoming welterweight fight during a press conference at Barclays Center on December 18, 2019 in New York City. Danny Garcia of the United States and Ivan Redkach of Ukraine will headline this event on January 25 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

“It’s always been a professional goal to anchor an iconic show like SportsCenter and call games for ESPN,” said Custer in a

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Kenny Mayne signs off from ESPN with fittingly witty, fun final ‘SportsCenter’

Kenny Mayne participated in his final show for ESPN on Monday night.

The long-time ESPN host, who had been with the company for 27 years since a legendary letter led ESPN executives to hire him in 1994, went out in style with a fittingly fun “SportsCenter” sign-off that featured a lot of entertaining guests.

Aaron Rodgers, Marshawn Lynch, Sue Bird and Jamal Crawford were some of the notable guests to join Mayne, and he certainly had fun with them. Each interview had fun soundbites but also saw poignant moments from the athletes being interviewed.

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In addition to discussing his relationship with the Packers, Rodgers talked about being a fan of Mayne — before Mayne blasted Rodgers for getting him into the cryptocurrency market.

As great as the ending of the Rodgers interview was, Mayne getting Lynch to discuss what he would

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