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SportsCenter top 10: Corey Tripp’s dunk named No. 1 play

Corey Tripp’s dunk for Medina High School was SportsCenter’s No. 1 play on Tuesday night.

MEDINA, Ohio — Northeast Ohio was received plenty of attention on ESPN on Tuesday night. And it had nothing to do with the Browns, Indians or Cavaliers.

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Rather it was Medina High School senior Corey Tripp who laid claim to the No. 1 play of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on Tuesday night — and rightfully so. In the third quarter of Medina’s matchup against Avon on Tuesday, Tripp recorded a steal and proceeded to dribble the ball up the court, dodging a defender with a behind-the-back dribble before slamming down a thunderous dunk over a defender.


“Wow. And if you do not think that is Tuesday’s top play, you’re Tripp-ing,” ESPN’s Neil Everett said, as

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Pedro Gomez death: Reporter honored with ‘SportsCenter’ video tribute

One day after ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez died unexpectedly, the network honored him with a touching tribute on Monday night’s SportsCenter.

Reporter Michele Steele narrated the video, which highlighted Gomez’s family and his journalism career that spanned over three decades.

“With his glorious smile and his effusive charm, Pedro Gomez became the light of any room he entered,” Steele said in the video. “And on the baseball field, any baseball field, he was greeted by name, and more often than not, a warm embrace. He was beloved by everyone and kind.”

Tributes to Gomez have poured in this week from his ESPN colleagues, his fellow sportswriters and numerous people across MLB and the baseball community. Many have spoken of Gomez’s kindness, his willingness to help young reporters on the beat and his love for his family.

“Pedro was far more than a media personality. He was a dad, loving

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The story of Sam Haiby’s New Year’s Eve game includes pickle juice, a buzzer beater and the No. 1 spot on ‘SportsCenter’ | Women’s Basketball

So Haiby told assistant coach Chuck Love she was ready, and he quickly told Haiby to check in the game. Then Haiby asked Love whom she should go in for?

Love’s response: “Anybody!”

“That was funny. Everyone was laughing,” Haiby said. “The scorer’s table was laughing, too.”

On Nebraska’s injury-depleted roster, that may have been Love’s response to any of Nebraska’s guards, but especially Haiby. She leads the Huskers in scoring (16.1 per game), rebounding (7.4) and assists (3.7).

She’s one of Nebraska’s best players at creating a scoring chance with her drives to the basket, and with the game on the line you’d want Haiby in the game.

On the winning basket, Haiby got her own rebound on the right side of the hoop and quickly got off a shot high off the backboard with about 0.5 seconds left in the game.

“I kind of just chased my

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ESPN’s latest SportsCenter shakeup sees Sage Steele move to noon ET show, Elle Duncan head to 6 p.m. ET

There are some further changes ahead for ESPN’s SportsCenter lineup. As per a release from ESPN’s Andy Hall Tuesday, Sage Steele (who had been co-hosting the 6 p.m. ET SportsCenter alongside Kevin Neghandi since mid-2018, filling the slot previously held by Jemele Hill and Michael Smith’s SC6) will now shift to the noon Eastern SportsCenter alongside Matt Barrie after the College Football Playoff. The regular spot alongside Barrie had been held by Elle Duncan (seen at left above), who went out on maternity leave earlier this month; when she returns in February, she’s now set to join Neghandi on the 6 p.m. SC. Here’s more from that release, which also mentions that Steele (seen at right above) is set to launch a new “periodic interview program” on ESPN+:



Elle Duncan, Sage Steele posing for the camera: Elle Duncan and Sage Steele.


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Elle Duncan and Sage Steele.

Sage Steele will move to the noon ET edition

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