Years

IndyCar team owner Sam Schmidt walks for first time in 21 years, dances with daughter at wedding

INDIANAPOLIS — Savannah Boehrer is standing in her wedding gown, waiting. She’s been waiting for 21 years.

“Now for the father-daughter dance,” the DJ announces. The song starts playing: “Daddy Dance With Me.”

Since she was two years old, Boehrer has wanted that so badly. But her dad Sam Schmidt couldn’t dance. He couldn’t walk.

On this day in April, though, as the words “I know what you see when you look at me…as we walk down the aisle” play out, she sees something remarkable.

Schmidt walking toward her to dance.

Sam Schmidt dances with his daughter, Savannah, at her wedding.

Sam Schmidt dances with his daughter, Savannah, at her wedding.

Boehrer’s hand goes to her mouth. She starts crying. Everyone in the reception hall starts crying. There are cheers, gasps and wonder.

For the first time since 2000, when a crash paralyzed Schmidt from the neck down, he dances with his daughter — with the aid of an exoskeleton.

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ESPN’s Kenny Mayne done at network after 27 years [Video]

Longtime ESPN personality and “SportsCenter” host Kenny Mayne announced on Monday that he’s leaving the network after 27 years. 

On the same day, ESPN announced that it’s extending the contract of network stalwart and “NFL Primetime” host Chris Berman. It’s not clear if the two transactions are related. 

Mayne, 61, announced his departure on Twitter, describing himself as a “salary cap casualty” while thanking the executives who hired him.

Mayne didn’t expound on the reason for his departure, and ESPN didn’t immediately issue a statement. Given his trademark dry sense of humor, Mayne’s statement leaves room for interpretation over the nature of his exit. 

Mayne leaves legacy of laughs at ESPN

Mayne joined ESPN in 1994 and quickly became a fixture alongside hosts like Dan Patrick and Keith Olberman who made made “SportsCenter” standard viewing for sports fans in the 1990s. He played several roles across ESPN and ESPN2

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Kenny Mayne has signed off on his final SportsCenter.

The longtime ESPN host is leaving the network after 27 years, he announcedTuesday via social media.

“I am leaving ESPN,” Mayne, who is known for his dry humor, tweeted. “Salary cap casualty.”

Mayne joined the network in 1994. On SportsCenter, he was in the mix with other hosts like Keith Olbermann and Stuart Scott, peppering sports footage with taglines like “It’s never iffy if it’s Griffey” and “I’m not sure what the pitch is, but it tastes like

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ESPN’s Kenny Mayne done at network after 27 years

Longtime ESPN personality and “SportsCenter” host Kenny Mayne announced on Monday that he’s leaving the network after 27 years. 

On the same day, ESPN announced that it’s extending the contract of network stalwart and “NFL Primetime” host Chris Berman. It’s not clear if the two transactions are related. 

Mayne, 61, announced his departure on Twitter, describing himself as a “salary cap casualty” while thanking the executives who hired him.

Mayne didn’t expound on the reason for his departure, and ESPN didn’t immediately issue a statement. Given his trademark dry sense of humor, Mayne’s statement leaves room for interpretation over the nature of his exit. 

Mayne leaves legacy of laughs at ESPN

Mayne joined ESPN in 1994 and quickly became a fixture alongside hosts like Dan Patrick and Keith Olberman who made made “SportsCenter” standard viewing for sports fans in the 1990s. He played several roles across ESPN and ESPN2

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