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SportsCenter Host Kenny Mayne Leaving ESPN After 27 Years










SportsCenter Host Kenny Mayne Leaving ESPN After 27 Years














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Kenny Mayne wearing a suit and tie


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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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A pitcher who spent 7 years in the minors threw just the 101st immaculate inning in MLB history

Kyle Finnegan

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  • MLB pitcher Kyle Finnegan struck out all three batters in an inning with just nine pitches.

  • Finnegan didn’t even realize he was in his feat until his second-to-last pitch.

  • Finnegan is in just his second MLB season at 29 after spending seven years in the minors.

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Washington Nationals pitcher Kyle Finnegan recorded an immaculate inning on Wednesday night against the Atlanta Braves, marking a historic feat after a longer-than-usual journey to the majors.

Finnegan came into the game in the sixth inning and struck out all three batters he faced with just nine pitches, just the 101st “immaculate inning” in MLB history.

“It wasn’t until the eighth and ninth [pitches] that I was actually fully aware of what was going on,” Finnegan said after the game. “At that point, I was just telling myself, ‘At least give it a chance.

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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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