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Deadspin reports ESPN laying off about 400 workers

By Ron Ledgard Published: May 21, 2013

Deadspin and a source at ESPN says that about 400 people are being laid off and that it is tied to profit margins for the sports goliath. This is despite Disney's record stock high two weeks ago and reports that ESPN is the most profitable division for Disney.

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Report: LeBron James wins fourth NBA MVP

By Ron Ledgard Published: May 3, 2013

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is going to win his fourth NBA MVP, according to ESPN.

Here is the story by Michael Wallace with more details:

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SEC's new network with ESPN to debut in 2014

By Associated Press Published: May 2, 2013

The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have announced a 20-year agreement to operate a SEC network that is scheduled to debut in August, 2014.

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said Thursday the SEC network will produce 1,000 live events each year, including 450 televised on the network and 550 distributed digitally. Slive says the network will carry approximately 45 SEC football games “and a depth of content across all sports” each year.

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