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Posted by Kristen Hudak on July 17, 2014

Inaugural ESPY Day Effort Raises More Than $6.5 Million for The V Foundation for Cancer Research

ESPN’s inaugural ESPY Day Benefiting The V Foundation for Cancer Research raised more than $6.5 million for cancer research on Wednesday, July 16, it was announced today by John Skipper, president, ESPN. The $6.5 million figure more than tripled last year’s ESPY-related fundraising total of just over $2 million. The new ESPY Day initiative expanded [...]

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Posted by Kristen Hudak on July 15, 2014

Stand Up To Cancer and The V Foundation Establish Grants Program for Young Researchers

Robin Roberts to Announce New Cancer Research Collaboration During The 2014 ESPYS on July 16 Two cancer-fighting initiatives come together this year at The 2014 ESPYS to join forces in the battle against the disease. ESPN today has announced that The V Foundation for Cancer Research and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment [...]

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Posted by Kristen Hudak on July 9, 2014

ESPN to Televise 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby

New Derby Format Debuts; Berman and Kruk Team on Derby Call ESPN will televise the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby Monday, July 14, at 8 p.m. ET from Target Field in Minneapolis. This will mark the 22nd consecutive year ESPN has aired the Home Run Derby, which is also available on ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes [...]

Category: Baseball, MLB

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Posted by Kristen Hudak on June 30, 2014

ESPN to Launch ESPY Day Benefitting The V Foundation for Cancer Research

Downloadable Photos | High-Resolution Logo Day-long, Multiplatform Initiative Includes ESPYS Simulcast and ESPN Radio Auction ESPN will expand its 21-year effort to help find a cure for cancer during The 2014 ESPYS presented by Capital One with a day-long fundraising drive across multiple ESPN platforms on Wednesday, July 16. ESPY Day Benefitting The V Foundation [...]

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Posted by Kristen Hudak on June 27, 2014

Highest-Rated NBA Draft Ever on ESPN

Up 19 Percent from 2013 The 2014 NBA Draft on ESPN delivered a 3.1 overnight rating, the highest-rated NBA Draft ever on ESPN, according to Nielsen. The Draft was up 19 percent compared to last year’s telecast, which posted a 2.6 overnight rating. The Draft peaked at a 3.9 rating from both 8:15-8:30 and 8:30-8:45 [...]

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Posted by Kristen Hudak on June 25, 2014

Transcript: 2014 NBA Draft on ESPN Media Conference Call with Fran Fraschilla and Tom Penn

Earlier today, ESPN analyst and international basketball expert Fran Fraschilla and ESPN analyst and front office expert Tom Penn discussed the 2014 NBA Draft on a media conference call. ESPN will exclusively televise the 2014 NBA Draft presented by State Farm on Thursday, June 26, at 7 p.m. ET. Fraschilla will offer expertise on international [...]

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Posted by Kristen Hudak on June 25, 2014

Team ESPN Gives Back to Austin Community Following X Games

Hundreds of Items Donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area  Following the conclusion of the first X Games Austin, ESPN donated hundreds of action-sports items to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area. The inaugural X Games Austin event was held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, from [...]

Category: X Games