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Pearl, ex-ABC Sports/ESPN producer, dies at 77

Former ESPN production executive Mike Pearl, a member of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame who had a major influence on a wide range of high-profile events over four decades and multiple networks, died at the age of 77, according to Sports Video Group.Pearl spent two stints at ABC Sports during his long career and…

NIT down to 16 teams, will be played in Texas

3:51 PM ETJeff BorzelloESPN Staff Writer Close Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware.The National Invitation Tournament is downsizing and moving its annual tournament this month, the NCAA announced Monday.The NIT will feature 16 teams all playing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, with games being held at Comerica Center…

Brown out as Albany hoops coach after 20 years

ALBANY, N.Y. — University of Albany men’s basketball coach Will Brown is out after two decades.Brown said in a news release issued Monday that he and the school had agreed “to mutually part ways.” The 2020-21 season was the final year of his contract extension.”Anyone who knows me knows this decision was extraordinarily difficult,” Brown…

Alabama planning for full football stadium in fall

5:50 PM ETAlex ScarboroughESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the SEC.Joined ESPN in 2012.Graduate of Auburn University.Alabama is moving ahead with plans to host full-capacity college football games at Bryant-Denny Stadium this coming season, athletic director Greg Byrne announced Monday.Byrne tweeted a short statement after news earlier in the day that the school would be returning to…

These Popcorn Bags Are the Best $4 I’ve Spent All Year

All products featured on Bon Appétit are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.This is Highly Recommend, a column dedicated to what people in the food industry are obsessed with eating, drinking, and buying right now.When a box of 100 paper popcorn…

Bo Zai Fan (Chinese Chicken and Mushroom Clay Pot Rice)

This version of Bo zai fan, or Chinese clay pot rice, combines sweet-savory Chinese sausage with steamed chicken, earthy shiitake mushrooms, and tender bok choy. It’s the ultimate one-pot comfort food and a staple in Hong Kong cuisine. Once you have the technique down, this recipe is endlessly riffable, using other combinations of meats, seafood,…

Gilbert back in portal after brief time with Gators

4:01 PM ETTom VanHaarenESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN staff writerJoined ESPN in 2011Graduated from Central MichiganTight end Arik Gilbert is back on the market after announcing he is re-entering the transfer portal on Sunday.Gilbert entered the transfer portal while enrolled at LSU and eventually chose Florida as his next destination on Jan. 31. Four weeks later,…

UConn, Stanford top 2 in early peek at seeding

5:17 PM ETMechelle VoepelESPN.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.The NCAA has announced the second reveal of the projected top 16 seeds in the Division I women’s basketball tournament, plus the fact that…

Padres’ Pham lucky to be playing after stabbing

4:56 PM ETAssociated Press SAN DIEGO — Tommy Pham knows how lucky he was to be in the starting lineup for the San Diego Padres in their spring opener on Sunday, 4½ months after he was stabbed in the lower back during an altercation in the parking lot of a strip club.It could have been…

All-ACC CB Kendrick no longer with Clemson

11:31 AM ETAssociated Press CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson starting cornerback Derion Kendrick is no longer part of the Tigers’ program.A team spokesperson confirmed Kendrick’s status Sunday.Kendrick, a 6-foot, 190-pound senior from Rock Hill, South Carolina, was a highly talented player who last season had several discipline issues and did not play in three games.After Kendrick…