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ESPN Denies Report That "Sports Reporters" Canceled Due To Lupica

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 14 / 17

ESPN today moved to discredit a N.Y. Post report that quoted anonymous “insiders” who blamed the N.Y. Daily News’ Mike Lupica as the main reason the net is canceling “The Sports Reporters” in May after a 30-year run. In an email sent to reporters this afternoon, ESPN ...

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