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Curt Schilling joins ESPN's Sunday night booth

CURT SCHILLING Year on ballot: 3rd Pros -

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It would have surprised no one during Curt Schilling’s playing career to learn someday the quotable pitcher would be a TV analyst, but Schilling said he never thought about that – or any other post-playing task – before retiring.

Now he will assume one of the most visible positions in baseball media, succeeding Orel Hershiser alongside Dan Shulman and John Kurk on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball.’’...

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'Youngstown Boys' recalls black eye for Buckeyes

MAURICE CLARETT Prison Sentence: 7 1/2 years (Served

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ESPN, which has made a recent habit of following its Heisman Trophy show with high-quality documentaries that focus on college football, will do so again Saturday, this time with “Youngstown Boys.’’

The two-hour program primarily recalls the rapid rise and fall of running back Maurice Clarett, who as a freshman in 2002 led Ohio State to a national championship.

The film’s subplot is...

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Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason, Craig Carton top Talkers' sports talk rankings

WFAN afternoon radio host Mike Francesa at the

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Keith Olbermann has been doing verbal battle via Twitter and ESPN with WFAN’s Mike Francesa, Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason, putting the FAN’s morning and afternoon shows on the same side of an argument for once.

One, big happy family? Um, no. But it’s been good, clean fun watching media egos mix it up for our amusement, with Olbermann playing his familiar role as button-pusher.

Among...

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Mike Francesa vs. Keith Olbermann

WFAN afternoon radio host Mike Francesa at the

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The Keith Olbermann vs. WFAN show host media battle continued later this week. First, there was Olberman v. Boomer & Carton.

Now, Mike Francesa is all up in the mix. Watch the back-and-forth in the two clips embedded below.

 

 

(Newsday's app users can watch at youtube.com/watch?v=aOlwzu7WX30 [Francesa] and youtube.com/watch?v=_gKDgRohxaY [Olbermann])...

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Keith Olbermann vs. Craig Carton & Boomer Esiason

Craig Carton shows his muscle at shortstop as

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ESPN's Keith Olberman and WFAN's Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason had an exchange of words through their respective TV and radio shows.

Below you'll find the back and forth.

Keith Olbermann vs. WFAN's Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason

 

Carton and Boomer respond:

(Newsday's app users can see here: http://bit.ly/16K4XkO (Olbermann) and http://bit.ly/1bavhGm...

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