Breaking Sports

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

This & That

  • USA Today reports that ESPN will announce today that former “SportsCenter” anchor Keith Olbermann, whose ’97 departure from the network “wasn’t amicable,” is returning to ESPN to host a weekly program on ESPN Radio. The one-hour show, which begins in August, will air Friday afternoons from ESPN Radio 1050 AM in N.Y., rather than ESPN’s HQs in Bristol, Connecticut.
  • ESPN’s Peter Gammons said of D’Rays manager Lou Piniella’s status with the team following his criticism of ownership Sunday, “There will be a meeting today and it will be discussed: Will they do a buyout now or will they do a buyout at the end of the season? My guess is they do some sort of buyout right now. But you can be assured, to let Lou out of that contract, he’s going to have to sign a non-compete clause with the Yankees through at least the ’06 season.
  • ESPN announced that Lou Holtz will join the net as a college football studio analyst, appearing on ESPNews’ “ADT Coaches Spotlight,” ESPN2’s “College GameDay” and “SportsCenter”