Enterprise Journalism Release – July 15, 2010

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Enterprise Journalism Release – July 15, 2010

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Exclusive Profile: Titans’ Chris Johnson

E:60 (Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET)

E:60’s Michael Smith recently spent time with the NFL’s 2009 Offensive Player of the Year, Tennessee’s Chris Johnson, finding out what drives the running back’s run for the record books.

Best Little League Pitcher?

E:60 (Tuesday, 7 p.m.)

The country’s best Little League pitcher may be a girl — 13-year-old Chelsea Baker of Plant City, Fla. Baker, who developed a knuckleball under the tutelage of former Major Leaguer Joe Niekro, has opposing parents telling her to go play softball, but she and her family have held fast as she continues to compete against — and strike out — boys. Academy Award-nominated actress Geena Davis, who portrayed a baseball player in A League of Their Own, narrates the E:60 profile of Baker, who has been unbeaten at the league level through four seasons, including two perfect games.

Arguello’s Children Fight for Champ in Nicaragua

ESPN Deportes SportsCenter (Sunday, 11 p.m. ET)
ESPNDeportes.com (Reportajes Especiales piece now online)

July marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Nicaraguan boxing legend Alexis Argüello. Nicaraguan authorities declared Arguello had committed suicide, but his oldest children say the truth is quite different. They are intent on proving their father was murdered, threatening to take the case to international courts to ensure the investigation is reopened. ESPN Deportes traveled to Nicaragua, where each side presented their arguments and revealed photos that Argüello’s children insist are key to this case.

Ghosts of St. Andrews

Ghosts of St Andrews

ESPN.com (Outside the Lines piece now online)

Wright Thompson writes: “We are a thousand years of people changed by this place, who felt compelled to add a voice.”

Arizona Immigration Law Looms Over 2011 MLB All-Star Game

Az All-Star boycott

ESPN.com (Outside the Lines piece now online)

As Major League Baseball celebrated its top players via the All-Star Game this week, it faces a looming question just a state and a year away: Should it move the 2011 All-Star Game from Arizona, where a new immigration law has become a flashpoint in the nation’s long-standing immigration debate? Amy K. Nelson reports.

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