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espnW’s Jane McManus commentary, ESPN.com
As Saturday’s prize fight nears, Floyd Mayweather’s history of domestic violence has garnered more and more discussion. Yet, while other professional leagues are cracking down on athletes who have been accused of violence against women, boxing has all but ignored Mayweather’s criminal past.
“Unlike many of the professional athletes who have been suspended after charges of domestic violence or sexual assault, boxer Floyd Mayweather has gotten a complete pass.” — Jane McManus
On Tuesday night, the Diamondbacks’ Archie Bradley became the 13th active pitcher and third in the last six weeks to get hit in the head by a line drive. MLB has tested various padded caps for pitchers and last year approved one that only Alex Torres chose to wear — he’s now using a 2015 model with the padding on the outside. Two other companies offer padding that MLB has not tested, but a couple of current pitchers wear. Steve Delsohn examines the latest in safety headwear for pitchers and why acceptance is elusive.
“A lot of guys just tell me, ‘Hey, you look bad, you look terrible with that hat on’, and I’m like, ‘I don’t care, man’. I don’t care how I’m going to look, I just want to be safe.” — Alex Torres,Mets reliever and the only pitcher to wear MLB-approved cap padding in games
- OTL has been at the forefront of covering pitchers’ safety and head protection developments, most recently with its reporting on the implications of Tuesday’s Archie Bradley episodein Arizona.
Chug a beer, run a quarter mile, repeat three times. With a modest start in Canada more than 25 years ago, the Beer Mile has grown into a bona fide sport. ESPN’s Greg Garber was on hand for the inaugural Beer Mile World Championship in Austin, Texas, and caught up with the world’s finest Beer Milers. SC Featured captures all the buzz…
“Your heart’s beating through your chest. And you’ve got a belly full of beer. It’s not easy.” — Lon Breitenbach, accomplished triathlete and Beer Mile World Championship competitor
“The volume and carbonation, and your stomach wants to purge itself of those contents so that you can actually run faster.” — Nick Symmonds, U.S. Olympian and Beer Mile World Championship competitor
Andrea Pino and Annie Clark used Title IX to take a stand against sexual assault on college campuses. Their experiences and fight are featured in The Hunting Ground. The two spoke with espnW’s Allison Glock.
- Also, Jane McManusleads a roundtable discussion with the film’s creators.
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The New York Press Club announced its 2015 Awards for Journalism, with ESPN receiving seven honors in what was a record-breaking competition with nearly 500 entries vying for recognition in 26 categories.
The Television Academy announced this year’s honorees for the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors recognizing those who used the power of television to bring awareness to important social issues. ESPN’s E:60 was recognized for