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ESPN Hires Josina Anderson

ESPN has hired Josina Anderson of Fox 31 in Denver to be a Chicago-based reporter covering the NFL, NBA and other sports. In addition to working for FOX 31, Anderson served as a correspondent on Showtime’s Inside the NFL last season. During her time in Denver, she’s been credited with breaking prominent sports stories including the deaths of Broncos players Darrent Williams, Damien Nash and Kenny McKinley.

In 2009 she received an Emmy for “A Premonition to Addis Ababa,” the story about Colorado Crush quarterback John Dutton‘s voyage to Ethiopia and his adoption of an 11-year-old boy.

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Garrigus Says He and Others Smoked Pot During Nationwide Tour Events

Robert Garrigus, who finished third at the recent U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, told Golf Digest that he and other golfers smoked marijuana during Nationwide Tour Events in 2002.

That included lighting up inside the ropes, if you must know.

“Oh yeah, there were plenty of guys on the Nationwide Tour who smoked in the middle of the round,” Garrigus says without blanching. “We always talked about it. You could go in the Porta John and take your drags. Read more

Domonique Foxworth Subs for Peter King on MMQB

Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth took time away from his busy schedule sitting around waiting for owners and players to end the lockout to write Peter King‘s Monday Morning Quarterback column on SI.com. King is on his annual summer vacation, so notables will be filling in for him over the next few weeks.

For longtime readers of King’s column who’ve come to expect tangents about coffee, the Red Sox or traveling inconveniences, Foxworth’s effort was a departure, as it made no mention of those worthwhile preoccupations. He addressed the players’ stand in the labor standoff, said Baltimore deserved to host a Super Bowl (“If Detroit can handle the country’s biggest game, then so can Charm City”) and devoted his non-sports thoughts to the awesomeness of technology (“At least once a month I look at my smartphone or iPad and say, “Holy $*&@, this is incredible”) and the need for players to remain clothed in their Twitter profile pics. He also said cell phones have ruined the fun of pushing people into pools. Not sure I agree with that. The ubiquity of cell phones raises the chances you’ll push someone in the pool who has one in their pocket; but it also raises the odds that someone nearby will take a cell phone picture of a soaking wet person screaming about the death of their cell phone. It’s really a give and take.

 

Universal Sports Network Coming To DirecTV In August

Universal Sports Network and DirecTV announced a multi-year, multi-platform distribution agreement Wednesday.

Under the terms of the deal, Universal Sports Network will launch on a free preview basis to all DirecTV customers in early August before moving to the Sports Pack and other select packages on Oct. 1. DirecTV customers will also have access to Universal Sports’ programming on the Internet, mobile devices and tablets in the near future. Read more