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The Sports Reporters

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Before “PTI” or “First Take” or any of today’s popular sports debate programs on TV, there was The Sports Reporters on ESPN. For nearly 30 years, every Sunday morning, top sportswriters exchanged in passionate, intelligent conversation about the major sports issues and personalities today. Now, anchored by Mitch Albom and Mike Lupica – two of The Sports Reporters longest-standing members - the magic of the show is in podcast form, enabling the hosts to continue their highly popular tradition with the benefit of twice-a-week perspectives. In addition to Albom, of the Detroit Free Press, one of the most decorated sportswriters in history, and Lupica, of the New York Daily News, perhaps the country’s most recognized and opinionated sports scribe, a third voice will join each program, ranging from former Sports Reporters panelists like Bob Ryan, Manish Mehta and Christine Brennan, to new and fresh voices in the industry. Join the best conversation in sports every Monday and Friday

Before “PTI” or “First Take” or any of today’s popular sports debate programs on TV, there was The Sports Reporters on ESPN. For nearly 30 years, every Sunday morning, top sportswriters exchanged in passionate, intelligent conversation about the major sports issues and personalities today. Now, anchored by Mitch Albom and Mike Lupica – two of The Sports Reporters longest-standing members - the magic of the show is in podcast form, enabling the hosts to continue their highly popular tradition with the benefit of twice-a-week perspectives. In addition to Albom, of the Detroit Free Press, one of the most decorated sportswriters in history, and Lupica, of the New York Daily News, perhaps the country’s most recognized and opinionated sports scribe, a third voice will join each program, ranging from former Sports Reporters panelists like Bob Ryan, Manish Mehta and Christine Brennan, to new and fresh voices in the industry. Join the best conversation in sports every Monday and Friday
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Before “PTI” or “First Take” or any of today’s popular sports debate programs on TV, there was The Sports Reporters on ESPN. For nearly 30 years, every Sunday morning, top sportswriters exchanged in passionate, intelligent conversation about the major sports issues and personalities today. Now, anchored by Mitch Albom and Mike Lupica – two of The Sports Reporters longest-standing members - the magic of the show is in podcast form, enabling the hosts to continue their highly popular tradition with the benefit of twice-a-week perspectives. In addition to Albom, of the Detroit Free Press, one of the most decorated sportswriters in history, and Lupica, of the New York Daily News, perhaps the country’s most recognized and opinionated sports scribe, a third voice will join each program, ranging from former Sports Reporters panelists like Bob Ryan, Manish Mehta and Christine Brennan, to new and fresh voices in the industry. Join the best conversation in sports every Monday and Friday

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Episodes

The Sports Reporters - Episode 196 - The British Open. NCAA transfer portal. The intriguing NL East

7/18/2019
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The last PGA major of the year kicks off over in Northern Ireland. Who do the guys like? Discussing the NCAA transfer portal... Is it equal to free agency? And is it good or bad for college sports? Plus, the Nationals continue to rise and the Phillies continue to fall... Can either of them catch the Braves?

Duration:00:52:02

The Sports Reporters - Episode 195 - An Epic Wimbledon Final. And is there enough ball to go around in Houston?

7/15/2019
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Novak Djokovic wins his 16th Grand Slam! Breaking down the thrilling Wimbledon Final. And are Djokovic, Nadal and Federer all the G.O.A.T? Plus, where does Serena Williams go from here after losing in the women's final? Discussing the Chris Paul - Russell Westbrook trade... How does Westbrook fit in? Is Harden the key to making it work? And how does ego factor into it all?

Duration:00:53:59

The Sports Reporters - Episode 194 - Two elites set to renew rivalry at Wimbledon. The second half of the baseball season. NBA commissioner weighs in

7/11/2019
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Nadal and Federer set for an epic clash at Wimbledon. Why this tournament always seems to provide compelling sports moments. The second half of the baseball season on the horizon. Interesting story-lines heading toward the fall. And the NBA comish had some interesting thoughts on free agency...

Duration:00:43:38

The Sports Reporters - Episode 193 - Is player movement hurting or helping the NBA? Appreciating the Excellence of the USWNT. Wimbledon

7/8/2019
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Is it good for business in the NBA to have a lack of continuity on teams? How Kawhi's decision changes the league... Are the Clippers the favorite or overrated? And are the Warriors being overlooked now? Plus, the U.S. Women's National Team claims the World Cup trophy! What's next for the sport? And discussing Wimbledon.

Duration:00:55:13

The Sports Reporters - Episode 192 - USWNT advances to the World Cup final. MLB topics nearing the All-Star break. And the NBA on Kawhi watch

7/3/2019
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The US Women's National Soccer Team is one win away from the world cup trophy! What does this team mean to women's athletics? The under the radar off season signing in the MLB not named Harper or Machado... And if Kawhi joins the Lakers... Will it be the best team assembled?

Duration:00:49:52

The Sports Reporters - Episode 191 - NBA Free Agency Discussion

7/1/2019
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A major shift in New York basketball! The Sports Reports break down the early movement in NBA free agency. What does it all mean for the league? Who is the favorite heading into next season? Where will Kawhi end up signing?

Duration:00:52:31

The Sports Reporters - Episode 190 - The domino that starts it all in NBA free agency. Is separation of sport and the White House possible?

6/27/2019
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Andrew Siciliano joins the show! K.D. opts out in Golden State... What does it all mean? Who will sign first in free agency? And how much is ego involved? Plus, are the personalities of the USWNT becoming a bigger story than their play? Any why baseball is a tougher sell than football across the pond.

Duration:00:51:07

The Sports Reporters - Episode 189 - Kawhi and free agency. Who won the NBA draft? The Dodgers on a run. And trouble in Green Bay?

6/24/2019
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Andrew Siciliano joins the show! Discussing the free agency landscape. Can the Clippers really land Kawhi? And who "won" the NBA draft? Cody Bellinger and the young Dodgers trying to avoid becoming the Buffalo Bills? And can Aaron Rodgers find his winning form with new head coach Matt Lafleur?

Duration:00:54:59

The Sports Reporters - Episode 188 - 2019 NBA Draft Discussion. MLB Storylines

6/20/2019
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Is there still interest in the NBA draft? The guys sure think so! Will Zion be the next big star? How much trading and movement will go down before and after the draft? And some of the biggest draft blunders of all time. Plus, the Dodgers are the first team to 50 wins... Are they the world series favorites? And why Mike Trout is quietly having another MVP caliber season.

Duration:00:51:32

The Sports Reporters - Episode 187 - The NBA crowns its Champion. And a compelling U.S. Open

6/17/2019
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After winning the NBA Championship with the Raptors does Kawhi Leonard move on? How the Anthony Davis trade shakes up the league. And is the Warriors dynasty over? Discussing the pure dominance of the U.S. women's national soccer team so far. And what an ending to the U.S. Open in golf... Gary Woodland holds off the back-to-back champ!

Duration:00:53:06

The Sports Reporters - Episode 186 - How Kevin Durant's injury impacts the entire NBA. St. Louis Blues make history in the NHL. A U.S. Open Preview

6/13/2019
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Mike and Mitch are joined by Robert Wuhl to discuss how Kevin Durant's injury affects the NBA Finals and beyond. Can the Warriors come back to win the series? Or is Toronto destined to win it all? What does it all mean for the off season? And did the Warriors and Durant succumb to the pressure of a three-peat? Plus, how the Blues went from basement dwellers to Stanley Cup champs. And a U.S. Open preview ahead of a fantastic sports weekend!

Duration:00:47:30

The Sports Reporters - Episode 185 - Can the Raptors close out the NBA Finals? Rafael Nadal's place in tennis history. And Game 7 in NHL finals.

6/10/2019
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Can the Toronto Raptors take down the defending champs? Will the Warriors come back? What will free agency hold? Rafael Nadal wins the French Open for the 12th time. And discussing the NHL Finals game 7.

Duration:00:48:18

The Sports Reporters - Episode 184 - NBA Finals Game 3 Observations. A Hockey debate you don't want to miss! And ranking the Federer-Nadal rivalry.

6/6/2019
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Can the Warriors overcome injuries to win the title? If the Raptors win, is the title tarnished in any way due to the Warriors injuries? Ok, where is the real Hockey Town USA? Boston or Detroit? And why the surface you play on in tennis is so important.

Duration:00:43:29

The Sports Reporters - Episode 183 - NBA Finals. A Dodger off to a historic start. And is Serena's dominance over in tennis?

6/3/2019
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The Golden State Warriors have an explosive third quarter in game 2 of the NBA Finals to tie up the series. Can the Raptors recover as the series shifts to Golden State? What a fun series to watch and enjoy. French Open update. And two MLB teams are rising to the top... Can the continue it through the whole year?

Duration:00:52:08

The Sports Reporters - Episode 182 - NBA Finals breakdown & predictions. Plus, previewing the Yankees Red Sox series

5/30/2019
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Discussing the names to watch in the NBA Finals. Can Kawhi carry the Raptors to a title? Who will be the key factor? And who you picking to win it all? Plus, after a young fan was struck by a foul ball... Should MLB consider extending the protective netting all the way to the foul poles?

Duration:00:53:19

The Sports Reporters - Episode 181 - First thoughts on the NBA Finals and celebrating the life and career of Bill Buckner

5/28/2019
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Do you give a "punchers" chance to the Toronto Raptors over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals? Can Kawhi continue to carry the Raptors? Plus, what it will all mean for this summers' free agency... Is Boston truly hockey town USA? And we remember the life and career of the great Bill Buckner.

Duration:00:48:17

The Sports Reporters - Episode 180 - GSW place in history. Drake's shenanigans. And it's all about beating the bad teams in MLB

5/23/2019
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Why we need to sit back and appreciate the Golden State Warriors. How they define the modern game. And why they are must watch T.V. Does Kawhi Leonard have enough left to will the raptors to the finals? Or will the more complete Bucks capture the East crown. What does all the drama in LA mean for LeBron? Who will actually team up with him? And why it's all about feasting on the weaker teams in major league baseball.

Duration:00:55:24

The Sports Reporters - Episode 179 - The Weekend that was in the NBA Playoffs & Brooks Koepka holds on to win the PGA Championship

5/20/2019
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Sports happens! What a wild weekend in the NBA playoffs. Can the Raptors make it a series? The Warriors on cruise control... Is their current run comparable to Jordan and the Bulls' run? Celebrating Steph and Draymond. Plus, an impressive win for Brooks Koepka winning his 4th major.

Duration:00:47:19

The Sports Reporters - Episode 178 - More NBA Playoffs, Free Agency, GSW Future

5/15/2019
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More NBA Playoffs, The future of the Golden State Warriors, NBA free agency, The no-call in the Sharks-Blues game...and...Parting Shots: New York Sports un-scene, channeling MLB HOF Joe Sewell, and College coaches happily upsell to NBA.

Duration:00:49:11

The Sports Reporters - Episode 177 - Exclusively the NBA Playoffs

5/13/2019
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Exclusively NBA...Buzzer beating game 7 winning Raptors...41 points by Kawhi Leonard...Athletic Character...Changing the chemistry...Is Brown in trouble? How Steph Curry reminded everyone that he is still Steph Curry. Best player in the gym in the Eastern Conference Finals? Roads to Coaching search for Lakers leads to Frank Vogel. Partying Shots: Red Sox and Cora; Salute to BlueJays' Edwin Jackson; NBA Draft incoming "lists"

Duration:00:51:57