Tennis’ Emirates Airline US Open Series – seven hard-court events (three ATP, three WTA, one combined) across North America in five weeks – begins Monday, July 24, with the ATP BB&T Atlanta Open. ESPN2 will provide 70 hours of coverage over the seven events, with extensive coverage on ESPN3 and streaming live on the ESPN App.
ESPN will showcase highlights from the Sports Humanitarian Awards presented by ESPN and sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Tuesday, July 25, during a special one-hour program at 7 p.m. ET. The third annual event, held last week at the L.A. LIVE’s The Novo, celebrated and honored leagues, teams, individuals and members of the sporting community that have used the power of sport to make a positive impact on society.
ESPNcricinfo, the world’s leading digital cricket brand, has reimagined and redesigned its website and app. Now faster than ever, the new ESPNcricinfo delivers a best-in-class mobile-first experience for cricket fans, bringing its legendary live scores, stats and commentary, fun and engaging content, trusted and insightful analysis, and expanding library of video and more.
ESPN Films will feature two high school basketball stories in new documentaries premiering back-to-back Tuesday, August 8, on ESPN.
ESPN Chronicles Minnesota Head Football Coach P.J. Fleck Heading into His First Season
The Verizon WNBA All-Star Game 2017 will highlight the league’s stars in the 12th edition of the star-studded event, broadcasting live on ABC on Saturday, July 22, at 3:30 p.m. ET from KeyArena in Seattle. Ryan Ruocco will call the game alongside analyst Rebecca Lobo, with reporters Holly Rowe (Western Conference) and LaChina Robinson (Eastern Conference).
Tommy Tuberville Brings Additional Head Coach Experience to ESPN’s College Football Coverage
ESPN Films will debut the 30 for 30 documentary, “George Best: All by Himself,” Thursday, July 20, at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN leading into the Manchester United vs Manchester City game. Directed by BAFTA award-winning director Daniel Gordon (Hillsborough), the film recounts the tale of the beloved but bedeviled superstar George Best. Trailer: http://es.pn/2tMr0tJ
The average audience for ESPN’s five MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2017 telecasts was up 112 percent from last year, according to Nielsen. ESPN’s five games averaged 783,000 viewers (P2+), up from 369,000 viewers for ESPN’s three games in 2016.
Outside the Lines will air a 90-minute special on Thursday (ESPN, 1 p.m. ET) featuring live coverage of O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing in Carson City, Nev. Jeremy Schaap anchors from Bristol, Conn., and will be joined in Studio Z by OTL and ABC legal analyst Ryan Smith and TheUndefeated.com’s Jason Reid.