Across U.S., ESPN Aims to Be the Home Team
By BROOKS BARNES
Published: July 19, 2009
LOS ANGELES " Not content with being a sports colossus with broadcasts in 200 countries, ESPN is taking aim at hometown sports coverage, threatening one of the last strongholds of local newspapers and television stations.
ESPN has long dominated the coverage of national athletics, pumping out news and commentary on every major sport (and some not-so-major ones) via an expanding network of cable channels, Web sites and mobile services.
Now, after a promising test run in Chicago, ESPN is adding local offshoots to three more cities. On Monday, ESPN,....
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