Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 10-16:
May 10: Singer Henry Fambrough of The Spinners is 82. Actor David Clennon (“thirtysomething”) is 77. Filmmaker Jim Abrahams (“The Naked Gun,”...
ESPN's 40th anniversary has become a perfect time for reunions. Only this one will last throughout the remainder of the NFL season.
ESPN+ is bringing back "NFL PrimeTime" with Chris Berman...
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Veteran sports broadcaster Lesley Visser has been named this year's winner of the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence.
Visser got her start with the Boston Globe in 1974...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Thurman Thomas recalled a phone call he received a couple weeks ago from former Buffalo Bills teammate Bruce Smith.
"Do yo know what it means to have your jersey retired?" Smith asked Thomas. "Do you realize the importance?"
"I do now," Thomas told to a sold-out crowd at New Era Field on Monday night. "Now that I'm here with you, I realize it even more."
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut restaurant accused of serving alcohol to the wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman before she was killed in a car crash has settled a lawsuit filed by the family of an 87-year-old man who also died in the wreck.
The settlement involving The Market Place Kitchen and Bar in Woodbury and the family of Edward Bertulis was disclosed Wednesday in a filing in Torrington Superior Court. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit when she rear-ended another man's car, killing them both, according to a state police report.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Relatives of a Waterbury man who died in car crash that also killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman has filed a lawsuit against a Connecticut restaurant.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say they have closed an investigation of a restaurant after finding no violations in connection with a car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman.
The state Liquor Control Division investigated whether 67-year-old Katherine Berman was served alcohol at the Good News Cafe in Woodbury before the May 9 crash. Officials announced Thursday that no violations were found.
WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — The owner of Connecticut restaurant being investigated by alcohol regulators in connection with the car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman says the business was closed the day she died.
Carole Peck, owner of the Good News Cafe in Woodbury, tells the Hartford Courant that the restaurant is not open on Tuesdays. She says she told investigators that Katherine Berman must have been somewhere else before the crash that killed her May 9.
WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died from blunt trauma and drowning after her car hit another vehicle in May.
The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/2uKlNDR ) that Dr. James Gill, the chief state medical examiner, has ruled 67-year-old Katherine Ann Berman's death an accident.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Karl Ravech is replacing Chris Berman as the broadcaster for ESPN's coverage of the All-Star Home Run Derby.
ESPN announced a contract extension on Wednesday with the 52-year-old Ravech, who joined ESPN in 1993 and became the regular host of "Baseball Tonight" two years later.
Berman had broadcast the Home Run Derby since 1994. ESPN said in January he was cutting back some of his work with the network but is remaining with the company.
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — A memorial service honoring the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman has been held in Connecticut.
The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/2qtCwYU ) friends, colleagues and relatives of Berman and his wife gathered Wednesday at Seymour St. John Chapel at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford.
Sixty-seven-year-old Cheshire resident Katherine Ann Berman was killed in a two-vehicle traffic crash May 9 in Woodbury.
CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — A memorial service has been set in Connecticut for the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman.
Sixty-seven-year-old Katherine Ann Berman, of Cheshire, was killed in a two-vehicle traffic crash Tuesday afternoon in Woodbury.
WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the death of the wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman (all times local):
ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman and his two adult children say they're "overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and sympathy" following the death of Berman's wife in a traffic crash in Connecticut.
In less than a week, we'll be looking live for the last time as Brent Musburger leaves television for a new life among the betting crowd in Las Vegas he always managed to wink at from the broadcast booth.
An interesting decision, since Musburger said just two months ago he was having far too much fun to retire. But the 77-year-old insists he made up his own mind, and so do his bosses at ESPN.
Chris Berman isn't disappearing from in front of the cameras or from behind the microphones.
He's simply stepping to the side a bit.
The longtime ESPN fixture is giving up his regular on-air NFL and baseball spots for a new role at the network.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — For the first time in 31 years, ESPN is taking its NFL pregame show on the road for a regular-season game.
To Mexico, no less.
"Sunday NFL Countdown" will move to Mexico City to proceed the Monday night game on Nov. 21 at Azteca Stadium between the Texans and Raiders. It's the first NFL game in Mexico that counts in 11 years.