After a three-year absence, longtime ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols returns to the network to, among other duties, host a daily program focused on the NBA. The fast-paced, show originates from Los Angeles and features appearances by current and former players. A rotating cast of ESPN analysts, reporters and insiders, including Amin Elhassan, Israel Gutierrez, Zach Lowe, Ramona Shelburne and Brian Windhorst, provide commentary. Nichols says "The Jump" is a "great big conversation about all the fun, serious, smart, crazy, big-issue, small-smile moments that make the NBA so fascinating."
Devotees of Chicago's professional sports teams have a well-earned reputation for their unrivaled loyalty, toughness and diehard mentality. Chicago Bears admirers, in particular, are immortalized in pop culture thanks to a classic "Saturday Night Live" sketch that extolled the virtues of "da Bears." So what does it mean to love Chicago's storied NFL franchise and ride the emotional roller coaster with fellow fans? By chronicling the lives of Bears season ticket holders in Soldier Field's Section 250, this ESPN original series finds out. From the season opener through a dramatic offseason, cameras follow fans in Section 250 everywhere: the heartbreaking losses, the raucous family reunion, the midseason wedding, the struggles at home. The project looks at these people who come together from all over the city and all walks of life to build faith and family in the fans around them.
As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, ESPN looks back at notable sports happenings that occurred from 1979 to 2009 with this documentary series featuring 30 films from some of Hollywood's finest directors and producers. Peter Berg, Barry Levinson, John Singleton, Spike Jonze, Dan Klores, Barbara Kopple, Ron Shelton and Albert Maysles are among the filmmakers involved, and the stories told include the shocking trade of Wayne Gretzky in 1988, the Baltimore Colts' nighttime move in 1984, Reggie Miller's rivalry with the New York Knicks, the death of Len Bias in 1986, a profile of George Steinbrenner and his family business, and a look at Michael Jordan's attempt at a baseball career. A new series of 30 films premiered in October 2012 with "Broke," about the challenges athletes face in managing their money.
ESPN starts every Sunday with a story. This weekly, hourlong newsmagazine features a mix of investigative reports, big-name profiles, interviews, global issues, stories that show why sports matter, and quirky tales from off the beaten path. Bob Ley, the network's longest-serving commentator, and senior news correspondent Jeremy Schaap host the award-winning series.
Host Bob Ley investigates sports issues off the field. The series covers a range of sports and controversies, correspondents share inspirational or sensational stories and Ley reads viewer e-mails on a variety of topics.
Kyle Larson is the new face of NASCAR. Get to know the first Japanese-American driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series, and the personal journey behind his race to the top of the NASCAR standings.