ESPN.com is the official website of ESPN and a division of ESPN Inc. Since launching in July 1993 as ESPNet.SportsZone.com, the website has developed numerous sections including: [2 ] Page 2, SportsNation, ESPN3, ESPN Motion, My ESPN, ESPN Sports Travel, ESPN Video Games, ESPN Insider, ESPN.com's Fanboard, ESPN Fantasy Sports, ESPNU.com, and ESPN Search. ESPN.com also has partnerships with MLB.com, NBA.com, NFL.com, WNBA.com, MLSsoccer.com NHL.com, Baseball America, Golf Digest, Scouts Inc., Jayski.com, USGA.org, Sherdog.com and Masters.org.
It also has sections devoted to certain sports and leagues including: the
National Hockey League, National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, NASCAR, Indy Racing League, NCAA, Golf, Soccer, Women's Sports (ESPNW), cricket, and eSports Each section contains pages devoted to: scores, teams, schedules, standings, players, transactions, news wires, injures and columnists pages.
Some notable ESPN.com columnists are
John Buccigross, Chris Mortensen, John Clayton, Adam Schefter, Andy Katz, Bill Simmons, Jayson Stark, Buster Olney, Gene Wojciechowski, Scoop Jackson, Pat Forde, Jim Caple, and Michael Smith. The website was part of the MSN portal from 2001 to 2004. [3 ] ESPN launched a [4 ] Spanish language website in 2000, ESPN Deportes.com. The content of some ESPN.com articles is argued to have been plagiarized. [5 ] [6 ]
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April: Finalist two categories for the ESPY awards
May: People's Voice Awards for Best Sports Service
November: Online News Association's Online Journalism Award for General Excellence
June: Webby Award and People's Voice
Webby Award (top-ranked sports site)
May: EPpy Award for best internet sports service
February: Media Magazine Best of the Net Award - ESPN.com ranked #1 in the Men's and Sports Category
December: Time Magazine rates ESPN.com the best sports site on the web
July: ESPN.com Honored With Prestigious 2002 Webby Award
June: GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism Article for the May 2001 article "Sports World Still a Struggle for Gays," penned by Bill Konigsberg
July: People's Voice Webby Award for sports, International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
May: Webby Award and People's Voice Webby Award, (top-ranked sports site), International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
April: Creative Excellence Award, International Web Page Awards
April: "Best Overall Quality," (Sports), Brill's Content
March: Only fantasy games included in "Yahoo! Internet Life's Top 40 Free Games On The Net"
February: "Forbes Favorite," (Top-ranked sports site), Forbes
January: "Best Sports Hub," Yahoo! Internet Life's 100 Best Sites For 2000
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ESPN started local chapters of its website in response to the decline of local sports coverage available as newspapers continue to go out of business across the country.
Each page covers local professional and college teams, hiring locally known writers, and in some cases making use of the city's [7 ] ESPN Radio affiliate. In markets where the ABC Owned Television Stations owns a station, their sports coverage is incorporated with the corresponding ESPN local site. Some local sites have expanded into high school sports coverage.
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