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ESPN Says Hello

By Andrew Bangs

Sports Manager

From Dwight Howard dunks to Skateboarding Twins' kickflips, sports on YouTube has always been big. Today, YouTube sports fans have even more reason to cheer: ESPN clips are now available on our site. The deal, officially announced in March, is part of our new partnership with Disney. And in the spirit of this great new content coming to YouTube, the folks at ESPN have made a YouTube community welcome video in which you just might notice a few characters:

On their new channel,, you'll find Albert Pujols' towering home runs and Peyton Manning's laser passes, Kobe Bryant's turnaround jumpers and Brock Lesnar's haymakers, the hottest breaking news stories and a ton of original ESPN shows. SportsCenter Right Now — a twice-daily capsule of top sports stories — will also live on the channel, as will clips from Outside the Lines, E:60, Mike and Mike in the Morning, Pardon the Interruption, Around the Horn and Kenny Mayne's original digital series Mayne Street, as well as special packages and playlists created around events like the X Games (which is July 30-August 2). All of this is viewable through a special ESPN video player on the watch page and at YouTube's sports hub,