- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - ESPN says it’s parting ways with Keith Olbermann as history repeats itself.

While praising Olbermann’s late-night sports show on ESPN2, the network said Wednesday it has made “a business decision to move in another direction.” It provided no details or further explanation for the program’s cancellation, but wished him “nothing but the best.”

It said the program, “Olbermann,” will end sometime this month.

ESPN’s announcement came two years after 56-year-old Olbermann returned to the network years after his tumultuous but star-making stint as a co-host of “SportsCenter” that ended bitterly in 1997.

In between, he abruptly quit his political talk show on MSNBC after eight years and joined Current TV but was taken off the air after just a year. He filed a lawsuit, which was settled out of court.


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