One funny thing I've noticed recently on ESPN, or at least on their ticker at the bottom of the screen is how they credit sources.
Like, if say the AP or USA Today or whomever (other than ESPN) is the one that initially breaks a story the ticker will say something like "Derek Rose has grade 4 ACL & MCL tear, as first reported by USA Today."
Than like an hour or so later, once ESPN has been able to confirm the story through their own source the ticker changes to "Derek Rose has grade 4 ACL & MCL tear, as reported by ESPN and other media outlets."
To me, for some reason, it's funny that the initialy source that reports/breaks a story is marginalized once ESPN's own source can confirm a story.
It's a CYA thing too. If the original source ends up being inaccurate or completely wrong, ESPN doesn't have to have egg on their face.