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Stephen A. Smith Announces His Return Date to ESPN Following Surgery

Stephen A. Smith is returning to ESPN very soon. The 54-year-old ESPN host has missed over a month of work due to him having surgery on his shoulder. On Twitter, a fan recently asked Smith when he was returning to the popular ESPN show First Take, and Smith responded "August 15."
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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Shares When He’ll Return to First Take Following Surgery

The return of ESPN‘s Stephen A. Smith to the “First Take” panel is coming soon. The 54-year-old ESPN stalwart revealed on Twitter Friday that he will be back on Aug. 15. Smith has been out of action for over a month, largely since the NBA season came to an end. Once fans began to take notice of his extended absence, Smith provided the world with an update. Smith tweeted on July 14 that he is recovering from shoulder surgery.
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Stephen A. Smith breaks extended First Take hiatus to blast the NFL’s handling of Deshaun Watson

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith broke his First Take hiatus to discuss the biggest news of the NFL offseason as Deshaun Watson received his suspension Monday morning. More than 16 months after sexual assault allegations against Watson were made public, Judge Sue L. Robinson ruled the Cleveland Browns quarterback violated the league’s Personal Conduct Policy and suspended him for the first six games of the season. The NFL will have three days to decide on whether they want to appeal what seems like a rather light suspension.
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Stephen A. Smith encourages UF students to be authentic, competitive

Between his prediction for a second consecutive Golden State Warriors NBA championship and an 11-6 record for the Dallas Cowboys, Stephen A. Smith remained unapologetically himself in UF’s University Auditorium. The sports analyst said his success — like his spots on ESPN shows like “First Take”, “NBA Countdown” and...

Look: Stephen A. Smith Has Special Message For Tim Kurkjian

Tim Kurkjian took his spot in Cooperstown when accepting the BBWAA Career Excellence Award at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The morning after Kurkjian's induction, Stephen A. Smith celebrated his ESPN colleague's lifetime achievement on Twitter. "Congrats to our new Hall of Famer, @Kurkjian_ESPN. Phenomenal baseball mind, an even...

Stephen A. Smith Returns to GENERAL HOSPITAL

Whenever Sonny needs a little extra help, he calls on Brick. And that means another appearance from ESPN host and commentator Stephen A. Smith as he returns to GENERAL HOSPITAL! He first appeared as Sonny’s tech expert back in the spring of 2016 and has made sporadic appearances in the years that followed.

Stephen A. Smith Not Happy With List: College Football World Reacts

Chris "Mad Dog" Russo's ranking of the "most storied" programs in college football ticked off his First Take colleague Stephen A. Smith. On Wednesday, Russo listed Notre Dame, Michigan, Alabama, USC and Oklahoma as the most storied teams in college football history. Any poll like this is up for debate, and Russo received plenty of feedback for his rankings.

Look: Stephen A. Smith Is Furious With College Football List

During this Wednesday's edition of First Take, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo unveiled his top five for the most storied programs in college football history. Russo's top five included Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and USC. He ultimately had the Fighting Irish placed in the No. 1 spot. Clearly, Stephen A....

Stephen A. Smith Reveals Major Surgery Amidst TV Absence

ESPN viewers recently noticed that Stephen A. Smith has not been on TV and his Twitter account has been quiet. The good news is viewers got an answer about Smith's whereabouts recently as the First Take host went to Twitter recently to announce that he had surgery on his shoulder due to multiple injuries. He also announced that he will return to ESPN in August.
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Where is Stephen A. Smith? ESPN host explains 'First Take' leave of absence

Hurt. Injured. Wounded. Damaged. You can use all these words to describe Stephen A. Smith at the moment. If you're tuning in to "First Take" you might notice that there's a glaring, obvious, evident omission from the set: Stephen A. himself. There's a simple, uncomplicated reason why he won't be...

Stephen A. Smith, Gervonta Davis & More React To Ryan Garcia’s Knockout Win Against Javier Fortuna

On Saturday evening, Ryan Garcia cemented himself as one of the most talented fighters in the lightweight division. Through five rounds, Garcia put his opponent, Javier Fortuna, down twice as he used his speed and power to dominate the former champion. In the sixth round, Garcia completed his dominant performance by using his right hand to walk Fortuna into a left hook. With 27 seconds left in the sixth round, Fortuna failed to beat the count and the referee stopped the fight. Immediately after the bout came to a close, several figures around the boxing community chimed in with their thoughts.

Stephen A. Smith explains his curious absence from ‘First Take’

The decibel count on ESPN’s “First Take” has gotten significantly lower recently, and now we know exactly why that has been the case. Stephen A. Smith, arguably ESPN’s most prominent personality, broke his silence this week about his unusual absence from the airwaves. Viewers had noticed that Smith has not appeared on his trademark show “First Take” for the last couple of weeks. Smith tweeted on Thursday that he has been away because of an injury he recently suffered that required surgery.