ESPN scores 10 Sports Emmys

May 2, 2006 at 12:50 PM
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NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- ESPN Networks racked up 10 trophies and Bob Costas won his 18th Emmy at the 27th annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York.

ESPN and ESPN2 each took four Emmys during the ceremony at the Time Warner Center Monday night while ESPN Classic and scored one each, The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

HBO won six awards, including the outstanding sports journalism trophy for a "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" episode examining racism in soccer.

Fox Sports won five awards and TNT got two while CBS, NBC and USA Network each took one.

ABC "Monday Night Football" veteran John Madden closed out his "MNF" career with the Emmy for outstanding studio analyst. He and Al Michaels have moved to NBC's "Sunday Night Football."

Fox's Joe Buck won the play-by-play Emmy and Fox's NASCAR coverage was crowned the best live sports series.

HBO/NBC sportscaster Bob Costas was named best studio host for his 18th career Emmy and Olympics producer/filmmaker Bud Greenspan was given a lifetime achievement award.

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