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Michael Smith and Jemele Hill bring their 'His & Hers' attitude to ESPN's 'SportsCenter'

Michael Smith and Jemele Hill bring their 'His & Hers' attitude to ESPN's 'SportsCenter'

A quick glance at the stage light boxes on the set of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” reveals the passions of its new, early evening hosts Michael Smith and Jemele Hill.

Photos or illustrations of Prince, Michael Jordan, Tommie Smith and John Carlos - the track stars who protested at the 1968 Summer Olympics - the Notorious B.I.G. and Bob Marley are displayed alongside some personal and professional snaps, including one with former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama. Smith mentions a few more he wants added on a break during a recent rehearsal at the sports network’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters.

“I really want the place to feel like our home, not just a...

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