ESPN’s latest version of ‘SportsCenter’ is now officially dead

Sixers star Joel Embiid (right) helped promote the launch of ESPN’s ‘SC6’ last May. A little less than a year after launching the show, hosts Michael Smith and Jemele Hill are out, and it’s unclear who will replace them.

In January, embattled ESPN host Jemele Hill announced she was leaving the network’s 6 p.m. SportsCenter to take on more “writing and reporting” at the Undefeated, which explores the intersection of race, sports and culture. Since then, her former co-host Michael Smith has dutifully (if not begrudgingly) anchored the show on his own. More