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ESPN Apologizes For LINsane Headline

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The Knicks’ Jeremy Lin, right, drives to the basket against the Hornets’ Jarrett Jack during the game on Feb. 17, 2012 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has apologized for using a racial slur in a headline for a story on Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin.

ESPN ran the headline “Chink in the Armor” after Lin had nine turnovers in New York’s loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night on its mobile website that could be seen on phones and tablet computers.

Lin is the NBA’s first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent. He has captivated sports fans with unexpected dominance on the court that sparked a seven-game winning streak.

ESPN says in a statement Saturday it removed the headline 35 minutes after it was posted. The cable network says it is “conducting a complete review of our cross-platform editorial procedures and are determining appropriate disciplinary action to ensure this does not happen again. We regret and apologize for this mistake.”

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(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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