ESPN sorry for offensive headline on Lin story

ESPN sorry for offensive headline on Lin story

Credit: Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08: Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks looks on during the second half against the Washington (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on February 18, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Updated Saturday, Feb 18 at 2:01 PM

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."

The story was first reported by Outsports.com.

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