NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 09: A handler shows off his Bearded Collie during the 133rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden February 9, 2009 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is considered the most important in the United States.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Fox Sports 1 says “Woof!” to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has been a yearly February tradition on USA Network dating back to 1984. After 2016, the yearly tradition will move to Fox Sports 1 which will air both nights of the event for ten years. In addition to airing the primetime, Fox Sports 1 and sister network Nat Geo […]

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Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 7/28 – 8/2

Tuesday July 28 New York Yankees at Texas Rangers (FS1 8 pm) Kevin Burkhardt, Tom Verducci Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Dodgers (MLBN 10 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: D’backs at Mariners] Wednesday, July 29 Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs (MLBN 2 pm) Local Broadcast Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros (ESPN 8 pm) Jon Sciambi, […]

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Former Tennessean beat writer Jim Wyatt to work for Titans’ official site

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em — or something like that. Or whatever the media equivalent might be. In this case, it’s former Tennessean beat writer Jim Wyatt going from covering the Tennessee Titans for the newspaper to working directly for the team’s official website. He’ll be the senior writer and editor for TitansOnline.com. Wyatt […]

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Damon Amendolara, other CBS Sports Radio hosts, take shots at Mike Francesa

The fire that is the feud between Mike Francesa and CBS Sports Radio just won’t go out. Oxygen continues being fed to the burning embers, keeping things red-hot. In case you haven’t been keeping track, here’s a recap: Late last week, Francesa dissed the “CBS Sports Minute” commentaries, singling out one in particular by Damon Amendolara. […]

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Gold Cup Final up 75% on all networks from 2013

A controversial Gold Cup is in the books, and the Final between Jamaica and Mexico did some monster viewership numbers thanks to the Univision broadcasts. On Fox Sports 1, the match drew just 818,000 viewers, a drop of 66% from coverage on the Fox broadcast network two years ago for the US-Panama Final. But when […]

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - OCTOBER 11:  Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on the sidelines before a game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Alabama Crimson Tide to celebrate the 1964 Championship team at Razorback Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The Crimson Tide defeated the Razorbacks 14-13.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

ESPN will air a primetime special on Cowboys training camp because they have no shame

I know you’re thinking the same thing I’m thinking.  It’s the dog days of summer.  You’re looking for something to capture your attention.  Something to grab you.  Something to entertain you.  Football season hasn’t started yet, your favorite television show is still several weeks away from returning, and there’s only so many nights you can […]

SUNRISE, FL - JUNE 26:  Jack Eichel poses on stage after being selected second overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

5 takeaways from NBC’s 2015-2016 NHL schedule

NBC Sports Group has unveiled their 2015-16 NHL schedule and already fans are digging through all of the times, dates and teams for the 105 games the network will cover. The full schedule, which you can view here, reveals the network’s plans for the regular season including the 2016 Winter Classic, the 2016 All-Star Game, […]

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Viewing Picks for July 28, 2015

All Times Eastern Baseball Cape Cod Baseball League Brewster Whitecaps at Orleans Firebirds — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 7 p.m. College Football College Football Live — ESPN, 2 p.m. SEC Coaches Corner — SEC Network, 8 p.m. Golf Inside the PGA Tour — Golf Channel, 7 p.m. Champions Tour Learning Center — Golf Channel, 7:30 […]

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ESPN nearing deals to retain Jay Crawford and Kevin Connors

SportsCenter anchors Kevin Connors and Jay Crawford will be staying with ESPN, a source informs Awful Announcing. While the contracts with the pair have not been finalized, a second source confirmed that negotiations are approaching the finish line. Both Connors and Crawford are represented by Playbook, Inc. Connors has been with ESPN for seven years, mainly […]

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Disney CEO says ESPN could “be sold directly to the customer”

The cord cutting phenomenon is getting pretty serious because top media executives are acknowledging it and looking towards a changing future in the industry.  The cable bundle, a la carte pricing, over the top services, the sports rights bubble – these are all just a few pieces in this high stakes game of chess that’s developing […]

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In addition to ESPN partnership, DraftKings gets huge investment from Fox Sports

Sooner or later, sports will be nothing but interruptions of never-ending DraftKings commercials. Earlier this year, DraftKings announced a major deal with ESPN that made DraftKings the “official daily fantasy sports offering across ESPN’s platforms.”  While that was a massive development for DraftKings, the daily fantasy company actually lost out on a planned $250 million […]

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With Jason Whitlock out of the way ESPN is going all out for The Undefeated

Two of the three high-profile ESPN vanity sites have uncertain futures – Grantland and The Undefeated.  While Nate Silver still mans the 538 masthead, Grantland and The Undefeated are facing significant questions about their longterm leadership. The two sites face vastly different circumstances in this time of precariousness.  On the one hand, Grantland has built a […]

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