Viewing Picks for July 31, 2015

All Times Eastern Arena Football Arizona Rattlers at San Jose SaberCats — CBS Sports Network, 10:30 p.m. Australian Rules Football Hawthorn Hawks vs. Richmond Tigers — Fox Soccer Plus, 11:30 p.m. Collingwood Magpies vs. Melbourne Demons — Fox Sports 2, midnight Baseball 12U National Youth Baseball Championships, Baseball Heaven, Yaphank, NY Pool Play Game 1 […]

:PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 30: Radio host Stephen A. Smith attends SiriusXM at Super Bowl XLIX Radio Row at the Phoenix Convention Center on January 30, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Stephen A. Smith lashes out at those who doubted his Tom Brady report

Stephen A. Smith has strong words for those who doubted his report that Tom Brady destroyed his cell phone and as a result, the NFL would uphold the Patriots quarterback’s four-game suspension for his role in the “DeflateGate” scandal. Smith’s breaking news was validated when the NFL did indeed announce that Brady’s suspension was being […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26:  Kevin de Bruyne of Wolfsburg passes the ball during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and VfL Wolfsburg at the Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Fox’s Bundesliga schedule isn’t as bad as feared

Last week, we were afraid of what Fox’s presentation of the Bundesliga would look like. They had the opportunity to capitalize on what they called the “summer of soccer“, and it didn’t look like they would with their new Bundesliga rights, relegating matches to Fox Sports 2 and Fox Soccer Plus. Thankfully, those fears were […]

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 26:  (L-R) Green Jersey winner Peter Sagan of Slovakia and Tinkoff-Saxo, Yellow and Polka Dot Jersey winner Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky and White Jersey winner Nairo Quintana of Colombia and Movistar Team celebrate on the podium following the twenty first stage of the 2015 Tour de France, a 109.5 km stage between Sevres and Paris Champs-Elysees, on July 26, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

2015 Tour de France is most-watched on NBCSN since 2010

Cycling is a sport that’s suffered hits due to Lance Armstrong and doping. But with a scandal-free season going into this year’s Tour de France, NBCSN saw its numbers rise for the month-long event that concluded last weekend. Sports Media Watch notes that the 2015 Tour saw its best viewership in five years dating  back to Lance […]

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Beth Mowins will call Oakland Raiders preseason games

This piece of news broke last night. ESPN’s Beth Mowins will become the second woman to call NFL play-by-play next month. Steve Corkran of tweeted that Mowins will join Tim Brown and Matt Millen in the broadcast booth to call the games that will be produced in-house by the Riaders: From the official press […]


Viewing Picks for July 30, 2015

All Times Eastern Baseball National Youth Baseball Championships All-Star Challenge, 12U, Baseball Heaven, Yaphank, NY Semifinal — CBS Sports Network, 10 a.m. Championship Finals — CBS Sports Network, 1 p.m. CFL BC Lions at Winnipeg Blue Bombers — ESPN2, 8:30 p.m. College Football Pac-12 Football Media Day Special: Day 1 — Pac-12 Networks, noon B1G […]


Bill Simmons Will Be A Hit at HBO, But Will A Simmons TV Show Be One Too?

When news broke that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was upholding Tom Brady’s four-game suspension on Tuesday, everyone in our industry understandably had something to say, with thousands of collective hours spent writing and talking about Brady, Goodell, the federal court system and, yes, balls. What a time for Bill Simmons to be caught in contract […]

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Baseball Hall of Fame changes voter eligibility rules

Maybe when the Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2016 is revealed in January, we’ll have fewer awful ballots to criticize. On Tuesday, the Hall of Fame announced that any BBWAA members that haven’t actively covered the sport for ten years will no longer have a Hall of Fame vote. And the full statement from […]