PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 08:  A general view of court Philippe Chatrier during the men's singles semi final match between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland during day 13 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 8, 2012 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

NBC’s French Open television schedule is still the worst in sports

Memorial Day is a holiday, not an ordinary weekday. One of many pleasant ways to spend a holiday is to watch live sports. Let’s put it this way: If it’s good enough for a Sunday, it should be good enough for a holiday as well. That basic distinction brings up the first genuine problem with […]

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Bill Simmons has now been taken off ESPN.com’s homepage

If you visited ESPN.com over the weekend, you may have noticed a slight change.  The face of Bill Simmons is no longer present in the featured space that is given to Grantland.  You can still see Nate Silver’s portrait as the face of FiveThirtyEight, but no sign of The Sports Guy. It’s likely the first of […]

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Viewing Picks for May 26, 2015

College Golf NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship, Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, FL Quarterfinals, Match Play — Golf Channel, 10:30 a.m. Semifinals, Match Play — Golf Channel, 3:30 p.m. Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, 9:30 a.m. Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, 12:30 p.m. Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, 3 p.m. Cycling Giro […]

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Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 5/25 – 5/31

Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees (ESPN 1 pm) Dan Shulman, Curt Schilling, John Kruk & Buster Olney Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics (ESPN 4 pm) Dave O’Brien, Aaron Boone, Mark Mulder Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers (MLBN 8 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Marlins at Pirates 7p] […]

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NBA investigating moving up the Finals?

Both of the NBA Conference Finals sit at three-nil in series that are surprisingly whitewashes thus far.  In the east, the Cavaliers took the first two games in Atlanta by an average of 10 points per game before winning Game 3 in overtime at home thanks to an epic triple double from LeBron James.  In the […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22:  TV personality Larry King salutes during the national anthem before the semifinal game of the 2009 World Baseball Classic between United States and Japan on March 22, 2009 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Japan defeated the United States 9-4.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Larry King has some amazing, random hot sports takes

In his retirement, former CNN host Larry King is still keeping very active on Twitter.  Of course, Larry King’s Twitter account is different than 99.9% of the social media world. Back in March, the Washington Post reported that King tweets by leaving voicemails to an associate who then transcribes them to put on the platform.  Hopefully […]

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Netflix won’t bid on live sports

Television networks have been fearful of Netflix for a long time. With plenty of movies, TV series, documentaries and foreign content, Netflix has revolutionized binge watching. The streaming service provides content to members whenever they want and however they want. But the one thing that has been missing has been live sports. Netflix has said […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 7:   Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred talks with members of the media prior to a game between the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 7, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

MASN isn’t happy with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred

The dispute over Washington Nationals rights fees between the Nationals, MLB, MASN, and the Baltimore Orioles remains contentious. Earlier this week, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred made some comments that favored the Nationals after a ruling by a MLB panel in favor of the team receiving higher rights fees. Manfred defended the panel and the fees, […]

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Viewing Picks for May 24, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball American Athletic Conference Championship, Bright House Field, Clearwater, FL Houston vs. East Carolina — ESPNU, noon ACC Championship, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, NC North Carolina State vs. Florida State — ESPN2, 1 p.m. Big East Conference Tournament, TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, NE St. John’s vs. Creighton — Fox Sports […]

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Jeff Van Gundy reportedly a candidate for Pelicans coaching job

ESPN has had relatively good luck with their top analysts staying in place and resisting the temptation to return to the coaching profession.  But that may not be the case much longer.  Lead NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy is reportedly a candidate for the vacant New Orleans Pelicans job. Van Gundy has been with ESPN […]

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Viewing Picks for May 23, 2015

All Times Eastern Arena Football Portland Thunder at Orlando Predators — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Australian Rules Football Essendon Bombers vs. Brisbane Lions — Fox Soccer Plus, 11 p.m. Boxing PBC on NBC, Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA Super Middleweight Title Andre Dirrell vs. James DeGale — NBC, 4:30 p.m. College Baseball ACC Tournament, Durham […]

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Western Conference Finals up on ESPN

Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Warriors and Rockets drew a 5.6 overnight for ESPN, up 47% from Game 2 of ESPN’s last Western Conference Finals, Spurs-Grizzlies in 2013. It was also up 27% from TNT’s broadcast of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Spurs and Thunder last season. […]

ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning gets the stick up on Kyle Palmieri #21 of the Anaheim Ducks during the first period at the Honda Center on February 18, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NBC is looking at a nightmare Stanley Cup Final ratings matchup

Heading into the Stanley Cup Conference Finals, the suits at NBC were surely crossing their fingers and doing whatever superstitious ritual they could think of to get a dream Stanley Cup Final in the ratings department: Rangers vs Blackhawks. Chicago.  New York.  Two members of the original six.  Two of the biggest markets in the country. […]

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