RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 23: A general view of the Olympic and Paralympic Village for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Barra da Tijuca. The Village will host up to 17,200 people amongst athletes and team officials during the Games and up to 6,000 during the Paralympic Games on July 22, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

HBO’s Real Sports to investigate the human cost of the Olympics

With the Rio Olympics less than two weeks away, it’s natural to get excited about the Games and the athletes who will participate. However, as Rio de Janeiro races to get its facilities and security ready for the massive operation of the Games, there are several problems that have come into the spotlight. Over at our […]

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07:  The Twitter logo is displayed on a banner outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 7, 2013 in New York City. Twitter goes public on the NYSE today and is expected to open at USD 26 per share, making the company worth an estimated USD 18 billion.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Twitter signs deal with MLB Advanced Media to stream live MLB and NHL games

Continuing its strategy to sign deals for live streaming events, Twitter has announced a deal with MLB Advanced Media to provide both MLB and NHL games on the social media platform. The deal will call for one live out-of-market MLB and NHL game per week along with a nightly sports highlight show to be produced […]

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Rate the local MLB announcers, 2016 version – NL East

We’re starting in the NL East, which was a disaster two years ago. Two teams finished in the bottom five. Two more finished in the bottom ten. However, one did finish in the top five – and that team hasn’t changed much from our last rankings. THESE POLLS WILL CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 11 AM ON JULY […]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 24:  against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum on July 24, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Don Feria/Getty Images)

Rate the local MLB announcers, 2016 version – an introduction

So, we’re doing this again after two seasons. Earlier this year, we tackled the NHL and NBA, and now, we’re asking you to rate each team’s MLB TV announcers, just like we did back in April of 2014. There are few things that baseball fans agree on. And throughout this series of rating the local […]

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Viewing Picks for July 25, 2016

All Times Eastern Basketball Women’s Olympic Exhibition, Galen Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA United States vs. USA Select Team — NBA TV, 10 p.m. CFL Montreal Alouettes at Toronto Argonauts — ESPN2, 7:30 p.m. College Football B1G Football Media Day 2016: Day 1 of 2 — Big Ten Network, 1 p.m. 2016 […]

TROON, SCOTLAND - JULY 13:  A flag flutters in the breeze during previews ahead of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 13, 2016 in Troon, Scotland.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: July 11-17

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. MLB Network Top 10 (and Select) Programs VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME Sat 7/16/16 2:00 PM 5:10 PM 539 135 […]

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Louisiana sports radio host arrested in domestic dispute

Jordy Hultberg, a former LSU basketball and current sports radio host in Lafayette, LA, is accused of pushing his estranged wife into a dresser after she caught him with another woman. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office says Hultberg’s wife went to his house to check on him after her daughter was worried about him. […]

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More local CBS stations added to PlayStation Vue; four in NFL markets

Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming TV service is getting farther off the ground. Multichannel News reports that Vue has now hashed agreements with local CBS stations in nine markets and all are outside of the network’s owned-and-operated station group. According to Multichannel, the affiliates are owned by Midwest Television, Raycom and Sinclar in several smaller markets. […]

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Viewing Picks for July 24, 2016

All Times Eastern Arena Football Cleveland Gladiators at Arizona Rattlers — ESPN2, 9 p.m. Australian Rules Football Hawthorn Hawks vs. Richmond Tigers — Fox Soccer Plus, 1 a.m. Basketball USA Basketball Showcase, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA United States vs. Communist China — NBA TV, 8 p.m. Cycling Tour de France Stage 21: Chantilly to […]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 13:  Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool and Arsene Wenger Manager of Arsenal look on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on January 13, 2016 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Facebook doesn’t know the difference between Liverpool and Arsenal

Facebook’s Trending Topics has been a source of controversy in recent months.  Earlier this year, there were allegations that Facebook suppressed news stories that were more politically conservative in nature from their trending bar even if they actually drew enough traffic to be considered “trending.” On Saturday, Facebook’s trending topics drew attention for another reason – its inability […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: July 11-17

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE (live) Sun 7/17/16 1:48 PM 4:43 PM 3301 […]

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