: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 RaiderBeat.com 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 […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 26:  Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John's/Budweiser Chevrolet, leads the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Brickyard 400 sets new record for NBCSN’s biggest audience

Racing fans might have noticed a bit of an anomaly on Sunday.  The NBC mothership and NBCSN were airing auto racing coverage.  But while the prestigious event of the day, the Brickyard 400, was on cable, NBC was airing Global RallyCross on broadcast television.  It was certainly a weird sight for racing fans aware of […]

NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 13:  Head coach Miguel Herrera of Mexico looks on from the sideline in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Mexico and Cameroon at Estadio das Dunas on June 13, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

VIDEO: After Gold Cup win, Mexico’s Miguel Herrera fired after punching journalist

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy Bloguin’s international soccer site 32 Flags. After managing for his job during the CONCACAF Gold Cup and successfully keeping his job after winning the tournament, Mexico manager Miguel Herrera has been fired less than 48 hours after the Gold Cup win due to punching a journalist at Philadelphia International […]


30 For 30 Review – Angry Sky

Director – Jeff Tremaine (Director of previous 30 for 30 installment The Birth Of Big Air) Length – 90 minutes with commercials (78 minutes without) Installment – #73 of 30 for 30/ESPN Films series Most Similar To – Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau, The Legend Of Jimmy The Greek, The Birth Of Big Air Grade/Ranking – mid 50’s out of 73 Review: Closing […]