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Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 6/29-7/5

Monday, June 29 Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles (ESPN 7 pm) Dave O’Brien, Eduardo Perez, Mark Mulder Tuesday, June 30 Chicago Cubs at New York Mets (ESPN 7 pm) TBA New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels (MLBN 10 pm) Local Broadcast [Alt: Rockies at A’s] Wednesday, July 1 New York Yankees at Los Angeles […]

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Spain’s La Liga is suing FIFA over the Qatar World Cup

After threats from various soccer leagues from around the world over the scheduling of the 2022 World Cup in the winter, FIFA has now seen its first legal challenge to the concept. Spain’s La Liga runs its season from September to June. FIFA has announced that it plans to hold the 2022 World Cup in […]

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Vernon Davis Is Terrible At Family Feud, Which It Turns Out, Is Also Terrible

While we anxiously away the Gronk family making its debut on Celebrity Family Feud, the long-running game show got some other NFL players to take part in their primetime ratings extravaganza. It didn’t go great for Vernon Davis. The 49ers tight end is a wonderful player, and a apparently a terrible game show contestant, after two of […]

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Bob Costas and Tim McCarver to call first game together since 1980

Bob Costas and Tim McCarver. Tim McCarver and Bob Costas. Think about that. These two certainly know each other, but they’ve only worked together on a game twice. When you say? That was back in 1980 when Costas was a backup announcer on NBC’s MLB “Game of the Week” broadcast to Joe Garagiola and Tony […]

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Discovery purchases European Olympic rights through 2024

In a move that has shaken the European sports media world, Silver Spring, MD-based Discovery Communications has purchased the rights to the European media rights to Olympics from 2018-2024 for $1.48 billion. This doesn’t mean Western Europe or Eastern European or Central Europe, it means ALL of Europe. Discovery will utilize Eurosport as its main […]

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Is it time for Netflix to get into full-time sports programming?

The growing influence on Netflix on television viewing is astounding. Yesterday we told you about how Netflix and other streaming services are causing consumers to cut the cord on their cable and satellite subscriptions in bigger numbers in 2014. To signify how Netflix has become a force among viewers, FBR Capital Markets, a Wall Street […]

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Is Colin Cowherd about to leave ESPN?

Just a couple of days ago, the superconnected Jim Miller tweeted some interesting inside information on ESPN: Seven million dollars? Wow. That’s amazing. Miller wouldn’t identify the person who made that demand, but made it clear who it wasn’t: What came next from Miller was even more interesting: Now with Bill Simmons just about out […]

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Your 2015 Wimbledon Announcing Schedule

2015 Wimbledon Coverage on ESPN Hosts: Chris Fowler, Hannah Storm, Mike Tirico, Chris McKendry Talent: Darren Cahill, Cliff Drysdale, Chrissie Evert, Mary Joe Fernandez, Brad Gilbert, Jason Goodall, LZ Granderson, John McEnroe, Patrick McEnroe, Tom Rinaldi, Pam Shriver Monday, June 29 & Tuesday, June 30 First Round, ESPN 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 1 & Thursday, […]

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Viewing Picks for June 29, 2015

All Times Eastern Copa América Semifinal, Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago, Chile Chile vs. Peru — beIN Sports, 7:20 p.m. The Express Gameday — beIN Sports, 6 p.m. The Express: Chile 2015 — beIN Sports, 6:30 p.m. The Express Wrap-Up: Chile 2015 — beIN Sports, 9:30 p.m. The Xtra Chile 2015 — beIN Sports, […]

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Ben Affleck, Matt Damon producing movie about FIFA scandal and Chuck Blazer

One movie about FIFA has already been a disaster. The propaganda film United Passions earned $918 dollars in the U.S. on its opening weekend and has lost more than $26 million against its estimated $29 million budget. People were clearly not buying what that movie was selling, especially as it was released following FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s […]

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Spin the numbers: Telling different story of ratings for U.S. Open

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy Ed Sherman and The Sherman Report. The narrative for this year’s U.S. Open was that the ratings were at historic lows. From Sports Media Watch: Fox Sports’ first ever U.S. Open ended with near-record low numbers. Final round coverage of the U.S. Open earned a 4.2 final rating and 6.7 […]

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Look out! More people are cutting the cord!

We keep hearing about cord cutters, those who have gotten rid of cable or satellite TV and watch their programs through Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix or by traditional broadcast channels. The sports networks have been looking for ways to prevent viewers from getting rid of their subscriptions, but it seems people are still saying goodbye […]

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Sports Illustrated has a new content partner: WebMD

If you enjoy sports and also mis-self-diagnosing yourself on the internet, then we have good news for you! Sports Illustrated is partnering with WebMD to produce an editorial series called “The Comeback.” Advertising Age has the specifics: Sports Illustrated and WebMD — the place you invariably land when you Google health symptoms — are teaming […]

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Viewing Picks for June 28, 2015

All Times Eastern European Games Baku, Azerbaijan Closing Ceremony — Universal Sports, 6 p.m. (same day coverage) Golf European PGA Tour BMW International Open, Golf Club Munchen Eichenried (Championship Course), Munich, Germany Final Round — Golf Channel, 6:30 a.m. PGA Tour Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT Final Round — Golf Channel, 1 p.m. […]

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Bob Costas to apologize to Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop

We told you about Bob Costas going all HAM on Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop during Friday night’s Chicago-St. Louis game on MLB Network. Costas was not happy with Strop as he pointed skyward after getting pulled after just 18 pitches. The Holy Diminutive One wondered out loud if Strop would ask for forgiveness from a […]

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