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Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson lead way on Google searches in 2014

The year of 2014 will long be remembered in the sports world. There was the retirement of Derek Jeter, the passing of Tony Gwynn and the return of LeBron James to his beloved Cleveland. Then there was Ray Rice punching his fiancee and Adrian Peterson beating his child with a tree branch. If Google searches […]

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Tom Brady’s potty mouth draws complaints to FCC

Tom Brady is a three-time Super Bowl champion, millionaire, spouse of Gisele Bundchen and certain Hall of Fame quarterback. Still, Brady can be a very angry man, especially when he’s losing a football game on national television, leading him to let loose a stream of a certain four-letter obscenity. Brady’s language was clear and shown […]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Tim Howard of Everton looks dejected during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Swansea City at Goodison Park on November 01, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Tim Howard backtracks on scathing comments about Brad Friedel

US Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard is backtracking on some controversial comments he made about new Fox analyst (and former Howard teammate/rival) Brad Friedel in his autobiography, The Keeper. In the book, Howard claimed that Friedel blocked his move from MLS to Manchester United in 2003. Friedel vehemently denied the charges, saying that he refused […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 14:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins runs off the field after a play against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

RGIII is bailing on social media for the rest of the season

If you follow Robert Griffin III on Twitter, or liked his Facebook page, I’ve got some bad news for you – he’s going radio silent for the rest of the season. Griffin’s been quiet on social media since Thanksgiving, and that silence is apparently going to be extending for the next two-plus weeks as well. […]

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Viewing Picks for December 17, 2014

All Times Eastern Baseball Australia Baseball League All-Star Game, Melbourne Ballpark, Melbourne, Australia Team Australia vs. World All-Stars — MLB Network, 3 a.m. College Basketball Men’s North Florida at Florida State — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m. North Carolina A&T at Ohio State — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Tennessee at North Carolina State […]

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Talk radio host scoffs at Phillies fan battling cancer featured on Ellen

We generally don’t dive too deep into the world of talk radio because quite frankly, it’s hazardous to our health. But in this situation, we felt like we had to make an exception. On Monday’s episode of Ellen, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley surprised a fan named Julie Kramer, who is fighting a battle with cancer. […]

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The AA Sunday Studio Spectacular: Monday Night Countdown

Wait! The Sunday Studio Spectacular grades a Monday show? That’s correct. And with just two weeks to go in the regular season, we move to NFL pregame/studio shows that air on weeknights so we look at ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown. Originally named NFL Prime Monday when it premiered in 1993 and hosted by Mike Tirico, […]

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Your NHL Announcing Schedule for 12/17 – 12/22

Wednesday, December 17 Boston Bruins at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN 8 pm) Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire Thursday, December 18 Colorado Avalanche at Pittsburgh Penguins (NHLN 7 pm) Local Broadcast Saturday, December 21 Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens (NHLN 7 pm) Local Broadcast Sunday, December 22 Toronto Maple Leafs at Chicago Blackhawks (NHLN 7 pm) Local Broadcast […]

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ESPN’s Monday Night crew obliterates Jay Cutler

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy The Sherman Report. It was open season on Jay Cutler Monday night. It is hard to remember the last time ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” crew went after a player harder and with such intensity. Then again, the Bears quarterback gave them plenty of ammunition. During the game, Jon Gruden […]

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New 30 for 30 will examine Soviet side of the Miracle on Ice

ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series just finished their fall slate with The U Part 2 featuring after the Heisman Trophy ceremony, but it’s already time to get excited for the next wave of films.  Already we know about plans for a 30 for 30 centered around Duke’s Christian Laettner.  Now ESPN has announced a […]

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Heisman Trophy ceremony draws lowest ratings in almost a decade

The lack of drama surrounding the announcement of this year’s Heisman Trophy winner really hurt ESPN in the ratings department. Marcus Mariota’s victory, the second largest blowout in the history of the award, drew its lowest television rating since 2006 – a 2.0 overnight.  Coincidentally enough, the Heisman ceremony also drew a 2.0 overnight rating that […]

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Viewing Picks for December 16, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s North Carolina at North Carolina-Greensboro — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Oral Roberts at Oklahoma — ESPNU, 7 p.m. College of Charleston at Charlotte — American Sports Network, 8 p.m. Lipscomb at Texas — Longhorn Network, 8 p.m. Alabama at Wichita State — ESPN2, 9 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Oklahoma State […]

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Jon Gruden signs new ESPN contract to keep him on Monday Night Football through 2021

Announced at halftime of the New Orleans-Chicago game on Monday Night Football, Jon Gruden has squashed any speculation that he will return to the sidelines anytime soon. Mike Tirico announced to a worldwide viewing audience (don’t forget ESPN transmits Monday Night Football to networks across the globe) that Gruden has signed a contract extension with […]

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Fox Sports’ golf debut was better than expected

Fox Sports’ first PGA Tour event, the Shark Shootout was an experiment to see not only how the network would do with golf, but also for viewers to get familiar with the team that will broadcast the U.S. Open from 2015 through 2026. It was also an opportunity to see the broadcast team of Joe […]

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