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A new format brings life to ESPN’s Home Run Derby telecast

The Home Run Derby, once sort of a novelty act trotted out as an appetizer to the MLB All-Star Game, has become — in its own right — a marquee event. 6.7 million viewers watched last year’s contest. While that’s a far cry from the 11 million even who watched the game the next day, […]

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Viewing Picks for July 14, 2014

All Times Eastern Arena Football New Orleans VooDoo at Jacksonville Sharks — ESPN2, 8 p.m. College Football SEC Media Days — ESPNU, noon College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. Cycling Tour de France Stage 10: Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles — NBCSN, 7 a.m. Highlights — NBCSN, noon Extended Primetime Coverage — […]

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Viewing Picks for July 13, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Essendon Bombers vs. Collingwood Magpies — Fox Soccer Plus, 1 a.m. Fremantle Dockers vs. Greater Western Sydney Giants — Fox Sports 2, 2:30 a.m. Cycling Tour de France Stage 9: Gérardmer to Mulhouse — NBCSN, 8 a.m. Highlights — NBCSN, noon Extended Primetime Coverage — NBCSN, 8 p.m. Golf […]

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Holly Sonders Leaves Golf Channel for Fox Sports

Holly Sonders joined Golf Channel in 2011 to help launch its live morning show, “Morning Drive.” Between then and now, she became very popular even expanding her portfolio to primetime in programs such as “School of Golf” and “Playing Lessons with the Pros.” Her popularity grew to the point where she was on the cover […]

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MLB Network’s Bob Uecker documentary is off the charts awesome

Next Thursday at 7 PM, MLB Network will be airing Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker, a documentary spotlighting the legendary Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster. The documentary provides a humorous and informative look at the life and career of Uecker, one of the most colorful people that the baseball world has ever seen. Mr. Baseball features interviews from […]

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Saturday’s Tigers-Royals game will be aired on tape delay

In an extremely embarrassing gaffe for the Kansas City Royals, their Saturday game with the Detroit Tigers will air on tape delay in the Detroit market (and not air at all in the local Kansas City market) because the team scheduled the game at 7:10 PM eastern time, in Fox’s primetime exclusivity window for MLB. […]

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Viewing Picks for July 12, 2014

All Times Eastern Arena Football Arizona Rattlers at Spokane Shock — CBS Sports Network, 10 p.m. Boxing WBA Junior Middleweight Title Fight, MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara — Pay per view, 9 p.m. Canelo vs. Lara: Countdown Live — Showtime, 7:30 p.m. CFL Calgary Stampeders at Toronto Argonauts — […]

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ESPN really got into Busch Stadium’s ‘Star Wars’ night on Wednesday

For years now, teams from various sports have been holding Star Wars nights at stadiums and arenas. It’s a pop culture icon that still has a hold on a couple generations as shared moments of loving a movie or set of movies. Even after the prequels, the original Star Wars films thrive. Using George Lucas’ saga on sports […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: June 30-July 6

Ed Note: We’re pleased to welcome Douglas Pucci to Awful Announcing, who you might know better as Son of the Bronx. Douglas built an impressive database of public ratings for television networks that were an invaluable resource for those interested in the media world. At AA, he will have the Top 10 programs from each […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: June 30-July 6

Ed Note: We’re pleased to welcome Douglas Pucci to Awful Announcing, who you might know better as Son of the Bronx. Douglas built an impressive database of public ratings for television networks that were an invaluable resource for those interested in the media world. At AA, he will have the Top 10 programs from each […]

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