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Matt Damon weighs in on Tom Brady suspension, with less f-bombs than Affleck

Last month saw Ben Affleck blast Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension with an incredible 19 f-bombs on Bill Simmons’ Any Given Wednesday, and now Affleck’s Good Will Hunting co-writer and co-star Matt Damon has weighed in too, but in a much less profane manner. That’s probably good, as he wasn’t on HBO, where swearing is fair […]

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ESPN’s Joe Tessitore one of the last to see Nebraska punter Sam Foltz alive

The tragic car accident that claimed the lives of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and ex-Michigan State punter Mike Sadler has shocked the college football community. It has sent shockwaves around the Big Ten Conference. Both Foltz and Sadler were taking part in a kickers camp in Wales, Wisconsin when they drove off during a torrential rainstorm. […]

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Rate the local MLB announcers, 2016 version – NL West

In the previous rankings, the NL West took the top two spots – but probably not in the order you imagined, as the Giants shocked everyone by trumping the Dodgers and Vin Scully. Since it’s an even year, that’ll probably end up happening again. However, maybe splitting Scully away from the other SportsNet LA broadcast […]

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Big Ten Network to offer new original programs

It’s hard to believe that Big Ten Network will enter its 10th year of operation. Back in 2007, Big Ten Network debuted with the monumental Appalachian State upset of Michigan and hasn’t looked back. Being one of the most successful league-owned networks, Big Ten Network is trying to stay fresh with some new original programs premiering […]

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Rachel Nichols to host Outside the Lines and Pardon the Interruption this week

As the NBA is in its dead period in the offseason, host of the Association-centric The Jump on ESPN, Rachel Nichols will be branching out beyond basketball this week. Nichols will host Outside the Lines today and tomorrow and then on Thursday and Friday, head to Washington, D.C. to co-host Pardon the Interruption along with […]

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Rate the local MLB announcers, 2016 version – AL Central

Ah yes, the American League Central…part of the reason we had to change the rules a little bit this year. The Chicago White Sox made a huge change to their broadcasts this season, installing Jason Benetti as the play by play broadcaster for home games and bumping Hawk Harrelson to road games. Two years ago, […]

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“Ballers” must evolve beyond “Entourage” for sports by emulating “Playmakers”

Despite tepid reviews, the HBO series  “Ballers” exceeded all expectations last year in becoming HBO’s most watched comedy show since 2009. The recipe used by executive producers Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Rob Weiss — who previously worked together on “Entourage” — to recreate their ratings success wasn’t very complicated: Start with a bunch of parties […]

PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 14:  Drew Brown #34 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers is congratulated by teammate Sam Foltz #27 after Brown kicked the extra point in the first half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on November 14, 2015 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Nebraska sportscaster delivers emotional tribute to late punter Sam Foltz

Last weekend, Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Michael Sadler were tragically killed in an auto accident. Foltz was a First Team All-Big Ten selection last year but is being remembered around Nebraska as someone whose impact was much larger off the field.  During his time in Lincoln, the Greeley, Nebraska native […]

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Report: Zach Lowe re-signs with ESPN instead of heading to Bleacher Report

It looks like one of ESPN’s most prominent basketball voices is sticking around. According to Deadspin’s Kevin Draper, Zach Lowe has elected to sign a new multi-year deal with the Worldwide Leader despite strong pursuit from other suitors: ESPN has re-signed superstar basketball reporter Zach Lowe to a multi-year contract, according to multiple industry sources. […]

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Viewing Picks for July 26, 2016

All Times Eastern Basketball USA Men’s National Team Showcase, Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA United States vs. Communist China — NBA TV, 10 p.m. College Baseball Cape Cod League, Whitehouse Field, Harwich, MA Orleans Firebirds at Harwich Mariners — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 6:30 p.m. College Football B1G Football Media Day 2016: Day 2 of 2 — […]

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Tom Jackson could be leaving ESPN after almost three decades

The year 2016 has represented some monumental sea changes at ESPN.  The network has seen a number of high-profile on-air personalities depart for other television homes while also reshuffling some of their long-running announcing teams and studio programs.  But for longtime ESPN viewers (and that means the wide majority of American sports fans) there could […]

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Golf dips further into virtual reality with 360-degree stream

Virtual reality broadcasts have been a rising trend across many sports, but the degree to which golf is embracing the technology stands out. NextVR broadcast two of the holes at The Masters in virtual reality this April, and this past weekend’s American Century Championship pro-am at Lake Tahoe saw what’s believed to be the first […]

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