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Looking back at the NHL on Fox’s glowing puck

Fox hyped it as “the greatest technological breakthrough in the history of sports.” Hardcore hockey fans in Canada and the U.S. hated it. David Letterman also criticized it. What was it? It was the blue glowing puck that Fox used in its NHL coverage starting with the 1996 All-Star Game and lasted for two seasons. The […]

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 02:  A detail picture of a Duke Blue Devils player during practice prior to the 2010 Final Four of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 2, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

CBS/Turner to premiere new in-season NCAA Tournament bracket show

There’s a first time for everything and it’s time for an in-season NCAA Tournament bracket show. Taking a page from the College Football Playoff in-season ranking shows, NCAA Tournament partners CBS and Turner Sports will produce a show that looks at the brackets and sets the tournament’s top 16 seeds. The show will premiere on […]

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ESPN PR fired back at Fox Sports in a big way

The PR war between ESPN and Fox Sports has been largely one-sided, featuring Fox touting every small victory over ESPN and ESPN just pointing at the bigger picture and their overall dominance over FS1. On Tuesday, ESPN fired back in a way they never have before – by calling out Fox for moving the target. […]

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NASCAR writer Jeff Gluck leaves USA Today to run his own Patreon-funded site

Patreon has become quite a prominent platform for artists and creators to get financial support and offer exclusive levels of access to their backers, used by everyone from comic creators to board and video game designers to filmmakers and musicians, but it’s unusual to see a sports journalist venturing into those waters—especially one who already […]

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CBC uses photo of Barbara and George H.W. Bush with Venus Williams tweet

Photo errors can happen, especially with feed tweets that sometimes can put a headline with a wrong photo and/or story, but the CBC accidentally delivered one of the greatest possible combinations of headline and incorrect photo imaginable Monday night. The CBC News Twitter feed accompanied a story about “ageless” Venus Williams advancing to the Australian […]

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Viewing Picks for January 24, 2017

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Auburn at South Carolina — SEC Network, 6:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s at St. Bonaventure — American Sports Network, 7 p.m. Rutgers at Maryland — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Southern Illinois at Wichita State — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Kansas at West Virginia — ESPN, 7 p.m. Purdue […]

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Joe Buck tells critics of his enthusiasm for Cubs’ wins to “grow up”

People love to criticize Fox’s Joe Buck, whether that’s deserved or not, and his October piece arguing that calling the first televised World Series from Wrigley Field would be “the No.1 highlight of my career” took significant flack from those who interpreted it as support for the Cubs (Cardinals’ fans in particular), even though he […]

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A breakdown of the 2017 WWE Royal Rumble match: Who will win?

Royal Rumble week is an exciting time for fans of World Wrestling Entertainment. It’s a time when we can enjoy the one match during the year that is unlike anything else, while also featuring 30 contenders that are vying for a main event WWE or Universal Championship match at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando on April 2. Since […]

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