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Viewing Picks for July 3, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Collingwood Magpies vs. Hawthorn Hawks — Fox Sports 2, 5;30 a.m. Richmond Tigers vs. Greater Western Sydney Giants — Fox Sports 2, 11:30 p.m. Basketball FIBA U19 World Championship Quarterfinal, Heraklion Arena, Heraklion, Greece United States vs. Italy — ESPNU, 11:15 a.m. Beach Volleyball FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship, […]

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Root Sports’ Jenny Cavnar to join Rockies radio booth tonight

Normally a Colorado Rockies-Arizona Diamondbacks game doesn’t get coverage here, but we have a major broadcast milestone tonight. Root Sports Rocky Mountain’s Jenny Cavnar will join the Rockies radio booth to call the game. You can count the number of women who call MLB games either on local radio or television on one hand and that […]

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Peter Oosterhuis has early on-set Alzheimer’s Disease

In January, Peter Oosterhuis announced that he was retiring from from broadcasting for CBS and Golf Channel. At the time, observers did not think much about the announcement other than the fact that Oosterhuis was 67 and his contract with CBS was up. The thinking behind the announcement was that he wanted to spend more time with […]

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Fox names John Strong as lead voice for the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament

As Fox Sports prepares to finish what has been a successful FIFA Women’s World Cup riding the coattails of the U.S. Women’s National Team into the final, starting next week, it will hope to ride the wave of the U.S. Men’s National Team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The tournament will run 2½ weeks beginning […]

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 23:  Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on April 23, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The management titles at The Players’ Tribune are just silly

Derek Jeter’s Players’ Tribune is a growing force in the sports media world.  Given the money invested and the star athletes that have written for the site, this is undeniable.  The nascent website chalked up another win yesterday as Kevin Love made his exclusive assignment about re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers at The Players’ Tribune. […]

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MLB Network completes most-watched quarter ever

The 2015 MLB season is approaching the halfway point, and MLB Network has to be thrilled about the events of the season’s first half. The tightly contested half of 2015 has resulted in MLB Network posting their most-watched ever quarter ever. Via Nielsen, the second quarter of 2015 saw MLB Network average 213,000 viewers in […]

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The Best of Fox’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Coverage

As the FIFA women’s World Cup draws to a close with the United States getting another crack at winning the title, Fox got exactly what they wanted this summer. Had the United States been eliminated in the quarterfinals to China or semifinals to Germany, the ratings for the World Cup final would be disastrous for […]

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Jason Whitlock isn’t too familiar with this whole World Cup thing

Because he’s no longer running The Undefeated, Jason Whitlock has to do something at ESPN.  That something has included spot duty guest hosting PTI in recent days.  On Wednesday’s episode, he and Tony Kornheiser had a discussion about the US Women’s National Team’s semifinal victory over Germany in the Women’s World Cup.  That conversation featured […]

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Viewing Picks for July 2, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Sydney Swans vs. Port Adelaide Power — Fox Soccer Plus, 5 a.m. Beach Volleyball FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, The Hague, Netherlands Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals — Universal Sports, 6 p.m., 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. (same day coverage) CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Winnipeg Blue Bombers — TSN/ESPN2, 8:30 […]

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NHL draft posts lowest U.S. ratings in three years, lags behind WNBA draft

Producing its own NHL draft coverage for the first time didn’t help NBC draw better ratings for the event. Sports Media Watch reports that NBCSN pulled in just 252,000 viewers for the first day of the draft Friday night, the smallest audience since 2012’s 207,000 and a 25 per cent drop from last year’s 337,000. That […]

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ESPN wants Keith Olbermann to quit “commentary”; driven by his NFL criticism?

There’s something odd about hiring outspoken commentators and then getting mad when they produce outspoken commentary, but that appears to be ESPN’s modus operandi when that commentary targets its business associates. Shortly after driving Bill Simmons out after he spoke his mind about Roger Goodell, the company appears set to push Keith Olbermann out once his […]

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ESPN and Marvel join forces for ‘1 of 1 – Origins’ series of short films

Earlier this year, ESPN Films and Marvel Entertainment — fellow companies under the gigantic Disney umbrella — announced they were teaming up on a series of documentaries (feature-length and shorts) that would essentially tell the origin stories of the closest thing we have to real-life superheroes in our culture: elite athletes. The films combine interviews, […]

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30:  (R) Carli Lloyd #10 of the United States celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick for the opening goal against Germany in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

USA-Germany semifinal scores monster rating

Fox Sports has seen great numbers for the Women’s World Cup this year and that continued with the USA-Germany semifinal.  The USWNT’s 2-0 victory over the Germans scored a 6.1 overnight rating according to John Ourand.  It’s the highest rated game of the tournament thus far and the highest rating ever for a soccer game […]

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