AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 27: David Feherty of Northern Ireland working as an on course commentator for NBC Television during the semifinal round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at the Austin Country Club on March 27, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

David Feherty talks candidly about his depression and meds to Real Sports

This has been a year of transition for David Feherty. After being on CBS for two decades, he’s switched to NBC/Golf Channel where he’ll work several tournaments that he didn’t get to broadcast including the Players Championship, the Open Championship, and for the first time, the Olympics. Over the years, he’s been open talking about […]

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The Buffalo Bills are taking media censorship to new heights this training camp

Much like the man he supports in the race for President, Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan is a proponent of media censorship. The Buffalo Bills released their media guidelines for training camp on Tuesday, and some of the rules will raise a few eyebrows. There are the standard “do not speculate on injuries in closed practices”, “do […]

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ESPN turned SportsCenter into Stephen A. Smith-Center and it was awful

I’ll give him this – Stephen A Smith is a hard worker. Stephen A started his day embracing debate along side Skip Bayless on the polarizing First Take. He finished his day apologizing to Canada on SportsCenter following Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. In the middle of his long day, viewers were treated […]

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Brian Windhorst says Canada doesn’t have PTI, is proven wrong by all of Canada

Pardon the Interruption is one of ESPN’s longest-running shows.  On Monday, before Raptors-Cavs Game 4, ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst appeared as PTI’s guest from Toronto.  He bemoaned his belief that he could not watch Pardon the Interruption in Canada because the country does not get ESPN. He was immediately proven wrong by Canadians watching him […]

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Viewing Picks for May 24, 2016

All Times Eastern College Baseball American Athletic Conference Tournament 1st Round, Brighthouse Field, Clearwater, FL Cincinnati vs. Houston — CBS Sports Network, 3 p.m. Tulane vs. Central Florida — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament 1st Round, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, NC Duke vs. Wake Forest — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, […]

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Stephen A. Smith apologized to Canada and “all Canadians everywhere”

After predicting a sweep by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Stephen A. Smith was forced to apologize to the entire nation of Canada for disrespecting the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. The Raptors evened up the Eastern Conference Finals with LeBron James and the Cavs at 2-2, thanks to a 105-99 victory at Air Canada Centre. This […]

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NBC moves streaming to “Playmaker Media” division, looks to work with leagues

Streaming has been becoming more important for networks for some time, and now many are looking to capitalize on streaming technology itself. That’s been behind moves like Disney/ESPN eyeing Baseball Advanced Media Tech (which already powers WatchESPN, HBO Go and many other services) and Turner paying nearly $200 million for a majority stake in iStreamPlanet. […]

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FS1 seeing increased viewership in 2nd quarter of 2016

As much as FS1 has been maligned for laying off staff and pitching buyouts to long-time employees, there is a silver lining in the clouds for the network. In the second quarter of 2016 thus far, FS1 is seeing increased viewership. The network notes that its viewership is up 23% from the same point in […]

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Captain Wes Morgan and manager Claudio Ranieri of Leicester City lift the Premier League Trophy after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

NBC sets another viewership record for English Premier League

Under a new TV contract, seeing a 5,000-1 shot winning the league and USA Network airing games for the first time, NBC Sports Group set viewership and online records for the third consecutive year. The Peacock says it reached over 36 million viewers with its exclusive coverage airing games on NBC, NBCSN and USA plus […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 14: Melvin Upton Jr. #2 of the San Diego Padres hits a single in the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on May 14, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Melvin Upton Jr.

Melvin Upton’s fly ball fools almost everyone calling the game

The Dodgers and Padres played a crazy weekend series where Melvin Upton hit a walk-off home run to win Friday night. And the Padres won 3-2 in the 11th inning on Saturday night on a walk-off bases-loaded walk. But before that happened, it looked like the game would end earlier when Upton again was at […]

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ELEAGUE aims to create narratives and storytelling in television series debut

ELEAGUE is looking to build a similar narrative to that of pro sports. The 10-week eSports tournament featuring the first-person shooter Counter Strike: Global Offensive is set to air on TBS on Friday. In advanced of the competitive matches, Craig Barry, the executive vice president of production and chief content officer of Turner Sports, told […]

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