SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: A general view of the stadium during the College Football Sydney Cup match between University of California and University of Hawaii at ANZ Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

The Pac 12 is coming to Fox Sports… Australia?

There was a big sporting event in Sydney this weekend and no, it wasn’t the Sydney Swans clinching top spot on the AFL ladder against Richmond.  It was a regular season game of college football played between California and Hawaii across the Pacific Ocean at ANZ Stadium.  Cal emerged victorious in a 51-31 victory, but […]

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ESPN to air first ever all-female edition of Sports Reporters on Sunday

Announced earlier this week, ESPN is set to air their first ever all-female edition of The Sports Reporters Sunday morning at 9:30 AM ET on ESPN2. The panel will be moderated by Jemele Hill, and filled out by Kate Fagan, Sarah Spain, and Jane McManus. Those three should have some built-in chemistry, as they host the very […]

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CSN Chicago to carry audio of Vin Scully’s call for one inning Sunday

Legendary Dodgers’ broadcaster Vin Scully’s final season is drawing plenty of tributes, and now we’re seeing one from a different regional sports network. Sunday will likely mark Scully’s final Cubs-Dodgers broadcast (barring a playoff matchup), and CSN Chicago announced Friday they’ll carry the audio feed from Scully’s call on Sportsnet LA for the third inning […]

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Viewing Picks for August 27, 2016

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football North Melbourne Kangaroos vs. Great Western Sydney Giants — Fox Soccer Plus, 5 a.m. Beach Volleyball World Series of Beach Volleyball, Long Beach, CA Women’s Semifinals — NBC, 3 p.m. Men’s Semifinals — NBCSN, 11:30 p.m. (same day coverage) Bundesliga Borussia Dortmumd vs. F.S.V. Mainz — FS2, 9:20 a.m. […]

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Yes, the announcers of the Cal vs. Hawaii game are not at the game

Many of you have inquired if the announcers for ESPN’s college football opening game between Cal and Hawaii are actually at the game, which is being played in Sydney, Australia (because Larry Scott is the Howard Hughes of conference commissioners).  The answer is… Why? Well, obviously to save some money, although this tactic has typically […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: August 15-21

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT (live) Sun 8/21/16 8:00 PM 10:37 PM 1357 381 […]

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MLB Network’s Matt Yallof suffered a stroke, but you can donate to his recovery

MLB Network reporter Matt Yallof suffered a stroke late last month, and friends are asking for donations to aid his recovery process. According to a donation page on YouCaring.com, the 46-year-old Yallof suffered a stroke in his basement on July 29. He is apparently doing OK after spending seven days in the ICU but will […]

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FS1 employee Skip Bayless suddenly loves UFC, which airs exclusively on Fox

Sports networks are going to talk about the sports they cover on their studio shows.  Call it cross-promotion, call it “network synergy,” call it whatever you like.  NBCSN isn’t going to give you an hour breaking down the Little League World Series.  ESPN sacrificed NHL Tonight a long, long, loooooong time ago.  And FS1 isn’t […]

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Viewing Picks for August 26, 2016

All Times Eastern Arena Football Arena Bowl XXIX, Gila River Arena, Glendale, AZ Philadelphia Soul at Arizona Rattlers — ESPN, 7 p.m. Australian Rules Football Adelaide Crows vs. West Coast Eagles — FS1, 6 a.m. Geelong Cats vs. Melbourne Demons — FS2, 11:30 p.m. Bundesliga Bayern Munich vs. Werder Bremen — FS1, 2:30 p.m. Bundesliga […]

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