NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31:  Coco Vandeweghe of the United States reacts after defeating Sloane Stephens of the United States in their Women's Singles First Round match on Day One of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CoCo causes a stir: American tennis player gives first mid-match interview

It’s been a productive year for American professional tennis player CoCo Vandeweghe. The 23-year-old reached her first major-tournament quarterfinal two months ago at Wimbledon, getting a taste of Centre Court against Maria Sharapova. Vandeweghe’s powerful serve — one of the most imposing on the WTA Tour — can allow her to dictate points and gain […]


Apple pursued exclusive podcast deal with Bill Simmons

We’re one month away from the return of Bill Simmons’ podcast, set to debut on Oct. 1. Though we know producing the podcast is part of Simmons’ deal with HBO, it’s still not yet known where exactly the podcast will be found, what its title will be, who will sponsor it, and other such details. However, […]


Concussion director disputes report that scenes were cut to appease NFL

Following Tuesday’s New York Times report that Sony Pictures decided to alter scenes in its upcoming film Concussion to prevent antagonizing the NFL, director Peter Landesman disputed that his movie made any such compromises. The film follows the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu (played by Will Smith), the forensic pathologist who first discovered degenerative brain disease, […]


CBS to stream regular season NFL games for the first time

CBS is taking baby steps on streaming the NFL online. It began with streaming the Super Bowl, then its playoff games. Now for the first time, CBS will put regular season games on its website. While it won’t be its entire Sunday AFC package nor its Thursday Night Football schedule, this does represent something new […]

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 27:  Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks addresses the media at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day Fueled by Gatorade inside U.S. Airways Center on January 27, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The NFL has found a way to create yet another prime-time event

In the television world, whatever the NFL touches turns to gold. It’s why the league and its network have made prime-time events out of the draft, the opening of free agency and the release of a schedule that is already basically in place months prior. And now, with the Super Bowl taking place on the […]

on Day Two of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Viewing Picks for September 2, 2015

All Times Eastern Editor’s note: Fox Sports 1/Fox Sports 2 has rebranded and will be listed as “FS1″ and “FS2″ from now on. College Football B1G Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noon College Football Live — ESPN2, 2 p.m. ESPNU Film Room — ESPNU, 6:30 p.m. Scarlet and Gray Days: Inside Ohio State […]

Andrew McCutchen, leading the Pirates to the Postseason

Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 9/1 – 9/6

Tuesday, September 1 New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (MLBN 7 pm) Bob Costas, John Smoltz & Tom Verducci [alt: Rays at Orioles] Wednesday, September 2 New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (MLBN 4 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Angels at A’s – 3:30p] Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals (ESPN 8 pm) Jon […]


An open letter to Curt Schilling (and another reply from him)

Earlier, AA posted an email we received from ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling. Despite his issues with articles written by several AA contributors, Schilling sent the email to me. Here was the email I sent back, which will serve as an open letter to Schilling. Hi. I can only assume this is a real email […]

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 03: Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling #38 throws out the first pitch after being inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins during the game on August 3, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Curt Schilling is now sending e-mails to writers to question our integrity

ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling is not happy with us. Overnight, Schilling sent an e-mail explaining in great detail why he is not happy. There was no subject line, but the correspondence was in reference to several articles we have published about his since-deleted tweet regarding Muslims and Nazis and subsequent suspension. Accusations were sent. Integrity was questioned. […]


There will be no Coach reboot; NBC punts on the series

Just before football season begins, NBC hits us with a gut punch. There will be no revival of Coach, the sitcom starring Craig T. Nelson that ran on ABC from 1989 to 1997. Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reports that the network shut down the show due to “creative issues” with producers, which were apparently the subject […]