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Viewing Picks for May 6, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Richmond at Liberty — ESPN3, 3 p.m. Belmont at Tennessee — SEC Network Plus, 6 p.m. College of Charleston at Clemson — ESPN3, 6:30 p.m. Louisville at Kentucky — SEC Network Plus, 6:30 p.m. Wofford at South Carolina — SEC Network Plus, 7 p.m. College Softball SEC Tournament, Tiger Park, […]

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Mayweather-Pacquiao promoters may go after Periscope streamers

One of the biggest phenomena of Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao pay per view fight was how many people were streaming the event through the Periscope app as they were watching from their homes. Some intrepid streamers were bold enough to go live inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas where the […]

Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 5/5 – 5/10

Tuesday, May 5 Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals(MLBN 8 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Brewers at Cubs] Wednesday, May 6 Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals(MLBN 1 pm) Local Broadcast Baltimore Orioles at New York Mets (ESPN 7 pm) Jon Sciambi, Rick Sutcliffe, Doug Glanville Thursday, May 7 Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers (MLBN 1:30 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: […]

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The PGA Tour needs to join the 21st Century and embrace new media

For years MLB was a thorn in the side of bloggers and fans because of their archaic video policies.  If you posted a video, or tried to embed something in your blog, you would see it taken down sooner or later.  MLB not only restricted free and open sharing of video highlights, they refused to […]

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 05:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after he made a three-pointer to give the Warriors a 65-40 lead over the Los Angeles Clippers in the first half at ORACLE Arena on November 5, 2014 in Oakland, California. 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 Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Knicks announcer votes Steph Curry 5th in NBA MVP race, behind Marc Gasol

It’s always interesting to see what happens when media votes are revealed for end-of-season awards.  While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, there’s usually one or two outliers that really make you scratch your head. This year, that ballot belongs to Knicks radio announcer Mike Crispino.  He was the only MVP voter out of […]

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Nichols-Beadle controversy: Media needs to think about boycott

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at the National Sports Journalism Center. In 1999, Ed Hinton of Sports Illustrated was denied a credential to cover the Indianapolis 500. The Indy Racing League was upset after Hinton wrote an article critical of racing safety. The IRL’s decision created a firestorm, given Hinton’s stature as one of […]

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Jameis Winston reportedly snubbed ESPN on draft day

The NFL Draft has come and gone, but an interesting footnote has emerged via Sports Illustrated‘s Richard Deitsch on Jameis Winston stiff-arming ESPN when he was drafted #1 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Apparently ESPN was supposed to have the first interviews with the odd numbered picks this year, Winston at #1 obviously being the […]

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Viewing Picks for May 5, 2015

All Times Eastern Boxing 24/7: Carnelo/Kirkland — HBO, 10 p.m. The Fight Game With Jim Lampley — HBO, 10:30 p.m. College Baseball Albany at St. John’s — ESPN3, 6 p.m. Campbell at North Carolina State — ESPN3, 6 p.m. Michigan at Illinois-Chicago — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Texas State at Texas — Longhorn Network, 7 p.m. […]

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Blue Jackets will battle the Penguins over TV territory rights

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at Puck Drunk Love. The Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins won’t compete on the ice again until the Fall, but the two teams will square off away from the rink in a battle over television territory rights. The Blue Jackets are hoping to reconfigure the cable TV […]

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Your Stanley Cup Playoffs Announcing Schedule for 5/4 – 5/8

Monday, May 4 G3: New York Rangers at Washington Capitals (NBCSN 7:30 pm) John Forslund, Pierre McGuire Tuesday, May 5 G3: Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning (USA 7 pm) Kenny Albert, Joe Michelleti G3: Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN 8 pm) Mike Emrick, Eddie Olcyzk, Pierre McGuire Wednesday, May 6 G4: New York Rangers at Washington […]

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Another ESPNer is fed up with First Take’s “train wreck”

Floyd Mayweather decisively defeated Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night, scoring a victory via unanimous decision.  The bout has been panned for not living up to its “Fight of the Century” moniker and being, well, boring.  Perhaps it would have been different five years ago or more with both men still in their prime, but Mayweather was […]

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 02:  Jockey Victor Espinoza celebrates as he guides American Pharoah #18 ahead of Firing Line #10, ridden by Gary Stevens, after crossing the finish line to win the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Kentucky Derby rating best since 1992

The folks at the peacock are popping a few champagne bottles this morning.  As part of one of the biggest sports days of 2015, the Kentucky Derby received an added boost.  The race won by favorite American Pharoah was the best for NBC since taking over the rights and the highest rated Derby in 23 […]

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