Raptors official blames ESPN for shot clock power outage

Much of the focus in Saturday’s Raptors-Nets playoff opener was on the malfunctioning shot clock in Toronto, which led to the clock eventually being replaced by a guy with a stopwatch and the P.A. announcer counting down the seconds. That (and general manager Masai Ujuri’s pre-game F-bomb) led to plenty of mockery of the Raptors, […]

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NBA announcers pay tribute to Craig Sager with colorful outfits

NBA on TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager is beginning treatment for cute myeloid leukemia.  The absence of the longtime colorful reporter was certainly felt on the first weekend of the NBA Playoffs, but everyone involved in the game of basketball paid tribute to him. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich opened up during an interview with Craig Sager […]

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Viewing Picks for April 21, 2014

ALL TIMES EASTERN Australian Rules Football Geelong Cats vs. Hawthorn Hawks — Fox Soccer Plus, 1 a.m. College Baseball Notre Dame at Miami — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Cal State-Bakersfield at Kansas State — Fox College Sports Pacific, 7:30 p.m. ACC Monday Night Pregame — ESPNU, 6:30 p.m. College Football CFB Daily: Spring Blitz — ESPNU, […]

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Gregg Popovich has a message for Craig Sager

NBA fans were saddened by the news about TNT reporter Craig Sager’s acute leukemia. In typical Sager fashion, he handled the news with humor. And while he’s undergoing treatment, Sager will have to miss this year’s playoffs, but it doesn’t mean that the NBA is not thinking about him. During Game 1 of the Dallas-San […]

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The Masters garners its lowest ratings since 1957

It’s a tradition unlike any other. Not just the Masters, but the ratings for the tournament. They’re usually very good and the highest for golf all year. But without Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and the lack of any drama in the final round, CBS’ ratings suffered in 2014. Sports Media Watch says the two-day average […]

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Former Bulls teammate Toni Kukoc endorses TNT’s Steve Kerr for Knicks Coach

With the vultures circling Madison Square Garden and looking down at the fate of New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson, one name which keeps popping up as a potential replacement is TNT’s Steve Kerr. In March, Kerr’s name was mentioned after Phil Jackson was hired as team president. Kerr played down the rumors, but did […]

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Video: Keith Olbermann takes down the NY Times Style article on Soccer

Soccer fans get angry when they feel their sport is poorly represented by the media. Through the years, fans have railed against networks for showing commercials during games, against Fox for using Gus Johnson on games or having Michael Strahan or Piers Morgan explain the differences between football and futbol, and against any outlet they […]

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Bob Bowman wants to solve MLB’s blackout issues for Bud Selig

Bob Bowman is the president and CEO of MLB Advanced Media, and is a front-runner to become the next commissioner of the league following Bud Selig’s impending retirement. But while MLBAM has made plenty of strides with Bowman at the helm, one thing remains the elephant in the room – in-market streaming and blackouts. I’m […]

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Viewing Picks for April 20, 2014

HAPPY EASTER!!!! All Times Eastern College Baseball Illinois at Penn State — Big Ten Network, noon Georgia at Florida — ESPNU, noon Vanderbilt at Arkansas — ESPN, 1 p.m. Kansas at Oklahoma — Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m. College Lacrosse Stanford at USC — Pac-12 Networks, 4 p.m. College Softball Minnesota at Michigan — Big […]

Taiwanese animation explains the SEC Bag Man

Last week at SBNation, Steven Godfrey wrote an excellent piece about the SEC Bag Man and how they funnel money to recruits and players. The article was the topic of the latest Taiwanese animation video of American news, and the results were pretty spectacular. Why do all of the bag men featured look like Jabba the Hutt?!

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Cameraman bites the dust tracking home run trot

Fox Sports 1 is televising Angels-Tigers this afternoon.  After a home run by J.B. Shuck of the Angels, FS1 went to a very typical shot of a cameraman tracking him around 3rd base.  Lest you think this is as easy as it sounds, here’s your reminder that carrying a giant camera while trying to run […]

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WWE is blacklisting Nancy Grace

Any current and former WWE wrestlers (er, superstars) are persona non grata on Nancy Grace’s HLN show after the wrestling world fell into an uproar over Grace’s segment last week about the death of the Ultimate Warrior. Warrior passed away last Tuesday, hours after making an appearance on Raw following his Saturday induction into the […]

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Stephen A. Smith yells about hockey on SportsCenter… again

I get that this is supposed to be facetious and funny, but there’s a little truth in every bit of sarcasm.  At the beginning of SportsCenter Saturday morning, Sara Walsh and Bram Weinstein were teasing highlights from baseball and (GASP!) the NHL Playoffs. Stephen A. Smith then appeared on screen yelling about the NBA… because […]

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The Toronto Sun trolls the Brooklyn Nets

Game one of the Easten Conference Quarterfinals between the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors is set to take place today. But before the game on Saturday morning, the Toronto Sun trolled the Nets in the most perfect of ways. You see the Nets have a lot of old players, and a Raptor is a type […]

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