:LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 29: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao looks out at members of the media during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao will face WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Manny Pacquiao faces multiple class-action lawsuits over shoulder injury

Not disclosing his shoulder injury going into the May 2 fight versus Floyd Mayweather already has Manny Pacquiao facing penalties from the Nevada Athletic Commission. The boxer may be fined or suspended for not saying he was injured on a questionnaire filled out before the match. Pacquiao suffered a torn rotator cuff that will require […]

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Copa America 2016 looks to be on its way to Fox Sports

While all of our attention has rightly been focused on Fox Sports winning the rights to the next three World Cup cycles, the network is slowly strengthening its soccer portfolio even further. In addition to their already established Champions League (UEFA and CONCACAF) and FA Cup coverage, Fox added MLS regular season action this year.  Later this […]

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Runner’s World straight up plagiarizes The 700 Level

Plagiarism is surprisingly much more common than you think in the journalistic world, but this is one of the most glaring examples we’ve seen in a long time. Runner’s World’s Mark Remy posted an article on May 6th entitled “Ask a Guy Who Thinks Runners Should Shut Up.”  It’s supposed to be a light-hearted faux […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02:  Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jim Lampley says Mayweather-Pacquaio was “highly unfortunate” for boxing

The Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight of the Century, hailed as the dream matchup we’ve been waiting years for, has quickly turned into a nightmare for boxing. For starters, the heavily hyped and heavily priced fight turned out to be a dud.  Mayweather’s unanimous decision victory failed to deliver in the drama department with fans and writers alike […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California.

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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