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Could Michael Cole be leaving the WWE broadcast booth?

Being an announcer in WWE is unlike any other venue in sports or entertainment because of how involved the announcers get in the action. After succeeding Jim Ross, Michael Cole has been the lead announcer for the WWE going on 20 years. He’s been the main voice of Raw over much of that time and […]

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Viewing Picks for January 20, 2017

All Times Eastern Bundesliga SC Freiburg vs. Bayer München — FS1, 2:30 p.m. Bundesliga Match Day — FS1, 2 p.m. Bundesliga Report: Bundesliga World Tour — FS2, 6 p.m. Bundesliga Weekly — FS2, 6:30 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Eastern Michigan at Akron — CBS Sports Network, 6:30 p.m. Women’s Georgetown at Xavier — FS1, 7 […]

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Bill Walton growls, works out, talks Dead, and drops popcorn on “Dave?”

Broadcasts featuring Bill Walton are often a lot of fun, featuring discussion of everything from weed and mimosas to volcanoes, and Thursday night’s Cal-Oregon matchup on ESPN2 certainly provided that. First, Walton returned to the growling well he used a couple of weeks back for Cal-UCLA: “Growling and prowling,” oh my. Dave Pasch gets in […]

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Kevin Harlan says former Michigan star Trey Burke went to Ohio State

Mixing up what school a player went to occasionally happens, but saying that a prominent former college player went to one of his school’s biggest rivals? That’s a little more rare, but that’s what Kevin Harlan did on the TNT broadcast of Wizards-Knicks Thursday. Harlan said Washington guard Trey Burke, who shone at Michigan, was […]

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ESPN commentator Doug Adler apologizes for guerrilla/gorilla remark on Venus Williams (updated)

Venus Williams’ win over Stefanie Voegele in the second round of the Australian Open Wednesday came with a side of controversy, with many on Twitter (and some media outlets) blasting ESPN over commentator Doug Adler’s perceived comments about Williams’ “gorilla effect.” Some even called for Adler’s firing. However, Adler said Thursday he said “guerrilla effect,” […]

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ESPN and Golden Boy announce agreement to televise new fight series

ESPN and Golden Boy Promotions are bringing a whole lot of boxing to the ESPN airwaves. The two companies announced Thursday a multi-year agreement that will televise 18 fights in 2017 alone and more in subsequent years. The first fight will air March 23 on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, and subsequent bouts are scheduled every two […]

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Serena Williams forced a reporter to apologize for saying she played poorly

On Thursday morning, Serena Williams defeated Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 at the Australian Open.  It may not have been Serena’s most dominant performance ever, but she was never in danger of losing, and most importantly she now moves on to the third round. After the match, the first question posed to Williams was about unforced errors […]

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NBC regional networks will now stream MLB games online for the first time

In a move that will make watching baseball drastically easier for fans in some major MLB markets, NBC Sports has announced it will stream games live on multiple platforms for free, beginning in 2017. Streaming will be available to all CSN subscribers in Chicago, Philadelphia and the Bay Area, who will be able to watch the Cubs, […]

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TNT planning “Players Only” broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t so special. In that same vision, TNT will […]

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