Rio Olympics carry NBCSN to record-breaking quarter

Unsurprisingly, the NBC Sports Group had a big third quarter. With the Olympics on the airwaves of not just the main NBC network but also its subsidiary channels, NBCSN, the company’s sports network, hit high viewership marks from July through September. NBCSN set single-quarter records in total day viewership and viewership in the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics. The network averaged […]


This Week In Hot Takes: Cyberhumans, twerking, PEDs, Miles, Ryan

In a world that has embraced debate, there are many hot sports takes out there in any given week, and they’ve been termed “keyboard bully… 5. Stephen A. Smith calls Rex Ryan “mentally weak”: After Buffalo Bills’ head coach Rex Ryan got annoyed with New England media asking him about his own claim to be […]


Viewing Picks for September 30, 2016

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Grand Final, Melbourne Cricket Ground, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Sydney Swans vs. Western Bulldogs — Fox Soccer Plus, 12:24 a.m. (Saturday) Boxing CBS Sports Spectacular: Knockout Night at the D, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, Las Vegas, NV Vacant WBA International Super Bantamweight Title Hanzel Martinez vs. Emmanuel Quartey […]


Anchor Kevin Negandhi signs multi-year extension with ESPN

Those who enjoy spending their SportsCenter mornings with Kevin Negandhi should enjoy the following news. The anchor and ESPN announced an agreement on a new multi-year contract that should keep him comfortably part of the SportsCenter: AM program that begins each weekday at 7 a.m. ET. In addition to his SportsCenter anchoring duties, Negandhi, 41, fills several roles […]

LOUISVILLE, KY - SEPTEMBER 17:  Lamar Jackson #8 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates with Jamari Staples #2 after he ran for a touchdown against the Florida State Seminoles  at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Your 2016 Week 5 college football announcing schedule

Thursday, September 29 7:30 PM- Hampton at North Carolina A&T (ESPNU, WatchESPN) Eric Clemons, Jay Walker 8 PM- Connecticut at Houston (ESPN, WatchESPN) Dave Flemming, Jesse Palmer, Laura Rutledge 8:30 PM- Kansas at Texas Tech (FS1, FSGo) Justin Kutcher, Petros Papadakis Friday, September 30 7 PM- Penn at Dartmouth (NBCSN, NBC Sports Stream) Paul Burmeister, […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees clowns around with teammate Starlin Castro #14 in the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on August 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Alex Rodriguez back with Fox Sports as MLB postseason analyst

The New York Yankees are on the verge of being officially eliminated from playoff contention. But Alex Rodriguez will be working during the postseason. It was generally expected that Rodriguez would once again be a part of a network’s postseason baseball coverage. Most signs pointed to Fox Sports, since that’s where A-Rod hung his shingle […]


The Sloppy Body could be returning to College Gameday

The Sloppy Body first appeared on ESPN’s College Gameday back in 2013. The crazy Clemson fan was going nuts in the background during the college football show and nicknamed “Sloppy Body.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcx_56nVZ88 Two years after the original Sloppy Body appearance in 2015, the Clemson fan was back on College Gameday. Fast forward to this week, […]

Stephen A Smith sour face

Stephen A. Smith hires new agent as he looks for ‘Skip Bayless money’

FS1 has made it clear for a while now that their gameplan is to out-ESPN ESPN when it comes to colorful personalities and hot takes. They’ve made gains recently but the day when they’re neck-and-neck with ESPN in the ratings is still years away. But maybe that’s not how they beat ESPN ultimately. Maybe the […]