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Viewing Picks for March 6, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football NAB Challenge, Coffs Harbour International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia Sydney Swans vs. Brisbane Lions — Fox Soccer Plus, 3 a.m. Boxing PBC Fight Night, Broner vs. Molina, Jr., MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV Weigh-In — NBCSN, 6 p.m. PBC: Corner to Corner — NBCSN, […]

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Michelle Beadle’s campaign to be cast in ‘Sharknado 3′ pays off

Even successful TV personalities want to be in the movies. Well, calling Sharknado 3 a “movie” might be pushing it a bit. And it’s on TV, so it’s not like landing a role in the aquatic disaster trilogy is getting to the big screen. But Michelle Beadle wanted a part in Sharknado 3. Her desire […]

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 09:  The Terminator robot is seen in the paddock following qualifying for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya on May 9, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Associated Press will have robots writing game stories

We have all feared the day when robots would rise up and take over the world. It appears that day is at hand, at least in sports journalism. The Associated Press is working with Automated Insights to brings us robots which will write game stories and have them posted instantly following the completion of the […]

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 06:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates a shot against the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 6, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.  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 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ESPN finally adds Hawks-Warriors to NBA lineup

The Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors have been the two best teams in the NBA all season. Unfortunately, the first of their two meetings was not shown on national television, with the Hawks winning on their home court. The two teams play their rematch on March 18 at ORACLE Arena, and this time the […]

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TSN will stop airing tweets after trade deadline debacle

TSN was embarrassed this week during their NHL trade deadline coverage when the network didn’t keep a close enough eye on or filter their TradeCentre hashtag.  The network displayed the above tweet from @AdragnaA21, which was a joke about Joffrey Lupul of the Maple Leafs having an affair with the wife of teammate Dion Phaneuf, […]

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This is maybe the weirdest thing Bill Walton has ever said

Bill Walton was on fire last night. And that included a totally bizarre and weird admission, even for Bill Walton. In the middle of the second half, broadcast partner Dave Pasch made the fateful decision to ask Walton about growing up in San Diego and his knowledge about milking cows. This is normal for a […]

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Viewing Picks for March 5, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football NAB Challenge, Fremantle Oval, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Fremantle Dockers vs. Melbourne Demons — Fox Soccer Plus, 3 a.m. College Basketball Men’s Atlantic Sun Tournament Semifinals Lipscomb at North Florida — ESPN3, 7 p.m. USC Upstate at Florida Gulf Coast — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, Scottrade […]

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HBO Boxing extends Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman in a timely fashion

Just before the biggest fight in perhaps decades and with traditional boxing giant HBO surrounded on all sides by television rivals, the network has re-upped deals with its core commentators, Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman. The news release from the network, which came Wednesday, shores up HBO’s announcing team in advance of the May 2 megabout between […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 14:   Pittsburgh Pirates fans cheer during the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs on September 14, 2014 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Pirates defeated the Cubs 7-3.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

MLB local streaming is unlikely for Opening Day

We’re four and a half weeks from MLB’s Opening Day, and if you’re looking for some positive news about in-market streaming…well, I’ve got some bad news for you. According to the Sports Business Journal, no American MLB club will have any in-market streaming ready by Opening Day, and there hasn’t been any progress made on […]

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 19:  Rohit Sharma of Deccan Chargers hits out at Brendon McCullum of Kolkata looks on during the IPL T20 match between Deccan Chargers and Kolkata Knight Riders on April 19, 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa.  (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

ESPN wins media rights to Indian Premier League cricket

ESPN is seeking to reinforce their mantra as the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports.  Bristol is making a significant push into one of the world’s most popular international sports that is still something of a novelty on American shores: cricket. Currently, ESPN has been offering coverage to the ongoing Cricket World Cup through an over-the-top subscription […]

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 07:  Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Big changes to 2015 NCAA Tournament Announcers for CBS/Turner

March is officially here which means the Madness is just around the corner.  And no, I’m not talking about shoveling out from another blizzard, I’m talking about the NCAA Tournament!  And aside from Selection Sunday, today represents one of the most exciting days at AA HQ – the release of the announcing pairings for the tournament. […]

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ESPN officially announces deal to televise 2016 World Cup of Hockey

After being reported a couple weeks ago, it was made official today.  Top level hockey is returning to ESPN.  Bristol announced a deal with the NHL and NHLPA today to televise the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. The tournament will feature a unique lineup of eight teams: the United States, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Finland, the […]

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Jon Gruden’s QB Camp returns with Winston and Mariota for 2015

With the sports world obsessing over Johnny Manziel, the fifth season of Jon Gruden’s “QB Camp” aired entirely on ESPN last spring. And although Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston bring high sports Q ratings to the table, that isn’t enough for the Worldwide Leader to keep “QB Camp” on the main network. Although re-runs will air […]

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