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Baseball writer Tom Singer passes away at 67

Longtime MLB writer Tom Singer passed away this week at the age of 67. The sad news was announced on Wednesday, and Singer’s many friends, colleagues and readers expressed their condolences. Covering baseball since 1974, Singer had written for MLB.com during the past 15 years, the past three covering the Pittsburgh Pirates.Like many baseball writers, […]

SHENZHEN, CHINA - OCTOBER 11: Steve Ballmer, owner of Los Angeles Clippers speaks to media during the press conference before the match between Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers as part of the 2015 NBA Global Games China at Universiade Centre on October 11, 2015 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

Fox has reportedly lowered their rights offer to the Clippers

At the end of August, Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer rejected an offer of $60 million per season for the team’s TV rights from Fox Sports Prime Ticket. The prevailing sentiment at the time was that Ballmer and the Clippers would keep the rights in-house and start and over the top service. That hasn’t happened […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference prior to Super Bowl 50 at the Moscone Center West on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Yahoo, Verizon, AT&T hunting Thursday Night Football streaming rights

While the new Thursday Night Football package will be split between CBS and NBC on television, the streaming rights for the games weren’t included in the new contracts with those established outlets. The NFL is instead opting to sell those rights separately, and plenty of non-traditional outlets are involved. According to Bloomberg, the top contenders […]

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Craig Sager goes from the brink of death to the NBA All-Star Game

Less than a year ago, things were looking bleak for Turner Sports NBA reporter Craig Sager. While he was at a CBS/Turner seminar in New York, just days before he was set to travel to Omaha to cover the NCAA Tournament, Sager’s doctor recommended he not travel to the tournament after taking a bone marrow […]

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - OCTOBER 20:  The FIFA logo is seen outside the FIFA headquarters during to the FIFA Executive Committee Meeting on October 20, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. During this third meeting of the year, held on two days, the FIFA Executive Committee will approve the match schedules for the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.  (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

FS1 to air the FIFA Presidential Election

While FS1 has been in flux with its studio programming, its live sports coverage remains intact. Fox has announced that the network will have extensive coverage of the FIFA Presidential Election on February 26. Overall, FS1 will air over six hours of coverage on that day beginning at 3 a.m. ET. Rob Stone will host […]

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Daily Show takes on Fox News’ criticism of Beyonce halftime performance

It seems as though we’ll remember Super Bowl 50 for it’s controversies more than we’ll remember the actual game itself. Cam Newton’s actions in the post-game press conference are all anyone wants to talk about in the days since. Except maybe Fox News, who wanted to make sure that some of that righteous indignation was being […]

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Viewing Picks for February 10, 2016

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Tulane at East Carolina — ESPNews, 6:15 p.m. Butler at Seton Hall — FS1, 6:30 p.m. Wake Forest at Georgia Tech — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m. Lehigh at Bucknell — American Sports Network, 7 p.m. Nebraska at Wisconsin — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. American at Boston […]

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VIDEO: This may be the best Gregg Popovich interview yet

Gregg Popovich interviews are always a fascinating study in human psychology and tonight was no different.  Pop treated David Aldridge to his A+ sarcasm tonight by breaking down the first quarter in fantastic detail. Aldridge: Pop, your impressions of the first quarter… Pop: We’re behind and they’re ahead. Aldridge: Why is that? Pop: They scored […]

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ESPN’s exclusive relationship with DraftKings is over

ESPN’s exclusive relationship with daily fantasy sports giant DraftKings is over reports Daniel Roberts of Yahoo! Finance. The original advertising deal (reached on the heels of ESPN backing away from investing in Draftkings) – was announced last June came at the industry’s high point before the ground beneath them started cracking. The deal allowed DraftKings to become the official daily […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 16:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers gives a thumbs up to a teammate in the game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on November 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  The Warriors won 136-115.   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 Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 2/9 – 2/14

Tuesday, February 9 San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat (TNT 8 pm) Marv Albert, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber & David Aldridge Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors (TNT 10:30 pm) Kevin Harlan, Jon Barry, Rosalyn Gold-Onwude Wednesday, February 10 Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers (ESPN 8 pm) TBA Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers […]

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ESPN’s 30 for 30 Shorts return with five new documentaries

ESPN’s 30 for 30 Shorts documentary series, an offshoot of their wildly-popular 30 for 30 series, returns with a new slate of five short films. One new documentary will debut every Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET for the next five weeks starting today. Docs will then re-air later in the week on Friday Night Movie Night, during the 6 p.m. […]

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