CHICAGO, IL - JULY 31: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees waves to fans during warmups before the game against the Chicago White Sox on July 31, 2015 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Alex Rodriguez could join Fox’s Postseason coverage

If the New York Yankees collapse in the season’s final two months and miss the MLB Postseason, a current Yankees could still be in the Postseason picture – Alex Rodriguez. Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News is reporting that Fox has had discussions with A-Rod and his representatives about adding him to their […]

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 01:  Ronda Rousey of the United States defeats Bethe Correia of Brazil in their bantamweight title fight during the UFC 190 Rousey v Correia at HSBC Arena on August 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Ronda Rousey will star in her own biopic

Days after her mauling of Bethe Correia in Brazil, the good news keeps rolling in for UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Paramount has purchased the rights to Rousey’s autobiography My Fight/Your Fight, and the star of the film will be…well, Rousey herself. Filming won’t begin immediately – Rousey still aims to fight once more […]

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Bill Simmons takes a shot at former employer ESPN over DeflateGate

How great is it going to be now that we finally get to witness a cut loose, unedited version of Bill Simmons telling us what he really thinks about the goings on at ESPN?  Simmons would often spout off grievances with his employer while working for the four-letter network (some that got him suspended and others […]


ESPN Has Taken A Moneyball Approach To This Summer’s Many Talent Decisions

Bill Simmons is out. Colin Cowherd is out. Keith Olbermann is out. Three huge names—and three enormous contracts—are officially off the ESPN books this summer, replaced by…wait a second, has ESPN replaced those three with anyone? Cowherd was the one ESPN tried to keep of those three, and despite every effort to stop their polarizing […]


Viewing Picks for August 4, 2015

All Times Eastern Baseball Big League World Series, J.B. Red Owens Sports Complex, Easley, SC Championship Game U.S. Champion vs. International Champion — ESPN2, 7:30 p.m. College Football College Football Live — ESPN, 2 p.m. CONCACAF Champions League Group G, Estadio Mateo Flores, Guadelupe, Mexico Deportivo vs. Real Salt Lake — Fox Soccer Plus, 10 […]


Craig James is suing Fox Sports over his 2013 dismissal

Does anybody remember Craig James?  You know, the former SMU running back turned college football analyst turned overbearing football dad turned conspiratorial coach killer turned failed US Senate candidate?  That Craig James? Well, you better be sitting down for this one because James is back in the news.  According to the New York Times, the […]


ESPN gives Jeremy Schaap a long-term contract extension

Another veteran ESPN presence will be with the network for some time to come, as Bristol announced Monday that they’ve signed senior news correspondent Jeremy Schaap to “a new long-term extension.” Schaap has been with ESPN since 1994, serving in a variety of roles, but he’s been particularly notable for his work on E:60 for the last […]

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 07:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot in the Men's Singles Final against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland on day fifteen of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on June 7, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

ESPN drops the French Open; NBCSN could step in

After airing the French Open either as the main cable rights holder or a subleasee dating back to 2003, ESPN has decided it will no longer air the event. Since 2007, it had been subleasing rights from Tennis Channel and at one time was airing matches from noon until 5 p.m. ET, but since 2013, […]

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College GameDay announces first and last stops for 2015 regular season

Today ESPN and College GameDay announced the first and last stops for the college football studio show that has taken on a life of its own in its travels around the country. GameDay and ESPN had a number of compelling matchups to choose from in the first week of the season – Texas-Notre Dame, Arizona […]


ESPN asked Ian Darke to call college football games?!?

Ian Darke was the latest guest on the SI Media podcast and revealed a nugget of information that blew our minds.  After riding a wave of momentum that saw him catapulted into the mainstream of American sports media after the 2010 World Cup, Darke says he was approached by ESPN about calling college football for […]

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Spencer Tillman and Tim Brando will be reunited at Fox Sports

Earlier this year, it was announced that veteran college football analyst Spencer Tillman was leaving his position in the CBS Sports studio after a lengthy run of 16 years.  At the time, it was described as a mutual decision between Tillman and CBS with the former Oklahoma Sooner to part ways.  And now we might know […]

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 29:  Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros receives congratulations from Luis Valbuena #18 after hitting a home run in the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Minute Maid Park on June 29, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Houston Astros have come all the way back from their 0.0 ratings

As recently as last year, the Houston Astros were drawing low ratings on their now-defunct Comcast SportsNet regional sports network. In fact, they were so low, they registered a 0.0 more than once. The fact that the Astros had put a poor product on the field and Comcast SportsNet Houston was only distributed to 40% […]