Viewing Picks for May 24, 2016

All Times Eastern College Baseball American Athletic Conference Tournament 1st Round, Brighthouse Field, Clearwater, FL Cincinnati vs. Houston — CBS Sports Network, 3 p.m. Tulane vs. Central Florida — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament 1st Round, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, NC Duke vs. Wake Forest — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, […]

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Stephen A. Smith apologized to Canada and “all Canadians everywhere”

After predicting a sweep by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Stephen A. Smith was forced to apologize to the entire nation of Canada for disrespecting the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. The Raptors evened up the Eastern Conference Finals with LeBron James and the Cavs at 2-2, thanks to a 105-99 victory at Air Canada Centre. This […]

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NBC moves streaming to “Playmaker Media” division, looks to work with leagues

Streaming has been becoming more important for networks for some time, and now many are looking to capitalize on streaming technology itself. That’s been behind moves like Disney/ESPN eyeing Baseball Advanced Media Tech (which already powers WatchESPN, HBO Go and many other services) and Turner paying nearly $200 million for a majority stake in iStreamPlanet. […]


FS1 seeing increased viewership in 2nd quarter of 2016

As much as FS1 has been maligned for laying off staff and pitching buyouts to long-time employees, there is a silver lining in the clouds for the network. In the second quarter of 2016 thus far, FS1 is seeing increased viewership. The network notes that its viewership is up 23% from the same point in […]

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Captain Wes Morgan and manager Claudio Ranieri of Leicester City lift the Premier League Trophy after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

NBC sets another viewership record for English Premier League

Under a new TV contract, seeing a 5,000-1 shot winning the league and USA Network airing games for the first time, NBC Sports Group set viewership and online records for the third consecutive year. The Peacock says it reached over 36 million viewers with its exclusive coverage airing games on NBC, NBCSN and USA plus […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 14: Melvin Upton Jr. #2 of the San Diego Padres hits a single in the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on May 14, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Melvin Upton Jr.

Melvin Upton’s fly ball fools almost everyone calling the game

The Dodgers and Padres played a crazy weekend series where Melvin Upton hit a walk-off home run to win Friday night. And the Padres won 3-2 in the 11th inning on Saturday night on a walk-off bases-loaded walk. But before that happened, it looked like the game would end earlier when Upton again was at […]


ELEAGUE aims to create narratives and storytelling in television series debut

ELEAGUE is looking to build a similar narrative to that of pro sports. The 10-week eSports tournament featuring the first-person shooter Counter Strike: Global Offensive is set to air on TBS on Friday. In advanced of the competitive matches, Craig Barry, the executive vice president of production and chief content officer of Turner Sports, told […]

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 18:  Commentator Joe Rogan looks on during the UFC Fight Night event at Prudential Center on April 18, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Joe Rogan says he will leave UFC as a commentator if they’re sold

This may be hard to believe, but comedian-turned-MMA-analyst Joe Rogan is one of the longest running analysts on a lead announcing team in sports.  The comedian and former Fear Factor host began analyzing UFC fights all the way back in 2002.  To put that perspective, Al Michaels and John Madden were still the commentary team […]

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This sports report got really uncomfortable really fast

Gary Radnich is a sports anchor for KRON in San Francisco and over the weekend, he was involved in one of the most awkward sports reports you’ll ever see. Radnich was going to report on LeBron James appearing in Space Jam and Steph Curry’s knee, but apparently both of those topics were already covered by news […]


Viewing Picks for May 23, 2016

All Times Eastern Arena Football Cleveland Gladiators at Tampa Bay Storm — Univision Deportes, 8 p.m. Bundesliga Relegation Playoff, 2nd Leg FC Nürnberg vs. Eintracht Frankfurt — FS1, 2:30 p.m. Bundesliga Match Day — FS1, 2 p.m. College Baseball Utah at Cal — Pac-12 Network/Pac-12 Mountain/Pac-12 Bay Area, 10 p.m. College Golf NCAA Division I […]