Turner Broadcasting

Turner layoffs may mean more cash for NBA rights

Last week, Turner Broadcasting began laying off 550 workers. It was a move to free up money for more original programming on its various networks such as TBS, TNT and tru TV, but also for sports rights. The biggest sports series on Turner is the NBA and with the company employing 16,000 people worldwide, the […]

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Matt Leinart appears to be joining the Dark Side full-time

Last week, the Pac-12 Networks announced that Matt Leinart would join its on-air roster as a studio analyst. Combined with the fact that Leinart has also become a contributor to Fox Sports Live on Fox Sports 1 and it appears that the Heisman Trophy winner at USC and journeyman NFL quarterback has shucked the playing career […]


College GameDay is back and with some goofy segments to boot!

The return of college football season means that College GameDay is back on Saturday mornings. It also means that some goofy segments to balance out some of the more serious discussion on the show. Face it, it’s sports, not a discussion over Ukraine and Russia. One of the funnier segments was to steal one of […]


NBCSN airing Transfer Deadline Day special on Monday

Transfer Deadline Day is one of the most exciting days on the sports calendar.  Last minute wheeling and dealing takes place all around the soccer world and the drama of potential signings going down to the last minute replicate what you would see at the trade deadline of an American sports league.  However, the levels […]


Viewing Picks for August 31, 2014

All Times Eastern Basketball FIBA Basketball World Cup Group Phase Group B, Sevilla, Spain Argentina vs. Croatia — NBA TV, 7:30 a.m. Group A, Grenada, Spain Serbia vs. France — NBA TV, 9:30 a.m. Group A, Grenada, Spain Brazil vs. Iran — NBA TV, noon Group C, Bilbao, Spain Turkey vs. United States — ESPN, […]

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The 2014 Little League World Series was the most-watched ever on ESPN

This year’s Little League World Series on ESPN had many intriguing storylines, mainly centering around Taney Dragons star pitcher Mo’Ne Davis and the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago that won the United States championship. But this year’s event wasn’t just a two story affair – the World Series as a whole was the most-watched […]

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Yahoo Sports fires NHL blogger over social media impropriety

Yahoo Sports’ blog network is a model that has been wildly successful and imitated all across the sports blogosphere.  It’s been one of the leading lights in the coming together of the mainstream sports media and the blogosphere.  Leading the line for Yahoo is their popular Puck Daddy NHL blog edited by Greg Wyshynski. On […]


FIU bans their only beat reporter from covering team

ESPN SportsCenter anchor John Anderson made waves this week when he called USC’s football program a “clown college.”  While USC has had their issues off the field, the truth is that label would be kind when it comes to Florida International University’s football program.  If USC is a clown college, FIU is a mortician’s school.  At […]


Josina Anderson gives surprising statement on Michael Sam report

Until late on Friday we’ve heard everyone’s opinion on Josina Anderson’s controversial Michael Sam report except the reporter herself.  Finally in the late afternoon on Friday* Anderson released a statement through ESPN’s PR website giving her side of the story. * The timing is interesting from ESPN considering late Friday afternoon news dumps on holiday […]


NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: August 18-24

NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 PREMIER LEAGUE: Sunderland/Manchester United Sun 10:53AM- 1:00PM 127 0.3 576 2 PREMIER LEAGUE: Leicester/Chelsea Sat 9:56AM-11:58AM 122 0.3 451 3 F1 RACING: Belgium Sun 7:30AM- 9:38AM 128 0.3 435 4 INDYCAR SERIES: Sonoma Sun 4:32PM- 6:57PM 145 0.3 377 5 […]


ESPN Ratings Buzz: August 18-24

ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL: Cleveland/Washington Mon 8:00PM-11:09PM 189 4.5 6898 2 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES: Las Vegas/Philadelphia Wed 7:30PM-10:06PM 156 3.1 4988 3 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES: Philadelphia/Chicago Thu 7:30PM- 9:47PM 137 2.5 3873 4 SPORTSCENTER LATE (live) Mon 11:09PM-12:00AM 51 […]


An Inside Look at Outside the Lines

It may be August, but it hasn’t been a dead period for ESPN’s critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning Outside the Lines. The program has been busy breaking news including an investigation into Title IX violations regarding sexual assaults at multiple universities, a special co-produced with “Olbermann” and hosted by Keith Olbermann on the 25th anniversary […]


Hawk Harrelson may cut back his road broadcast schedule

Chicago White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson, one of the most polarizing and recognizable voices in the game today, may be scaling back his road broadcast schedule in 2015, following in the footsteps of Vin Scully and Bob Uecker (among others), who have famously cut back in recent years. According to a report by the Chicago […]