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Concussion director disputes report that scenes were cut to appease NFL

Following Tuesday’s New York Times report that Sony Pictures decided to alter scenes in its upcoming film Concussion to prevent antagonizing the NFL, director Peter Landesman disputed that his movie made any such compromises. The film follows the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu (played by Will Smith), the forensic pathologist who first discovered degenerative brain disease, […]

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CBS to stream regular season NFL games for the first time

CBS is taking baby steps on streaming the NFL online. It began with streaming the Super Bowl, then its playoff games. Now for the first time, CBS will put regular season games on its website. While it won’t be its entire Sunday AFC package nor its Thursday Night Football schedule, this does represent something new […]

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 27:  Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks addresses the media at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day Fueled by Gatorade inside U.S. Airways Center on January 27, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The NFL has found a way to create yet another prime-time event

In the television world, whatever the NFL touches turns to gold. It’s why the league and its network have made prime-time events out of the draft, the opening of free agency and the release of a schedule that is already basically in place months prior. And now, with the Super Bowl taking place on the […]

on Day Two of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Viewing Picks for September 2, 2015

All Times Eastern Editor’s note: Fox Sports 1/Fox Sports 2 has rebranded and will be listed as “FS1″ and “FS2″ from now on. College Football B1G Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noon College Football Live — ESPN2, 2 p.m. ESPNU Film Room — ESPNU, 6:30 p.m. Scarlet and Gray Days: Inside Ohio State […]

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Sony Pictures cut scenes from Concussion to avoid angering NFL

When the trailer for Concussion was released this week, some openly wondered if this could be the sort of movie that called greater attention to a powerful corporate scandal brought to light by a whistle-blower, much like 1999’s The Insider did with the tobacco industry. Upon watching the preview, the prevailing thought seemed to be […]

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Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 9/1 – 9/6

Tuesday, September 1 New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (MLBN 7 pm) Bob Costas, John Smoltz & Tom Verducci [alt: Rays at Orioles] Wednesday, September 2 New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (MLBN 4 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Angels at A’s – 3:30p] Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals (ESPN 8 pm) Jon […]

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An open letter to Curt Schilling (and another reply from him)

Earlier, AA posted an email we received from ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling. Despite his issues with articles written by several AA contributors, Schilling sent the email to me. Here was the email I sent back, which will serve as an open letter to Schilling. Hi. I can only assume this is a real email […]

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 03: Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling #38 throws out the first pitch after being inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins during the game on August 3, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Curt Schilling is now sending e-mails to writers to question our integrity

ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling is not happy with us. Overnight, Schilling sent an e-mail explaining in great detail why he is not happy. There was no subject line, but the correspondence was in reference to several articles we have published about his since-deleted tweet regarding Muslims and Nazis and subsequent suspension. Accusations were sent. Integrity was questioned. […]

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There will be no Coach reboot; NBC punts on the series

Just before football season begins, NBC hits us with a gut punch. There will be no revival of Coach, the sitcom starring Craig T. Nelson that ran on ABC from 1989 to 1997. Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reports that the network shut down the show due to “creative issues” with producers, which were apparently the subject […]

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NBC parts ways with Russ Thaler

Late on Monday, in fact it was almost Tuesday on the East Coast, Russ Thaler tweeted this news, breaking his own departure from NBC.: Thaler was brought on board to NBC from Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic in 2011 to host NBC SportsTalk on NBC Sports Network, a show which lasted until February 2013. Thaler was replaced […]

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 07:  An 'SEC' logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

CBS to stream its entire SEC Football schedule

CBS has announced that it will stream its entire 17-game SEC football schedule that begins this Saturday with the annual Kickoff Game in Atlanta. The big thing is that it will be free to all and you won’t have to go through the headache of authenticating with your cable or satellite login. CBS has done […]

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