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truTV is getting into the boxing game too

We’ve seen a ridiculous amount of outlets announce deals with boxing promotions as of late, and another network is getting into the fray – truTV. The network has partnered with Top Rank for a total of eight cards in 2015. The first three of those cards will air on Friday nights in May before an HBO […]

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Viewing Picks for April 1, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Wofford at Vanderbilt — SEC Network Plus, 7:30 p.m. College Basketball Men’s College Basketball Invitational Championship Series Loyola-Chicago at Louisiana-Monroe — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. (Loyola-Chicago leads series 1-0) ESPNU Film Room: Final Four Edition — ESPNU, 8:30 p.m. College Football Vanderbilt Spring Game — SEC Network, 10 a.m. […]

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Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 3/31 – 4/5

Tuesday, March 31 San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat (TNT 8 pm) Kevin Harlan, Steve Smith Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers (TNT 10:30 pm) Kevin Calabro, Mike Fratello Wednesday, April 1 Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks (NBAtv 7:30 pm) Local Broadcast Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers (NBAtv 10 pm) Local Broadcast Thursday, April 2 […]

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The new ESPN.com website launches April 1st

It seemed like months ago we heard a re-design for ESPN.com was imminent.  Now they appear to finally be coming to fruition.  The big rollout will take place on the 20th anniversary of the website’s debut on Wednesday April 1st.  The network will also be launching a UK edition of the site with more international […]

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This year’s Team Stream Final Four announcers are revealed

Turner Sports and CBS have unveiled the announcing lineups for this year’s Final Four Team Stream telecasts (don’t call them Teamcasts this year, gotta have that corporate Bleacher Report synergy).  The Team Streams will be on TNT and truTV for the national semifinals while the traditional national telecast will be found on TBS. Jim Nantz, […]

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Verne Lundquist had some very interesting things to say about some fellow announcers

Legendary CBS announcer Verne Lundquist appeared on Sports Talk 1400 out of Norman, Oklahoma last week before the East Regional.  Lundquist was calling games at the Syracuse site and the interview with Toby Rowland touched on some very interesting topics. Lundquist has never been shy about sharing his thoughts on fellow broadcasters.  Last year he spoke openly […]

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The AP is examining its use of the Redskins nickname

The boycotts of the Redskins nickname has been the forgotten NFL controversy of the last several months.  With concussions and domestic violence dominating the off-field headlines, the nickname debate circling around the Washington NFL franchise moved to the backburner in the last year. However, some interesting developments from the Associated Press could move it back […]

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Final Four Voting For Announcer Cameo Bracket

The competition has been whittled down to four after a round of voting that saw two close races as well as the continued dominance of Bob Uecker’s performance in Major League. Advancing to the Final Four we have: – Bob Uecker as Harry Doyle in Major League advancing 97% to 3% over Barry Tompkins in Rocky IV. […]

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WWE Network announces eight new original shows

Following a successful WrestleMania, WWE has announced a number of new original shows for WWE Network, featuring partnerships with talent from outside the company. Some of these ideas are… well, they’re strange, and I hope WWE isn’t investing a ton of money into them. CAMP WWE will be created in partnership with Seth Green’s Stoopid […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 28:  Sam Dekker #15 of the Wisconsin Badgers shoots a three-pointer alongside Gabe York #1 of the Arizona Wildcats in the second half during the West Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

This year’s NCAA Tournament is still smashing records

Even though three of the four Final Four teams are one-seeds, this NCAA Tournament is crushing records for CBS and Turner. Following Sunday’s games, the tournament is averaging a 7.2 overnight rating. That’s up 11% from last year, and is the highest average overnight for the tournament since 1991. That 1991 Tournament was the first […]

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Kelly Hall rips newspaper over Matthew Stafford article

Ed Note: This post appears courtesy our friends at The Sports Daily. Kelly Hall, Matt Stafford’s fiancée, will do whatever it takes to defend her man. So when a Detroit Sun Times writer called out the Lions quarterback in a recent article, she made sure to respond. Hall and Stafford flew to Syracuse to watch Michigan State take […]

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SportsCenter went all-in covering WrestleMania

Last week we told you about the beguiling way in which SportsCenter and ESPN had suddenly taken an interest in WWE.  That included Jon Gruden appearing on WWE.com, Bill Simmons appearing as a guest commentator on Raw, and an E:60 special going behind the scenes of the pro wrestling giant.  It culminated in Brock Lesnar […]

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 07:  Raul Ibanez #18 of the Kansas City Royals during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 7, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Royals defeated the Diamondbacks 6-2.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Fox Sports hires Raul Ibanez for MLB coverage

It’s been a whirlwind year for long-time MLB outfielder Raul Ibanez. After signing with the Angels last winter, he was released in June and caught on with the Kansas City Royals. Ibanez played sparingly with Kansas City, but was on the team’s bench (though not their active roster) during their magical World Series run. As the […]

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