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HBO renews Ballers for third season

HBO’s Ballers is two episodes into its second season, but that didn’t stop the premium cable network from renewing its football comedy for a third season. The news comes from no less of a source than the series’ star himself, Dwayne Johnson. The renewal probably shouldn’t be a surprise, as Ballers has drawn strong ratings […]

GREEN BAY, WI - MARCH 06: Quarterback Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers announces his retirement at a press conference on March 6, 2008 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Brett Favre to be host on SiriusXM NFL Radio

If you thought Brett Favre being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was the only big news coming for him in August, the three-time NFL MVP has a surprise for you. He’s also going to be a regular part of your satellite radio during the upcoming season. Favre will be a host on Sirius […]

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Sports Illustrated re-designs their website again… and this time it’s not terrible!

Sports Illustrated completely re-designed their website a couple of years ago and the results were less than spectacular.  With more and more web traffic moving to mobile and tablet, Sports Illustrated attempt to focus their attention to those visitors with their re-design.  It was supposed to be “flexible” and “more responsive.” However, the experience in […]

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 04:  The official logo for the Rio 2016 Olympics games displays during a press conference of Two Years to Go to the Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony on August 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

DirecTV, Dish, Comcast will broadcast delayed NBC’s Rio Olympics coverage in 4K

Ultra HDTV owners, rejoice. So long as you have DirecTV, Dish Network, or Comcast, you will be able to watch 83 hours of NBC Olympics coverage in 4K Ultra HD. There’s just one catch: it won’t be live. 4K offerings will include the Opening Ceremonies and Closing Ceremonies as well as events such as swimming, track & field, basketball, and judo. The ceremonies will be […]

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Olympic Channel to launch right after Rio Olympics ends

The IOC’s Olympic Channel is hoping it can use momentum from August’s Rio Games to get its free international digital product off to a good start, but it won’t actually be launching until right after these Olympics end. From the IOC’s release: Starting Sunday 21 August, after the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio […]

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)

Twitter signs deal to stream Premier League highlights in the UK

As Twitter continues to sign streaming deals, it has signed an agreement with Sky Sports for English Premier League highlights. This will allow Twitter users in the UK and Ireland to watch real-time highlights on the @SkyFootball account. In addition, the agreement allows for post-match analysis. So now, fans who have received the scorn from […]

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Your 2016 PGA Championship Announcing Schedule

The PGA Championship is the fourth and final golf major of the year.  For as much as we may have looked forward to an Olympic golf tournament, the number of withdrawals and negative publicity around it means that it won’t quite reach the level of golf’s other biggest tournaments.  At least from the outset. However, […]

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Viewing Picks for July 28, 2016

All Times Eastern CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Edmonton Eskimos — ESPN2, 9 p.m. College Football College Football Live — ESPN2, 1:30 p.m. Golf Women’s British Open, Marquess Course, Woburn Golf Club, Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom 1st Round — Golf Channel, 4:30 a.m. 1st Round — Golf Channel, 9 a.m. PGA Championship, Baltusrol Golf […]

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 15: The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger took part today in 'Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios' presentation at Disney's D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Report: law firm exploring subscriber loss suit against Disney over ESPN

ESPN’s subscriber losses have played a substantial role in Disney’s stock price collapse, with analysts’ concerns over the future of the Worldwide Leader outweighing many of the company’s other successes, and now it appears that the company could find itself in some legal hot water over the timing of those subscriber loss revelations. Deadspin’s Tom […]

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Famed CBC announcer Steve Armitage will miss Rio Olympics over heart problems

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s plans for Rio Olympics coverage have received a late-in-the-game shakeup. Veteran broadcaster Steve Armitage, who was set to take part in his 16th Games as a broadcaster and call swimming and diving, has had to back away from that role thanks to a recent diagnosis of chronic heart failure. Elliotte Friedman […]

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AA Q&A: Ernie Johnson talks Charles Barkley’s golf game, Kevin Durant, Craig Sager

With TNT hosting all four days of the PGA Championship beginning Thursday morning from the Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey, Turner anchor and do-it-all star Ernie Johnson spoke to Awful Announcing about the tournament, Charles Barkley’s golf game, why Barkley won’t use Twitter, Kevin Durant, and Craig Sager’s emotional ESPYs speech. Awful Announcing: We’re used to […]

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Rate the local MLB announcers, 2016 version – NL Central

And we close our voting with the NL Central, a division that featured crews that ranked all over the map in our previous rankings. This division hasn’t changed much since then, so the rankings will likely be similar. THESE POLLS WILL CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 3 PM ON JULY 29TH Chicago Cubs -Len Kasper (play by […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27:  Brad Pickett of England celebrates his victory over Francisco Rivera of USA during the Bantamweight Bout of the UFC Fight Night  at The O2 Arena on February 27, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

UFC signs a new broadcast deal in the UK

UFC has signed a new deal with BT Sport so the UK cable sports network can continue airing mixed martial arts events. The new deal keeps UFC on BT and expands its deal to air original UFC programming through 2018. UFC’s deal with BT Sport gives the network the rights to air every main card […]

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NBC wants change at Rio opening ceremony to get better ratings

In an attempt to boost ratings, NBC has reportedly asked the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee to change the order of the countries in the Parade of Nations. Because the United States starts with an E in Portuguese (it’s known as the Estados Unidos), the U.S. is scheduled to walk early in the ceremony, causing NBC to worry […]

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