LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 02:  Jockey Victor Espinoza celebrates as he guides American Pharoah #18 ahead of Firing Line #10, ridden by Gary Stevens, after crossing the finish line to win the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Kentucky Derby rating best since 1992

The folks at the peacock are popping a few champagne bottles this morning.  As part of one of the biggest sports days of 2015, the Kentucky Derby received an added boost.  The race won by favorite American Pharoah was the best for NBC since taking over the rights and the highest rated Derby in 23 […]

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Your 2015 People’s Sports Media Awards Winners

It’s that time to reveal our list of winners in our Third Annual People’s Sports Media Awards.  We’ve combined your votes with those of our staff and expert panel to honor our winners for the 2014-2015 sports media awards season (if such a thing truly does exist). This year presented a great mix of stalwarts […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02:  Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao unsurprisingly scores record PPV buys

On Saturday night, cable and satellite providers found themselves dealing with massive outages for the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao pay per view. Despite a sky-high asking price of $90-$100, the demand to watch the fight brought a lot of money to HBO/Showtime which co-produced and co-distributed the fight to the masses. Deadline reports that the fight […]

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Fox Sports San Diego is taking “Keys to the Game” to the final level

For almost as long as there have been sports on broadcast television, there have been the perfunctory “keys to the game” in which the expert commentator delivers bullet points on what factors will theoretically decide the outcome.  These factors could range from the very tangible: players executing the necessary skills to achieve victory to the […]


Viewing Picks for May 4, 2015

All Times Eastern Arena Football Los Angeles KISS at Las Vegas Outlaws — CBS Sports Network, 10:30 p.m. College Baseball Louisville at Clemson — ESPNU, 7 p.m. ACC Monday Night — ESPNU, 6:30 p.m. College Bowling Women’s XBowling Intercollegiate Championships: Singles — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. College Softball Oregon State at Washington — Pac-12 […]


Your NBA Playoffs Announcing Schedule for 5/3 – 5/10

Sunday May, 3 G1: Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks (ABC 1 pm) Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown & Lisa Salters G1: Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors (ABC 3:30 pm) Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson & Doris Burke Monday, May 4 G1: Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (TNT 7 pm) Marv Albert, Chris Webber […]

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 14:  (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) A PGA TOUR logo is seen after play was suspended due to severe storms during the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 14, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

PGA Tour will tee off new Over the Top video service

Coming this summer, golf fans who had only been able to watch three to hours of weekday afternoon PGA Tour on Golf Channel, will soon be able to access morning coverage on their computers, mobiles and tablets. PGA Tour Live is being developed in cooperation with MLB Advanced Media, the home of several online streaming […]


HBO’s Real Sports wins award for report on 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Last week, HBO’s Real Sports was honored by the Overseas Press Club for its reporting on the horrific conditions for migrant construction workers who have been building stadiums for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. If you didn’t see the report when it originally aired on HBO last year, here’s a segment: https://youtu.be/q9f2WT830x8 Real Sports […]

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Sports Illustrated to produce documentaries

Over the past few years, ESPN’s 30 for 30 series has dominated the sports documentary genre taking over from HBO Sports which has been noticeably silent (except for its Sports in America series) since 2012. Now sports documentaries are getting a new producer and it’s not a traditional outlet. Sports Business Daily reports that SI […]

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Fox fills out its Women’s World Cup studio roster

Earlier this year, Fox announced that Rob Stone and Sky Sports’ Kate Abdo would be studio hosts for the FIFA Women’s World Cup which begins next month in Vancouver. We now know who will join Stone and Abdo next month. Fox recently unveiled its studio analysts who we will see throughout the month-long tournament in […]


Viewing Picks for May 3, 2015

All Times Eastern College Basketball Indiana at Maryland — Big Ten Network, 11 a.m. Boston College at Virginia Tech — ESPN3, 1 p.m. South Alabama at Georgia Southern — ESPN3, 1 p.m. Florida at Georgia — SEC Network Plus, 1 p.m. Vanderbilt at Kentucky — SEC Network Plus, 1 p.m. Auburn at South Carolina — […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11:  Floyd Mayweather (L) and Manny Pacquiao pose together at the end of their Press Conference promoting their upcoming fight on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Outages reported nationwide on Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV

The pay per view cablecast for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao has begun, but for viewers nationwide who have been trying to buy the fight in the hours leading up to the big event, they are finding some difficulty. Subscribers to some of the major cable and satellite providers report problems in accessing the […]


Rachel Nichols turns down Mayweather-Pacquiao credential after being banned from fight

Turner Sports reporter Rachel Nichols will not cover Saturday night’s Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. After a saga that began when Nichols and ESPN/HBO’s Michelle Beadle tweeted that they were being banned from covering the bout, Nichols released a statement that contradicted the explanation given by Mayweather’s camp: Have had a bunch of folks asking questions about the Mayweather issue. Here’s […]


Cubs fans want Harry Caray video for seventh inning stretch

The singing of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch is more of a tradition at Wrigley Field than other ballparks around the country. And Cubs fans want to embrace that tradition even more by going away from the “celebrity” guests that have done the singing over the last 16 years […]