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AGADIR, MOROCCO - DECEMBER 15:  Franck Ribery looks on during a Bayern Muenchen press conference for the FIFA Club World Cup at Agadir Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Agadir, Morocco.  (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Court: journalist can call Franck Ribéry “gangster” and “scum”

Can you objectively characterize someone as “scum”? According to a French court, you can! The court heard a lawsuit brought by France and Bayern Munich striker Franck Ribéry against RMC Sport’s Daniel Riolo, who published a 2013 book called Racaille Football Club (“Scum Football Club”) about various problems with the French national team ahead of […]

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01:  Salvador Perez (R) #13 of the Kansas City Royals reacts in the clubhouse as manager Ned Yost (L) #3 of the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Royals owner David D. Glass look on after the Kansas City Royals defeat the New York Mets to win Game Five of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field on November 1, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets with a score of 7 to 2 to win the World Series.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

What went wrong with this very weird Fox Sports post ripping the Royals?

The case of Fox Sports’ published-then-deleted post about the Kansas City Royals illustrates multiple potential perils in online journalism. The post briefly existed Thursday night with the headline “Royals are one of the worst AL teams to win the World Series since 2000,” was written by “Fox Sports Staff,” didn’t make its case (only presenting […]

Adrian Wojnarowski

Looking inside Yahoo’s The Vertical, Adrian Wojnarowski’s non-vanity site, ahead of Friday’s launch

When talk first began last summer about an Adrian Wojnarowski-led NBA site, it seemed to fit into a model of personality-driven affinity or vanity sites, including Bill Simmons’ since-shuttered Grantland and Peter King’s The MMQB. After Wojnarowski re-upped with Yahoo in July and plans for the site firmed up in December, the discussion was still […]

MARANA, AZ - FEBRUARY 22:  David Feherty reports on the action for CBS Sports during the quarterfinal round of the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play Championship at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain on February 22, 2014 in Marana, Arizona.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

David Feherty will make tournament debut for NBC next week

David Feherty’s move to NBC is getting closer, as the network revealed Tuesday that he’ll make his tournament debut for them at the Waste Management Phoenix Open from February 4 to 7.  Feherty will serve both as a lead analyst and in the on-course reporter role he specialized in for 19 years at CBS before […]

in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.

NFL conference championships draw a combined 99 million viewers, up 8 per cent

The NFL ratings behemoth continues to roll on, with an estimated 99 million combined viewers announced Monday afternoon for the league’s conference championship games Sunday. The 17th and possibly-final Brady-Manning matchup in the AFC title game was the main part of that, as the strong overnights suggested, but even the lesser performance from the Panthers-Cardinals […]

Alex Ovechkin Snow

D.C. news coverage has Ovechkin on snow, “We’re from Russia so we always have that kind of stuff”

Sometimes, the “man on the street” interview leads to some surprising subjects, and sometimes they’re even famous hockey players. That’s what happened to reporter wound up interviewing Washington Capitals’ star sniper Alex Ovechkin:   Here’s WUSA9’s full story on it, which includes that Ovechkin’s preparing to help his neighbors by clearing their driveways with his […]

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