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Long-time Astros broadcaster Bill Brown is retiring

There are big changes on the way for the Houston Astros’ TV broadcasts. Bill Brown has been their primary TV voice for the last 30 years since joining the team in 1987, but the team announced Thursday that he’ll be retiring at the end of the season: Here’s more on Brown from Jordan Ray at […]

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Watch: Lowell Cohn lectures, interrupts Chip Kelly on Kaepernick

49ers head coach Chip Kelly answered some questions on Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest at a press conference Thursday and expressed some support for Kaepernick and his stance, which then led to Santa Rosa Press-Democrat columnist Lowell Cohn trying to get Kelly to complain about Kaepernick, interrupting his answer, and arguing with him: Here’s Kelly’s first […]

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Bart Hubbuch literally deleted his account after hot take backlash

It appears Boston sports fans and media have finally driven New York Post sports columnist Bart Hubbuch off Twitter. Update: After a day away, he’s back: This all started when Hubbuch tweeted Tuesday morning that it was a “totally not-shocking fact” that new Patriots’ starter Jacoby Brissett was the first black quarterback to start a […]

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ESPN, KNBR and CSN Bay Area to pick up some Vin Scully innings

The honors for Vin Scully continue to roll in during the final days of his final season, with ESPN announcing Tuesday that their Wednesday Night Baseball broadcast of Giants-Dodgers from Los Angeles will pick up Scully’s 4th inning call from Sportsnet LA and feature other clips of memorable Scully calls. Meanwhile, according to Jason Barrett […]

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Jon Gruden loved Eagles’ LS Jon Dorenbos’ card tricks

ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden is known for his enthusiasm, and that doesn’t extend to just football. In fact, ahead of Monday night’s Eagles-Bears game, Gruden got rather enthusiastic when Philadelphia long-snapper Jon Dorenbos was demonstrating card tricks to him: Dorenbos just unveils trick after trick here, and Gruden gets pretty excited about […]

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Ex-ESPN analyst Cris Carter doesn’t like “C’mon, man!” without him

ESPN unleashed a major makeover of its signature Monday Night Countdown show this year, parting ways with Cris Carter and Ray Lewis, reassigning Mike Ditka and Keyshawn Johnson, and bringing in Charles Woodson, Matt Hasselbeck and Randy Moss. They’re still keeping some of the old segments, though, including the long-running “C’mon, man!” panel segment making […]

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Benjamin Allbright says metadata shows CBS’ Jason La Canfora lied, stole photo

Taking others’ Twitter content without proper attribution or credit has led to tides of criticism against sports media figures, and the latest in the crosshairs is CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora, who’s under fire from Denver Mile High Sports radio host tweeted a screenshot of the less-than-stellar game leaders in that night’s NFL game. […]

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#FreeVerno succeeds: Chris Vernon to host Ringer podcasts

Chris Vernon is taking his talents (at least partially) to Bill Simmons’ The Ringer. Vernon, who’s been on the Memphis radio scene for a decade and had been with 92.9 ESPN Memphis since 2012, parted ways with that station earlier this month with dueling claims about what happened. The many fans who Tom Schad of […]

SOUTH BEND, IN - AUGUST 30:  The Notre Dame mascot The Leprechan, leads cheerleaders onto the field before a game between of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Rice Owls at Notre Dame Stadium on August 30, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Rice 48-17.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

DirecTV to broadcast Notre Dame-Michigan State, other ND home games in 4K

There’s a growing push into 4K ultra high-definition broadcasts, which have been done for everything from The Masters to the Olympics, and they’re starting to make their way into college football. DirecTV and NBC are teaming up to deliver a 4K option for every NBC broadcast of Notre Dame home games, including Saturday’s game between […]

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This Week In Hot Takes: Garoppolo, Stills, Dilfer, CMU and Rapinoe

In a world that has embraced debate, there are many hot sports takes out there in any given week, and they’ve been termed “Knicks/NBA guy” Frank Isola has strong feelings on Megan Rapinoe taking a knee during the USWNT’s match against Thailand Thursday (which U.S. Soccer took the unusual move of criticizing in a statement). […]

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Sling TV will include ESPN3, SEC Network+ without a separate app

There are a massive number of live sports events broadcast by ESPN but not aired on a conventional TV network, rather placed on “ESPN3,” their term for events that are only available digitally to cable subscribers through the WatchESPN app on phones, connected TV devices and online at watchespn.com. Those events are going to get […]

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