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NASCAR media controversy erupts over Tom Bowles’ Kevin Harvick report

The world of NASCAR saw an interesting media controversy this week, with a wide variety of reporters getting annoyed at Frontstretch.com owner/editor he and other NASCAR drivers like blasted “the media” for inaccurate reports, which led to reporters like USA Today’s has confirmed on Twitter that Harvick went to him and said the rumors of […]

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Of theScore’s 230 employees, 45 solely cover eSports

Competitive video gaming coverage has become a big part of the traditional sports media world recently, with Turner creating, covering and broadcasting the ELeague competition (Twitch streaming details for that were announced Friday) and ESPN, Yahoo, and Bleacher Report all launching eSports verticals. Those are all big media companies that have eSports as a small […]

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Kristine Leahy: Uber driver tried to break into my house

Fox Sports’ Kristine Leahy apparently has had some bad experiences with Uber. Leahy tweeted Friday about issues she’s having trying to get house keys she left in an Uber back, but it’s the part at the end of her statement that really stands out: “I’ve had an Uber driver try to break into my home […]

ESPN Zone

ESPN/Fox plan to finally count bar and gym viewers

A long-running U.S. television ratings issue has been if and how viewers who watch programming outside their home should be counted, and that’s particularly important for sports and news channels given their prominence in airports, gyms, bars and other public locations. Traditionally, those viewers haven’t been factored into the industry-standard Nielsen ratings, and previous attempts […]

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Mike Francesa is very confused by New York City FC’s lack of nickname

There’s a long and not-that-positive history between New York City radio host Mike Francesa and soccer, from his annoyance over his FS1 simulcast being regularly bumped for Champions League games (which often tripled his ratings, but helped lead to his eventual parting of ways with Fox) to his 30-minute tutorial on the sport from St. […]

Sean McDonough

Sean McDonough on Mexico MNF: “early in the season, before there are any walls”

New Monday Night Football announcer Sean McDonough is making headlines before he’s even called a game in that role. At ESPN’s upfronts presentation to advertisers and media Tuesday, McDonough dropped a quip about this November’s historic Monday Night Football game between the Raiders and Texans in Mexico City, and referenced presidential candidate Donald Trump’s wall-building […]

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CBS and Discovery plan to go big on Olympic counterprogramming

It’s always interesting to consider how a big sporting event like the Olympics affects the rest of TV, with the usual thinking being that the network(s) with rights uses those to promote and launch other programming and the networks without rights cede the day, running cheap counter-programming and saving their heavy-hitting shows for other time […]

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 08:  Enes Kanter #11 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on February 8, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Thunder defeated the Suns 122-106.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Thunder’s Enes Kanter calls out Skip Bayless for his lack of faith

When you make hot takes, they’re sometimes going to turn out very wrong, and those who you blast will often point that out. That’s the case for ESPN (for now) provocateur Skip Bayless, whose lack of belief in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s ability to win even a game against the Golden State Warriors was called […]

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