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NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 5:  Boxing legend Muhammad Ali greets the crowd before he unveils a new wallscape for addidas with his daughter, Laila Ali, on February 5, 2003 in Harlem, New York City. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

PBS series “In Their Own Words” will highlight Muhammad Ali

The new PBS series titled “In Their Own Words” will highlight three noteworthy individuals through their own memorable quotes. PBS will cover Jim Henson and Queen Elizabeth II, but the profile which should be seen by sports fans will air in the series’ second episode and is a one-hour feature on Muhammad Ali. Ali’s profile will expand on […]

prior to the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 16, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

NBC locks up Preakness coverage with long-term extension

If you’re looking for horse racing coverage in the foreseeable future, you’re going to find it on NBC and its family of stations. NBC Sports Group has secured a long-term extension to cover the Preakness, joining similar deals that the network reached with the Belmont Stakes and the Kentucky Derby. NBC now has the long-term, exclusive […]

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 01: The Washington Capitals celebrate after defeating the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2015 NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park on January 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Gary Bettman doesn’t believe the NHL has overdone outdoor games

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at Bloguin’s NHL site Puck Drunk Love. Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. In the case of the NHL, the league found a winning formula in their outdoor games. The Winter Classic has been a huge hit and the Stadium Series games have […]

SUNRISE, FL - JUNE 26:  Jack Eichel poses on stage after being selected second overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

5 takeaways from NBC’s 2015-2016 NHL schedule

NBC Sports Group has unveiled their 2015-16 NHL schedule and already fans are digging through all of the times, dates and teams for the 105 games the network will cover. The full schedule, which you can view here, reveals the network’s plans for the regular season including the 2016 Winter Classic, the 2016 All-Star Game, […]

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NBA TV grabs record ratings for Summer League coverage

Are basketball fans really interested in the NBA’s Summer League, in which there are a few rookies and young veterans that will make it to the opening day roster?? If NBA TV’s record-setting ratings are any indication, the answer to that question is pretty clear. NBA TV averaged 110,000 viewers for their Summer League coverage, a […]

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15:  Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks shakes hands with Anton Stralman #6 of the Tampa Bay Lightning after the Blackhawks won Game Six by a score of 2-0 to win the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center  on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

2015 Stanley Cup Final delivered big ratings for NBC

The 2014-15 Stanley Cup Final is officially in the books and the Chicago Blackhawks have been crowned the champion. While the hockey world continues to marvel and despise the Blackhawks for their third title in six seasons, NBC has released their final ratings for the Stanley Cup Final. In short, NBC saw some big numbers […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 30:  Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Frederik Andersen #31 of the Anaheim Ducks shake hands after the Blackhawks 5-3 victory in Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs  at the Honda Center on May 30, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images)

Game 7 between Blackhawks and Ducks set a ratings record for NBC

Game 7 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks was a huge success in terms of ratings. The overnight rating for Game 7 of the Western Conference Final earned the highest overnight rating of any non-Stanley Cup Final game in NBC history. The broadcast brought in an overnight rating of 3.27 and saw some huge […]

during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Juventus at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 13, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

The Champions League on FS1 has posted huge gains this year

The 2014-15 Champions League hasn’t concluded quite yet and FOX is already celebrating some impressive ratings, particularly on FOX Sports 1. Compared to last year, FS1’s audience for the Champions League has grown by 40% and has seen a huge 62% increase in adults 18-49 who have tuned in to the tournament. The semifinal matches […]

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NBC calls on NHL analyst Eddie Olczyk for their Kentucky Derby coverage

A familiar face in the world of hockey will be joining NBC for their coverage of the 2015 Kentucky Derby. Eddie Olczyk, the main NHL analyst for NBC Sports, is also a noted horse racing enthusiast and will serve as a handicapper for the upcoming event. In fact, he’ll play a role in NBC’s full Triple […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13:  Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Kings 3-2 double overtime victory against the New York Rangers in Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

All the broadcast info you’ll need for the Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are right around the corner and NBC is preparing to once again broadcast all of the games across their family of stations. NBC Sports Group and select NBCUniversal networks will air as many as 105 playoff games, depending on how deep each playoff series goes. In their 10th consecutive year of covering […]

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 12: Presenter Kate Abdo smiles during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2014 at the Kongresshaus on January 12, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

Sky Sports’ Kate Abdo joins Fox Sports for Women’s World Cup

Fox Sports is expanding their team for the 2015 Women’s World Cup this June and they’re doing so by calling on a member from Sky Sports in the UK. Kate Abdo will join Fox Sports and assist Rob Stone in anchoring the programming surrounding the tournament. Abdo is no stranger to Fox Sports and she’s […]

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