KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 7:   Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred talks with members of the media prior to a game between the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 7, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

MASN isn’t happy with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred

The dispute over Washington Nationals rights fees between the Nationals, MLB, MASN, and the Baltimore Orioles remains contentious. Earlier this week, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred made some comments that favored the Nationals after a ruling by a MLB panel in favor of the team receiving higher rights fees. Manfred defended the panel and the fees, […]


Darren Rovell apologizes on SportsCenter for calling Bobby Freedman a loan shark

Last week, Darren Rovell wrote an article on about the crowd at the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. In the article, Rovell described a man named Bobby Freedman as a loan shark. I couldn’t find a cached version of the article, but I *did* manage to a syndicated version of the article with the “loan shark” description […]

during game two of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA PLayoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 21, 2015 in Oakland, California. 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 Getty Images License Agreement.

Western Conference Finals up on ESPN

Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Warriors and Rockets drew a 5.6 overnight for ESPN, up 47% from Game 2 of ESPN’s last Western Conference Finals, Spurs-Grizzlies in 2013. It was also up 27% from TNT’s broadcast of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Spurs and Thunder last season. […]

during Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 20, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. 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.

Cavs-Hawks, Inside the NBA both clobber NHL in overnights

The gulf between the NBA and the NHL in terms of playoff viewership was on full display on Wednesday night. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cavs and Hawks on TNT drew a solid 5.6 overnight, up 12% from Game 1 of Spurs-Thunder last year. Furthermore, the post-game edition of Inside the NBA […]


TNA Wrestling has been canceled by Destination America

The marriage between TNA Wrestling and Destination America didn’t even last a year. Hell, it was just six months ago when TNA announced that Impact Wrestling would be moving to the Discovery-owned network at the beginning of 2015. Late on Wednesday night, the news broke that Destination America had canceled Impact Wrestling, which will take […]


NBC Sports announces channel listing for BPL Championship Sunday

The Barclays Premier League Championship and all four Champions League positions have been wrapped up along with two of the three relegation positions, but that doesn’t mean that NBC is going to skimp on coverage for the final day of the season. On Championship Sunday, NBC will air all ten matches like at 10 PM […]


Fox Sports names three reporters for Women’s World Cup

Fox Sports has added three reporters to their coverage of the Women’s World Cup, and all three names should be familiar to those who watch Fox Sports programming. Julie Stewart-Binks, Jenny Taft, and Grant Wahl will all cover the event for Fox in unique ways, doing more than just standard sideline reporting. Stewart-Binks has the […]


Warren Sapp reaches plea deal over solicitation, assault charges

Former NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp has reached a plea deal in Arizona over his solicitation and assault charges during Super Bowl week this past February. According to TMZ, Sapp will need to pay restitution totaling $1,321.24 to the two prostitutes and will also need to complete a pair of counseling programs. One is described […]


Bill Simmons will not get a farewell or appear on any ESPN platforms

Since the news broke about ESPN opting not to renew Bill Simmons’ contract, we’ve been wondering whether or not Simmons would continue on with the Worldwide Leader through the summer. Well, we can wonder no more – Simmons won’t be writing, podcasting, or appearing on TV for ESPN anymore according to a report from SI’s […]

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31:  Head coach Bryan Harsin of the Boise State Broncos celebrates after defeating the Arizona Wildcats 38-30 at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Mountain West Championship Game is heading to ESPN

In their neverending efforts to corner the college football market, ESPN has added another conference championship game to its slate – come on down, Mountain West Conference! ESPN’s new deal with the MWC is an expansion of the current contract it had with the conference which allowed it to air every Boise State home game, […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13:  Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers celerbates with his team after defeating the Washington Capitals by a score of 201 to win Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers-Capitals Game 7 scores big for NBCSN

The Game 7 matchup between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals was a smash hit for NBCSN, drawing a 2.3 overnight rating on Wednesday. That 2.3 is the third-best non-Stanley Cup Final overnight ever for the network, which is pretty ridiculous given that we’re only in the second round of the playoffs *and* that […]

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 27:  Josh Hamilton, outfielder for the Texas Rangers, talks with the media at Globe Life Park on April 27, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. Hamilton was acquired from the Los Angels in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Rockies announcers take time out of their broadcast to shame Josh Hamilton

The Josh Hamilton relapse situation is pretty clearly a sensitive topic that has drawn plenty of hot takes from around the sports world. During Wednesday night’s Rockies-Angels game, Colorado’s Root Sports Rocky Mountain broadcast crew of Drew Goodman and Jeff Huson provided even more of those hot takes, dressing Hamilton down for not thanking the Angels for paying […]


Fox announces broadcast pairings for Women’s World Cup

We’re less than a month away from the Women’s World Cup in Canada, and Fox has announced their stable of broadcasters that will be covering the action. Five teams will be calling the matches, including one made up of three broadcasters for the United States matches. That team will be JP Dellacamera, Cat Whitehill, and […]


Turner re-signs entire Inside the NBA crew to multi-year deals

For those that expected Bill Simmons to slide right into Charles Barkley’s seat on Inside the NBA, you’ve got another thing coming. At the Turner Sports upfront event on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, it was announced that the entire Inside the NBA crew (Barkley, Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kenny Smith) had signed multi-year […]


Pete Rose entertains, informs in Fox Sports debut

On Monday night, Pete Rose made his TV debut as an analyst for Fox Sports. And while Rose definitely can improve in his role, he also showed that if he wants, he can have a long, successful future in television. Rose appeared on three different Fox programs on Monday – America’s Pregame, MLB Whiparound, and Fox […]