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Cubs fans want Harry Caray video for seventh inning stretch

The singing of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch is more of a tradition at Wrigley Field than other ballparks around the country. And Cubs fans want to embrace that tradition even more by going away from the “celebrity” guests that have done the singing over the last 16 years […]

Members of the media work in a tent ahead of the upcoming fight between WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 30, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two boxers will face each other in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas.

It won’t be that easy to see Mayweather-Pacquiao at a local bar

Typically when there’s a huge sports event airing on a weekend, fans will flock to their local sports bar to watch it on numerous large televisions, eat greasy good, and drink excessively. But it may be difficult for fans to find bars airing the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight tonight – simply because it’s too damn expensive for […]

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MLB on Fox has started 2015 very well

2014 was a bit of a disappointing year of MLB on Fox, with games on Fox Sports 1 off to a poor start for their first season on the network. But in 2015, things appear to be turning around, with average viewership rising by 26% over the first three Saturdays of the season, good for […]

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Golf reporter loses credentials for using Periscope during practice round

As new technology continues to blossom, sports organizations have two choices – embrace the new technology, or bury their heads in the sand and keep living in the Stone Age. The PGA apparently falls into the latter category. On Thursday, golf reporter Stephanie Wei had her credentials revoked for the entire season…because she used Periscope to […]

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 31:  Manager Kirk Gibson #23 of the Arizona Diamondbacks laughs in the dugout during the third inning of a MLB game against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field on August 31, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Tigers broadcaster Kirk Gibson is battling Parkinsons

Current Detroit Tigers broadcaster, former Arizona Diamondbacks manager, and all-time Tigers great Kirk Gibson is battling Parkinsons disease. The news was announced on Tuesday in a statement by Fox Sports Detroit. Here’s a quote from Gibson in the statement. “I have faced many different obstacles in my life, and have always maintained a strong belief […]

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NBC Sports Live Extra now available on Roku, Apple TV

If you’re a Roku or Apple TV user that’s been patiently waiting for NBC Sports Live Extra to show up on your dashboard, wait no longer – as of Monday, Live Extra is available on both platforms. The available content is predictably robust, including live streams of sports content on NBC, NBCSN, and Golf Channel, […]

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)

SBNation deletes hateful Josh Hamilton article (updated)

When operating a massive blog network with dozens or hundreds of blogs, questionable content occasionally slips through the cracks. In the late hours of Monday night, some of that questionable content slipped through the cracks at SBNation’s Angels blog, Halos Heaven. In the now-deleted post, Rev Halofan (the site’s editor) said some downright hateful things […]

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NBA ratings drop across cable, slightly rise on local RSNs

Earlier this month, we brought you the news about the NBA on ABC struggling a bit. Well, the overall viewership from last season to this year was roughly flat (3.588 million viewers this season compared to 3.584 million last year, still the second lowest mark over the past seven seasons), but TNT, ESPN, and NBA […]

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ESPN is suing Verizon over new skinny cable package

ESPN fired a preemptive shot at any cable or satellite providers looking to break the cable bundle model. On Monday, they filed suit against Verizon in the New York State Court because of the new package, which offers ESPN in a separate tier for an additional charge instead of the lowest level tier offered by […]

BRIDGEPORT, CT - JUNE 16:  Former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose speaks at a press conference prior to managing the game for the Bridgeport Bluefish against the Lancaster Barnstormers at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on June 16, 2014 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

MLB will allow Pete Rose to participate in All-Star Game events

Well, since he’s technically a TV personality now, I guess we can go all-in with reporting on Pete Rose. The new Fox MLB analyst will be allowed to participate in July’s All-Star Game festivities in Cincinnati, which Reds owner Bob Castellini stated was his preference earlier this year. This week, I wondered whether or not Rose […]

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The Time Warner-Comcast merger falling apart hurts the hopes of Dodgers fans

There won’t be a mega-merger between Time Warner and Comcast, causing customers across the country to celebrate the immediate lack of an uber-cable provider in this country. But one group of people that won’t be celebrating are fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers, whose best hope of gaining access to Time Warner’s SportsNet LA this […]

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Dish Network will not be offering UFC 186

The latest outlet that Dish Network is going to war with? The UFC. Dish won’t be offering this weekend’s (admittedly weak looking) UFC 186 pay-per-view after failing to come to an agreement with the UFC on renewing their distribution contract. Here’s the official statement from the UFC. Due to contractual issues, DISH Network will not […]

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Minor League Baseball will once again air on CBS Sports Network

Last season, CBS Sports Network aired 15 Minor League Baseball games on Thursday nights throughout the season. The series must have been a success, because in 2015, the series will return for a ten-game schedule. The only teams to appear more than once over the ten games are the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA affiliate of […]

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 19: Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics fights for a loose ball with LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first half during Game One in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena on April 19, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. 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 Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Cavs-Celtics Game 1 scores big for ABC

While the NBA on ABC struggled overall this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers were one of the few highlights. They were involved in five of the six games this season that drew a rating over a 2.0, so ESPN had to have high hopes for the Cavs-Celtics series, which started this past Sunday on ABC. Game […]

BRIDGEPORT, CT - JUNE 16:  Former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose looks on during batting practice prior to managing the game for the Bridgeport Bluefish against the Lancaster Barnstormers at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on June 16, 2014 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Pete Rose joining Fox brings him one step closer to reinstatement

This weekend, Fox Sports blew the mind of baseball fans across the country when they hired banned MLB hit king Pete Rose as a studio analyst. While there was some negative feedback for Fox following the hire, many baseball fans were enthused and overjoyed about Fox bringing Rose closer to the game, regardless of how good or […]

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