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Is the viewership for Speak For Yourself as bad as we think?

FS1’s attempt to embrace debate and revamp its late afternoon/early evening block once again started in earnest three weeks ago with the premiere of Speak For Yourself, the Colin Cowherd/Jason Whitlock PTI-style show. The early reviews of the show have been tepid, but with a pair of polarizing personalities like Cowherd and Whitlock, that was […]

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Stephen A Smith lost his damn mind over Kevin Durant signing with the Warriors

I really don’t want to give him the attention. But following Kevin Durant’s announcement on Monday that he’d be joining the Golden State Warriors, Stephen A Smith had a meltdown across TV and social media that has to be seen to be believed. Smith started out his holiday on SportsCenter alongside Chris Broussard. Predictably, he […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 11:  Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants hits a walk-off rbi single to score Joe Panik #12 against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the bottom of the tenth inning at AT&T Park on June 11, 2016 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won the game 5-4. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Your MLB announcing schedule for 6/29-7/4

Wednesday, June 29 Miami Marlins at Detroit Tigers (MLBN 1 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Cubs at Reds -12:30p] Baltimore Orioles at San Diego Padres (MLBN 4 pm – JIP) Local Broadcast [alt: Phillies at D’Backs -3:30p] New York Mets at Washington Nationals (ESPN2 7 pm) Jon Sciambi, Rick Sutcliffe, Doug Glanville Thursday, June 30 Texas […]

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Rougned Odor doused poor Rangers reporter Emily Jones with Powerade

Emily Jones of Fox Sports Southwest has been the victim of the Texas Rangers’ post-game Powerade bath before. Following the Rangers’ 6-2 win over the Red Sox on Sunday, moving them to an AL-best 49-27, Jones was again victimized by a jug of Powerade, this time by Texas second baseman Rougned Odor. Man, he went […]

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John Oliver takes on Olympic doping in latest monologue

In his latest weekly monologue on Last Week Tonight, HBO’s John Oliver dove into the Rio Olympics, but he didn’t cover the topic you may have thought he’d take on. Instead of lambasting Rio de Janeiro and the Brazilian government for their hilariously poor attempts at funding these Olympic Games, or talking about the prevalence of […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo throws reporter’s microphone into lake

Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t had a great European Championships so far. He hasn’t scored in either of Portugal’s two draws so far despite attempting a mind-blowing 23 shots, and missed a penalty off the post in their 0-0 draw with Austria on Saturday. He’s won every major club and individual trophy in both England […]

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Your MLB announcing schedule for 6/22-6/26

Wednesday, June 22 Kansas City Royals at New York Mets (MLBN 1 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Braves at Marlins – Noon] St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs (MLBN 4 pm – JIP) Local Broadcast [alt: Brewers at A’s -3:30p] Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox (MLBN 7 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Giants at Pirates] […]

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ESPN re-ups with Big Ten though 2022-2023 season

The Big Ten won’t be leaving ESPN for another network. The conference re-upped with ESPN, signing a six-year deal worth $190 million per season for just half the rights. The other half of the conference’s rights are going to Fox Sports, which is paying the Big Ten roughly $240 million per each season. CBS also is […]

OAKMONT, PA - JUNE 15:  Jordan Spieth of the United States plays a shot from a bunker during a practice round prior to the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 15, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Your 2016 US Open broadcast schedule

116th U.S. Open Championship, FOX Sports Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, PA Thursday, June 16 – Sunday, June 19 Broadcast Talent Lead: Joe Buck Analysts: Paul Azinger, Brad Faxon Hole Announcers: Mark Brooks, Steve Flesch Reporters: Ken Brown, Juli Inkster, Scott McCarron, Curtis Strange, Jaime Diaz Studio Host: Holly Sonders, Bob Ford Interviews: Shane Bacon Course Expert: Gil […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 24:  Gregory Polanco #25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at PNC Park on May 24, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Your MLB announcing schedule for 6/13-6/19

Monday, June 13 Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals (ESPN 7 pm) Dave O’Brien, Dallas Braden, Eduardo Pérez Tuesday, June 14 Philadelphia Phillies at Toronto Blue Jays (MLBN 12:30 pm) Local Broadcast Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals (MLBN 7 pm) Bob Costas, Jim Kaat & Tom Verducci [alt: Pirates at Mets] Wednesday, June 15 New York […]

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Emily Austen sort of apologized for her “jokes” on podcast

Last week, Fox Sports Florida reporter Emily Austen was taken off the air (and later fired) by the network after making some racially themed “jokes” during a Barstool Sports podcast. Austen apologized (sort of) for her comments on Sunday morning, claiming she was just trying to be funny and joke around. Here’s the full text. […]

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Here are the TV and radio calls of the Penguins’ Stanley Cup win

The Pittsburgh Penguins are your 2016 Stanley Cup champions, and the calls of the moment where they ended Pittsburgh’s long and painful championship drought (…oh, only seven years? Never mind…) were pretty special. Here’s long-time Penguins radio announcer Mike Lange. Just for the hell of it, here’s Lange’s call synched up with the video from […]

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Gawker files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The latest chapter in the Gawker/Hulk Hogan saga was written on Friday when Gawker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. What’s next? Gawker will explore a sale in bankruptcy auction, and the opening bid will be between $90 million and $100 million from digital media company Ziff Davis, which owns IGN among other online outlets. Gawker’s […]

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Ariel Helwani’s UFC ban still creating waves throughout industry

The dust is still settling from the UFC’s controversial banning of veteran MMA journalist Ariel Helwani and two colleagues late on Saturday night (or early Sunday morning) at UFC 199. Helwani spoke to Yahoo’s Kevin Iole on Sunday, and said that Dana White called him “too negative”, which is loaded with irony if you’ve ever witnessed […]

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UFC reportedly bans Ariel Helwani for life after doing his job

The UFC is a notoriously thin-skinned organization. They’ve fired fighters for not wanting to sign away their lifetime likeness rights (only to relent and hire them back). They’ve banned reporters from covering their events because of reports on news that wasn’t public. At best, their treatment of the media could be called “misguided”. At worst, […]

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