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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09:  Patrons watch the play during the first round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Augusta National is trademarking a Jim Nantz catchphrase

The Masters is in full swing at Augusta National, and while there’s plenty of action on the course, an interesting story has popped up in regards to one of Jim Nantz’s favorite catchphrases during the event. Back in September, Augusta National filed a pair of trademark’s for Nantz’s “A Tradition Unlike Any Other” phrase, which […]

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 31: Michael Bradley of the USA applauds the fans after the international friendly match between Switzerland and the United States at Stadium Letzigrund on March 31, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

Fox Soccer is bringing their A-game to USA-Mexico

This Wednesday, the United States Men’s National Team takes on Mexico in their final friendly for two months. Fox Sports 1 will air the match, and with the game taking place stateside in San Antonio, they’re bringing some of their top talent to the table. The coverage begins with the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday and Wednesday, […]

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 06:  A general view on Opening Day at Minute Maid Park on April 6, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

ESPN’s Opening Week viewership still surging

ESPN’s Opening Night broadcast on Sunday did extremely well for the network, drawing a 2.0 rating and 3.35 million viewers. Those marks are up 47% and 43% from 2014. But what about ESPN’s quadrupleheader on Monday? Well, those four games also performed quite well, drawing an average of 803,000 viewers, and were up 21% in […]

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Katie Nolan’s Garbage Time is still finding its footing

We’re now four episodes into the tenure of Fox Sports 1’s newest show, Garbage Time with Katie Nolan. And while the show still has room to grow and evolve, it’s still a breath of fresh air from the studio shows we typically see nowadays, where the takes must be piping and the controversies must be manufactured and […]

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12-year old wins ESPN’s Bracket Challenge, isn’t eligible for prize

When filling out brackets on major outlets like ESPN or Yahoo, no one ever really reads the fine print. One of the qualifications is that those who play must be 18-years old to be eligible for the grand prize. It’s typically not a big deal…but this year, it became an issue. Why? Because a 12-year […]

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WWE SmackDown is moving to USA in 2016

For the first time since it debuted in 1999, WWE SmackDown will be on the same network as Raw. Starting in the first quarter of 2016, SmackDown will be moving from its current home, SyFy, to USA, the long-time home of Raw. SmackDown has bounced around a bit over the last decade. After launching on […]

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NBC Sports will air beach volleyball this summer

It’s not an Olympic year, so you probably forgot that beach volleyball is an actual competitive sport featuring some talented American athletes. But we’ve got some good news for you – NBC hasn’t forgot, and will be airing the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour this summer from May until September. There are a total of […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 05:  Starting pitcher Jon Lester #34 of the Chicago Cubs delivers the ball against the St. Louis Cardinals during the Opening Night game at Wrigley Field on April 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MLB’s Opening Night draws highest rating since 2010

After an incredibly eventful offseason, the MLB season began on Sunday night, and ESPN enjoyed its highest ratings for an Opening Night game since 2010. Naturally, that 2010 game was a wild Yankees-Red Sox affair at Fenway Park following New York’s 2009 World Series win over the Phillies. The Cardinals-Cubs game on Sunday drew a […]

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Why ESPN’s new K-Zone should be given a chance

ESPN kicked off the MLB season on Sunday night by airing the Cardinals-Cubs game from a half-rebuilt Wrigley Field. The Cardinals jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, and the game slowed to a crawl thanks to Chicago’s ineptness when it came to bringing home runners. But the real story for viewers at home was […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 8: A general view Citizens Bank park during the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies on September 8, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The 10 biggest media questions for the MLB season

With the MLB season opening tonight in Chicago, and in full force tomorrow across the league, we’re here to break down the nine biggest media questions for the upcoming campaign. 1) Will ESPN stick with their K-Zone all year? Last week, ESPN announced that on all of their broadcasts this year, they’d have the K-Zone […]

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ESPN viewership up double digits in the first quarter of 2015

For all of the issues viewers may have with ESPN, one thing is for sure – those issues aren’t affecting how many people are watching the Worldwide Leader. In the first quarter of 2015, both ESPN and ESPN2 were up double digits from the first quarter of 2014. Much of the 11% jump experienced by […]

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Sling TV subscribers capped at two million

If you’re thinking about going all-in on Dish’s Sling TV service for the ESPN streaming and completely cutting the cord, you might want to stop procrastinating – subscriptions for Sling are capped at two million. Why the cap? According to Ad Age, it’s because networks don’t want *too* many people cutting the cord and costing them […]

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ESPN is buying a stake in DraftKings

A major shot has been fired in the battle between daily fantasy providers DraftKings and FanDuel. According to a report from the Sports Business Journal, ESPN has decided to back DraftKings, investing hundreds of millions into the company for up to a 20% ownership stake of the company. The Wall Street Journal reported the amount of […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 14: The Miami Marlins stand for the national anthem before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 14, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

MLB is already preparing for in-market streaming with new TV deals

MLB hasn’t put together a deal for in-market local streaming with RSNs, and at this point, it’s looking pretty doubtful that they’ll get something done before Opening Day. But that doesn’t mean that MLB isn’t still thinking about in-market streaming – there’s a provision in MLB’s new deal with Dish to allow access to in-market […]

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 24:  The Chicago Cubs play the St. Louis Cardinals during the eighth inning of their last home home game of the season at Wrigley Field on September 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The game is the last played at Wrigley Field before renovations will add large video boards in the outfield next season.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

ESPN’s MLB coverage will continue to grow, adapt in 2015

The 2015 MLB season begins Sunday night on ESPN at a half-rebuilt Wrigley Field. And while Wrigley is still being worked on, ESPN is putting the final touches on their MLB broadcasts for the 2015 season. The Worldwide Leader will carry 91 regular season games in 2015, retaining its usual Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday night timeslots, […]

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