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PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 2: Former Philadelphia Phillie Curt Schilling is congratulated by the Phillie Phanatic after his induction into the Phillies "Wall of Fame" before a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on August 2, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Braves won 6-4. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Discipline dished out to Twitter trolls who harassed Curt Schilling’s daughter

This weekend, ESPN analyst and former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling blogged about Twitter trolls harassing his daughter after Schilling’s congratulated her for getting accepted to college. Schilling also did some amateur sleuthing of his own, and found some background information on a couple of the trolls. Their Twitter comments have resulted in severe discipline from […]

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Charles Barkley thinks analytics and statistics are different somehow

The neverending, mind-numbing, one-sided battle between Charles Barkley and analytics took an odd turn on Thursday when Barkley showed just how ignorant he was about analytics and statistics in general. Check out this clip from Inside the NBA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXsEm4F5lBU In summary, Barkley talks about some statistics, a Twitter user tells him those statistics are technically […]

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO - DECEMBER 19: The FIFA President Joseph S Blatter talks to the media during a FIFA press conference at the Sofitel Marrekch on December 19, 2014 in Marrakech, Morocco.  (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

FIFA gave Fox the 2026 World Cup to avoid a lawsuit

Plenty of people inside the sports media world were more than a little irritated when FIFA gave the American television rights to the 2026 World Cup (and all events up through 2026) to Fox Sports without opening up the bidding to ESPN, NBC, or other potential bidders. Many felt that it was a make good […]

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WWE is now the largest sports channel on YouTube

Earlier this week, WWE Network turned one year old. And today, WWE is claiming another victory in the digital sphere – over the last 12 months, their YouTube channel had the most views of any sports YouTube channel, totaling a whopping 4.2 billion video views (with probably a good million or so of those views […]

GREEN BAY, WI - JUNE 22:   Vince McMahon attends a press conference about the WWE at the Austin Straubel International Airport on June 22, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Mark A. Wallenfang/Getty Images)

Reflecting on the first year of WWE Network

Hey, WWE – congratulations! WWE Network is one year old, and not only is the service still in business, it’s crossed one million subscribers! But as today marks the one year anniversary of the network’s launch, the first year of WWE Network wasn’t without it’s rough patches. There were plenty of growing pains along the way […]

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out in the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Rays defeated the Yankees 8-3. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Suzyn Waldman thinks Alex Rodriguez is “impossible to dislike”

I’m getting sick and tired of the Alex Rodriguez saga before a Spring Training game has even been played, but Yankees broadcaster Suzyn Waldman took the ridiculousness to a new level. When talking with Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News, Waldman said that Rodriguez is “impossible to dislike”. I swear to you, she actually said […]

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 28:  St. Louis Cardinals fans celebrate their team winning the National League Central division after a 1-0 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 28, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

MLB cuts dead time after commercial breaks

On Friday, MLB released a few changes to their rules for the 2015 season, designed to speed up the pace of games. While none of the three rules are drastic changes that you’ll immediately notice, they’re expected to chop some dead time out of the games. One of the rules will be especially evident to […]

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A WWE doctor is suing CM Punk for $1 million

After CM Punk’s departure from WWE, he went on Colt Cabana’s Art of Wrestling podcast and absolutely torched WWE and several company employees. One of those employees was Dr. Christopher Amman, who Punk accused of misdiagnosing a staph infection. Amman is now suing Punk and Cabana for over $1 million, claiming that Punk and Cabana’s […]

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 27:  Mark Trumbo #15 of the Arizona Diamondbacks is congratulated as he crosses the plate by teammate David Peralta #6 following his three-run home run against the St Louis Cardinals during the seventh inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on September 27, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

The Diamondbacks got a $1 billion TV deal

The recent trend of baseball teams getting absurd local TV contracts isn’t ending any time soon. The Arizona Diamondbacks are cashing in (as we wrote about in October), and reports indicate they’ll be getting over $1 billion over the life of the new contract, expected to run between 15 and 20 years. Think about that […]

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WatchESPN is finally available on DirecTV

One of the most common questions we get on social media is “when will WatchESPN be available on DirecTV?” Thankfully, we finally have a concrete answer – right now. On Thursday, ESPN announced that DirecTV customers would now have access to WatchESPN, a couple of months after the plans were initially announced. And in case […]

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Thankfully, MLB Network will air live Spring Training games daily

Pitchers and catchers are reporting all across Arizona and Florida this week, and we’re finally getting past a long winter and into Spring Training. Games don’t start for another two weeks, but thankfully, MLB Network is going to have us covered this spring like never before. During Spring Training, MLB Network will be airing more […]

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Michael Kay got pissed off at ESPN’s Adam Rubin

What a life Michael Kay leads – he hosts a successful radio program in New York City and is the play by play voice of the New York Yankees, yet even the most innocuous quotes can get New York sports fans in a furor. On Thursday, ESPN’s Adam Rubin (a beat writer for the Mets), […]

John R. Wooden and Jameer Nelson of Saint Joseph's University (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage)

ESPN2 will be airing a college basketball awards show in April

If there’s one thing that the sports world does *not* need, it’s another awards show. Unfortunately, we’re getting one. On April 10th at 8 PM, ESPN2 will be airing a new, one-hour college basketball awards show live from Los Angeles. It will be hosted by Rece Davis, with both Jay Bilas and Jay Williams on […]

Omaha, NE - JUNE 25:  Vanderbilt Commodores players celebrated after beating the Virginia Cavaliers 3-2 to win the College World Series Championship Series on June 25, 2014 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.  (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

ESPN tripling amount of college baseball games to be televised this year

A year ago, ESPN aired a record amount of college baseball games – over 200 games aired on their family of networks, including ESPN3. This year, ESPN’s college baseball coverage has been stepped up to an insane level – they’re going to be airing more than 675 games. Yes, that’s correct: ESPN is more than […]

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