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Viewing Picks for May 4, 2016

All Times Eastern Boxing 24/7 Canelo/Khan — HBO, 9:30 p.m. College Baseball Florida State at Stetson — ESPN3, 6:30 p.m. Florida Atlantic at Miami (FL) — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Northwestern at Illinois-Chicago — ESPN3, 7 p.m. South Carolina Upstate at South Carolina — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Kansas State at Wichita State — ESPN3, 7:30 […]

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Larry Collmus to continue calling Triple Crown races for NBC

In the wake of his call of the historic Triple Crown win of American Pharoah last year, NBC has signed Larry Collmus to a five-year extension keeping him solidly in place as the Voice of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and the Belmont. Since he joined NBC in 2011, Collmus has certainly had some close calls […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 08:   Former wrester, Hulk Hogan at AT&T Stadium before a Sunday night game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys on September 8, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker again

As if winning a total of $140 million against Gawker wasn’t enough, wrestler Hulk Hogan is suing the company once again as well as other parties, this time over the alleged extortion and leak of racial comments made on a sex tape. Gawker has responded by saying, “This is getting ridiculous,” and went on to say […]

BOWLING GREEN, KY - DECEMBER 5:  Head Coach Jeff Brohm of the WKU Hilltoppers celebrates with players and fans after a game against the Southern Miss Golden Eagle at Houchens-Smith Stadium on December 5, 2015 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  The Hilltoppers defeated the Golden Eagles 45-28.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Conference USA to see big drop in media rights

Perhaps it’s a sign of the times where networks are looking to cut costs where they can, or maybe it’s the fact that Conference USA doesn’t have the marquee schools that it did when it signed it’s last media rights deal, but as Sports Business Journal reports, the league will be lower payments from CBS […]

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Viewing Picks for May 3, 2016

All Times Eastern College Baseball Iona at St. John’s — ESPN3, 6 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky — SEC Network Plus, 6:30 p.m. Virginia at Liberty — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Oral Roberts at Oklahoma — Fox College Sports Central, 7 p.m. Prairie View A&M at Texas — Longhorn Network, 7 p.m. Illinois at Missouri — […]

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Pierre McGuire inexplicably gives Penguins’ Matt Cullen a butt slap

Pierre McGuire is an enigma. He’s well-known in hockey circles. He had a disastrous stint as coach of the Hartford Whalers. He also suffers from extreme overexposure working practically every night of the first two rounds of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs for NBC Sports Group. And while hockey fans do their best to tolerate […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Peyton Manning may not be an NFL analyst this season after all

In the days nearing his final game, the conventional wisdom surrounding Peyton Manning was that once his playing days were over, he would head to a network, most likely CBS and replace Phil Simms as Jim Nantz’s partner. But it seems that isn’t going to be the case. According to Bob Raissman at the New York Daily […]

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Vin Scully talked about beards and it was riveting

As we count down the days to Vin Scully’s retirement, his stories and tales just seem so much more precious to hear. Whether it’s explaining “GOAT” or discussing the number 13 or Madison Bumgarner’s encounter with a rattlesnake, his time at the mic is a must listen. During Saturday’s game between the Dodgers and the […]

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Viewing Picks for May 2, 2016

All Times Eastern Arena Football Los Angeles KISS at Philadelphia Soul — Univision Deportes, 8 p.m. Bundesliga Werder Bremen vs. VfB Stuttgart — FS1, 2:30 p.m. College Baseball Florida State at Clemson — ESPNU, 7 p.m. ACC Monday Night Pregame — ESPNU, 6:30 p.m. College Softball Auburn at Tennessee — SEC Network, 7 p.m. English […]

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 19:   Pitcher Curt Schilling #38 of the Boston Red Sox grabs at his ankle as it appears to be bleeding in the fourth inning during game six of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees on October 19, 2004 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

ESPN edits 2004 ALCS Game 6 and Curt Schilling out of “Four Days in October” re-air, Red Sox fans cry “foul”

It’s aired on ESPN and ESPN Classic numerous times. Boston Red Sox fans love rewatching the 30 for 30 documentary “Four Days in October” chronicling the historic four game comeback against the New York Yankees after being down 0-3 in the 2004 American League Championship Series. Interesting looking back now, it has two former ESPN employees […]

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Wash, rinse, repeat: DirecTV rejects invitation to start talks over SportsNet LA

As the DirecTV/SportsNet LA dispute drags on into its third year, a California-based Congresswoman was hoping to get DirecTV and SportsNet LA operator Time Warner Cable to the table. However, DirecTV didn’t bother to show up and left TWC holding the bag. Representative Janice Hahn invited representatives from both companies to meet in her office, but […]

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 16:  Malcolm Brogdon #15 of the Virginia Cavaliers bring the ball up court against Tyler Thornton #3 of the Duke Blue Devils during the championship game of the 2014 Men's ACC Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 16, 2014 in Greensboro, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The ACC is hoping the time is now for ESPN to create an ACC Network

Ever since the Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN signed a long-term rights deal in 2012 through the 2026-27 academic year, observers have been wondering when a league-owned network would begin. Since that time, ESPN and the SEC partnered on the SEC Network leaving the ACC on the outside looking in. Now, an ACC athletic director […]

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Viewing Picks for May 1, 2016

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football West Coast Eagles vs. Collingwood Magpies — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:30 a.m. College Baseball Tennessee at Missouri — SEC Network, 12:30 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Georgia Tech — ESPN3, 1 p.m. Duke at North Carolina State — ESPN3, 1 p.m. Florida A&M at Miami (FL) — ESPN3, 1 p.m. […]

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