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Tennis Channel will no longer air live U.S. Open matches

Since 2008, Tennis Channel had shared the cable rights of the U.S. Open with ESPN2. For the first week, Tennis Channel would air the first match at Arthur Ashe Stadium then would air the matches on the outer courts as ESPN2 focused on Arthur Ashe and Louis Armstrong Stadiums. It would also handle the night […]

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Viewing Picks for May 28, 2015

All Times Eastern Baseball Pacific Coast League El Paso Chihuahas at Round Rock Express — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. College Softball Women’s College World Series, ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, Oklahoma City, OK Florida vs. Tennessee — ESPN, noon Auburn vs. LSU — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. Alabama vs. Michigan — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Oregon […]

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Who is the new face of ESPN?

Over the last five years, one could successfully argue that Bill Simmons was the star of ESPN. While ESPN execs will tell you that no one person is bigger than the brand, Simmons was the guy who seemed to be the person who had become the face of the network even though he was mostly […]

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Time Inc. acquires FanSided

Here’s some interesting news. In a case of traditional media buying a quote-unquote, new media company, Time Inc. has purchased FanSided and its 300 affiliated websites. FanSided is a sports and lifestyle network with 15 million unique visitors 50 million page views a month. That’s quite impressive. This is a deal that will help Time’s […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30:  Linebacker Anthony Barr #11 of the UCLA Bruins strips the ball  from quarterback Cody Kessler #36 of the USC Trojans for a fumble and a turnover in the fourth quarter at Los Angeles Coliseum on November 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  The Bruins won 35-14.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Study finds that *surprise* people watch games for the point spread

Quoting that great line from Claude Rains who played Capt. Louis Renault in Casablanca, “I’m shocked! Shocked to find gambling going on in here,” as he’s handed his winnings. Well, after a study was released by two college professors, it shows that interest in non-competitive college football games increases by as much as 30% thanks […]

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Houston Texans to be on Hard Knocks

This reported by Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com: As Hard Knocks goes into its 10th season on HBO, the Texans which were 9-7 last season, NFL Films will focus on how the team will prepare for the 2015 regular season. One thing that the series likes is charisma and the producers have that in the larger-than-life […]

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Viewing Picks for May 27, 2015

All Times Eastern College Frisbee USA Ultimate College Championship Highlights — ESPNU, 8 p.m. Women’s — ESPNU, 9 p.m. Men’s — ESPNU, 10 p.m. College Golf NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship, Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, FL Finals, Match Play — Golf Channel, 3 p.m. Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, 1 p.m. College Softball […]

PROVO, UT - SEPTEMBER 20: Matt Millen, an ESPN analyst, on field before the game between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Brigham Young Cougars at LaVell Edwards Stadium on September 20, 2014 in Provo, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images )

Matt Millen leaves ESPN to join Big Ten Network and Fox Sports

Matt Millen, who has given some rather head-scratching analysis during his years on ESPN, will be heading back to the place where he was a number two analyst for the NFL. John Ourand at Sports Business Journal reports that Millen has signed a new contract with Fox Sports where he will work for multiple networks […]

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Viewing Picks for May 26, 2015

College Golf NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship, Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, FL Quarterfinals, Match Play — Golf Channel, 10:30 a.m. Semifinals, Match Play — Golf Channel, 3:30 p.m. Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, 9:30 a.m. Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, 12:30 p.m. Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, 3 p.m. Cycling Giro […]

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Netflix won’t bid on live sports

Television networks have been fearful of Netflix for a long time. With plenty of movies, TV series, documentaries and foreign content, Netflix has revolutionized binge watching. The streaming service provides content to members whenever they want and however they want. But the one thing that has been missing has been live sports. Netflix has said […]

ahead of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on May 23, 2015 in Paris, France.

Viewing Picks for May 24, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball American Athletic Conference Championship, Bright House Field, Clearwater, FL Houston vs. East Carolina — ESPNU, noon ACC Championship, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, NC North Carolina State vs. Florida State — ESPN2, 1 p.m. Big East Conference Tournament, TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, NE St. John’s vs. Creighton — Fox Sports […]

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Viewing Picks for May 23, 2015

All Times Eastern Arena Football Portland Thunder at Orlando Predators — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Australian Rules Football Essendon Bombers vs. Brisbane Lions — Fox Soccer Plus, 11 p.m. Boxing PBC on NBC, Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA Super Middleweight Title Andre Dirrell vs. James DeGale — NBC, 4:30 p.m. College Baseball ACC Tournament, Durham […]

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Viewing Picks for May 22, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football St. Kilda Saints vs. West Coast Eagles — Fox Sports 2, 11:30 p.m. Greater Western Sydney Giants vs. Adelaide Crows — Fox Soccer Plus, midnight AFL Highlights — Fox Soccer Plus, 11 p.m. Boxing Friday Night Fights, Omega Products Center, Corona, CA Boxcino 2015 Heavyweight and Junior Middleweight Finals […]

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Viewing Picks for May 21, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball ACC Tournament, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, NC Day Three North Carolina State vs. Notre Dame — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 11 a.m. Louisville vs. Clemson — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 3 p.m. Florida State vs. North Carolina — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m. Big Ten Conference Tournament, Target […]

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Fox announces its Women’s World Cup schedule

As you’re well aware by now, the Women’s World Cup is fast approaching. The first of the 52 games in the tournament will begin on Saturday, June 6 and run until Sunday, July 5. Fox, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. For the first time since 2003, there will be Women’s World Cup games […]

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