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Viewing Picks for February 9, 2016

All Times Eastern Boxing Premier Boxing Champions, Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, PA Lightweights Jamel Herring vs. Luis Eduardo Flores — FS1, 11 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Bowie State at Maryland — Big Ten Network, 6 p.m. Duquense at Dayton — American Sports Network, 7 p.m. Miami (OH) at Western Michigan — American Sports Network, […]

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ESPN Radio hosts argue; one walks off … was it real?

On Sunday, Israel Gutierrez and Amin Elhassan were co-hosting their “Izzy & Amin” ESPN Radio show talking about the Super Bowl when they got heated over Peyton Manning (who doesn’t these days). It got to the point where Elhassan decided to walk off the show leaving Gutierrez to fly solo for a short period. It […]

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

CBS had an uneven Super Bowl 50 broadcast

When you broadcast the most-watched program of the year, mistakes and glitches are elevated and are noticeable to the American viewing public. In a pregame interview with Awful Announcing, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said he was hoping for a clean broadcast with a game that went to overtime. Unfortunately for the Tiffany Network, the […]

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

Super Bowl 50 overnight ratings down from 2015, but is 2nd highest in history

While this year’s Super Bowl wasn’t the most aesthetically-pleasing and it didn’t have the drama at the wire like last year, it still managed to average the second-highest overnight rating in the Big Game’s history. Super Bowl 50 received an average 49.0/73 rating for Carolina-Denver. That’s down from last year’s record of 49.7/72 when the […]

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Viewing Picks for February 8, 2016

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s North Carolina-Greensboro at Furman — American Sports Network, 7 p.m. Louisville at Duke — ESPN, 7 p.m. Oklahoma State at TCU — ESPNU, 7 p.m. St. John’s at Georgetown — FS1, 7 p.m. Colgate at Army — CBS Sports Network, 7:30 p.m. Houston Baptist at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi — […]

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Carolina Panthers’ Thomas Davis calls out NBC’s Rodney Harrison

It was one of the sillier stories of Super Bowl Week, NBC’s Rodney Harrison telling his Football Night in America co-hort Dan Patrick that if he was playing against Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, he would try to injure him by going for his knees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcZvb3qHKUo Harrison defended his thinking by saying that what the […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 20:  Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants in action against  Mike Remmers #74 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 20, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Two people fired for illegally accessing Jason Pierre-Paul’s medical records

You remember the story. Adam Schefter tweeted the medical charts of New York Football Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s amputation of his finger last July setting off a seemingly never-ending ethical debate over HIPAA violations and whether it was correct to tweet out what was supposed to be confidential information. Well, after an internal investigation […]

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Viewing Picks for February 7, 2016

All Times Eastern NFL Super Bowl 50, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers — CBS/ESPN Deportes, 6:30 p.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 9 a.m. NFL Insiders: Sunday Edition — ESPN, 10 a.m. Super Bowl 50: Before They Were Pros […]

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Cox and Vegas’ KLAS settle dispute in time for the Super Bowl

Just in time for the Super Bowl, Cox Communications and the owners of KLAS-TV have settled their carriage dispute. The two sides had been at loggerheads dating back to January and the fight was threatening to keep the CBS broadcast of Super Bowl 50 off Cox’s systems. Cox removed KLAS’ signal from its systems on […]

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: TV analyst Reggie Miller speaks before a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

TNT’s Reggie Miller issues ping pong challenge to Drake

It’s one of those moments that can only happen on TNT’s coverage of the NBA. On Thursday, analyst Reggie Miller issued a challenge on Twitter to rapper Drake to play ping pong during NBA All-Star Weekend. Of course, Drake had to respond and he did in kind to accept the challenge. With gauntlet thrown, the […]

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Viewing Picks for February 5, 2016

All Times Eastern Baseball Australian Baseball League Championship Series, AFA Stadium at Holloway Field, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Game 1: Adelaide Bite at Brisbane Bandits — MLB Network, 3 a.m. Bundesliga Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Werder Bremen — FS2, 2:20 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Columbia at Yale — FS1, 5 p.m. Dartmouth at Penn — American Sports […]

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SI launches new app featuring real-time scores and fresh content

Sports Illustrated has launched a mobile app that offers more of what its website has been providing, articles, access to its featured writers and a section offering scores, stats and all types of information at your fingertips. SI is tapping into a sports-hungry audience that yearns for the latest information as it becomes available. The […]

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ESPN’s programming for Black History Month

It seems just yesterday when we rung in the New Year, but believe it or not, we’re already in February and Black History Month. ESPN will commemorate the month with plenty of programming, features and articles on its multiple platforms from TV, radio to its website. You’ll see reports on SportsCenter, short films on ESPN2, essays […]

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