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Mike Tirico returns to his SportsCenter roots

It’s been a while since ESPN’s Mike Tirico has anchored a SportsCenter. Over the years, he’s focused on play-by-play whether it was the PGA Tour on ESPN/ABC, college basketball and football, Monday Night Football or the NBA. He’s proven to be one of the network’s most versatile announcers whether it be as host or calling […]

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Viewing Picks for April 12, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball South Carolina at Florida — SEC Network, noon Purdue at Illinois — Big Ten Network, 1 p.m. Lafayette at Navy — CBS Sports Network, 1 p.m. Florida State at Notre Dame — ESPN3, 1 p.m. Seton Hall at St. John’s — ESPN3, 1 p.m. Stetson at South Carolina-Upstate — ESPN3, […]

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)

The Masters gets off to a quick start on ESPN

People must have been ready to see the azaleas, Amen Corner, Rae’s Creek and hear Jim Nantz say, “Hello friends,” for the first round of The Masters. ESPN says Thursday’s First Round received its highest rating since 2010 when just like this year, Tiger Woods returned to golf after a brief absence. ESPN garnered a […]

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Viewing Picks for April 11, 2015

All Times Eastern Arena Football Las Vegas Outlaws at Los Angeles KISS — ESPN2, 10 p.m. Australian Rules Football Collingwood Magpies vs. Adelaide Crows — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:30 a.m. Port Adelaide Power vs. Sydney Swans — Fox Sports 2, 5:30 a.m. Boxing Premier Boxing Champions, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY Danny Garcia vs. Lamont Peterson […]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26:  A general view of the stadium during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on August 26, 2012 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Going inside NBC’s live English Premier League coverage from the United Kingdom

This weekend, NBC/NBCSN does what no previous American TV network has done with the English Premier League. Starting on Saturday and going through Monday, NBC/NBCSN will be live and on-site from three iconic stadiums for the first time since it began airing the EPL in 2013. This means that host Rebecca Lowe will be leading the […]

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Viewing Picks for April 10, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football West Coast Eagles vs. Carlton Blues — Fox Sports 2, 6 a.m. Richmond Tigers vs. Western Bulldogs — Fox Soccer Plus, 11:30 p.m. AFL Highlights — Fox Soccer Plus, 10:30 p.m. Boxing Friday Night Fights, Sands Hotel and Casino, Bethlehem, PA Boxcino Tournament Semifinals Heavyweights and Jr. Middleweights — […]

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Is ESPN changing the way it covers Tiger Woods?

As The Masters has begun, ESPN gets ready to air coverage of the first two rounds, it appears that the Worldwide Leader is changing its approach of covering the golf’s biggest name. As EA Sports and Nike have replaced Tiger Woods with Rory McIlory as their signature athletes, is ESPN moving on from the world’s […]

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Can the Pac-12 catch up to the Big Ten and SEC?

League-owned networks have become the rage whether in professional or college sports. They can prove to be very lucrative ventures and be a continuous revenue stream. For the Big Ten and SEC, their channels have proven to be cash cows. Media giants ESPN and Fox have partnered with those conferences to run the networks and […]

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Viewing Picks for April 9, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Missouri at Tennessee — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Mississippi at Vanderbilt — ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Washington State — Pac-12 Networks, 10 p.m. College Baseball Live — ESPNU, 7 p.m. College Beach Volleyball Loyola Marymount at USC — Pac-12 Networks, 5:30 p.m. San Francisco at USC — Pac-12 Networks, […]

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MLB sees record number of streams for Opening Day

Whether it was the harsh winter or people were ready to see a sign of spring, Major League Baseball had a record number of streams on Opening Day. According to MLB, there were 60 million live and on-demand streams accessed through MLB.com, the MLB At Bat app, MLB.TV and various MLB social media accounts. That’s […]

2015 NCAA Final Four

Duke-Wisconsin draws a whopping 28.3 million viewers for CBS

The final numbers are in for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Game and they are good. Duke-Wisconsin drew the best numbers for the championship since 1997’s Arizona-Kentucky game. CBS/Turner says last night’s National Championship game drew an average of 28.3 million viewers which is the highest average viewership in 18 years. Arizona-Kentucky averaged […]

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Viewing Picks for April 8, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Columbia at St. John’s — ESPN3, 3:30 p.m. New Mexico at Kansas — ESPN3, 4 p.m. Mississippi Valley State at Arkansas — SEC Network Plus, 4 p.m. Kentucky at Louisville — ESPN3, 6 p.m. Georgia State at Auburn — SEC Network Plus, 7 p.m. The Citadel at South Carolina — […]

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Duke-Wisconsin gets a big overnight rating

For those thinking that the ratings for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship Game would suffer without Kentucky, think again. The Duke-Wisconsin game on CBS saw the best overnight ratings for the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship since 1997’s 18.0/28 for Arizona-Kentucky. The numbers are in and CBS received a 17.7/27 overnight rating/share […]

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Viewing Picks for April 7, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Houston at Louisiana-Lafayette — ESPN3, 6 p.m. Georgia at Clemson — ESPN3, 6:30 p.m. New Mexico at Kansas — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Appalachian State at South Carolina — SEC Network Plus, 7 p.m. Stetson at Florida — SEC Network Plus, 7 p.m. Lipscomb at Vanderbilt — SEC Network Plus, 7:30 […]

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One Shining Moment 2015

Well, the 2015 men’s college basketball season is over and Duke is your National Champion. At the beginning of the Tournament three weeks ago, the conventional thinking was the whole thing was the Kentucky Invitational, but instead, it turned out to be another Duke Coronation. As usual, CBS pulled out the stops for One Shining […]

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