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OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20:  A detail of a NCAA logo  decal is seen at center court as the Kansas State Wildcats play against the Brigham Young Cougars during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Viewing Picks for March 20, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football NAB Challenge, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Melbourne Demons vs. Essendon Bombers — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:30 a.m. NAB Challenge, Metricon Stadium, Carrara, Queensland, Australia Gold Coast Suns vs. Brisbane Lions — Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m. Boxing Golden Boy Live, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, CA Super Welterweights […]

MUSCAT, OMAN - DECEMBER 09:  President of FIFA, Jospeh Sepp Blatter attends a press conference with the Oman Football Association at the Main Press Centre, Al-Musannah Sports City on December 9, 2010 in Muscat, Oman.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Sepp Blatter refuses offer for televised debate

Earlier this month, we told you about the BBC and Sky TV offer to hold a televised debate among FIFA president Sepp Blatter and the three men who are challenging him for that position. Had Blatter accepted the idea, the debate could have taken place at London’s Wembley Stadium, but instead, the man who has […]

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Cubs and White Sox Spring Training games to air commercial-free

One of the complaints about baseball is the length of the games and the amount of commercials that are shoehorned in between innings. However, Comcast SportsNet Chicago will do something about that for two days. For today (March 19) and tomorrow (March 20), Comcast SportsNet Chicago will air the Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks game […]

OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20:  A detail of a NCAA logo  decal is seen at center court as the Kansas State Wildcats play against the Brigham Young Cougars during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Viewing Picks for March 19, 2015

All Times Eastern Pen State vs. Ohio State — Australian Rules Football NAB Challenge, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia St. Kilda Saints vs. Hawthorn Hawks — Fox Soccer Plus, 4 a.m. College Basketball LSU at Arkansas — SEC Network, 7 p.m. College Basketball Men’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament 2nd Round Midwest Region, Consol […]

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Viewing Picks for March 18, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Air Force at Missouri — SEC Network Plus, 4 p.m. Southeast Missouri State at Arkansas — SEC Network Plus, 4 p.m. Northern Kentucky at Wright State — ESPN3, 6:30 p.m. Arkansas-Little Rock at Mississippi — SEC Network Plus, 7:30 p.m. College Basketball Men’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament First […]

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games to air on USA Network

For old school NHL fans, there’s fond memories of watching games on USA Network. In the first half of the 1980’s, USA Network was home to the NHL and it also had the rights to MLB in the early part of the decade as well as the NBA, PGA Tour and the Masters. The NHL […]

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Could ESPN be part of an Apple online TV service?

2015 could well be the Year of the Online TV streaming. Dish Network has already launched Sling TV containing a slew of popular networks including ESPN. DirecTV and Sony are planning to launch similar services of their own. And now we have the first concrete evidence that Apple is planning one of its own. The […]

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Viewing Picks for March 17, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Florida State at Florida — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Texas-Pan American at TCU — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 7:30 p.m. College Basketball Men’s National Invitation Tournament 1st Round George Washington at Pittsburgh — ESPN, 7 p.m. North Carolina Central at Miami (FL) — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Iona at URI — […]

OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20:  A detail of a NCAA logo  decal is seen at center court as the Kansas State Wildcats play against the Brigham Young Cougars during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

How to legally stream the NCAA Tournament

With the NCAA Tournament about to start in earnest, it’s the one event that lends itself to watching games online. Now whether you believe the silly reports that companies lose over $1 billion in productivity to the tournament is totally up to you. However, in the first week of the tournament especially on Thursday and […]

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Viewing Picks for March 16, 2015

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Tournament Countdown: Katz Korner — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College GameNight: Giant Killers — ESPN, 3 p.m. NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown — CBS Sports Network, 4 p.m. Tournament Countdown: College Basketball Live — ESPNU, 6 p.m. NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. ESPN Tournament […]

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Has NBCSN found its niche with motorsports?

NBCSN, formerly NBC Sports Network, formerly Versus and most formerly, the Outdoor Life Network, has been for years trying to find its role in sports television. Before Comcast decided to rebrand the channel as a competitor to ESPN, it was a blend of hunting and outdoor sports shows. Then in 2005, Comcast began bidding on […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 22:  A puck is seen before the Philadelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues warm up for their game on October 22, 2011 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Can virtual reality increase interest in hockey?

There’s been the stigma for hockey (besides the lack of coverage on ESPN’s SportsCenter) that fans have trouble following the puck. For those of fans who have watched for years, this seems to be silly, but that’s the rap against the sport even as high definition has raised the TV production to where fans can […]

FALUN, SWEDEN - FEBRUARY 22: A drone camera flies in the sky during the Nordic Combined HS100 Normal Hill Ski Jumping team event during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships at the Lugnet venue on February 22, 2015 in Falun, Sweden.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Get ready for the Fox Sports drone

For years, sports networks have used blimps or spider cams to get the beautiful overhead shots for replays. However, they can only go so far. Blimps have to be at least 500 to 1,000 above a stadium. Spider cams are suspended by cables over the field and have gotten the closest overhead shots over soccer […]

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