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CBS/Turner NCAA Tournament broadcasters see the benefits of social media

Social media is taking over the sports world. Want to know anything about NFL free agency this past week? Twitter. Want some uneducated, piping hot takes on anything ranging from LeBron James’ hairline to Chip Kelly? Twitter. It is everywhere, it is constant and it is not going anywhere. Another sporting event that has been […]

Jim Nantz responds to questions from the media at the CBS Sports Press Conference at the Super Bowl Xl Media Center in Miami, Florida on January 30, 2007. (Photo by Steve Grayson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Bill Raftery and Jim Nantz, together again for March Madness

In 1986, a 26-year-old Jim Nantz sat down and readied for one of the biggest moments of his career. Nantz, only in his second year with CBS, was getting his first crack at a burgeoning new sports dynamo in the NCAA Tournament. The game was expected to be a blowout, featuring the powerhouse Duke Blue […]

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Reports of Tim Tebow’s perpetual NFL comeback attempt rise again

The saga of Tim Tebow never ends. Tebow, 27, has not played an NFL snap since the 2013 preseason with the New England Patriots. Yet, Tebow is hoping to make a return to professional football, according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.  Since being cut in training camp by New England, Tebow has become […]

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 09:  The Terminator robot is seen in the paddock following qualifying for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya on May 9, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Associated Press will have robots writing game stories

We have all feared the day when robots would rise up and take over the world. It appears that day is at hand, at least in sports journalism. The Associated Press is working with Automated Insights to brings us robots which will write game stories and have them posted instantly following the completion of the […]

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 06:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates a shot against the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 6, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.  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 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ESPN finally adds Hawks-Warriors to NBA lineup

The Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors have been the two best teams in the NBA all season. Unfortunately, the first of their two meetings was not shown on national television, with the Hawks winning on their home court. The two teams play their rematch on March 18 at ORACLE Arena, and this time the […]

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ESPN Digital sets another new record

ESPN has long been known as the Worldwide Leader in sports. Already in 2015, ESPN has continued to flex its muscles with a record-breaking showing on the digital side of things, reeling in 94 million unique visitors in January, an all-time mark. The digital boom has been going on since June 2014, with the last […]

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The NHL on NBC performed very poorly in primetime

On Saturday night, NBC showcased a rare primetime game between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, two age-old rivals in large markets. The contest drew a paltry 1.0 overnight rating, according to Sports Media Watch. The game drew the second-lowest overnight NHL rating of the season, only beating out the Washington Capitals and Flyers […]

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Fox’s Brady Quinn making a comeback bid?

Former NFL quarterback Brady Quinn seems to have a pretty sweet life. He went to Notre Dame, became a first-round pick, earned a major payday, got married to Olympic beauty Alicia Sacramone and then retired at the age of 29. Like many other quarterbacks who had shorter careers than the planned, Quinn found a second […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: Former Georgia Southern defensive back Lavelle Westbrooks runs the 40-yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The NFL Combine is doing record numbers for NFL Network

Each year, the NFL seems to be shattering previous ratings records, whether it is Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football or the NFL Draft. The NFL Scouting Combine is now also becoming a ratings grab, despite barely being known by most fans only a decade ago. The league decided to change the format of the combine […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 19:  Safety Ryan Clark #25 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)

Ryan Clark retires, joins ESPN

Ryan Clark has been moonlighting for years with ESPN as a guest analyst, often appearing on First Take among other programs. On Wednesday, Clark decided to officially turn in his cleats for a coat and tie, retiring on NFL Live to become a full-time analyst for the Worldwide Leader. Clark should bring a bevy of […]

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Lakers game sets season low NBA rating for TNT

The Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets got together on Tuesday night, playing a game only people desperate for punishment decided to sit through. Apparently, even some of those poor souls decided to run away screaming from the television, with only 727,000 viewers for the TNT telecast, per SportsMediaWatch.com. The rating is the lowest of […]

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Stuart Scott’s memoir scheduled for early March release

On Jan. 4, Stuart Scott passed away at age 49 from appendiceal cancer. It was the end of a brilliant and impactful life, one which will resonate in the sports media landscape for years. Scott, who battled cancer from 2007 until the conclusion of his life, wrote a memoir entitled Every Day I Fight. It […]

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