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BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 1:  New England Patriots fans celebrate during the opening ceremony of Super Bowl XLIX at Jerry Remy's Sports Bar February 1, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots and Seattle Seahawks square off in this year's matchup.  (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

ESPN enjoys significant viewership boost with out-of-home viewing numbers

ESPN is ready for some much-needed and long-awaited good news when it comes to their viewership and revenue numbers. And the boost is coming from something that ESPN and other networks have long been clamoring for – out-of-home viewership. It’s no secret that people like to go out, and they like to go out to […]

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Viewing Picks for December 30, 2016

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s West Virginia at Oklahoma State — ESPN2, 4 p.m. Valparaiso at USC — ESPNU, 5 p.m. Northwestern at Michigan State — Big Ten Network, 6 p.m. La Salle at Dayton — CBS Sports Network, 6 p.m. Texas Tech at Iowa State — ESPNews, 6 p.m. Bucknell at Navy — […]

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The Ivy League has pulled most of its games back from ONE World Sports

ONE World Sports has lost some more future programming. We wrote in November about how the network furloughed many employees and was in a sale process, with some ominous signs on the horizon despite their CEO’s insistence that “the network has an extremely bright future.” Now, the Ivy League Twitter account (20,500 followers!) also hasn’t […]

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Hawk Harrelson wants to call White Sox games for four more years

Four more years! No, this isn’t about the presidential election. Most of us are still trying to recover from that. No, this is about Hawk Harrelson and the Chicago White Sox. We’re not sure whether or not that makes you feel better. If the longtime broadcaster has his way, Harrelson will be calling White Sox […]

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Hawk Harrelson and Joe West are somehow now golfing buddies

If there’s two people in baseball that you would not expect to become BFFs forever, it would be Chicago White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson and umpire “Country” Joe West. First, a refresher. Harrelson is known for his combustible style of broadcasating, especially when it comes to umpires who he think have given the southsiders the […]

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Mike Goldberg leaving UFC; is Jim Rome his replacement?

A MMA broadcasting era is coming to an end, as Mike Goldberg and the UFC are parting ways following Friday’s UFC 207. Goldberg has been calling UFC fights since UFC 15.5: Ultimate Japan, which took place in December of 1997. Goldberg has mostly been partnered with Joe Rogan since then, and has been the main […]

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Viewing Picks for December 29, 2016

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Georgia at Auburn — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Butler at St. John’s — FS1, 7 p.m. Tennessee at Texas A&M — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Kentucky at Mississippi — ESPN2, 8 p.m. Lipscomb at Missouri — SEC Network Plus, 8 p.m. Missouri-Kansas City at Mississippi State — SEC Network Plus, […]

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AOL Sports has vanished as a separate entity

AOL has had plenty of changes in sports strategy over the years, from running the traditionally-focused AOL Sports and the newly-created FanHouse in parallel to integrating them to moving to columnists to selling off the FanHouse brand, domain and AOL-directed sports traffic to The Sporting News, to relaunching AOL Sports once that deal ended in […]

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First Take to go on road, add new segments following move to ESPN

There’s been a lot of discussion about First Take lately ahead of its Jan. 3 move from ESPN2 to ESPN, with ESPN and Fox executives going back and forth this week on the two networks’ debate shows and philosophies. Bringing First Take to the main ESPN channel shows that Bristol still values debate, too, and […]

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