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USA-Germany semifinal scores monster rating

Fox Sports has seen great numbers for the Women’s World Cup this year and that continued with the USA-Germany semifinal.  The USWNT’s 2-0 victory over the Germans scored a 6.1 overnight rating according to John Ourand.  It’s the highest rated game of the tournament thus far and the highest rating ever for a soccer game on Fox. Source: Huge ratings for USA-Germany. The overnight...
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Watch: Jim Harbaugh’s ‘clunker’ interview with Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh probably isn’t going to be invited back to Colin Cowherd’s ESPN Radio show anytime soon. The Michigan head coach was a guest on “The Herd” Wednesday morning, and what appeared to be a light, breezy interview quickly turned awkward. Harbaugh doesn’t do light and breezy, apparently. If you can’t listen to the clip, here’s a transcript...
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WWE Raw draws second-lowest non holiday viewership since 1997

WWE Raw has been a staple on Monday nights for the last 22 (yes, 22!) years. But this past Monday’s edition of Raw sunk to depth that WWE hasn’t seen in years. The show drew only 3.46 million viewers, the second-lowest viewership for a non-holiday edition of Raw since 1997. The only lower episode went up against a Giants-Redskins game in December of 2012, which drew over 16...
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Fox exec blasts U.S. Open critics: “You thought we were going to be perfect on our first show?”

Fox Sports took plenty of criticism for its inaugural U.S. Open golf coverage, both from inside and outside the company, and some of Fox’s executives don’t think that’s fair. John Entz, Fox Sports’ president of production and executive producer of their U.S. Open coverage, told Sports Business Journal the critics’ expectations were unrealistic: “For someone like [The...
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ESPN proclaims its web re-design a runaway success

It’s been three months since ESPN relaunched its website. At the time, we chronicled how it looked and while confusing, we noted how it was redone with mobiles and tablets in mind. And there was also the scrolling factor. Lots of scrolling. In fact, scrolling is still one of the main features of the site. Now that people have had a chance to get used to the site, ESPN officials...
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NWSL looks to build on Women’s World Cup success in new Fox Sports contract

Fox Sports has seen tremendous ratings for this year’s Women’s World Cup in Canada.  The positive news on the viewership front extends beyond the US Women’s National Team to the tournament as a whole with interest in the event and the sport seemingly at an all-time high. Once again, the sport will look to build on that momentum and hope some of those fans stick around for...
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Viewing Picks for July 1, 2015

All Times Eastern College Sports This is Auburn — SEC Network, 7 p.m. GolfPGA of AmericaPGA Professional National Championship, Philadelphia Cricket Club (Wissahickon Course); Philadelphia Cricket Club (Militia Hill Course), Flourtown, PA Final Round — Golf Channel, 2 p.m. PGA Minority College Championship Highlights — Golf Channel, 7 p.m. The Golf Fix — Golf Channel, 8...
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MLB’s All-Star roster will now announced be over two days

If you thought the current hour-long format for MLB’s All-Star Game roster reveal show was too long, just wait until you hear what MLB is doing now. This year, the roster reveal show on ESPN will take place over *two* days, July 5th and 6th. The starters will be revealed on Sunday the 5th, and the reserves, pitchers, and Final Vote candidates will be revealed on Monday the 6th...
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Where’s Bill Walton is the new Where’s Waldo

This may be my favorite tweet of all-time.  Bill Walton’s wife Lori tweeting about finding Bill at a Grateful Dead concert. I don't ever have to worry about finding Bill in a crowd pic.twitter.com/pmeSzpZsmz — lori M walton (@loriMwalton) June 28, 2015 If ever there was a time for a reboot of Bill Walton’s Long Strange Trip, now is it. The post Where’s Bill Walton is...
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Is the Longhorn Network a failure? What does LHN mean for Texas, ESPN and the Big 12?

The University of Texas’ much-maligned Longhorn Network has been back in the news recently, with Oklahoma chancellor David Boren calling it “the elephant in the room” and “a problem” last week. That caused C. Austin Cox of The Best College Sports News Network to ask an interesting question Monday: “Has Texas’ LHN Officially Failed?” Cox discusses how LHN prevents...
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U.S. Senior Open on Fox Improves Upon Last Week’s Debut

Though it aired with considerably less fanfare than the U.S. Open, the U.S. Senior Open was a second chance of sorts for Fox. Last weekend, the 50-and-over major championship aired on the Fox family of networks. It was a good opportunity for Joe Buck, Greg Norman, and company, to improve upon last week’s Fox golf debut. Since only a week has passed since the U.S. Open, not everything...
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Marshawn Lynch dove into an end zone of Skittles on Conan

Marshawn Lynch was a guest on Conan on Monday night (yes, it’s still on the air), and Conan O’Brien made one of Lynch’s dreams come true. He provided Lynch with a giant pool of Skittles for Lynch to dive into like it was an end zone. But remember – Lynch is an awful, terrible person for not giving the NFL media insightful quotes during Super Bowl Media Day. The post Marshawn...
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Is ESPN becoming a drain on Disney’s bottom line?

For years, the conventional wisdom about ESPN it’s been a cash cow for its parent company Disney. And while that has been true, it appears that with its rising costs due to programming and production, Wall Street analysts are nervous that as ESPN has to pay more for live sports (new contracts have kicked in or about to kick in for MLB, NBA, NFL and the College Football Playoff...
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American soccer comes full circle with JP Dellacamera in 2015

It’s the most famous moment in the history of American soccer.  Brandi Chastain’s successfully converted penalty kick to win the 1999 Women’s World Cup for the US Women’s National Team.  Almost 18 million people watched that game on ABC, which is still one of the biggest soccer audiences in American history and the most watched Women’s World Cup game of all-time by far...
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VIDEO: This Chile Copa America Semi Winner is Worthy of a Ray Hudson Scream

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at 32 Flags. For all your Women’s World Cup and Copa America coverage, make sure to give them a follow. The first Semifinal of the 2015 Copa America started in controversial fashion and ended on a terrific goalazo by Eduardo Vargas to get Chile the 2-1 win and advance to the Final on Saturday. Chile will face the winner of Argentina...
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Egads, Stephen A. Smith is hosting NFL Live?!

If you’re a regular viewer of NFL Live and you turned it on ESPN’s flagship NFL show, you may have noticed a startling sight on Monday – Stephen A. Smith anchoring the program. Smith and Skip Bayless are on a vacation from First Take (yay!!!!), but because ESPN’s deal with the devil demands that Stephen A. Smith be on the air at least an hour every day, there he was. FYI...
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NFL Hires Two New Reporters In An On-Going Effort To Dominate NFL Media

The NFL is hiring a bevy of reporters in an effort to have the entire country covered by the shield. Per John Ourand of SportsBusiness Daily, the NFL has hired James Palmer, formerly of Comcast SportsNet Houston, to serve as the league’s Denver-based reporter, while poaching former agent turned scribe Rand Getlin from Yahoo Sports to serve as a national voice. From SBJSBD: “We’re...
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ESPN launching Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards

The ESPYs won’t be the only awards show ESPN airs in the month of July. Before the ESPYs air on ABC on July 15th, ESPN will hold the first ever Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards on July 14th in Los Angeles.  The new awards show will center on two major awards – the Sports Humanitarian of the Year (naturally) and the Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year.  Additionally,...
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Viewing Picks for June 30, 2015

All Times Eastern BoxingGolden Boy Live, The 2300arena, Philadelphia, PALight Heavyweights Vyacheslav Shabranskyy vs. Paul Parker — Fox Sports 2, 8 p.m. Copa AméricaSemifinal, Estadio Municipal Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo, Concepción, Chile Argentina vs. Paraguay — beIN Sports, 7:20 p.m. The Express Gameday — beIN Sports, 6 p.m. The Express: Chile 2015 — beIN Sports...
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Adrian Wojnarowski on tipping picks: “I don’t care about their television show. It’s a competitor”

In the eyes of many media observers, it wasn’t any particular team that won the 2015 NBA Draft – it was once again Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.  The preeminate newsbreaker of the NBA was the driving force in being first to break the news of several picks before they were announced live on ESPN’s telecast.  He even joined the rarefied Schefterian stratosphere of crossing...
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Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 6/29-7/5

Monday, June 29 Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles (ESPN 7 pm) Dave O’Brien, Eduardo Perez, Mark Mulder Tuesday, June 30 Chicago Cubs at New York Mets (ESPN 7 pm) TBA New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels (MLBN 10 pm) Local Broadcast [Alt: Rockies at A’s] Wednesday, July 1 New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels (ESPN 7 pm) Jon Sciambi, Rick Sutcliffe, Doug Glanville Thursday...
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Spain’s La Liga is suing FIFA over the Qatar World Cup

After threats from various soccer leagues from around the world over the scheduling of the 2022 World Cup in the winter, FIFA has now seen its first legal challenge to the concept. Spain’s La Liga runs its season from September to June. FIFA has announced that it plans to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November-December to avoid the stifling summer heat. If the schedule holds...
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Vernon Davis Is Terrible At Family Feud, Which It Turns Out, Is Also Terrible

While we anxiously away the Gronk family making its debut on Celebrity Family Feud, the long-running game show got some other NFL players to take part in their primetime ratings extravaganza. It didn’t go great for Vernon Davis. The 49ers tight end is a wonderful player, and a apparently a terrible game show contestant, after two of the worst answers in the history of the show...
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Watch: Aaron Rodgers flashes sword skills training with Olivia Munn

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may have a surprise for opposing pass rushers this upcoming season. Normally, getting rid of the ball quickly, excellent footwork and surprising mobility keep him out of harm’s way. But Rodgers may whip out some swordplay on NFL defenders if they don’t watch out. Say what? OK, maybe this can’t be classified as football training, though Packers...
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Bob Costas and Tim McCarver to call first game together since 1980

Bob Costas and Tim McCarver. Tim McCarver and Bob Costas. Think about that. These two certainly know each other, but they’ve only worked together on a game twice. When you say? That was back in 1980 when Costas was a backup announcer on NBC’s MLB “Game of the Week” broadcast to Joe Garagiola and Tony Kubek and had a rotating analyst. At the time, McCarver was a player-analyst...
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