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Lupul, Phaneuf, Cuthbert threaten lawsuit against TSN

The problems with networks broadcasting average users’ tweets with a particular hashtag are numerous, but it’s rare to see them spark a potential lawsuit. That’s what’s happened in the wake of TSN’s NHL trade deadline coverage show Monday, though, which was pulling in tweets with the #TradeCentre hashtag and broadcast the tweet “I want the leafs to keep lupul solely...
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Your NHL Announcing Schedule for 3/3 – 3/8

Tuesday, March 3 Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning (NBCSN 7:30 pm) Rick Peckham, Pierre McGuire Wednesday, March 4 New York Rangers at Detroit Red Wings (NBCSN 8 pm) Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire Thursday, March 5 St. Louis Blues at Philadelphia Flyers (NHLN 7 pm) Local Broadcast Saturday, March 7 Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins (NHLN 1 pm) Local Broadcast...
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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 eight registered months bringing in the top eight unique visitor totals...
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ESPN to air something called “The Basketball Tournament”

Summer is normally a dead period for sports networks. Even if the network has baseball, golf, tennis, horse racing, sailing, the WNBA and other sports, there still seems to be a need for more content to bridge the gap until football starts in late August and September. So ESPN has signed a deal to carry something called “The Basketball Tournament.” What is “The Basketball Tournament”...
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It appears Brent Musburger laid a wager on Oklahoma-Iowa State

This is one of the reasons why we miss Brent Musburger on the main ESPN college football game. Late in the action during Monday’s Oklahoma-Iowa State game, a gambling reference made its way into the discussion between Brent and his partner, Fran Fraschilla. With 31.9 seconds left and the Cyclones up by six, there was an out-of-bounds call that led Fraschilla to say, “I know...
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UK TV Networks want to sponsor FIFA presidential debate

Let’s face it. Political debates are usually boring. Whether they involve candidates for governor, mayor, House of Representatives, Senate, President or dogcatcher, debates rarely provide any incite or break news. However, a debate for FIFA president might be the one instance that breaks the mold. That’s right, there could be a debate involving current FIFA President Sepp ...
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News anchor and reporter brawl in Hooters parking lot

Local stations like to promote their news staffs as a team, friendly, neighborly and together as one. So it’s news when we hear of a fistfight between an anchor and a reporter. It’s even more so when it reportedly happens at a Hooters restaurant. According to the Illinois Times, WICS anchor Vince DeMentri and reporter Garrett Brnger were the combatants. It happened after they...
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Discipline dished out to Twitter trolls who harassed Curt Schilling’s daughter

This weekend, ESPN analyst and former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling blogged about Twitter trolls harassing his daughter after Schilling’s congratulated her for getting accepted to college. Schilling also did some amateur sleuthing of his own, and found some background information on a couple of the trolls. Their Twitter comments have resulted in severe discipline from their colleges...
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This Woody Paige Before and After is a little creepy

Do you realize that Woody Paige has spent the last 12 years as a panelist on Around the Horn?  12 years!!!  Apparently Woody Paige is still alive and still a regular panelist on Around the Horn.  When Around the Horn debuted, Yao Ming was the #1 pick in the NBA Draft.  To put that in perspective, David Diehl was drafted by the Giants, won two Super Bowls, retired, and joined...
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Keith Olbermann putting an end to his Twitter 'batting practice'

Keith Olbermann was suspended by ESPN last week after getting into an ugly Twitter War with Penn State students who were raising money for pediatric cancer.  Olbermann’s Twitter persona has been as fiery and combative as the days when he was delivering special comments calling out George W. Bush on MSNBC.  The host has casually referred to his Twitter scraps as “batting practice”...
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Robert Flores is continuing his beef with Nick Young

Yesterday we enjoyed the genesis of a ridiculous feud between ESPN SportsCenter anchor Robert Flores and Lakers guard Nick Young slash Australian rapper girlfriend Iggy Azalea.  Flores made a joke on SportsCenter about I-G-G-Y killing hip hop, Swaggy P took it personally, and here we are. Flores appeared on ESPN Radio’s Sedano and Stink (go to the 39 minute mark) to talk about...
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Viewing Picks for March 3, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Murray State at Kentucky — SEC Network Plus, 4 p.m. Evansville at Vanderbilt — SEC Network Plus, 5 p.m. Furman at Georgia — SEC Network Plus, 5 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Tennessee — SEC Network Plus, 6 p.m. Arkansas-Little Rock at Oklahoma — Fox College Sports Central, 7 p.m. Central Arkansas at Missouri — SEC Network Plus, 7 p.m. Charleston...
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Mark Cuban will play the President in 'Sharknado 3'

Oh, this is because of the Shark Tank thing, right? We get it. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, also a “shark” investor on the hit ABC show, has been cast as the President of the United States in Syfy’s Sharknado 3. While you try to comprehend that, also consider that conservative pundit Ann Coulter will be playing his vice president. Hopefully, we see those two in a situation...
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Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 3/2 – 3/8

Monday, March 2 Phoenix Suns at Miami Heat (NBAtv 7:30 pm) Local Broadcast Tuesday, March 3 Houston Rockets at Atlanta Hawks (NBAtv 7:30 pm) Local Broadcast Wednesday, March 4 Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat (ESPN 8 pm) Mark Jones, Hubie Brown Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers (ESPN 10:30 pm) Ryan Ruocco, Jon Barry Thursday, March 5 Oklahoma City Thunder at Chicago...
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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 earlier in February, which garnered...
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The Wizards equated their owner to Martin Luther King Jr

This got lost over the weekend, but on Saturday, the Washington Wizards honored the end of Black History Month by posting an image on Facebook that seemed to be equating Martin Luther King Jr. to team owner Ted Leonsis. Well, that’s not at all ridiculous. And what’s with the Leonsis quote? It’s not even somewhat inspirational or meaningful! [Vice Sports] The post The Wizards...
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Curt Schilling unloads on Twitter trolls again

Earlier this week, ESPN analyst and former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling took to Twitter to congratulate her daughter Gabby on where she would be playing softball at the next level.  Although the responses began innocently enough, it wasn’t too long until the dark side of Twitter then took over and Schilling and his daughter received crude, vulgar replies from individuals on...
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Nick Young fires back at Robert Flores and we’ve officially got a beef

Earlier today, Robert Flores took a random shot at Nick Young’s girlfriend Iggy Azalea on SportsCenter by saying she was “killing” hip hop.  Swaggy P took note and now we’ve got ourselves a beef. @RoFloESPN I'm pretty sure we going to run into each other soon — Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) March 2, 2015 @RoFloESPN you job is to talk about sports not what me and my...
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Joffrey Lupul is not happy with TSN over this hashtag blunder

TSN’s non-stop NHL trade deadline coverage had an interesting moment when this tweet flashed across the screen.  It appears that someone was not monitoring the #TradeCentre hashtag closely enough.  At least we know this tweet making a joke at the expense of Toronto’s Joffrey Lupul didn’t come from Dustin Penner… So this happened, lol. #TradeCentre @mlse pic.twitter.com...
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The silliest carriage disputes in sports

Carriage disputes between cable providers and sports networks are never fun to cover. They leave viewers in the lurch and without programming for what could be long periods of time. For the most part, these disputes can be avoided, but they happen despite deadlines being set, talks going to the last minute and signals getting pulled. As AT&T U-Verse and Fox Sports 1 are in the...
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Marshawn Lynch gives big exclusive interview to… Turkish media

The best part of the NFL offseason is not having to hear about Marshawn Lynch’s feud with the media.  We can all agree on that.  But as much as we need a break from that ongoing battle, we couldn’t help but laugh after hearing this story given Lynch’s reticent relationship with NFL reporters. Lynch finally sat down with a network to open up about the ending of Super Bowl...
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SHOTS FIRED! Robert Flores says Iggy Azalea is killing hip hop

WOOOOOOOOOOOW pic.twitter.com/f2GtmLLkAW — brujería papi. (@SynKami) March 2, 2015 First there was the East Coast-West Coast rivalry.  Now we have the first shot fired in the great music battle between Bristol, Connecticut and… Sydney, Australia?  Take it away Robert Flores… “And what did we learn? We learned that according to the Lakers’ Nick Young a dolphin recently...
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Dustin Penner costs himself NHL trade deadline TV job after Twitter rape joke

Former Stanley Cup champ Dustin Penner is currently without a team so he had planned to be a part of TSN’s NHL trade deadline coverage today.  According to a TSN press release promoting the marathon coverage, Penner would be monitoring social media: New this year, two-time Stanley Cup champion Dustin Penner joins TSN’s own Cabral “Cabbie” Richards to provide a different...
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Screengrab Snafu – ESPN has no idea who Ronda Rousey is

.@awfulannouncing ESPN managed to misspell Ronda Rousey's name 3 times and used "dominate" instead of dominant. pic.twitter.com/aKHkL4gzvP — Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) March 1, 2015 This may be the worst ESPN.com portal headline in history.  Roucey?  Rouncey?  C’mon ESPN!  Ronda Rousey is only one of the biggest stars in all of sports, who’s appeared in Hollywood...
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Viewing Picks for March 2, 2015

All Times Eastern College BasketballMen’s Virginia at Syracuse — ESPN, 7 p.m. Baylor at Texas — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Oklahoma at Iowa State — ESPN, 9 p.m. Boston College at Virginia Tech — ESPNU, 9 p.m. Women’s UConn at South Florida — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Texas Tech at Baylor — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 8 p.m. Oklahoma at Oklahoma State — Fox College Sports Pacific, 8 p...
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