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Bart Hubbuch compares Trump inauguration to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor in since-deleted tweet

The latest NBC regional networks will now stream MLB games online for the first time New Baseball Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell was a guest at Darren Rovell's bar mitzvah Jonah Keri had a great reaction to Tim Raines making the Hall of Fame TNT planning "Players Only...
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Cari Champion’s interview with Big Boi got awkward when she brought up his dead dog

ESPN’s Cari Champion interviewed Big Boi on SportsCenter on Friday, and it turned out her research on the legendary rapper and devoted Atlanta Falcons fan wasn’t quite as updated as it could have been. Champion tried to ask a cute question about Big Boi’s dog, replete with an allusion to a hit song, and the inquiry backfired about as badly as it could have. Here was the exchange...
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ESPN Ratings Buzz: January 9-15

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. ESPN Top 25 (and Select) Programs For searching an event or program on this page, type CTRL-F in your browser (if browser is capable) then type your event/program title in the search box. VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS...
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Your NFL Conference Championship announcing schedule

Sunday, January 22 NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GREEN BAY PACKERS at ATLANTA FALCONS, FOX 3:05 pm – Joe Buck, Troy Aikman & Erin Andrews, Chris Myers; Mike Pereira (Rules Analyst) Westwood One – Kevin Kugler, James Lofton & Tony Boselli Streaming – FOX Sports Go AFC CHAMPIONSHIP PITTSBURGH STEELERS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, CBS 6:40 pm – Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson...
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ESPN’s Adam Schefter stepping down from Pacific Pro Football League advisory board

The latest NBC regional networks will now stream MLB games online for the first time New Baseball Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell was a guest at Darren Rovell's bar mitzvah Jonah Keri had a great reaction to Tim Raines making the Hall of Fame TNT planning "Players Only...
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Report has Netflix second-most watched in hotels, ESPN third

Offering ESPN has long been key for hotels, and recent data suggests ESPN is still one of the most-watched entertainment options there. However, it’s been passed by a surprising source: Netflix. This data comes from a report from Enseo, a company that enables hotel TVs to offer access to apps like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Crackle and more. Enseo put out the following graphic (via...
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NBC Sports, AT&T to televise Premier League soccer in 4K Saturday and Sunday

The latest NBC regional networks will now stream MLB games online for the first time New Baseball Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell was a guest at Darren Rovell's bar mitzvah Jonah Keri had a great reaction to Tim Raines making the Hall of Fame TNT planning "Players Only...
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Could Michael Cole be leaving the WWE broadcast booth?

Being an announcer in WWE is unlike any other venue in sports or entertainment because of how involved the announcers get in the action. After succeeding Jim Ross, Michael Cole has been the lead announcer for the WWE going on 20 years. He’s been the main voice of Raw over much of that time and for WWE pay per views. And in those two decades he’s been covered in barbeque sauce...
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Big Ten ups its eSports game with 12 competing schools, schedule, BTN broadcasts

The Big Ten dipped its toes into the eSports waters last year, live-streaming an Ohio State – Michigan State League of Legends match from PAX East last April (and broadcasting it on tape delay on the Big Ten Network), and now they seem to be jumping in with both feet. As Marc Tracy writes in The New York Times, 12 of the 14 Big Ten schools (all except Nebraska and Penn State) are...
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Viewing Picks for January 20, 2017

All Times Eastern BundesligaSC Freiburg vs. Bayer München — FS1, 2:30 p.m.Bundesliga Match Day — FS1, 2 p.m.Bundesliga Report: Bundesliga World Tour — FS2, 6 p.m.Bundesliga Weekly — FS2, 6:30 p.m.College BasketballMen’sEastern Michigan at Akron — CBS Sports Network, 6:30 p.m.Women’sGeorgetown at Xavier — FS1, 7 p.m.Providence at Seton Hall — FS2, 7 p.m.Colorado...
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Bill Walton growls, works out, talks Dead, and drops popcorn on “Dave?”

Broadcasts featuring Bill Walton are often a lot of fun, featuring discussion of everything from weed and mimosas to volcanoes, and Thursday night’s Cal-Oregon matchup on ESPN2 certainly provided that. First, Walton returned to the growling well he used a couple of weeks back for Cal-UCLA: “Growling and prowling,” oh my. Dave Pasch gets in on the action too with a “Don...
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Kevin Harlan says former Michigan star Trey Burke went to Ohio State

Mixing up what school a player went to occasionally happens, but saying that a prominent former college player went to one of his school’s biggest rivals? That’s a little more rare, but that’s what Kevin Harlan did on the TNT broadcast of Wizards-Knicks Thursday. Harlan said Washington guard Trey Burke, who shone at Michigan, was “the former Big Ten player of the year at...
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Players’ Tribune raises $40 million more, but their traffic still isn’t great

Derek Jeter’s The Players’ Tribune has pulled in another $40 million in a Series C round of funding, bringing their overall funding so far to almost $60 million. Steven Perlberg of The Wall Street Journal writes that the new funding comes from a mix of investment firms and athletes: The new round of funding, which was led by venture-capital firm IVP, will be used to expand the...
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ESPN commentator Doug Adler apologizes for guerrilla/gorilla remark on Venus Williams

Venus Williams’ win over Stefanie Voegele in the second round of the Australian Open Wednesday came with a side of controversy, with many on Twitter (and some media outlets) blasting ESPN over commentator Doug Adler’s perceived comments about Williams’ “gorilla effect.” Some even called for Adler’s firing. However, Adler said Thursday he said “guerrilla effect,” and...
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ESPN and Golden Boy announce agreement to televise new fight series

ESPN and Golden Boy Promotions are bringing a whole lot of boxing to the ESPN airwaves.The two companies announced Thursday a multi-year agreement that will televise 18 fights in 2017 alone and more in subsequent years. The first fight will air March 23 on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, and subsequent bouts are scheduled every two or three weeks from then through December. Fighters have...
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New Baseball Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell was a guest at Darren Rovell’s bar mitzvah

The latest The worst of Phil Simms, the best of Twitter vs. Phil Simms from Saturday's Texans-Patriots game Mike Francesa is ready to go on his WFAN farewell tour Why did Paul Finebaum rip UConn for pulling a scholarship, but not Michigan or Alabama? CBS San Diego...
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Serena Williams forced a reporter to apologize for saying she played poorly

On Thursday morning, Serena Williams defeated Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 at the Australian Open.  It may not have been Serena’s most dominant performance ever, but she was never in danger of losing, and most importantly she now moves on to the third round.After the match, the first question posed to Williams was about unforced errors and double-faults, implying that she had not played...
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NBC regional networks will now stream MLB games online for the first time

In a move that will make watching baseball drastically easier for fans in some major MLB markets, NBC Sports has announced it will stream games live on multiple platforms for free, beginning in 2017. The latest The worst of Phil Simms, the best of Twitter vs. Phil Simms from Saturday's Texans-Patriots game Mike Francesa...
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Mike Milbury angered Detroit fans by calling Joe Louis Arena a “dump”

As far as television analysts go, Mike Milbury is not someone who has ever been concerned with winning friends or being popular. Perhaps that makes sense for someone whose most notable career moment was marching up into the stands and beating up a fan with a shoe. So when it comes to his thoughts on the home of the Detroit Red Wings, Joe Louis Arena, Milbury did not hold back last...
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TNT to do 'Players Only' night, analysts will do play-by-play

Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t so special. In that same vision, TNT will reportedly be shaking it up for a...
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Viewing Picks for January 19, 2017

All Times Eastern The latest The worst of Phil Simms, the best of Twitter vs. Phil Simms from Saturday's Texans-Patriots game Mike Francesa is ready to go on his WFAN farewell tour Why did Paul Finebaum rip UConn for pulling a scholarship, but not Michigan or Alabama? ...
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Jonah Keri had a great reaction to Tim Raines making the Hall of Fame

They say there’s no cheering in the press box, but sometimes, it can be absolutely awesome to watch sportswriters celebrate an accomplishment for one of their heroes. That’s certainly the case with CBS/Sports Illustrated writer and Nerdist podcast host Jonah Keri, who’s long been the foremost advocate for Tim Raines’ case for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Raines...
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Fox vetoes “too political” border wall in lumber company’s Super Bowl ad

There are often debates over what’s acceptable for a TV ad, and that’s particularly true when it comes to the Super Bowl, which often sees plenty of ads trying to push the boundaries. According to Claire Atkinson of The New York Post, Fox has already asked for changes to a 90-second ad from building supply firm 84 Lumber, including nixing the border wall that was initially involved...
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Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti urges NFL to reduce commercial breaks

The latest The worst of Phil Simms, the best of Twitter vs. Phil Simms from Saturday's Texans-Patriots game Mike Francesa is ready to go on his WFAN farewell tour Why did Paul Finebaum rip UConn for pulling a scholarship, but not Michigan or Alabama? CBS San Diego...
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Your NBA announcing schedule for 1/18-24

Wednesday, January 18 The latest The worst of Phil Simms, the best of Twitter vs. Phil Simms from Saturday's Texans-Patriots game Mike Francesa is ready to go on his WFAN farewell tour Why did Paul Finebaum rip UConn for pulling a scholarship, but not Michigan or Alabama? ...
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