This combination photo shows actors, from left, Billy Crudup, Tony Shalhoub and Zachary Levi who will participate in a reading of Don DeLillo's "Pafko at the Wall," a fictionalization of the 1951 playoff game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants. The reading will take place Oct. 3 at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y. (AP Photo)
September 09, 2019 - 3:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the classic works of literary baseball writing, Don DeLillo's "Pafko at the Wall," will get a celebrity reading next month. Actors Billy Crudup, Zachary Levi and Tony Shalhoub will narrate DeLillo's celebrated fictionalization of the 1951 playoff game between the Brooklyn...
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Los Angeles Sparks' Candace Parker, right, passes the ball while defended by Minnesota Lynx's Napheesa Collier during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
September 09, 2019 - 12:43 pm
Candace Parker knows what she'll be doing after the WNBA season. The Los Angeles Sparks star is remaining with Turner Sports after signing a multiyear deal. She will remain part of the network's NBA and NCAA Tournament coverage as well as contributing analysis to NBA TV, a Turner property. Parker...
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In this 2018 photo provided by Fox Sports, Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson, from left, get ready for the “Fox NFL Sunday” pregame show during the 2018 season at the Fox Sports studio in Los Angeles. The show, which started in 1994, was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame earlier this year. (Fox Sports via AP)
September 05, 2019 - 4:34 am
From the moment Terry Bradshaw rode his horse through Hollywood and Beverly Hills, everyone knew Fox's NFL Sunday pregame show was going to be different. It can also claim to be something else — a Hall of Fame inductee. The pregame show, which kicks off Fox's 26th season covering the league on...
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This combination photo shows performers, from left, Meghan Trainor, Meek Mill and Rapsody, who will perform in a free pregame concert on Sept. 5 in Chicago's Grant Park before the Bears face off against the Green Bay Packers. (AP Photo)
August 30, 2019 - 2:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meek Mill and Meghan Trainor are helping kick off the new social change partnership between the NFL and Jay-Z before the season-opening game in Chicago next week. The NFL and Roc Nation announced Friday that Mill, Trainor and Rapsody will perform in a free pregame concert Sept. 5...
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August 28, 2019 - 12:17 pm
For the first time since 2008, Major League Soccer's championship game will air on ABC. The league announced Wednesday that this year's MLS Cup will be shown on the network for the 14th time in 24 seasons. The final on Nov. 10 will start at 3 p.m. EST. It also will air on Univision in Spanish. "...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2019, file photo, Alain Vigneault, left, newly hired Philadelphia Flyers head coach, and general manager Chuck Fletcher pose for a photograph after an introductory press conference at the Flyer's practice facility in Voorhees, N.J. When NHL officials approached the Philadelphia Flyers about appearing on their latest behind-the-scenes show, they faced almost no resistance. “There weren’t many reservations,” general manager Chuck Fletcher said. “There really aren't any negatives as far as I'm concerned.” The Flyers will be featured on NHL Network’s second season of “Behind the Glass” that gives a peek behind the curtain to training camp, exhibition games and the regular-season opener in Europe. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
August 28, 2019 - 10:01 am
When NHL officials approached the Philadelphia Flyers about appearing on their latest behind-the-scenes show, they faced almost no resistance. "There weren't many reservations," general manager Chuck Fletcher said. "There really aren't any negatives as far as I'm concerned." The Flyers will be...
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In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, photo, Fox Sports play-by-play announcer Joe Buck, left, and analyst Troy Aikman, right, work in the broadcast booth before a preseason NFL football game between the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The exhibition game served as a dress rehearsal for the Fox Sports crew for the upcoming Super Bowl to be hosted by Miami in 2020. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 26, 2019 - 3:43 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — It's two hours before kickoff, and in the Fox TV truck, a large screen shows logos of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Miami Dolphins and this season's Super Bowl. Talk about fantasy football. That image from last week's preseason game between the Jaguars and Dolphins was...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2000, file photo, Pat Summerall, lead play-by-play announcer for the NFL on Fox Sports, announces his retirement during a news conference in the Century City section of Los Angeles. Summerall transitioned from a successful playing career to the booth in the 1960s and became the voice of the NFL. He started off as an analyst and was part of the first Super Bowl. He shifted to a play-by-play role in 1974 at CBS and that is where he really shined. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
August 24, 2019 - 1:02 pm
While fans of some sports all have their favorite local announcers, the NFL has been much more of a shared viewing experience. With all games being shown on national networks rather than solely on local channels, the most memorable voices of football are universal. There were the early voices of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1973, file photo, NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle appears before the House Communications Subcommittee on Capitol Hill In Washington. Rozelle was a visionary but no one knows if he could have seen the league turn into a financial juggernaut that has its own network and countless hours of programming per week dedicated to what is happening on and off the field. (AP Photo/File)
August 24, 2019 - 12:52 pm
Pete Rozelle would not be surprised to see television's impact on the NFL as the league celebrates its 100th season this year. It was Rozelle, the commissioner from 1960 to 1989, who was able to convince owners that it was in their best interest to sign a league-wide rights deal instead of teams...
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In this photo provided by NBC Sports, Joan Jett, left, and Carrie Underwood pose with a 100th anniversary NFL football. NBC's Sunday Night Football open will return to the original Waiting All Day for Sunday Night song, but this time Carrie Underwood will be joined by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett. Her band, the Blackhearts, also perform in the open, which features NFL stars. (Virginia Sherwood/NBC Sports via AP)
August 20, 2019 - 7:23 pm
Fred Gaudelli knew NBC would have to come up with something grand for this season's "Sunday Night Football" opener since the NFL is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It didn't take long for the show's executive producer to arrive at something: Carrie Underwood came up with the perfect idea. This...
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