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Sen. Ted Cruz and Jimmy Kimmel shake hands before the Blobfish Basketball Classic and one-on-one interview at Texas Southern University's Health & Physical Education Arena Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Houston. Cruz challenged Kimmel to the game after Kimmel blamed the Houston Rockets playoff loss on the senator. Cruz won 11-9. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
June 17, 2018 - 4:59 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has triumphed over late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in their much-hyped charity basketball game that Kimmel dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic. With each basket worth a single point, Cruz topped Kimmel 11-9 in a two-hour one-on-one match they agreed to...
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Russia fans celebrate in Nikolskaya street after their team defeated Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
June 15, 2018 - 4:59 pm
The overnight rating from major markets of the World Cup opener was less than half of the overnight for the first game of the 2014 tournament, hurt by a much earlier kickoff and less glamorous teams. Host Russia's 5-0 rout of Saudi Arabia, which kicked off at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, got a 1.6 average...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, a tribute to student Joaquin Oliver and coach Aaron Feis is left at the base of a white cross at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, Fla. The ESPYs are breaking tradition for this year's Best Coach Award, awarding it posthumously to three Florida high school coaches who died shielding their students from gunfire. Family members of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School heroes Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel, and Chris Hixon will receive the honor during the award show on July 18 in Los Angeles, the ESPN network announced Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
June 13, 2018 - 11:19 am
MIAMI (AP) — The ESPYs are breaking tradition for this year's Best Coach Award, awarding it posthumously to three Florida high school coaches who died shielding their students from gunfire. Family members of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School heroes Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel, and Chris Hixon will...
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June 12, 2018 - 2:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal stepped up efforts to draw viewers to its Spanish-language World Cup coverage in the United States by scheduling a simulcast on the NBC Sports Network of Sunday's match between Brazil and Switzerland. Fox took over U.S. English-language rights from ESPN for this World...
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Argentine sportscaster and legendary Telemundo soccer broadcaster Andrés Cantor poses during an interview about his 2018 World Cup assignment, Wednesday May 16, 2018, in New York. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes Cantor can persuade American viewers that soccer is better in Spanish. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 11, 2018 - 7:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Andres Cantor screamed "Goal!" for 38 seconds, four fortissimo shrieks of shock, elation and hysteria that exceeded even the usual volcanic standard set by the Pavarotti of the pitch. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes his huge-capacity lungs persuade...
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June 05, 2018 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News apologized on Tuesday for showing photos of Philadelphia Eagles players kneeling in prayer — not in protest — during a story about President Trump canceling a White House ceremony honoring the team for its Super Bowl victory. The 33-second report aired late Monday with four...
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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, bottom, dunks in front of Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. The Warriors won 122-103. (Ezra Shaw/Pool Photo via AP)
June 05, 2018 - 5:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There was a hint of viewer fatigue for the latest chapter of the NBA's Cleveland-Golden State rivalry. Viewership was down from the comparable 2017 matchups but not by much, according to Nielsen figures released Tuesday. The two teams, competing in basketball's finals for the...
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FILE - This is a July 31, 2017, file photo showing The Discovery Communications logo atop its headquarters in Silver Spring, Md. Discovery Inc. has signed a $2 billion agreement that gives it media rights to PGA Tour programming for its 220 markets outside the United States. The deal announced Monday, June 4, 2018, is designed to allow Discovery to deliver golf around the world on every screen and device. It's the PGA Tour's latest effort to expand its fan base around the world. The 12-year deals starts next year and runs through 2030. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
June 04, 2018 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The PGA Tour broadened its international reach Monday in a $2 billion agreement with Discovery Inc., to deliver golf content directly to consumers in 220 markets outside the United States over the next 12 years. Nine months after the PGA Tour chose not to opt out early of its U.S...
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This Dec. 15, 2017, photo provided by ESPN Images shows Doris Burke before an NBA basketball game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. Basketball has been part of Doris Burke's life for as long as she can remember. And it's not going away anytime soon. Burke and ESPN announced Monday, June 4, 2018, they have agreed on a multi-year contract extension, one that will see her retaining her role as a full-time NBA game analyst as well as a reporter for the conference finals and NBA Finals. (Allen Kee/Courtesy: ESPN Images via AP)
June 04, 2018 - 10:33 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Basketball has been part of Doris Burke's life for as long as she can remember. And it's not going away anytime soon. Burke and ESPN announced Monday they have agreed on a multi-year contract extension, one that will see her retaining her role as a full-time NBA game analyst...
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May 30, 2018 - 3:04 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Actor Anthony Anderson will host the second annual NBA Awards. The show honoring the league's top performers will air June 25 on TNT from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The league MVP, defensive player of the year, rookie of the year and lifetime achievement...
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