Television programs

October 22, 2018 - 7:04 am
NBC Sports is hiring Paul Azinger as its lead golf analyst with hopes he can deliver his own brand of sharp, candid observations that made Johnny Miller such a strong presence in the broadcast booth for three decades. Miller is retiring. His last tournament will be the Phoenix Open the first...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2014, file photo, Robert Morris University Illinois freshmen, from left, Sondra Burrows, Brian Rodonis and Alex Chapman practice playing the video game "League of Legends" with their collegiate teammates at their on-campus training facility in Chicago. Die-hard esports fans are gathering by the thousands in South Korea this month to watch the world’s top League of Legends players show off their skill and expertise. In the United States, the game’s publisher is hoping to draw a more casual crowd by starting with an important question: What is League of Legends? (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
October 19, 2018 - 2:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Esports fans are gathering by the thousands in South Korea this month to watch the world's top League of Legends players show off their skill and expertise. In the United States, the game's publisher is hoping to draw a more casual crowd by starting with an important question: What...
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Boxer Canelo Alvarez poses for photos at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. He will meet Rocky Fielding in a 12-round, super middleweight bout Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 17, 2018 - 6:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Canelo Alvarez is boxing's new $365 million man. Alvarez has signed an 11-fight deal that his promotional company says is the richest athlete contract in sports history, guaranteeing the Mexican middleweight champion at least that much money to have his fights shown on the sports-...
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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant drives against Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 11, 2018 - 7:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James' first game against the Warriors as a Laker drew nearly 2 million viewers, making it ESPN's most-watched preseason game ever. The Lakers' 123-113 victory Wednesday night in Las Vegas was watched by 1.98 million viewers, the network said Thursday. A spokesman says that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, Chairman CBS Sports Sean McManus participates in the "CBS Sports" panel at the CBS 2016 Winter TCA, in Pasadena, Calif. CBS has signed an 11-year deal to continue broadcasting the PGA Championship, partnering with ESPN.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/In vision/AP, File)
October 10, 2018 - 1:05 pm
The PGA Championship will remain with CBS Sports and pick up a powerful partner in ESPN for weekday rounds as part of an 11-year agreement in which the networks will combine to deliver 175 hours of coverage across broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Financial terms of the deal announced...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, Winnipeg Jets fans react during a viewing party for Game 7 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series against Nashville, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Hockey fans have often criticized NBC’s coverage for not showing more of the NHL’s young stars and the up-and-coming teams. That changes when the season opens on Wednesday, Oct. 3, as the network goes with a new approach. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
October 02, 2018 - 2:48 pm
Hockey fans have often criticized NBC's coverage for not showing more of the NHL's young stars and the up-and-coming teams. That changes when the season opens Wednesday as the network goes with a new approach. NBCSN's "Wednesday Night Rivalries" has been replaced by "Wednesday Night Hockey." As...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2017, file photo Jemele Hill attends ESPN: The Party 2017 in Houston, Texas. Hill is joining the staff of The Atlantic weeks after the outspoken personality left ESPN after 12 years as a commentator, anchor, reporter and writer. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
October 01, 2018 - 10:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jemele Hill is joining the staff of The Atlantic weeks after the outspoken personality left ESPN after 12 years as a commentator, anchor, reporter and writer. Hill posted on her Twitter feed a message from the publication's editor-in-chief. Jeffrey Goldberg wrote Hill will be a...
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Tiger Woods of the US stands on the fairway during a practice round for the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, outside Paris, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The 42nd Ryder Cup will be held in France from Sept. 28-30, 2018, at the Albatros Course of Le Golf National. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
September 28, 2018 - 1:30 am
Tiger Woods wasn't the only one celebrating after he won the Tour Championship. Golf announcers and network executives are excited about the momentum Woods' comeback season can generate for ratings. All three of the sport's major U.S. broadcasters have reasons to look forward to the next nine...
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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook (12) celebrates his 61-yard touchdown against the New England Patriots with teammate wide receiver Donte Moncrief (10) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
September 17, 2018 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ratings generally have been up for the NFL through the first two weeks of the schedule. CBS scored its best opening NFL doubleheader game rating in three years with the highest-rated window Sunday on any network, Patriots at Jaguars and Raiders at Broncos in late afternoon. The...
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FILE - In this is a Feb. 3, 2017, file photo Jemele Hill attends ESPN: The Party 2017 in Houston, Texas. The outspoken ESPN personality has announced she is leaving the company. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist." She tweeted Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, that it was her last day at ESPN. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
September 14, 2018 - 1:13 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Outspoken ESPN personality Jemele Hill announced Friday that she is leaving the company after 12 years as a commentator, anchor, reporter and writer. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a tweet that...
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