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In this photo made with a tilt shift lens, Luis Saez rides Maximum Security across the finish line first during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. Country House was declared the winner after Maximum Security was disqualified following a review by race stewards. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 06, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Saturday's Kentucky Derby averaged 16.5 million viewers on NBC, which is tied for the most-watched Derby on the network since it started televising it in 2001. NBC Sports and the Nielsen company report that is a 10% increase over last year, when Justify's win en route to an eventual Triple Crown...
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FILE - At left, in a May 18, 2012, file photo, Vince McMahon is shown at the Republican state convention in Hartford, Conn. At right, in a Feb. 7, 2019, file photo, XFL Commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck makes comments during a news conference in Arlington, Texas. The XFL has reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced Monday, May 6, 2019, that its season will start Feb. 8, the weekend after the NFL season ends with the Super Bowl. This is the second time Vince McMahon has launched a football league. (AP Photo/File)
May 06, 2019 - 11:02 am
The XFL reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports on Monday to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced its season will start Feb. 8, the weekend after the NFL season ends with the Super Bowl. This is the second time Vince McMahon has launched a football league...
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May 03, 2019 - 5:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Media company Sinclair Broadcasting Group is buying Fox's regional sports networks for $9.6 billion. The Walt Disney Co. agreed to sell the networks to get regulatory approval for its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets, which was completed in March. The 21...
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May 03, 2019 - 12:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Arena Football League has reached an agreement with ESPN to broadcast its games for the rest of the season. The remaining regular-season games will be made available on ESPN3 and the ArenaBowl will be on ESPN2. ESPN3 is available on the ESPN App. The Arena Football League...
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Former New Jersey Devils defensemen Scott Stevens, left, and Ken Daneyko appear on the set of NHL Network in Secaucus, N.J., Monday, April 29, 2019. After teaming up to help the New Jersey Devils win the Stanley Cup three times, retired defensemen Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko are back together on the other side of the camera doing TV at NHL Network. (AP Photo/Stephen Whyno)
May 03, 2019 - 2:43 am
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The familiar red-and-black uniforms are gone, replaced by suits and ties, and lapel microphones and pens are in place instead of skates and sticks. On a nearby wall is a reminder of their successes over the years — their names, inscribed with others who have won the Stanley...
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In this 2017 photo provided by Fox Sports, Colin Cowherd is shown at Fox Sports Studios in Los Angeles. According to Sports Business Daily, Fox Sports 1 finished third among the most viewed sports networks last year, behind ESPN and NBCSN but ahead of ESPN2. FS1 has built its fortunes around Colin Cowherd and Skip Bayless. (Frank Micelotta/Fox Sports via AP)
May 01, 2019 - 4:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox Sports 1 has been maligned since its launch in 2013 for continuing to change identities and philosophies. The network has found its stride during the past year, however, with executives showing patience in trying to let things develop. "We've grown past 'embrace debate.' I...
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FILE - At left, in an April 24, 2019, file photo, Booger McFarland is seen on the set of ESPN SportsCenter, in Nashville, Tenn. At right, in an Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, Joe Tessitore poses for a photograph before an ESPN telecast of a preseason NFL football game, in Landover, Md. ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” will go with a two-person booth this upcoming season, with Booger McFarland joining Joe Tessitore. ESPN had a three-man commentary team last year. (AP Photo/File)
May 01, 2019 - 11:18 am
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" will return to a two-man booth when it kicks off its 50th season later this year. The network announced Wednesday that Joe Tessitore will be back doing play-by-play while Booger McFarland moves up to the booth after being a field-level analyst. ESPN also announced...
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April 30, 2019 - 7:50 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN The Magazine is ending its print edition in September after 21 years. The magazine launched in March 1988 and was a competitor to Sports Illustrated. ESPN says in a statement that the types of stories the magazine had run will be produced for online distribution. "...
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April 23, 2019 - 10:30 am
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rebecca Lowe is making a one-weekend switch from the Premier League horse race to actual equines. Lowe will co-host NBC's coverage of the Kentucky Derby on May 4 with Mike Tirico, the network said Tuesday. She also will co-host the Kentucky Oaks on NBCSN on May 3, when she...
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In this Sept. 25, 2016, photo, Howard Katz, right, and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson are seen during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Philadelphia. Katz has the most unenviable task in the National Football League. As the league’s senior vice president of broadcasting and media operations, he is the point person for formulating the schedule and trying to make the executives of the league’s four broadcast partners happy. Before the public got their first look at the upcoming regular-season schedule on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Katz relayed to Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN what games they received. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
April 18, 2019 - 3:03 am
Howard Katz has the most unenviable task in the National Football League. As the league's senior vice president of broadcasting and media operations, he is the point person for formulating the schedule and trying to make the executives of the league's four broadcast partners happy. Before the...
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