Television programs

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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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 - 2:10 pm
Fred Gaudelli knew NBC would have to come up with something grand for this season's "Sunday Night Football" opener given this is the NFL's 100th anniversary. It didn't take long for the show's executive producer to arrive at something as Carrie Underwood came up with the perfect idea. This season,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, from left to right, sportscasters Phil Simms, Jack Whitaker and Jim Nantz participate in the "CBS Sports" panel at the CBS 2016 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon, Pa. He was 95. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/In vision/AP, File)
August 18, 2019 - 9:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 file photo, Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) talks with his fiance, Amy Reimann, prior to the Sprint Cup auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. NASCAR television analyst and former driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was taken to a hospital after his plane crashed in east Tennessee. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 15, 2019 - 8:40 pm
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway. The 44-year-old television analyst and retired driver was taken to a hospital for evaluation...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2017, file photo, then-Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif. Jack Del Rio never shied away from giving his opinion as a player and a coach. He isn’t about to change his approach as an analyst. ESPN announced on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, that it has hired the former Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders coach as an analyst. His first appearance will be Friday on “NFL Live”.(AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
August 15, 2019 - 10:26 am
Jack Del Rio never shied away from giving his opinion as a player and a coach. He isn't about to change his approach as an ESPN analyst. ESPN announced the hiring Thursday of the former Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders coach. His first appearance will be Friday on "NFL Live." Del Rio...
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