Television programs

August 08, 2019 - 11:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The "Git Up Challenge" is coming to Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, courtesy of Blanco Brown. The country star, who's had big success with the song "The Git Up," will be among the celebrities and athletes headlining the 24th annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the U.S. Open later this month. The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) runs drills with teammates Samaje Perine (32) and Darlin Kidsy Jr., (84) during the Washington Redskins NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va. The Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason. The telecasts on the regional cable network NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established by the Redskins’ NBA neighbors, the Washington Wizards. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 06, 2019 - 9:32 pm
The Washington Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason. The telecasts on the regional cable network NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Steve Nash speaks during induction ceremonies at the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass. Nash is about to take on an expanded role in his second year with Turner Sports. The network announced on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, that Nash is returning to B/R Football’s UEFA Champions League broadcasts on TNT and B/R Live. He will also be a contributor to TNT’s NBA coverage when the upcoming season begins in October. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 06, 2019 - 11:41 am
Steve Nash will take on an expanded role in his second year with Turner Sports, contributing to NBA coverage. The network announced Tuesday that Nash is returning to B/R Football's UEFA Champions League broadcasts on TNT and B/R Live. He'll also be a contributor to TNT's NBA coverage when the...
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August 02, 2019 - 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The network that televises Spanish league games in the U.S. says its games were illegally taken off the air by Comcast Corp. BeIN Sports said Friday it wants the Federal Communications Commission to review a decision by its media bureau, which dismissed the network's complaint...
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This image released by The WorkShop shows a scene from "Basketball or Nothing," a new docuseries that examines the hoops dreams of a rural, Arizona town in the heart of the Navajo Nation. The six-episode series debuts Friday on Netflix. (The WorkShop via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 3:59 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — High school basketball fans in Arizona and New Mexico likely know all about "rez ball" — a run-and-gun, pass-cut-and-shoot style of play popular in Native American communities. The style excites fans and allows teams without big centers to wear down opponents by running...
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In this May 19, 2017, photo provided by ESPN, Ryan Leaf is shown on the set of NFL Live in Bristol, Conn. Leaf's personal life spiraled out of control after his pro career and his addiction to painkillers led him to spend 32 months in prison after an arrest in 2012. His dramatic turnaround began with a challenge from his prison cellmate who had served in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Melissa Rawlin /ESPN Images via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 3:04 pm
Ryan Leaf spent most of his time in prison alone and angry until a military veteran persuaded the former No. 2 overall NFL draft pick to stop self-loathing long enough to help fellow inmates learn to read. Now the once-star college quarterback who is widely considered the biggest bust in league...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2012, file photo, Nick Buoniconti, former Miami Dolphins player and member of the 1972 undefeated team, in introduced during the half time show of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Miami. Pro Football Hall of Fame middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti, an undersized overachiever who helped lead the Miami Dolphins to the NFL's only perfect season, has died at the age of 78. Bruce Bobbins, a spokesman for the Buoniconti family, said he died Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Bridgehampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, FIle)
July 31, 2019 - 5:49 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti, an undersized overachiever who helped lead the Miami Dolphins to the NFL's only perfect season and became a leader in the effort to cure paralysis, has died. He was 78. Buoniconti, who died Tuesday in Bridgehampton, New York...
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Liverpool FC's James Milner kicks the ball during the second half of a soccer match against the Sporting CP Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in New York. The game ended 2-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 31, 2019 - 4:47 pm
For the third straight year, NBC's Premier League broadcast crew will be in England for the start of the season. The network announced plans Wednesday for the opening weekend for its seventh season, featuring on-site coverage from three stadiums from Aug. 9-11 as well as showing off its synergy...
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Bill Laimbeer, center, coach of the WNBA's Las Vegas Aces basketball team, poses for photos with Kathy Coleman, left, and Wesley Eure on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Las Vegas. Laimbeer spent a season playing a Sleestak on the hit television show "Land of the Lost." He played one of the nearly 7-foot-tall reptilian creatures in the first season of the show in 1974. Former cast members Coleman (Holly) and Eure (Will), who starred in the show, came to the Aces’ shootaround and surprised Laimbeer and the team. The duo was in town for a convention that starts Wednesday. (AP Photo/Doug Feinberg)
July 31, 2019 - 3:10 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Before he played for the Detroit Pistons and then went on to be a successful WNBA coach, Bill Laimbeer spent a season playing a Sleestak on the hit television show "Land of the Lost." He played one of the nearly 7-foot tall reptilian creatures in the first season of the show in...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Mike Tirico attends the NBC Universal mid-season press day at the Four Seasons in New York. Tirico has not had a lot of planning time for his last two Olympic assignments. That is not the case this time with the Tokyo Summer Games a year out. Tirico, who took over as NBC’s Primetime Host at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, has been on conference calls with the network’s Olympics unit once every two weeks for the last 18 months. He is in Tokyo this week touring the main venues and also doing some interviews with network affiliates promoting the games. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
July 26, 2019 - 2:50 am
Mike Tirico is trying to make the most of his time while preparing for next year's Tokyo Olympics. Tirico, who took over as NBC's prime-time host at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, has been on conference calls with the network's Olympics unit once every two weeks for the last 18 months. He is in...
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