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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. NBC Sports will use Tirico as the host of its inaugural Indianapolis 500 coverage in May, network executives announced Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
February 15, 2019 - 12:28 pm
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC Sports announced Friday that Mike Tirico will anchor the network's inaugural Indianapolis 500 coverage on May 26, giving him his first glimpse at the largest single-day crowd to attend a sporting event anywhere in the world. "I am thrilled to join our team as we cover one...
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FILE - This April 15, 2013, file photo shows the Chicago Cubs logo on the exterior of Wrigley Field, in Chicago. The Chicago Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group are launching a regional sports network in 2020 that will be the team’s exclusive TV home. The Cubs said Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, the Marquee Sports Network will carry live game broadcasts and pregame and postgame coverage. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
February 13, 2019 - 4:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group are launching a regional sports network in 2020 that will be the team's exclusive TV home. The Cubs said Wednesday the Marquee Sports Network will carry live game broadcasts and pregame and postgame coverage. Cubs games will be in one...
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This image released b HBO shows a scene from the documentary "United Skates," premiering Feb. 18, 2019 on HBO. (HBO via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 12:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — First-time documentary filmmakers Tina Brown and Dyana Winkler lugged their cameras to Central Park in New York one day to capture the last few people still passionate about roller skating. Rinks across the country were gone. The activity seemed dead. "We were shooting a piece about...
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Phil Mickelson walks up the 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links with his brother and caddie Tim Mickelson during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. Mickelson won the tournament after finishing at 19-under-par. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
February 12, 2019 - 7:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golf Channel is interested in live programming from Monday to Wednesday, and the answer might be found in college tournaments. It is adding another prestigious event this year, and more could be on the way. "We're trying to grow appropriately," Tom Knapp, executive vice president...
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Orlando Apollos receiver Rannell Hall encourages the fans in the stands before the team's Alliance of American Football game against the Atlanta Legends on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 11, 2019 - 9:43 pm
There clearly is an appetite in America for more football. Why else would the NFL combine, draft and minicamps get almost as much attention as regular-season or even playoff games in other sports? There also is quite the gridiron void once the Super Bowl is over and the next NFL contests to pay...
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In this Jan. 20, 2019, photo released by the Alliance of American Football, Bill Polian, Alliance of American Football head of football and co-founder, left, watches as players with the Birmingham Iron practice in San Antonio. Nearly four decades removed from a stint in the short-lived USFL, Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian will preside over the opening weekend of the newest spring league, the Alliance of American Football. Polian, 76, is a co-founder of the AAF. (Alliance of American Football via AP)
February 08, 2019 - 4:18 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nearly four decades removed from a stint in the short-lived USFL, Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian will preside over the opening weekend of the newest spring league, the Alliance of American Football. "It's one more challenge at the end of a long career," said Polian, 76, who...
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New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis stands near the bench before an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
February 07, 2019 - 9:19 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After Anthony Davis found out he wouldn't be traded Thursday, the six-time All-Star learned the New Orleans Pelicans will let him suit up for the remainder of the season. While Davis had stated publicly that he's ready to move on from New Orleans, he also had said he was prepared...
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February 07, 2019 - 5:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — Dorset police confirm body recovered from plane in English Channel is that of Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala.
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019 file photo, Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament on the North Course at Torrey Pines in San Diego. McIlroy and NBC Sports Group launched a direct-to-consumer product Tuesday, Feb. 5 aimed at making golf more fun for fans who play. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
February 05, 2019 - 1:17 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Rory McIlroy can't imagine what his life would be like without golf, and now he wants to cultivate his joy of the game with as many people as possible through a partnership with NBC Sports Group. McIlroy on Tuesday launched "GolfPass," a direct-to-consumer subscription...
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New England Patriots' Lawrence Guy kisses the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. The Patriots won 13-3. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 04, 2019 - 7:16 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The New England Patriots' competitive but action-starved Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams was seen by 100.7 million people on television and streaming services, the smallest audience for football's annual spectacle in a decade. A boycott by disgruntled New...
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