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EXPLAINER: How will College Football Playoff expansion work?

Dec. 01, 2022 20:20 PM EST

The College Football Playoff will include 12 teams, starting with the 2024 season. An expansion plan that was crafted for two years and haggled over for another 18 months finally cleared all the obstacles needed to go from idea to reality. The CFP announced Thursday...

Klinsmann leads FIFA team analyzing World Cup on the road

Dec. 01, 2022 14:35 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The black SUV packed with soccer fans wearing Lionel Messi shirts pulls up alongside a World Cup -branded vehicle, both inching forward in late-night traffic after leaving Argentina’s game against Poland. Two men in the Jeep Wrangler with Bahrain license plates...

Speed Sport to launch motorsports television channel in 2023

Dec. 01, 2022 07:02 AM EST

One of the oldest motorsports publications in the United States has partnered with a network development group to launch a television channel dedicated to racing in 2023. Speed Sport, which began as National Speed Sport News in 1934, announced its deal Thursday with Obsession Media...

Deshaun Watson practicing, not talking ahead of Browns debut

Nov. 30, 2022 17:39 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As Deshaun Watson walked toward his locker, staying behind the sizable media contingent awaiting his first interview in three months, Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah spotted his teammate. “There he goes right now if you want to flip the camera on...

Sports on TV joins turkey, parade as holiday traditions

Nov. 30, 2022 16:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Besides eating turkey and visiting with family, sports on television occupied the time of many Americans over the Thanksgiving weekend. Some marquee contests led to some TV milestones, including the most-watched regular season pro football game ever and most-seen...

Athlete flipped the bird, lost scholarship, now wins appeal

Nov. 30, 2022 14:49 PM EST

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit brought by a former University of Connecticut women’s soccer player who lost her scholarship after she gave the middle finger to a television camera as the Huskies celebrated winning a conference championship. The former student...

Iran fans divided in World Cup match against US

Nov. 29, 2022 18:00 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — While Iran’s national team faced the U.S. on the pitch, Iran’s politically divided fans faced each other in the stands. The World Cup match between Iran and the United States on Tuesday was charged with emotion among Iranian fans, some of whom had come to...

Texas Football magazine high school playoff pairings

Nov. 28, 2022 21:08 PM EST

Here are the high school football playoff sites and times for the state quarterfinals, provided by Texas Football magazine and TexasFootball.com and distributed by The Associated Press. CLASS 6A DIVISION I State Quarterfinals Prosper (12-1) vs....

US-England World Cup game seen by 19.98M on US television

Nov. 27, 2022 13:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States’ 0-0 draw against England in the World Cup drew 19.98 million viewers for English- and Spanish-language broadcasts, the third-most watched men’s soccer game on U.S. television. The match, which kicked off at 2 p.m. EST on Friday, was seen by...

Saudi viewers angry over apparent ban on World Cup streaming

Nov. 27, 2022 10:00 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — World Cup viewers in Saudi Arabia say the government has blocked a Qatari-owned streaming service that was supposed to broadcast matches in the kingdom. The suspension has stunned and outraged customers of TOD TV, which holds the rights to show the World Cup in...