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AP sources: F1, ESPN near rights deal with much higher price

Jun. 27, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

Formula 1 is close to renewing its United States broadcast rights with ESPN — for an exponentially higher price — but the sides have not finalized a deal, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations. The sides are working on a three-year contract, the people said....

Peacock to stream Royals-Tigers game without announcers

Jun. 26, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

NBC Sports executive producer Sam Flood realizes that game telecasts without announcers have been attempted a couple times, mostly without success. He is hoping the July 3 game between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers on Peacock will reverse that trend. Peacock will not have...

NHL experiencing sustained growth with female, younger fans

Jun. 25, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

One of the biggest stories in the NHL this season has been the increase in viewers in the league's first year of its television contracts with ESPN and TNT. The league is also seeing unparalleled growth in female and younger fans that should have a big impact for years to come. ...

Cortes presents Kaat with Yanks award after 'molester' label

Jun. 23, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortes presented broadcaster and Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Kaat with the franchise's Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday night, about three weeks after Kaat used an offensive nickname when talking about New York's breakout left-hander. The...

Tony Siragusa, who helped Ravens win Super Bowl, dies at 55

Jun. 22, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

Tony Siragusa, the charismatic defensive tackle who was part of one of the most celebrated defenses in NFL history with the Baltimore Ravens, died Wednesday. He was 55. Siragusa’s broadcast agent, Jim Ornstein, confirmed the death. The cause of death was not immediately available....

Former NFL defensive tackle, TV broadcaster Tony Siragusa dies at 55; played for Colts and Ravens

Jun. 22, 2022 16:23 PM EDT
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Former NFL defensive tackle, TV broadcaster Tony Siragusa dies at 55; played for Colts and Ravens.

NBA Finals viewership up 24 percent over 2021

Jun. 21, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 14 million people watched the Golden State Warriors win its fourth NBA championship since 2015 by beating the Boston Celtics in the sixth game of their series. The series that matched the NBA's most current dynasty against the one with the most championships...

Faldo to retire as lead CBS analyst, replaced by Immelman

Jun. 21, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Nick Faldo is leaving 16 years as the lead golf analyst for CBS Sports. In his place will be another former Masters champion. No, not Phil Mickelson. CBS announced Tuesday that Trevor Immelman of South Africa, who won the 2008 Masters and will...

Title IX: Ann Meyers Drysdale shares how law shaped her life

Jun. 20, 2022 02:44 AM EDT

(Editor's Note: Ann Meyers Drysdale was the first woman to receive an athletic scholarship at UCLA. The Hall of Famer, longtime TV basketball analyst mother of three kids shares how Title IX has help shape her life and career, and what needs to be done over the next 50 years for the law to continue...

'Mr. Game 7' Justin Williams back in Cup Final as an analyst

Jun. 19, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — “Mr. Game 7” is back in the Stanley Cup Final, but in a much different role than before. Three-time champion and 2014 playoff MVP Justin Williams is joining NHL Network as a guest analyst for Games 3 and 4 between the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning. ...