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'America's Got Talent' tops ratings, loses Cowell for now

Aug. 11, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “America's Got Talent” topped the ratings last week, but it faces the absence of Simon Cowell, seriously injured in an electric bicycle accident. Cowell, the NBC talent contest's creator and linchpin of its judging panel, underwent surgery for a broken back last Saturday,...

Former President Barack Obama, addresses the service during the funeral for the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)

Fox News Channel viewers tune out for John Lewis' funeral

Aug. 4, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel viewers are usually a loyal bunch, but thousands looked for the “off” switch during last week's telecast of civil rights icon John Lewis' funeral. Fox News, like the broadcast and other cable news networks, aired Lewis' funeral last Thursday, when former...

New York Yankees relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle throws during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

TV viewers welcome baseball back, at least for now

Jul. 28, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Perhaps sensing the abbreviated season might not last long, television viewers welcomed baseball back with open arms from its coronavirus hiatus. ESPN's coverage of the first game back, between the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals last Thursday, was the most-watched regular season...

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles, right, deflects a shot by Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas (5) during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Fowles ready to become WNBA all-time rebound leader

Jul. 28, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

Sylvia Fowles is poised for yet another WNBA milestone. Minnesota's star center will become the WNBA's career rebounding leader this week when she passes former teammate and current Lynx assistant coach Rebekkah Brunson, barring any unforeseen events. Fowles is six rebounds behind Brunson’s mark of 3,356...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco delivers in the third inning in a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Baseball's return includes several comeback stories

Jul. 27, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

Carlos Carrasco won his first start since his leukemia diagnosis, Yoenis Céspedes hit a home run in his return from major leg problems — and Daniel Bard had the longest road back of them all. This past week was obviously an emotional one for many people in baseball, and it was especially significant...

Chelsea's Christian Pulisic controls the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (Phil Noble/Pool via AP)

White, NBC near end of busy Premier League stretch on Sunday

Jul. 25, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

Arlo White didn't know what to expect when the Premier League season resumed with Project Restart. The only thing he knew was that it beat the alternatives. “Watching exciting top level Premier League football without fans for a stretch is way better than no football at all,” he said. “I...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

LEADING OFF: Dominant pitching, Buffalo in big leagues

Jul. 25, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ACES HIGH There was a ton of great pitching Friday on the second day of this strange 60-game season: Shane Bieber struck out 14 in six innings for the Indians, Jacob deGrom threw five shutout innings for the Mets and Kyle Hendricks threw a complete-game...

New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz reacts after the last out of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, Friday, July 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

LEADING OFF: Deep 'pens, eyes on baseball, Buffalo in bigs

Jul. 24, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Saturday: ARMS RACE The Miami Marlins and Seattle Mariners carried a record 17 pitchers each on their opening day rosters, which were expanded to 30 players for the beginning of this season. The previous high was 28 players in 1995. Many teams have opted for...

A bolt of lightning comes down from the clouds during the sixth inning of an opening day baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

MLB opener was most-viewed regular-season game in 9 years

Jul. 24, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — The pandemic-delayed Major League Baseball opener was the sport’s most-watched regular-season game on any network in nine years. The New York Yankees’ rain-shortened 4-1 win at the Washington Nationals on Thursday night averaged 4 million viewers on ESPN, according to...

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Rachel Maddow and Mary Trump make formidable TV combination

Jul. 21, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Not only can President Donald Trump's niece Mary sell books, she can draw a crowd on television. Her one-hour interview with Rachel Maddow last Thursday reached 5.2 million people, the biggest audience ever for one of Maddow's shows and largest ever for a regularly-scheduled show on MSNBC,...