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Living his dream, he settles into Curve broadcast booth

May. 15, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Little 2-year-old Preston Shoemaker of Hollidaysburg would look up at the video board at Blair County Ballpark back in 2002 and recognize all of the Altoona Curve players. “He’d see the players come up on the scoreboard, and it was, ‘Daddy,...

Bang! Breen among media members honored by Hall of Fame

May. 14, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Mike Breen remembers the way he was taught the game of basketball, and quickly learned that it is best when the five players on the floor work as one. He took the same approach into his career. Breen — the longtime voice...

Pac-12 picks MGM executive Kliavkoff as next commissioner

May. 13, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

The Pac-12 hired George Kliavkoff to be the conference's next commissioner Thursday, replacing Larry Scott with another college sports outsider and charging him with rebuilding the football brand. Kliavkoff has been the president of sports and entertainment for MGM...

Spain's La Liga moves to ESPN with 8-year agreement

May. 13, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

Spain's La Liga is hoping that their deal with ESPN finally puts them on the same footing in the United States as their English and German soccer counterparts. ESPN will take over English- and Spanish-language rights to La Liga when next season begins in August as part of...

ESPN, MLB agree to 7-year rights extension through 2028

May. 13, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ESPN could be rewarded with additional playoff games under its new deal with Major League Baseball. Walt Disney Company and MLB announced a seven-year extension of their rights agreement Thursday. ESPN has aired games since 1990 and the new deal means that will continue...

NFL schedules get off to strong starts with Week 1 twinbills

May. 13, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

An additional week of regular-season games will benefit NFL fans right from the start. In order to keep an equal number of doubleheaders between CBS and Fox, the league has decided to make Week 1 a doubleheader for both networks, which is also what they do on the final...

Amazon cloud technology aids NFL in schedule making

May. 12, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

The process of building the NFL schedule used to be a painstaking one with executives such as Val Pinchbeck spending months slotting the games one by one on his board until there was a final product for the commissioner to approve. Making late tweaks or looking at...

LA Sparks star Ogwumike adds executive producer to resume

May. 12, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike is already one of the busiest athletes in professional sports but the multifaceted basketball player and radio host added another accomplishment during the offseason. Ogwumike is the executive producer of “144,” a documentary that...

Cincinnati FC set to debut new stadium Sunday

May. 12, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

The first of three new stadiums in Major League Soccer throws open its doors on Sunday. FC Cincinnati will host Inter Miami at TQL Stadium, the team's new $250 million home. The exterior of the 26,000-seat stadium is covered with LED lights that make for something of a...

ESPN announces extension for Berman on his 66th birthday

May. 10, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

Chris Berman will continue to host “NFL PrimeTime” after agreeing to a new contract with ESPN. The multiyear agreement was announced on Berman's 66th birthday Monday. “We've been working on it for awhile, and this was the perfect time to do...