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November sweeps victory makes NBC the king of network TV

Dec. 4, 2019 4:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's victory during the November ratings sweeps period means there's a new king of broadcast television — at least for now. The network ended CBS' 18-year winning streak in November, a period when ratings are watched closely to set advertising rates. A combination of factors,...

The 2020 Boxing Hall of Fame class

Dec. 4, 2019 3:07 PM EST

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — A look at the 13 people to be inducted June 14, 2020 into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum: MODERN (last bout no earlier than 1989) MEN BERNARD HOPKINS: Nicknamed “The Executioner” and “The Alien.” ... born Jan. 15, 1965 in Philadelphia....

UEFA to boost Women's Champions League with new group stage

Dec. 4, 2019 12:16 PM EST

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In a move to raise the quality, profile and value of women’s soccer, UEFA is changing the Champions League format to include a group stage. The 2021-22 edition will have a 16-team group stage with increased revenue from the sale of centralized broadcast and sponsor deals,...

NBA drops 2 Warriors games from national TV schedule

Dec. 3, 2019 9:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are no longer must-see TV. The NBA is taking two upcoming Golden State games off the national TV schedule, with the injury-riddled former dynasty now owning the worst record in the league. Golden State was scheduled to play on ESPN against Utah on Dec. 13 and...

Playing catch up: Premier League round to air live in UK

Dec. 2, 2019 8:40 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Before Clive Tyldesley clambers up to the Old Trafford gantry and picks up his microphone to be part of a landmark week in Premier League broadcasting, he reminisces about being silenced in stadiums. In the 1980s, local radio listeners on Merseyside could only hear Tyldesley call the second...

O’Hurley relishes annual Thanksgiving dog show’s popularity

Nov. 26, 2019 3:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Television traditions on Thanksgiving have usually involved the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and then hours of football, but in recent years, another has emerged: The National Dog Show. Hosted by actor John O’Hurley, the annual parade of pooches has become one of the most...

MASN payment to Nats put on hold pending Orioles’ appeal

Nov. 25, 2019 5:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Nationals aren’t getting their more than $99 million payment from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network quite yet. New York Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen on Monday stayed enforcement of the judgment pending an appeal by the Baltimore Orioles, who own a controlling...

Bill for Nationals-Orioles TV dispute tops $99 million

Nov. 22, 2019 6:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The bill is coming due for what the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network should pay the Washington Nationals for television rights for 2012-16: more than $99 million. A proposed judgment was submitted Friday in New York Supreme Court. The court in August upheld an April 15 decision by a Major League...

White to call 400th Premier League game for NBC

Nov. 22, 2019 5:09 PM EST

Arlo White might be the busiest announcer in the Premier League. Further proof of that will come on Saturday when he reaches another milestone. White will call his 400th Premier League game for NBC when Manchester City faces Chelsea. Not one to rest on his laurels, White will be in Sheffield less than 24 hours...

LPGA schedule features 32 events with record prize money

Nov. 22, 2019 1:46 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA Tour has two new tournaments in Florida as part of a 2020 schedule that features a record $75.1 million in prize money and 500 hours of television, huge gains from a decade ago. Sixteen of the 33 tournaments have prize money of at least $2 million. The LPGA starts its season...