Latest Sports media News

Texas high school football playoff pairings

Dec. 04, 2021 22:18 PM EST

Texas high school football playoff pairings, provided by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine and texasfootball.com and distributed by The Associated Press. CLASS 6A DIVISION I State Semifinals Southlake Carroll (14-0) vs...

Broncos hope to keep AFC West jumbled against Chiefs

Dec. 04, 2021 11:33 AM EST

The Broncos don't beat the Chiefs. Andy Reid almost never loses coming off a bye. The NFL flexed Denver at Kansas City with those facts staring directly at the league Well, yes. Sunday night's game, which replaces San Francisco at...

DeChambeau leads a holiday event shaping up to be much more

Dec. 03, 2021 18:16 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — This holiday event in the Bahamas is taking on a little more meaning for Bryson DeChambeau seeking a small measure of revenge and for Collin Morikawa pursuing a more noble goal of reaching No. 1 in the world. One week after getting whipped by...

His Cause: NFL broadcaster's shoes will show damaged brain

Dec. 03, 2021 16:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — NFL player turned broadcaster Ross Tucker will wear shoes showing an image of a traumatized brain to raise money for the families of players who suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. As part of the NFL’s “My Cause My Cleats” initiative,...

Sports betting ads: Industry weighs how much is too much?

Dec. 02, 2021 16:14 PM EST

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — If you've turned on a television in the last three years, chances are you've been inundated with advertisements for sports betting, and not only during game broadcasts. Commercials featuring an emperor addressing the masses, a woman urging bettors...

Thanksgiving football, Big 10 rivalry game score in ratings

Dec. 01, 2021 17:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Even at a time football generally dominates television ratings, the long Thanksgiving Day weekend was notable. CBS' turkey day telecast of the Dallas Cowboys against the Las Vegas Raiders reached 37.8 million viewers, the biggest audience for an NFL...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Dec. 01, 2021 13:46 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. Nov. 30, 2021. Editorial: Hazard pay can create problems The Leflore County Board of Supervisors tripped up last year in doling out “hazard pay” that was bankrolled by one of the federal government’s coronavirus relief...

Ohio court to hear NASCAR challenge of tax on broadcasts

Nov. 30, 2021 10:25 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in a case involving the state's attempt to tax NASCAR for broadcasting its races in Ohio. At issue before the court is whether the state tax commissioner properly subjected those broadcasts to...

New this week: 'Power of the Dog,' 'Annie' live and Kenny G

Nov. 29, 2021 14:31 PM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Jane Campion, whose last movie was 2009's “Bright Star," makes a triumphant...

Kazakhstan plays Iran anthem for Syria at FIBA WC qualifiers

Nov. 28, 2021 08:33 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s sports federation has complained to basketball's world governing body after Kazakhstan welcomed its team with the Iranian national anthem, instead of the Syrian, to the game at the first leg of Asian qualifiers for World Cup 2023. Syrian...