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From the court to the stage: Stephen Curry to host ESPYs

Jun. 29, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fresh off helping the Golden State Warriors win the NBA championship, Stephen Curry will host The ESPYS. The show, which honors the past year’s top athletes and moments in sports, airs live on ABC on July 20 from Los Angeles. Curry, who was...

Big 12 picks Roc Nation's Brett Yormark as next commissioner

Jun. 29, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Brett Yormark, an executive with Jay-Z's Roc Nation and former CEO of the Brooklyn Nets, was named Big 12 commissioner Wednesday, another unconventional hire by a major conference amid the rapidly changing landscape of college athletics. Yormark is taking over for Bob...

NBA Finals viewership up 24 percent over 2021

Jun. 29, 2022 03:57 AM 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...

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....

Ex-Panthers star Luke Kuechly joining radio broadcast team

Jun. 27, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Five-time All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly is returning to the Carolina Panthers as a member of its radio broadcast team. Kuechly, a seven-time Pro Bowler who retired in 2020, will be joining play-by-play announcer Anish Shroff and either Jordan Gross or Jake...

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. ...

Canisius recruit gets bail on gun charges; school drops him

Jun. 23, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state supreme court judge on Thursday set bail at $100,000 for a Canisius College basketball recruit arrested for having two handguns, a shotgun and numerous high-capacity magazines outside the school’s indoor athletic complex. Shortly after Judge...

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...

Maurice took an unusual path to becoming Florida's coach

Jun. 23, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Paul Maurice’s journey toward becoming the new coach of the Florida Panthers included a fortuitous flick of the remote control, plus was aided by a college admissions department. He was watching games one night in January, a month or so after he stepped aside...