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Backup QB Matt Fink leads USC past No. 10 Utah, 30-23

Sep. 21, 2019 1:48 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Fink decided to stay at Southern California even after finishing third in the Trojans' four-man quarterback competition in training camp last month. A few weeks later, Fink found himself passing for 351 yards, leading a victory over No. 10 Utah at the roaring Coliseum, and sitting...

Collinsworth calling Browns, harkens back to early years

Sep. 21, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

Cris Collinsworth will get to experience a rarity this week. He gets to call a Browns game when NBC's "Sunday Night Football" travels to Cleveland for the first time since 2008. When he was starting out as an analyst, it seemed like Browns games were all that Collinsworth was doing. Before Collinsworth became a...

After social media complaints, Brady makes nice with refs

Sep. 20, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A day after complaining on social media that there were too many penalties in the game he was watching on TV, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tried to make nice with the NFL referees. "I'm very pro-ref," Brady said in the New England locker room on Friday. Brady was tweeting a...

AP Interview: Serie A CEO cites 'billion' lost to TV piracy

Sep. 20, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The accumulated damage to Italian soccer by illegal television streaming services is "well beyond a billion euros," according to Serie A's CEO. Speaking in the aftermath of a Europe-wide crackdown this week against allegedly fraudulent pay-TV subscription services, Luigi De Siervo also said in...

Soccer authorities meet with Twitter over racist abuse

Sep. 20, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — English soccer authorities say they have had a "productive and positive" meeting with representatives from Twitter in the wake of black players receiving racist abuse on the social-media platform this season. The Football Association, the Premier League and the English Football League were...

Woods part of 'Japan Skins' game to be shown live worldwide

Sep. 18, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

Tiger Woods is playing another skins game with two big differences. This one is in Japan and will be broadcast live around the world by Discovery-owned GOLFTV. The exhibition is called "The Challenge: Japan Skins," and it will be played Oct. 21 leading into the PGA Tour's first official event in Japan. It...

HBO to follow Arizona St, Florida, Penn St, Washington St

Sep. 18, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

HBO Sports is going behind the scenes with the football programs at Arizona State, Florida, Penn State and Washington State for four episodes of its "24/7" documentary series. HBO announced Wednesday it will run an hour-long episode for each team, starting Oct. 2 with Florida preparing for its Sept. 28 game...

Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 9-15

Sep. 17, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 9-15. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Philadelphia at Atlanta, NBC, 17.64 million. 2. "NFL Post-Game," Fox, 15.02 million. 3. NFL Football: Houston at New Orleans, ESPN, 13.53 million. 4....

Football carries television networks until start of season

Sep. 17, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The new television season hasn't begun yet, but the football season has, and it's carrying the networks in the interim. Four NFL games finished among the Nielsen company's top 12 shows last week, led by the Sunday night matchup of Philadelphia against Atlanta. ABC devoted its entire...

NFL At 100: Jets-Browns squared off in MNF's debut in 1970

Sep. 14, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

It was the prime-time football game that kicked off decades of must-see TV. Broadway Joe and the New York Jets traveled to Cleveland to take on Leroy Kelly and the Browns in the 1970 season opener, with excited viewers around the United States glued to their sets — along with a club-record 85,763 at...