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Molly Solomon promoted to lead NBC Olympics coverage

Nov. 20, 2019 10:34 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Molly Solomon began her career at NBC Sports as a researcher for its Olympics coverage. Nearly 30 years later, she will lead its coverage. NBC announced Tuesday that it has promoted Solomon to executive producer and president of the network’s Olympics unit, becoming the first...

Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 11-17

Nov. 19, 2019 4:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Seattle at San Francisco, ESPN, 16.95 million. 2. NFL Football: Chicago at L.A. Rams, NBC, 16.85 million. 3. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at Cleveland, Fox,...

CBS takes weekly Nielsen crown behind ’60 Minutes’

Nov. 19, 2019 4:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS won the television ratings crown last week despite being without the most valuable ratings commodity in this era, a prime-time football game. Two relatively lackluster games on NBC and Fox last week enabled CBS' strong entertainment schedule to rule the week, the Nielsen company said....

NFL At 100-AP Was There-The Heidi Game

Nov. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EST

As part of its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL is designating a Game of the Week, each chosen to highlight a classic matchup. For this week, it’s the Raiders-Jets game. To mark each Game of the Week, the AP is reprinting its original story of a classic matchup in the rivalry. The following is the...

“Heidi” interrupted Jets-Raiders, affected NFL TV coverage

Nov. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EST

No young woman has had more of an effect on NFL TV coverage than Heidi. Yes, the heroine of the children’s classic. In 1968, she had much of football nation in an uproar when she interrupted the final minutes of the Jets game at Oakland. Fans of the AFL, which already had agreed to a merger with the NFL...

Police: Home in California backyard shooting was targeted

Nov. 18, 2019 10:09 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two men with semiautomatic handguns targeted a backyard gathering of family and friends in Fresno, spraying bullets that killed four men and wounded six other people before the assailants disappeared into the darkness, police said Monday. Authorities did not identify any suspects or...

Woman gets 15 days for throwing cup at Florida congressman

Nov. 18, 2019 9:31 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 15 days in federal custody for throwing a sports drink at a Florida congressman who frequently appears on television supporting President Donald Trump. Federal court records show that 35-year-old Amanda Kondrat'yev was sentenced last Monday in Pensacola....

Correction: Orioles-Nationals-TV Dispute story

Nov. 16, 2019 4:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 15 about a legal dispute between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the judge denied a motion by the Nationals to reargue the case that led to his Aug. 22 decision to confirm an award recommended by an...

Man ordered to stay away from Ayesha Curry after TV comment

Nov. 15, 2019 4:58 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — A Toronto Raptors fan who made a vulgar comment on live television about Ayesha Curry, the wife of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, has been ordered to stay away from her and the reporter to whom he made the comment. Tristan Warkentin agreed Friday to a common-law bond that orders...

AP Source: Champions League TV rights in Britain kept by BT

Nov. 14, 2019 8:34 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The rights to broadcast Champions League games in Britain have been retained by BT Sport for another three seasons in a deal worth more than $1.5 billion, The Associated Press has learned. The telecommunications company will continue to show every game live and air highlights in the 2021-2024...