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Prime-time network, cable viewership for the week of Aug. 1

Aug. 09, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 1. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 6.24 million. 2. “60 Minutes Presents,” CBS, 5.93 million. 3. NFL Pre-Season Hall of Fame Game (Raiders vs. Jaguars), NBC, 5.48 million. 4. “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 4.73...

AP sources: ESPN out of Big Ten TV rights negotiations

Aug. 09, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

As the Big Ten prepares to become a 16-team, coast-to-coast superconference with the additions of USC and UCLA in 2024, it is ending a 40-year relationship with ESPN and moving toward partnerships with two new networks. Two people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated...

Hall of Famer Eckersley to leave Red Sox booth after season

Aug. 08, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley said Monday that he will be leaving the Boston Red Sox broadcasts at the end of the season, his 50th in Major League Baseball. Eckersley, who was drafted by Cleveland as a California high schooler in 1972, went on to pitch 24...

Pro Football Hall of Fame recognizes women's impact

Aug. 05, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy made his way through the the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum on Friday, checking out the memorabilia and bronze busts before stopping to take a picture of Jen Welter’s blue-and-pink jersey to send to his younger sister. “She will love...

Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully

Aug. 03, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who entertained and informed Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years. Scully, the longest tenured broadcaster with a single team in pro sports history, died Tuesday night at 94. ___ ...

Vin Scully's top calls from a Hall of Fame career

Aug. 03, 2022 01:46 AM EDT

Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully called thousands of games involving the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers during his 67 years in the booth. He chose his words as artfully as a painter stroking a brush across a canvas. Scully talked about life while chronicling routine plays and historical...

World Cups runneth over: Soccer slates cancel a luge weekend

Aug. 01, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

IGLS, Austria (AP) — Soccer’s World Cup forced the cancellation of a luge World Cup. The International Luge Federation said Monday that what was scheduled as the opening weekend of its World Cup season — Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 in Igls, Austria — has been called off. ...

How England's national team became a power in women's soccer

Jul. 27, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

There have been messages of support and praise from the royal family and Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The coverage is widespread, across the rolling news channels and both the front and back pages of the nation's newspapers. The “Football’s Coming Home” chant is...

Prime-time network, cable viewership for the week of July 18

Jul. 26, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the week of July 18-24, the top 20 prime-time shows, their networks and viewerships: 1. Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Fox, 7.51 million. 2. “America's Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 6.15 million. 3. “60 Minutes...

Former Laker Medvedenko auctions NBA title rings for Ukraine

Jul. 24, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Lakers player Slava Medvedenko is selling his two NBA championship rings to raise money for his native Ukraine. Medvedenko was a power forward on the Lakers’ championship teams in 2001 and ’02, playing alongside Kobe Bryant and Shaquille...