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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...

NFL At 100: League begins revealing top 100 plays

Sep. 13, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

What a play. Make that 100 of them. The NFL revealed 70 of the 100 greatest plays in league history on Friday night with a TV special produced by NFL Films that has everything from spectacular offensive performances to defensive gems. In balloting conducted by The Associated Press, 68 media members on a...

ESPN+ bringing back 'NFL PrimeTime' beginning Sunday

Sep. 13, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

ESPN's 40th anniversary has become a perfect time for reunions. Only this one will last throughout the remainder of the NFL season. ESPN+ is bringing back "NFL PrimeTime" with Chris Berman and Tom Jackson beginning Sunday after a 14-year absence. It will air on the streaming service on Sunday nights from 7:30...

Some charges tossed in case of woman beaten over TV volume

Sep. 13, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has dismissed two charges against a woman accused of beating her mother and shaving her head because she thought the older woman was listening to a Pittsburgh Steelers' game too loudly on the radio. A Westmoreland County judge on Wednesday said there wasn't enough evidence to...

NFL At 100: Fantasy football all too real in sports culture

Sep. 13, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

Kyle Rudolph is now in his ninth season with the Minnesota Vikings, the team that drafted him in 2011. He's had a stable career with just that franchise, but he was involved in at least one significant trade. In his father's fantasy football keeper league. "My dad actually did not draft me when I came out,"...

Bills use Giants coach's remark as bulletin board material

Sep. 12, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur's lukewarm assessment of Bills quarterback Josh Allen has become bulletin board — or rather TV screen — material in Buffalo. Broadcast on TVs throughout the Bills facility, including the locker room, on Thursday was a tweet...