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CFP expansion could increase annual revenue to $2 billion

Jun. 11, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

A new College Football Playoff with triple the number of teams involved could bring in three times as much money to the conferences and schools that share the wealth. The television rights for a proposed 12-team playoff could be worth about $1.9 billion annually,...

SRX or bust: CBS not looking for more motorsports in lineup

Jun. 11, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — CBS Sports is not using the Superstar Racing Experience as a soft opening for more motorsports, and chairman Sean McManus ruled out IndyCar joining the network next year. McManus told The Associated Press the CBS Sports calendar is too crowded with too...

NBC's Olympics coverage shifts into higher gear with trials

Jun. 11, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

The opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics is six weeks away but NBC's coverage of the upcoming Games shifts into high gear beginning this weekend. NBC will present 13 nights of primetime coverage of U.S. trials in four sports over the next two weeks, beginning Saturday...

Man pleads in shooting during Alabama-LSU football game

Jun. 11, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — A man pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for killing a friend during a dispute that began while they were watching an LSU-Alabama football game on television. David Allen Fulkerson, 32, of Tuscumbia apologized...

Tokyo Olympics still undecided on fans -- or no fans at all

Jun. 11, 2021 06:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The question of allowing any fans into Tokyo Olympic venues is still being debated with a decision unlikely to be announced before the end of the month. This would be just a few weeks before the Olympics are to open on July 23. Fans from abroad have...

Iran sends warships to Atlantic amid Venezuela concerns

Jun. 10, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian destroyer and support vessel are now sailing in the Atlantic Ocean in a rare mission far from the Islamic Republic, Iran's state TV reported on Thursday, without offering the vessels’ final destination. The trip by the...

Former NFL star Warrick Dunn tackles housing inequalities

Jun. 10, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

Former NFL star Warrick Dunn is hosting a conversation centered on diversity and inclusion as part of his charity’s Juneteenth celebration. Dunn, a three-time Pro Bowl running back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons, will sit down with NFL Network host...

Softball coaches: NCAA can do better with gender equality

Jun. 09, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma softball coach Patty Gasso has had enough. Her Sooners are closing out another dynamic season by playing Florida State in the best-of-three Women's College World Series final this week. But lately, she’s had more on her mind than winning...

Former president Trump returns as a diminished TV draw

Jun. 08, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump reached less than a million measurable television viewers over the weekend in his return to the public stage at a North Carolina political event. Newsmax averaged just under 700,000 viewers between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m....

All roads -- blocked off roads -- lead to Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 08, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Roads were being closed off Tuesday around Tokyo Olympic venues, including the new $1.4 billion National Stadium where the opening ceremony is set for July 23. This is a clear sign that Tokyo Olympic planners and the International Olympic Committee are...