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Why Quebec endlessly beckons those on a bicycle

May. 21, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — In Montreal each spring, an epic bicycle festival demonstrates how 25,000 people can let the good times roll without bumping into each other too much.  In Quebéc City and its hinterlands, cyclists plunge into a history shaped by French explorers, the Roman Catholic Church,...

"Big Bang Theory" finale gets galactic ratings to win week

May. 21, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In its last blast, "The Big Bang Theory" topped the TV ratings by a light-year. The back-to-back, two-episode finale of the nerdy CBS comedy's 12-season run drew 18.5 million live viewers Thursday night to easily win the week, the Nielsen company said Tuesday. Sunday night's...

English Premier League broadcast rights rise to $12 billion

May. 21, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The cost of English Premier League broadcast rights has risen almost 8% to 9.2 billion pounds ($12 billion) for the next three seasons. Despite a drop in the value of domestic rights, interim chief executive Richard Masters says foreign broadcasters are paying about 30% more for games....

NFL Network to broadcast 10 Conference USA football games

May. 20, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The NFL Network and Conference USA have agreed to a four-year partnership that will put 10 of the league's Saturday football games on the network each season. "While exploring new media options for football, NFL Network stood out as an excellent opportunity for national exposure," C-USA...

NBC ready to showcase iconic Indianapolis 500 for first time

May. 20, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

Like most aspiring broadcasters of his era, Mike Tirico remembers tuning into ABC every Saturday to watch Wide World of Sports, listening in rapt attention to the dulcet tones of Jim McKay. "It was Channel 7 back in New York," Tirico recalled fondly, "and this was a time that was almost unfathomable —...

Orioles-Nats dispute set for July 12 court arguments

May. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has set July 12 for oral arguments in the long-running dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over money from the cable channel they jointly own, Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen on Friday accepted the schedule proposed by the teams. Washington...

Griese, Riddick to serve as analysts on ESPN's late opener

May. 15, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN's broadcast crew for the season-opening "Monday Night Football" doubleheader between Denver and Oakland will feature analysts who played for the Broncos and Raiders. The network announced Wednesday that former Denver quarterback Brian Griese and former Raiders safety Louis...

Auburn vs. Oregon kicks off ABC's Saturday Night Football

May. 15, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

Auburn against Oregon on Aug. 31 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will be the first ABC Saturday Night Football game this season. ESPN announced Wednesday the first three games of the 14th season of Saturday Night Football. LSU at Texas on Sept. 7 will be the Saturday Night Football game in Week 2....

Boxing judge Harold Lederman dead at 79

May. 14, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

Harold Lederman, who judged fights for more than a half century and was a mainstay of HBO's boxing telecasts, has died at the age of 79. Lederman, a pharmacist by trade, became widely known as the unofficial scorer for HBO on some of the biggest fights of the times. He was a member of the broadcast team for HBO...

MLB panel cuts value of Nats' TV rights in dispute with O's

May. 14, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

A Major League Baseball panel hearing the long-running dispute between the Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over money from the cable channel they jointly own said Washington should receive $296.8 million from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network for its television rights for 2012-16. That is down from $298.1 million...