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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...

NASCAR, NBC Sports launching TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold

Nov. 14, 2019 2:12 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR and NBC Sports are set to launch a new streaming service that will include exclusive motorsports events and an extensive library of archived documentaries and films. TrackPass will offer more motorsports options, including the ARCA Menards Series, the NASCAR Whelen Modified...

Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 4-10

Nov. 12, 2019 6:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 4-10. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Minnesota at Dallas, NBC, 22.99 million. 2. "NFL Sunday Night Pre-Kick," NBC, 16.72 million. 3. "NFL Sunday Post-Game," Fox, 15.71 million. 4. NFL Football:...

LSU-Alabama game a big winner for CBS over the weekend

Nov. 12, 2019 6:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers flocked to the showdown between LSU and Alabama over the weekend, making it the top-rated regular season college football game in eight years. The Nielsen company said 16.6 million people watched the game late Saturday afternoon, as LSU held off the Tide's late charge. At...

Hockey commentator Don Cherry fired for rant over immigrants

Nov. 11, 2019 10:31 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Don Cherry, Canada's most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator, was fired Monday for calling immigrants "you people" in a television rant in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country's fallen soldiers. Rogers Sportsnet President Bart Yabsley announced the...

Seismologists measure shake from fans at MLS championship

Nov. 11, 2019 1:43 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seismologists in Washington state have used Major League Soccer's championship as an opportunity to study information collected while fans shook the stadium. KING-TV reported the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network installed seismic monitors at CenturyLink Field Sunday for the championship...

LSU-Alabama scores most-watched game of season for CBS

Nov. 10, 2019 2:53 PM EST

The LSU-Alabama game drew 16.636 million viewers for CBS, making it the most-watched college football game of the season. CBS said LSU's 46-41 victory against Alabama, a matchup of the AP Top 25's No. 1 and No. 2 teams, scored a 9.7 rating, the highest for any regular-season college football game on any network...

AP source: CBS to air Champions League in US starting in '21

Nov. 8, 2019 5:51 PM EST

Champions League broadcasts in the U.S. will move from Turner to CBS beginning with the 2021-22 season, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement for U.S. English-language rights had not been announced by...

New pass interference reviews lead to lots of confusion

Nov. 8, 2019 11:03 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the yellow flag flew for defensive pass interference on Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes in a recent game, coach Mike Zimmer immediately contested the call. His newfound right to seek a replay, however, went unexercised. The email Zimmer received earlier in the day from...

Fox Sports fires Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter

Nov. 7, 2019 4:29 PM EST

Fox Sports has fired Cris Carter after three years at the network. Fox Sports issued a statement Thursday saying Carter was no longer at the network and had no further comment. The Pro Football Hall of Famer had been a co-host of FS1's "First Things First" morning show since its launch in 2017. Carter had not...