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Len Dawson, MVP of Chiefs' first Super Bowl win, in hospice

Aug. 12, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Len Dawson, the 87-year-old Hall of Fame quarterback who led the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Super Bowl title, has entered hospice care in Kansas City. KMBC-TV, the Kansas City station where Dawson began his broadcasting career in 1966, confirmed...

Alabama radio voice Eli Gold sidelined for start of season

Aug. 03, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Longtime Alabama radio announcer Eli Gold will miss the start of the football season due to health issues. Jim Carabin, vice president and general manager of Crimson Tide Sports Marketing, said Wednesday that Chris Stewart will take over play-by-play duties...

Vin Scully, Dodgers broadcaster for 67 years, dies at 94

Aug. 03, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night. He was 94. Scully died at his home in the Hidden Hills...

NFL, SiriusXM extend deal to air games in North America

Jul. 26, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has extended its deal with SiriusXM to broadcast and market the league's games over North America another five years through the 2027 Super Bowl. The deal announced Tuesday extends an agreement first reached in 2004. Brian Rolapp, the NFL's chief media and...

Yanks broadcaster Waldman picked for Radio Hall of Fame

Jul. 25, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees radio broadcaster Suzyn Waldman, MLB Network and Sirius XM Radio host Chris Russo and rock DJ Carol Miller were selected Monday for induction into the Radio Hall of Fame. Radio hosts Broadway Bill Lee and Lon Helton, radio personality Ellen K and radio...

Agent Casey Close sues radio host over Freeman allegation

Jul. 14, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Freddie Freeman’s former agent and his company sued a radio host for libel on Thursday, alleging Doug Gottlieb falsely claimed Casey Close never informed the first baseman of the Atlanta Braves’ last contract offer. Close and Excel Sports Management filed the...

Rangers radio engineer collapses outside ballpark, dies

Jul. 10, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ted Nichols-Payne, the Texas Rangers' radio network engineer for nearly 30 years, collapsed in the parking lot of Globe Life Field before Sunday's game against Minnesota and died at a hospital. He was 56. Nichols-Payne worked in Dallas for 31 years at the...

Ex-Panthers star Luke Kuechly joining radio broadcast team

Jun. 27, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Five-time All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly is returning to the Carolina Panthers as a member of its radio broadcast team. Kuechly, a seven-time Pro Bowler who retired in 2020, will be joining play-by-play announcer Anish Shroff and either Jordan Gross or Jake...

Former Kentucky basketball player, analyst Mike Pratt dies

Jun. 17, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Athletics Hall of Famer Mike Pratt, who helped lead the Wildcats to three SEC championships and two Elite Eight appearances, has died. He was 73. Pratt, a UK Sports Network men’s basketball radio color analyst since 2001, died Thursday, a statement...

Howard Katz honored with Rozelle Radio-TV Award

Jun. 02, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Howard Katz, who has been involved with NFL media for nearly two decades and has helped drive the popularity of the league to new heights, was selected Thursday as the recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. The Pro Football Hall of Fame presents...