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Chiefs, Rams and ESPN crew under huge Monday night spotlight

Nov. 18, 2018 3:56 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ESPN's "Monday Night Football" crew is under the spotlight every week, but attention will be further magnified when the Los Angeles Rams host the Kansas City Chiefs in a matchup of 9-1 teams. This week's game carries more storylines than usual. It's the first Monday night game in Los...

Orioles, Nats finish arguments in TV dispute rehearing

Nov. 16, 2018 5:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles finished their arguments in a two-day rehearing before a committee of baseball executives in their long-running dispute over television rights fees. They completed their presentations Friday before the Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee,...

Baseball owners extend Manfred's contract, TV deal with Fox

Nov. 15, 2018 8:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball owners have locked down their commissioner and their main broadcast partner, too. Any decisions on speeding up the game and perhaps making it more enjoyable to watch will have to wait. After wrapping up two days of meetings at a hotel next to the Atlanta Braves' SunTrust Park, the...

Orioles-Nats TV dispute back before baseball committee

Nov. 15, 2018 5:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over television rights fees returned to a committee of baseball executives Thursday after a lengthy court fight. The sides began arguing their cases before the Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee, which now includes...

NBC to use studio personnel to announce Thanksgiving game

Nov. 15, 2018 2:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC will use studio hosts Mike Tirico for play by play and Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison for analysis on its Thanksgiving night telecast of the Falcons game at New Orleans. They will replace the usual duo of Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels. Tirico, of course, is a veteran of play by play...

ESPN has to scramble its traveling circus with site switch

Nov. 14, 2018 1:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN's equipment trucks already were headed for Mexico when the network found out next Monday night's mega-matchup between the Chiefs and Rams was being switched to Los Angeles. And the scramble was on. Those trucks had been dispatched from Santa Clara, California, and were making their way...

Chiefs-Rams game moved from Mexico City to LA due to field

Nov. 13, 2018 7:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NFL moved the Rams' Monday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs from Mexico City to Los Angeles on Tuesday due to the poor condition of the field at Azteca Stadium. The league announced the extraordinary decision six days before one of the most-anticipated regular-season games...

NBC, CBS fighting for television ratings dominance

Nov. 13, 2018 4:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Score one week for NBC in what's becoming an intriguing battle with CBS for dominance in the television ratings this season. NBC's victory in the most recent measurements provided by the Nielsen company means it has won bragging rights for three weeks so far this fall, with CBS also winning...

Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 5-11

Nov. 13, 2018 4:37 PM EST

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 5-11. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Dallas at Philadelphia, NBC, 20.1 million. 2. NFL Football: Carolina at Pittsburgh, Fox, 14.8 million. 3. "NFL Pregame," NBC, 13.63 million. 4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 12.85...

Premier League hires Discovery's Susanna Dinnage as CEO

Nov. 13, 2018 2:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The English Premier League hired broadcasting executive Susanna Dinnage as chief executive on Tuesday, making her the most powerful female executive in global sports. Dinnage will leave her role as global president of Discovery's Animal Planet brand early next year to succeed Richard...