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Coverage will offer different perspectives on NFL draft

Apr. 24, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

George Grande had no idea what ESPN was about to create when he anchored the first telecast of the NFL draft in 1980. "We didn't know who or how many people would be watching," Grande said. "For us it gave us a link to the NFL, it helped our coverage of college football and we had fun doing it." ESPN's coverage...

Mike Mayock takes center stage for 1st draft as Raiders GM

Apr. 24, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Mayock is used to being under the spotlight on NFL draft weekend. As the lead analyst at NFL Network, Mayock spent so many hours on the air each draft for more than a decade analyzing prospects and critiquing picks made by the 32 teams that he sometimes even lost his voice...

Lowe switches from Premier League horse race to real equines

Apr. 23, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rebecca Lowe is making a one-weekend switch from the Premier League horse race to actual equines. Lowe will co-host NBC's coverage of the Kentucky Derby on May 4 with Mike Tirico, the network said Tuesday. She also will co-host the Kentucky Oaks on NBCSN on May 3, when she anchors...

Oh, yes! Nurse, Raptors look to finish series with Magic

Apr. 23, 2019 3:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In response to an early call, Toronto coach Nick Nurse formed the perfect "O'' with his mouth and held it for a dozen or so seconds. Oh, these playoffs. They can leave your mouth agape — just like Nurse's gone-viral expression on the bench during a win Sunday in Orlando. Now leading...

Tennis broadcaster Justin Gimelstob pleads in assault case

Apr. 22, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say tennis broadcaster and coach Justin Gimelstob pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend in Los Angeles on Halloween 2017. The district attorney's office says the 42-year-old former pro player was sentenced Monday to three years of probation,...

MLB panel issues sealed decision in Orioles-Nats TV dispute

Apr. 22, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Major League Baseball panel has issued a new sealed decision in the long-running dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over television rights fees. Stephen R. Neuwirth, a lawyer for the Nationals, filed a motion in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan on April 15...

APNewsBreak: CBS Sports signs multiyear deal with WNBA

Apr. 22, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports. CBS Sports Network will broadcast 40 WNBA games beginning next month when the season opens. The Minnesota Lynx vs. the Chicago Sky on May 25 will be the first game on the CBS Sports Network. "Through...

Champion Patriots open vs. Steelers; 5 international games

Apr. 18, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game. As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting of a series that began in 1921. That...

Network bosses pleased with NFL TV packages for this season

Apr. 18, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

Howard Katz has the most unenviable task in the National Football League. As the league's senior vice president of broadcasting and media operations, he is the point person for formulating the schedule and trying to make the executives of the league's four broadcast partners happy. Before the public got a look at...

Time releases its 100 most influential people issue

Apr. 17, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift, TV journalist Gayle King and soccer star Mohamed Salah are among the six famous faces featured on the covers of Time's annual "100 Most Influential People in the World" issue. The other cover stars also included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and actors Sandra Oh and Dwayne...