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Best of the best: AP ranks the top Games of the Century

Sep. 16, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

The mere idea of trying to rank the greatest “games of the century” doesn't make sense, which makes it perfect for college football. The national champion, after all, for decades was determined by educated guess, which meant there could be multiple games deemed...

Bucks hire Lisa Byington as TV play-by-play broadcaster

Sep. 15, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lisa Byington is making history as the Milwaukee Bucks’ new play-by-play voice on their television broadcasts. The Bucks announced the hiring Wednesday and said Byington is the first woman to work as a full-time television play-by-play announcer for...

NFL's opening week averages 17.4 million on TV

Sep. 14, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

The NFL's kickoff weekend ended up having the second-highest TV ratings for Week 1 over the past five seasons. The 16 games averaged 17.4 million viewers on television and digital properties. That is a 7% increase over last season (16.3 million average) and nearly equal...

Thanks, Tom Brady! Ageless quarterback helps NBC in ratings

Sep. 14, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The ageless Tom Brady is due a thank you note from NBC. The Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback helped the network to a smashing audience of 24.8 million viewers for the NFL kickoff game, where he took on and defeated the Dallas Cowboys. That's up from last...

Turner Sports announces NHL game, studio teams for season

Sep. 14, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Liam McHugh, Keith Jones and Anson Carter are joining Turner Sports' NHL coverage, the network said Tuesday as it announced the rest of its coverage team for the upcoming season. McHugh and Jones come over from NBC, which will not be carrying NHL games...

Cantlay too busy concentrating to think of celebrating

Sep. 14, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

Even with the kind of season that earned him the PGA Tour vote as player of the year, Patrick Cantlay doesn’t watch a lot of his golf highlights on television. And when he does, there are some things he doesn’t remember or can’t explain. Take...

Game show 'The Price Is Right' celebrates its 50th season

Sep. 13, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If you can remember the price of a 30-ounce jar of mayonnaise, what an Armani purse goes for and how much to pay for an iPhone 12, there's really only one place to shine — “The Price Is Right.” The longest-running game show in television history is...

UK fans can watch Raducanu match for free after Amazon deal

Sep. 11, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Teen sensation Emma Raducanu’s appearance in the U.S. Open tennis final will be carried live on free-to-air TV in Britain after Amazon Prime agreed to share its rights to the event amid calls for the historic moment to be made available to everyone. The...

NFL Kickoff game posts highest TV numbers since 2015

Sep. 10, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

The NFL came into kickoff weekend looking for increased audiences over last season. After one game, the league is off to a strong start with the most-watched opener in six years. Thursday night's 31-29 victory by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Dallas Cowboys averaged...

CBS, Nickelodeon will team up again for NFL playoff game

Sep. 10, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS Sports will once again team with Nickelodeon to do a kids-focused broadcast during the first weekend of the NFL playoffs. The game will air Jan. 16 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Last season's broadcast of the New Orleans Saints’ 21-9 victory over the Chicago...