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Lawsuit alleges Carrie Underwood copied 'Game On' NFL intro

Jun. 19, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A songwriting team sued country singer Carrie Underwood, the NFL and NBC Wednesday, saying they stole a song and "slightly modified" it to introduce "Sunday Night Football" to viewers last season. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court noted that Underwood's "Game On" even carried the same...

YouTube's first MLB game will be Phillies-Dodgers on July 18

Jun. 19, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

YouTube's first live broadcast of a Major League Baseball game will be July 18 when the Philadelphia Phillies host the Los Angeles Dodgers. MLB and YouTube are partnering to live stream 13 games after the All-Star break. They announced the deal in April. Viewers will be able to access the games by going to...

After piggybacking on baseball, NFL stood tall in expansion

Jun. 19, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

George Halas wanted an NFL team in Dallas, and in 1960 the influential founder of the Chicago Bears helped Clint Murchison get one. Less than 10 years later, a league that for decades piggybacked geographically on baseball went from 16 to 26 franchises in a merger with the rival American Football League, making...

Final 2 competitive games help NBA Finals in ratings

Jun. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The two top winter sports crowned their champions as summer neared, separated by exactly 10 million viewers. The sixth game of the NBA Finals, where the Toronto Raptors dethroned the depleted Golden State Warriors, was seen by 18.76 million viewers in the United States, according to the...

Nielsen's top programs for June 10-16

Jun. 18, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 10-16. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NBA Finals: Toronto at Golden State, Game 6, ABC, 18.76 million. 2. NBA Finals: Golden State at Toronto, Game 5, ABC, 18.6 million. 3. "America's Got Talent," ABC, 9.46...

30 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing while watching TV match

Jun. 17, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Nigeria say at least 30 people have been killed by a suicide bomber. The victims had been watching a soccer match on television Sunday night in the town of Konduga in Nigeria's Borno state. Usman Kachalla, head of operations at the State Emergency...

FIFA wants Saudis to stop pirated Women's World Cup TV feeds

Jun. 16, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — FIFA wants Saudi-backed satellite broadcaster Arabsat to stop transmitting pirated feeds of Women's World Cup games from a Qatari network, part of an ongoing sports television rights dispute linked to the Gulf diplomatic crisis. Bootlegged feeds from Doha-based beIN Sports of top soccer...

India vs Pakistan: More than just cricket at the World Cup

Jun. 15, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It's the contest for continental supremacy played on a global stage. It's the mini-title game of the World Cup group stage for more than 1 billion people in two cricket-crazed countries — the nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan. The sport British colonizers...

Raptors' title sees Canada set viewing, spending records

Jun. 14, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The final numbers are in, and the NBA Finals were a smashing success for Canada all the way around. The NBA said Friday that 56% percent of the Canadian population watched at least some part of the NBA Finals, with an average viewership of about 8 million for the Toronto Raptors'...

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75 before Hall enshrinement

Jun. 14, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — On a cool night in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7, 2016, John Elway thrust the Lombardi Trophy into the air and hollered, "This one's for Pat!" It came 18 years after Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen had declared, "This one's for John!" following the franchise's first Super Bowl...