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Julio Urias of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after the last out as fans celebrate from their cars as they watch the national broadcast of the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 during game 6 to win the the 2020 MLB World Series baseball game in the parking lot at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

World Series TV ratings average drops 32% below previous low

Oct. 28, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ six-game win over the Tampa Bay Rays received an average television rating 32% below the previous World Series low. The six games on Fox averaged a 5.2 rating, 12 share and 9,785,000 viewers, Nielsen Media Research said Wednesday. The previous low was...

This undated photo provided by 2020 UNDERDOG FILM PARTNERS shows film director Masaharu Take at the movie set of Underdog. Take's films have always focused on painful stories about Japan’s

Tokyo festival opens with grueling boxing 'Underdog' film

Oct. 28, 2020 2:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Masaharu Take’s films have always focused on painful stories about Japan's “under-class,” people who are often overlooked in a nation stereotyped as monolithically well-to-do. The heroes of his latest work, “Underdog,” couldn’t be more beaten down,...

Tampa Bay Rays' Manuel Margot is tagged out at home by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes trying to steal during the fourth inning in Game 5 of the baseball World Series Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

World Series sets another low for television viewers

Oct. 27, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-2 Game 3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays was the least-watched World Series game ever, beating the record set two days earlier in Game 2. Friday night’s game was seen by an average of 8,156,000 viewers age 2 and higher on Fox, drawing a 4.3...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, the T-Mobile logo ppears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Yet another service provider is jumping into the TV streaming wars. This time it is T-Mobile, with its TVision service offering live news, entertainment and sports channels and starting at $10 a month.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

T-Mobile offers up yet another TV streaming service

Oct. 27, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

Yet another service provider is jumping into the TV streaming wars. This time it's T-Mobile and its TVision service with live news, entertainment and sports channels, starting at $10 a month. T-Mobile says it's aiming to offer a simpler and and cheaper service for people dissatisfied with cable. But it's entering...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 16, 2018, file photo, Argentine sportscaster and Telemundo soccer broadcaster Andres Cantor smiles during an interview about his 2018 World Cup assignment, in New York. Cantor, famous for his screams of “Goooooaaal!” during soccer broadcasts, has won the Colin Jose Media Award given annually by the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame. The award was announced Sunday night, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Andrés Cantor to receive US Soccer Hall media award

Oct. 26, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Andrés Cantor, famous for his screams of “Goooooaaal!” during soccer broadcasts, has won the Colin Jose Media Award given annually by the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame. Cantor will receive the award at next year’s induction ceremony that will include...

A diver demonstrates during a grand opening ceremony of Tokyo Aquatics Center Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Tokyo. The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee held the grand opening ceremony Saturday at the aquatics center, planned to host Olympic artistic swimming, diving and swimming and Paralympics swimming events in 2021. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Olympic swim venue ready and now comes hard part: COVID-19

Oct. 24, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo opened its new Olympic swimming venue on Saturday, and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike pointed out that it was finished eight months ago, just weeks before the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year by the coronavirus. “We have now completed all the new venues,” Koike...

The Los Angeles Lakers players celebrate after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

AP source: NBA targeting Dec. 22 as start to coming season

Oct. 23, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

The NBA may be back before Christmas and fans could return to games at some point next season, if one plan considered by the league's board of governors becomes reality. The board is targeting a Dec. 22 start to what would be a season of 70 to 72 games, with the NBA Finals ending in June again as has been in the...

The Tampa Bay Rays celebrates their win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. Ray beat the Dodgers 6-4.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

World Series draws record-low audience for 2nd night

Oct. 22, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series drew a record-low audience of television viewers for the second straight night. Tampa Bay’s 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 on Wednesday night was seen by an average of 8,950,000 viewers on Fox, receiving a 5.0 rating and 11 share, according...

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) moves out of the pocket during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Jets' Darnold tunes out Lawrence talk, focuses on return

Oct. 22, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold knows what people are talking about these days. It's in the newspapers and all over the internet. And, on TV and sports radio. The struggling New York Jets are 0-6 and currently hold the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft next April. That puts them on a potential collision course with...

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts celebrates their win against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. The Dodgers defeated the Rays 8-3 to lead the series 1-0 games. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Dodgers, Rays draw record-low TV World Series audience

Oct. 21, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers' victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 drew a record-low audience of television viewers for a World Series game. Los Angeles' 8-3 win received a 5.1 rating and 11 share, and was seen by an average of 9,195,000 viewers on Fox from 8:06 p.m. to 11:41 p.m....