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Buck, Aikman excited about 'starting over' with ESPN

May. 16, 2022 22:05 PM EDT

It's been two months since Joe Buck jumped from Fox to ESPN. It wasn’t until Monday that the gravity of moving into the “Monday Night Football” booth hit him. Buck and Troy Aikman made their first trips to ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut, to meet with executives and...

Column: Maple Leafs now at 55 years since last championship

May. 16, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

As soon as the NHL expanded to more than six teams, and television sets started showing games in color, the Toronto Maple Leafs were in trouble. Once again, the hockey playoffs are moving on to the second round without the Maple Leafs, who will be watching the rest of the postseason...

Offseason QB moves played big role in NFL schedule

May. 13, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

When the NFL schedule makers started to dig in after the Super Bowl on putting together the complex puzzle of a 272-game schedule, Tom Brady had just retired, Russell Wilson was in Seattle and the free-agent frenzy hadn't even started. After sifting through more than 100,000...

Analysis: Amazon Prime Video gets solid 1st slate from NFL

May. 13, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

A defensive coordinator trying to put together a game plan to stop Justin Herbert or Patrick Mahomes has an easier task than the NFL trying to put together the schedule for Thursday night football. There's trying to put together intriguing matchups, only four teams can play multiple...

Americans bet $125B on sports in 4 years since legalization

May. 13, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Americans have bet more than $125 billion on sports with legal gambling outlets in the four years since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for all 50 states to offer it. On Saturday's anniversary of the decision in a case brought by New Jersey,...

Gino Cappelletti, who scored 1st points in AFL history, dies

May. 12, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Gino Cappelletti, a former AFL Most Valuable Player and original member of the Boston Patriots who was part of the franchise for five decades as a player, coach and broadcaster, has died. He was 89. Cappelletti died Thursday at his home in Wellesley,...

NFL executive Michael Signora wins writers' Horrigan Award

May. 12, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

Michael Signora, the NFL's senior vice president of football and international communications, has been selected as the 2022 Horrigan Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America. Signora, lauded for his professional dealings with the media who cover the league, is...

NFL teams use engaging videos to elevate schedule release

May. 11, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

The biggest day on the NFL calendar for social media departments at the 32 teams isn't a game, the draft or the start of free agency. It is schedule release day. Much like coaches spend hours game planning, digital departments have spent months planning and shooting videos that will...

Jokic's NBA MVP a win for hoops-crazed nations outside US

May. 11, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Maybe it’s the ćevapi, or the souvlaki, or the mbanga soup. Whatever it is, there’s no denying the tinge of international flavor when it comes to the NBA elite with Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic winning the league’s MVP award for a second straight season...

USA Today's Jarrett Bell wins writers' award for service

May. 11, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

USA Today sports writer/columnist Jarrett Bell has won the Bill Nunn Jr. Award for journalistic contributions while covering pro football. Bell, who has covered the NFL since 1981 and has been with USA Today since 1993, was selected by the Professional Football Writers of America. He...