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PGA, NFL stars attract nearly 6 million viewers in TV match

May. 25, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV. Turner Sports said the Sunday telecast of “The Match: Champions for Charity" attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers across four of its networks. Turner says it was the most-watched golf telecast in...

Woods, Manning win a TV charity match as good as real thing

May. 25, 2020 7:41 AM EDT

Tom Brady delivered the shot of the match that made it easy to forget the rest of his swings. Tiger Woods didn't miss a fairway and earned a small measure of revenge against Phil Mickelson. The PGA Tour is set to return in just over two weeks, and it has a tough act to follow. In the second and final charity...

FILE - In this April 3, 2018, file photo, Tiger Woods, left, and Phil Mickelson share a laugh on the 11th tee box while playing a practice round for the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. The next match involving Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson involves a $10 million donation for COVID-19 relief efforts, along with plenty of bragging rights in a star-powered foursome May 24 at Medalist Golf Club. Turner Sports announced more details Thursday, May 7, 2020, for “The Match: Champions for Charity,” a televised match between Woods and Peyton Manning against Mickelson and Tom Brady. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Out of the Woods: Tiger emerges for TV match with Lefty, QBs

May. 23, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

The purpose is to raise $10 million or more for COVID-19 relief efforts, and provide entertainment with four of the biggest stars from the PGA Tour and NFL. Another appeal to the Sunday made-for-TV exhibition, “The Match: Champions for Charity,” is a chance to see Tiger Woods swing a golf club for...

Virtual commencement ceremony planned for the Class of 2020

May. 23, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The state is planning a virtual commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020. Gov. Charlie Baker will deliver an address as part of the celebration for graduating seniors from 668 public and private schools across the state. The event is planned for Tuesday, June 9 and will be broadcast on...

In this May 2020 photo provided by Adam Schein, SiriusXM satellite radio host Schein does his daily radio show from his home in New York. With the coronavirus pandemic forcing radio and television stations to do most of their work from home, SiriusXM was ahead of the curve since most of their sports talk show hosts already did shows out of their homes. (Adam Schein/SiriusXM via AP)

SiriusXM radio calls audibles for sports shows in pandemic

May. 23, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

When you oversee 19 sports stations, radio programming is a daily challenge. During a pandemic, it can become like throwing a no-hitter, scoring a hat trick and winning a NASCAR race all in one. Just ask Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s senior vice president for sports, whose company broadcasts everything from...

Esports find broader embrace during pandemic shutdown

May. 23, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — It was little surprise and ultimately hard to miss the boost in prominence esports, i.e. competitive video games, during the first two months of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. After years building massive online audiences, esports has broadened its place in the modern mainstream...

Memorabilia from the 1954 state champion Milan Indians glory days fills players'

The flipside of 'Hoosiers' - No 'miracle' for Muncie Central

May. 22, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The 1954 Indiana high school basketball tournament remains so vivid in Leon Agullana's memory it's as if he never left Muncie Central. He can rattle off the magical, same-day sweep of top-ranked Fort Wayne North and second-ranked Mississinewa that set up the Bearcats' chance at a fifth...

This undated photo made available by Terry Cartwright Television Ltd shows the filming in London of “The First Team” a new BBC comedy drama series about a fictional soccer team. One of the executive producers is Tom Werner, the American chairman of Liverpool, who was a source of behind-the-scenes knowledge and footballing contacts. (Terry Cartwright Television Ltd via AP)

Soccer gets comedy series treatment with help from Liverpool

May. 22, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

Mattie Sullivan cannot believe he is making the leap from American soccer to the Premier League. The English club’s American chairman is delighted to be signing a player who can “sell some shirts back home" and hands over the contract to be signed. But the ink isn’t even dry when chairman...

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. Something is finally clear in the uncertain NBA. Players believe they’re going to play games again this season. The obvious questions like how, where and when remain unanswered. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Analysis: The NBA seems on the cusp of a comeback plan

May. 21, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

Something is finally clear in the uncertain NBA: Players believe they’re going to play games again this season. The obvious questions — How? Where? When? — remain unanswered. Testing, part of the new normal of this coronavirus era, will be a major component to any return-to-play plan that the...

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, John Isner of the U.S., front, returns a ball in his semifinal match against Taylor Fritz of the U.S. at the Mexican Tennis Open in Acapulco, Mexico. According to an email obtained by The Associated Press on Monday, May 4, the WTA and ATP professional tours, the groups that run the four Grand Slam tournaments and the International Tennis Federation are expected to establish eligibility rules that will factor in the players’ rankings and past prize money earnings. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

The Latest: Pennsylvania working on sports virus guidelines

May. 20, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania is working on guidelines to allow sporting events and exhibitions to get back to “some semblance of normalcy” after practically everything shut down to help stem the spread of...