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Champion Patriots open vs. Steelers; 5 international games

Apr. 18, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game. As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting of a series that began in 1921. That...

Network bosses pleased with NFL TV packages for this season

Apr. 18, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

Howard Katz has the most unenviable task in the National Football League. As the league's senior vice president of broadcasting and media operations, he is the point person for formulating the schedule and trying to make the executives of the league's four broadcast partners happy. Before the public got a look at...

Time releases its 100 most influential people issue

Apr. 17, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift, TV journalist Gayle King and soccer star Mohamed Salah are among the six famous faces featured on the covers of Time's annual "100 Most Influential People in the World" issue. The other cover stars also included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and actors Sandra Oh and Dwayne...

NBC, LA 2028 to combine to sell sponsorships, ad time

Apr. 17, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

NBC Universal and the LA Olympics are going into business together, combining to package commercial time on all the network's platforms with opportunities to sponsor the American team through 2028. The deal is for contracts covering 2021 through 2028, the year the Summer Games return to the United States for the...

Celtics, Rockets and Bucks eye 2-0 1st-round series leads

Apr. 16, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are preparing for their Game 2 matchup with the Pacers aware their series-opening win was notable more for its ugliness more than the outcome. Meanwhile, the Rockets and Bucks are heading into their respective Game 2s with the Jazz and Pistons expecting more competitive games...

Masters' final round was most watched morning golf broadcast

Apr. 16, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

An average of 10.8 million people watched the CBS coverage of the final round of the Masters as Tiger Woods got his first victory in a major in 11 years. CBS said in a release that it was the most-watched morning golf broadcast since 1987, which is the earliest data the network has. The final round was moved up...

'Game of Thrones' premiere sets a viewership record for HBO

Apr. 16, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO's "Game of Thrones" lived up to the hype. This past weekend's season premiere stands as the most-watched one-day event in the history of the cable network that began in 1978. The Nielsen company said 17.4 million people watched the Sunday opener to the show's final season, either live...

Magic, Spurs, Blazers look for 2-0 series leads

Apr. 15, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

Orlando had to fight until the final days of the regular season to get its postseason berth. Portland had to scramble down the stretch to replace a huge part of its success. And as is usually the case, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich had his team playing its best basketball at the end. The Magic, Trail Blazers...

Mets analyst Darling: Surgery set for 'large mass' in chest

Apr. 13, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — New York Mets announcer Ron Darling says he will have surgery next week to remove a "large mass in my chest" and hopes to return to the broadcast booth in May. The longtime SNY analyst made the announcement Saturday night during the telecast of the Mets-Braves game in Atlanta. The...

Sounds of Spring: Loggins' song 'Augusta' endures at Masters

Apr. 13, 2019 3:13 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Dave Loggins hasn't stepped a foot on Augusta National in decades, but like countless golf fans, he remembers enjoying a little slice of sports heaven during his first time on the course. Unlike most golf fans, the now 71-year-old had the songwriting chops to soak in that moment in...