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ABC will air 2 'Monday Night Football' games in December

Nov. 30, 2020 2:49 PM EST

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN has announced that two “Monday Night Football” games in December will be simulcast on ABC. ABC will air the Buffalo-San Francisco game on Dec. 7 and the Bills-New England contest on Dec. 28. ABC aired its first Monday Night game since the package moved to ESPN in...

FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully speaks during his induction into the team's Ring of Honor prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, in Los Angeles. Retired Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Scully turned 93 on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, and marked the day by watching football. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully turns 93

Nov. 29, 2020 9:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully turned 93 on Sunday and marked the day by watching football. Scully saw both the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers lose and the Kansas City Chiefs win, led by Patrick Mahomes, who is his favorite quarterback, according to Los Dodgers...

FILE - In this Sept. 2 2020 file photo, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan holds a live press conference with the media during the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club, in Atlanta.   The PGA Tour and European Tour have announced an alliance on Friday, Nov. 27,  that could be the start of a global schedule.  Part of the alliance has the PGA Tour acquiring a minority share in European Tour Productions. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

PGA Tour gets share of European Tour TV as part of alliance

Nov. 27, 2020 1:24 PM EST

The PGA Tour has acquired a minority stake in the European Tour's media production company as part of an alliance announced Friday, a big first step toward developing a more unified golf schedule around the world. The deal effectively makes the two leading tours more partners than rivals. The tours said in a...

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) makes a reception against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Ravens-Steelers game moved from Thursday night to Sunday

Nov. 25, 2020 6:43 PM EST

The Thanksgiving night game between the Ravens and Steelers has been switched to Sunday afternoon because of coronavirus issues with Baltimore. The NFL announced the move Wednesday, placing the game at 1:15 p.m. EST on NBC. Previously, it was scheduled for NBC's prime-time telecast on Thanksgiving Day. Baltimore...

In this photo provided by ESPN, Ryan Ruocco smiles in an ESPN studio in Bristol, Conn., during coverage of the WNBA Finals. ESPN is turning to a familiar face to women's basketball fans for its top college broadcast team.
Ryan Ruocco is joining Rebecca Lobo and Holly Rowe for the lead announcing team this season. Ruocco has worked with Lobo and Rowe on the network's WNBA coverage for the past eight years. (Kelly Backus/ESPN Images via AP)

Ruocco is new lead ESPN announcer for women's college hoops

Nov. 20, 2020 2:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is turning to a familiar face to women's basketball fans for its top college broadcast team. Ryan Ruocco is joining Rebecca Lobo and Holly Rowe for the lead announcing team this season. Ruocco has worked with Lobo and Rowe on the network's WNBA coverage for the past eight years....

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, right, greets International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach during their meeting in Tokyo Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP)

Bach: Tokyo Olympic 'participants' encouraged to get vaccine

Nov. 16, 2020 6:43 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Olympic “participants” and fans arriving for next year's postponed Tokyo Games will be encouraged to be vaccinated to protect the Japanese public, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday. Bach said it won't be mandatory, but he left no doubt it will be strongly pushed. Bach...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks for a receiver during an NFL game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Tampa, Fla. The Saints defeated the Buccaneers 38-3. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

NFL television ratings see 6% decline at midseason point

Nov. 12, 2020 1:46 PM EST

The NFL was not expected to be immune from the ratings declines that have hit all sports this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and presidential election. But the declines are not as bad as feared at the beginning of the season. Games are averaging 15.1 million television and digital viewers, according to the...

FILE - This Sept. 30, 2018, file photo shows former Boston Celtics great Tommy Heinsohn prior to a preseason basketball game in Boston. Tommy Heinsohn, who as a Boston Celtics player, coach and broadcaster was with the team for all 17 of its NBA championships, has died. He was 86. The team confirmed Heinsohn's death on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Hall of Famer Tommy Heinsohn, 'ultimate Celtic,' dies at 86

Nov. 10, 2020 10:46 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Tommy Heinsohn, who as a Boston Celtics player, coach and broadcaster over more than 60 years was with the team for all 17 of its NBA championships, died Tuesday. He was 86. “This is a devastating loss,” the team's owners said in a statement. “Tommy was the ultimate...

President-elect Joe Biden gestures to supporters Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

CNN tops cable ratings for election week, Biden's speech

Nov. 10, 2020 8:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CNN and Fox News Channel battled for viewers on the election day that turned into an election week and then some, each earning bragging rights. CNN edged Fox among total viewers for the week, averaging 5.9 million viewers to Fox's 5.7 million. The latter was dominant on Tuesday as...

Tommy Heinsohn, longtime Boston Celtics player, coach and broadcaster, has died at age 86.

Nov. 10, 2020 2:23 PM EST
BOSTON (AP) — Tommy Heinsohn, longtime Boston Celtics player, coach and broadcaster, has died at age 86.