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Conference realignment makes another seismic shift

Jul. 01, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

Conference realignment in college sports has been going on since 1984, when the Supreme Court invalidated the NCAA's national television contract for football. The conference juggling has gone through ebbs and flows through the years since, from small schools bumping up to bigger...

Despite title game, USFL already focusing on next season

Jul. 01, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

The USFL accomplished what the last two attempts at spring football failed to do — make it through its first season. As the league prepares for Sunday night’s championship game between the Birmingham Stallions and Philadelphia Stars at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton,...

From the court to the stage: Stephen Curry to host ESPYs

Jun. 29, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fresh off helping the Golden State Warriors win the NBA championship, Stephen Curry will host The ESPYS. The show, which honors the past year’s top athletes and moments in sports, airs live on ABC on July 20 from Los Angeles. Curry, who was...

NBA Finals viewership up 24 percent over 2021

Jun. 29, 2022 03:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 14 million people watched the Golden State Warriors win its fourth NBA championship since 2015 by beating the Boston Celtics in the sixth game of their series. The series that matched the NBA's most current dynasty against the one with the most championships...

AP sources: F1, ESPN near rights deal with much higher price

Jun. 27, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

Formula 1 is close to renewing its United States broadcast rights with ESPN — for an exponentially higher price — but the sides have not finalized a deal, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations. The sides are working on a three-year contract, the people said....

Peacock to stream Royals-Tigers game without announcers

Jun. 26, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

NBC Sports executive producer Sam Flood realizes that game telecasts without announcers have been attempted a couple times, mostly without success. He is hoping the July 3 game between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers on Peacock will reverse that trend. Peacock will not have...

NHL experiencing sustained growth with female, younger fans

Jun. 25, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

One of the biggest stories in the NHL this season has been the increase in viewers in the league's first year of its television contracts with ESPN and TNT. The league is also seeing unparalleled growth in female and younger fans that should have a big impact for years to come. ...

Cortes presents Kaat with Yanks award after 'molester' label

Jun. 23, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortes presented broadcaster and Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Kaat with the franchise's Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday night, about three weeks after Kaat used an offensive nickname when talking about New York's breakout left-hander. The...

Tony Siragusa, who helped Ravens win Super Bowl, dies at 55

Jun. 22, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

Tony Siragusa, the charismatic defensive tackle who was part of one of the most celebrated defenses in NFL history with the Baltimore Ravens, died Wednesday. He was 55. Siragusa’s broadcast agent, Jim Ornstein, confirmed the death. The cause of death was not immediately available....

Former NFL defensive tackle, TV broadcaster Tony Siragusa dies at 55; played for Colts and Ravens

Jun. 22, 2022 16:23 PM EDT
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Former NFL defensive tackle, TV broadcaster Tony Siragusa dies at 55; played for Colts and Ravens.