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DeRozan, Vucevic lead way as Bulls hold off Cavs 117-104

Jan. 20, 2022 00:05 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan understood the Chicago Bulls needed a win in a big way. A huge run to end the game made it happen. DeRozan scored 30 points, Nikola Vucevic added 24 points and 12 rebounds, and the struggling Bulls finished with a 14-2 charge to hold off the surging...

NBC will not send announcers to Beijing for Winter Games

Jan. 19, 2022 23:19 PM EST

NBC will not be sending its announcers and most hosts to the Beijing Olympics due to continued concerns about rising COVID-19 cases worldwide and China's strict policy about those who test positive. It will be the second straight Games for which the broadcast teams will work mostly...

NFL's wild-card round TV ratings increase 21% over last year

Jan. 19, 2022 21:12 PM EST

TV ratings for the NFL's wild-card round increased 21% over last year despite most of the games not being in doubt going into the fourth quarter. The six games averaged 30.5 million viewers, making it the second-highest average for the postseason's opening weekend over the past six...

Football games send viewers to TV on cold weekend

Jan. 19, 2022 20:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL wild card games and the NCAA football championship gathered millions of people in front of their television sets on a cold winter weekend. An average of 30.5 million people watched the NFL's wild card games on television and digitally over the weekend, which...

Ed Littler, central Nebraska sportscaster for 25 years, dies

Jan. 19, 2022 15:25 PM EST

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Ed Littler, a central Nebraska sportscaster for 25 years, has died after being hospitalized with COVID-19. He was 70. Littler died Tuesday night, according to KSNB-TV in Hastings, where Littler had worked for more than two decades. Littler, who...

Beijing residents disappointed Olympics will be closed event

Jan. 19, 2022 04:13 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — With just over two weeks before the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, residents of the Chinese capital say they’re disappointed at not being able to attend events because of coronavirus restrictions that have seen parts of the city placed under lockdown. ...

Grobstein, Chicago reporter who got Elia's rant, dies at 69

Jan. 17, 2022 14:36 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Les Grobstein, a longtime Chicago sports radio reporter and talk show host who recorded Lee Elia's famous profanity-laced postgame rant about Cubs fans, has died. He was 69. WSCR-AM reported Grobstein died Sunday at his home. No cause was given. ...

Stern, talent influx led to NBA transformation during 1980's

Jan. 17, 2022 14:21 PM EST

The NBA had enormous problems. Drug abuse among players was believed to be rampant. Many arenas were half-empty or worse on game nights. Most franchises were losing money. Some were on the cusp of folding. And when games were on television, nobody was watching. That was how the 1980s...

Ex-Alabama QB Jay Barker charged with domestic violence

Jan. 16, 2022 01:12 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker, who is married to country music singer Sara Evans, was arrested Saturday on a felony domestic violence charge, Tennessee authorities said. Barker, 49, was booked into a Nashville county jail early Saturday morning,...

Announcers fired for mocking weight of high school athletes

Jan. 15, 2022 10:53 AM EST

HOULTON, Maine (AP) — Two radio announcers calling a Maine high school girl's basketball game were fired after they mocked players for being overweight. The comments were made by two broadcasters on the Houlton radio station WHOU-FM on Thursday evening during a game between teams...