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

Jan. 17, 2022 02:11 AM 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...

Memphis restaurant owner to compete on Jay Leno’s game show

Jan. 17, 2022 00:09 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Alcenia’s restaurant owner BJ Chester-Tamayo is appearing on TV again, but this time it’s not for her famous Southern cooking. Chester-Tamayo is competing on Jay Leno’s comedy game show “You Bet Your Life.” The show featuring this Memphis...

Ralph Emery, famed country music broadcaster, dies at 88

Jan. 15, 2022 19:57 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ralph Emery, who became known as the dean of country music broadcasters over more than a half-century in both radio and television, died Saturday, his family said. He was 88. Emery passed away peacefully of natural causes, surrounded by family, at Tristar...

Slime Time: Nickelodeon ready for 2nd NFL playoff broadcast

Jan. 14, 2022 19:31 PM EST

Encores are tougher to pull off after receiving overwhelming acclaim for trying something new. However, Nickelodeon and CBS Sports feel as if Sunday's kids-focused broadcast of an NFL playoff game will be better than last year. “I feel like it has been a year in the...

Biden picks TV personality Star Jones to lead heritage board

Jan. 14, 2022 19:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has selected lawyer and television personality Star Jones Lugo to lead a U.S. government agency that identifies and protects sites of historic significance to the U.S. in Eastern Europe. The White House announced Friday that Jones will be the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 14, 2022 17:16 PM EST

Boston Globe. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Qualified progress on qualified immunity State commission recommends some worthy reforms, but punts on larger question of whether to change controversial rule that shields police officers from legal liability for abuse. ...

Steelers fans add winning feat after Carlson's clutch kick

Jan. 14, 2022 14:11 PM EST

Daniel Carlson’s latest clutch field goal for the Las Vegas Raiders earned him some fans from across the country. Carlson’s overtime winner from 47 yards on Sunday gave the Raiders a 35-32 win over the Chargers and clinched a playoff berth for the Pittsburgh Steelers by avoiding...

Double duty: Tirico to host NBC's Olympic, Super Bowl shows

Jan. 13, 2022 15:38 PM EST

Mike Tirico will be doing international double duty when NBC broadcasts the Olympics and the Super Bowl next month. Tirico will anchor the network's primetime coverage of the Winter Games from Beijing then will change locations to Los Angeles to host the Super Bowl pregame show. This...

Tara Lipinski and husband examine 2002 skating scandal

Jan. 13, 2022 03:09 AM EST

There's one word that always grabs the world's attention in sports: scandal. Figure skating has had its share — anyone recall Tonya and Nancy in 1994? That one has been examined as often as Nathan Chen nails a quadruple jump. Not so much the 2002 disgrace at the the...

NFL regular-season ratings increase 10% over last season

Jan. 12, 2022 18:54 PM EST

An extra week of games, close finishes and a non-election year helped propel the NFL to its highest regular-season ratings in six years. The 272 regular-season games averaged 17.1 million viewers across television and digital platforms, that is a 10% increase over 2020 and is the...