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NCAA Cancels March Madness

The National Collegiate Athletics Association has made the unprecedented move to cancel the upcoming NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament, which has become known as March Madness due to the spread of coronavirus in the U.S. The move came one day after the NCAA first announced it would ban fans from the 2020 tourney. But […]

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NBA Suspends Season Following Positive Player Test

NEW YORK — The National Basketball Association has made a stunning move to suspend all games after Rudy Gobert, a player on the Utah Jazz, has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.  The test result was reported shortly prior to the tip-off of Wednesday’s game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. […]

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MSG Wants to Spin Off Knicks, Rangers Into Separate Company

NEW YORK — The Madison Square Garden Company announced that it is pursuing a revised plan for the proposed separation of its sports and entertainment businesses. The company owns the NY Knicks and NY Rangers sports teams plus the Madison Square Garden arena and Radio City Music Hall in NY. The Company is now pursuing […]

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Record Payouts for 2019 U.S. Open Tennis

The U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing, which started Monday with first-round action, will see the highest prize money for players of any tennis tournament in history. A total of $57,238,700 in total compensation will be doled out over the two week span of the U.S. Open, including $58,000 for losers of the first round […]

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Linda Cohn Signs New Deal With ESPN

Long-time sportscaster Linda Cohn has signed a new contract with ESPN. Terms and length were not disclosed. Cohn has been with ESPN for more than 26 years and is the longest-tenured anchor for the network’s main news program SportsCenter. Cohn joined ESPN in 1992 and anchored her first SportsCenter on July 11, 1992. She was […]

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Dick Vitale Signs With ESPN Thru 2021

College basketball analyst Dick Vitale, one of the most recognizable personalities in sports television, has signed a contract extension with ESPN through the 2020-21 season. Vitale, 78, will continue his work as a game analyst on key matchups each week during the regular season, as well as Champ Week. He will also remain a contributor […]

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NFL, Amazon Renew Streaming Deal

The National Football League has renwed its deal with Amazon to stream Thursday Night Football games to Amazon Prime members for the 2018 and 2019 NFL seasons. Amazon Prime will stream the 11 Thursday Night Football games broadcast by FOX, which will also be simulcast on NFL Network. The NFL and Amazon first partnered for […]

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ESPN, Ivy League Ink 10-Year Deal

ESPN and the Ivy League have reached a comprehensive, 10-year deal for ESPN to become the exclusive national broadcaster for the prestigious conference. The Ivy League — known more for its academics than athletics — includes Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale. ESPN plans to carry more than 1,100 events annually from […]

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Michael Kay Tops NY Sports Radio

Michael Kay, the lead broadcaster for the NY Yankees on YES Network, is also the top sports radio talk show host in the NY metro area. The Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York 98.7 FM led New York sports talk shows in the winter ratings book for the time slot shared with WFAN’s afternoon […]

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Salaries for NBA G League Just $35,000

NEW YORK – The NBA G League, the minor league of the NBA and sponsored by Gatorade — has announced salaries for next season 2018-19. Players under NBA G League contracts will earn a base salary of $7,000 per month – or $35,000 – for the five-month regular season. In addition to their salaries, players under […]