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TNT Signs Contract Extension With Reggie Miller

TNT Sports, a division of Warner Bros. Discovery, has signed a contract extension with Reggie Miller that will extend the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member’s contributions on TNT Sports’ networks to more than 25 years. “I’ve been lucky enough to have two constants in my adult life: 18 years with the Indiana Pacers […]

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ESPN Promotes JJ Reddick to Top NBA Broadcast Team

ESPN announced that former NBA player and Duke star JJ Redick will join Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame broadcasters Mike Breen and Doris Burke to form ESPN/ABC’s new, lead NBA broadcast team. Redick takes the spot of Doc Rivers, who left last month to become Head Coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. The team will call the NBA Finals on ABC, the Eastern Conference Finals, and […]

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Penn to Buy WynnBet for $25 Million, ESPN BET Coming to NY

PENN Entertainment has agreed to pay Wynn Interactive Holdings $25 million to acquire its New York mobile sports wagering licenses, currently operating under WynnBet. The deal gives PENN entry into the online sports betting market in New York State. Pending regulatory approvals, PENN will launch its online sports wagering product, ESPN BET, in New York […]

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NBA to Use New LED Court During All-Star Events

NEW YORK – High technology is literally coming to the basketball court! The NBA has unveiled a state-of-the-art full video LED court, developed by ASB GlassFloor, that will be used for NBA All-Star 2024 events taking place at Lucas Oil Stadium, which includes the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (Feb. 16) and All-Star Saturday Night (Feb. […]

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NFL Championship Games Draw Over 50 Million Viewers

Fox Sports says its Sunday evening broadcast of the Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers had an average 56,691,000 viewers. The 49ers made a furious comeback in the second half to win 34-31 and advance to The Super Bowl on Sunday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Las Vegas. Fox says the game is projected […]

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NBA Selects Five Companies for Emerging Technologies Launchpad

NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced the five companies that will make up the third cohort of NBA Launchpad, the league’s initiative to source, evaluate and pilot emerging technologies that advance its top basketball and business priorities.  The group includes three companies focused on advancing the game and two centered on enhancing […]

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Chiefs-Bills Game Draws 56 Million Viewers

NFL football games keep bringing in the viewers and last week’s playoff games were phenomenal for the league. Last Sunday’s Kansas Chiefs at Buffalo Bills game on CBS was the most-watched NFL Divisional Playoff Game ever and the first to surpass 50 million viewers, averaging 50.393 million viewers and up +10% vs. last year’s comparable game (Cowboys-49ers, 45.659 million viewers). The […]

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Islanders Fire Head Coach, Patrick Roy Takes Over

The New York Islanders fired coach Lane Lambert last week and named former All-Star goalie Patrick Roy as the new Head Coach of the NHL team. Roy won his Islanders coaching debut with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday at UBS Arena in Elmont. “I was very nervous, I won’t lie,” […]

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NFL Grants 54 College Players Special Eligibility for Draft

​NEW YORK –– The National Football League announced the names of 54 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2024 NFL Draft and four underclassmen who have fulfilled their degree requirements with college football eligibility remaining and are also eligible for selection in the April 25-27 Draft in Detroit, MI. Thirty-four players applied […]

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Peacock Playoff Game Draws 27.6 Million Viewers

In the fourth-coldest NFL game ever Saturday night, two-time Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 26-7 win over the Miami Dolphins in front of more than 71,000 fans who cheered in below-zero weather. It was also the NFL’s first-ever exclusively live streamed playoff game on Peacock, owned by Comcast. […]

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Bills-Steelers Game Moved to Monday Afternoon

The NFL playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills has been postponed from Sunday to Monday afternoon at 4:30 p.m due to blizzard conditions. Erie County is in a travel ban on Saturday night due to the snow and winds. All traffic on roads including highways and the NYS Thruway is banned in […]

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Yankees’ New Signee Soto to Get $31 Million in 2024

The New York Yankees have come to terms with Juan Soto, acquired from the San Diego Padres in a trade last month, for a one-year $31 million contract according to MLB.com. The amount sets a new record for the largest one-year deal for an arbitration-eligible player, beating Shohei Ohtani’s $30 million from last year. Soto, left-handed […]

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College Football Championship Draws 25 Million Viewers on ESPN

ESPN said its Monday night broadcast of the College Football National Championship between Washington and Michigan drew 25 million viewers. Michigan won the national title with a convincing 34-13 win. The complete seven-game College Football Playoff and New Year’s Six averaged 15.1 million viewers, the best in five years and fifth highest in the 10-year […]

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ESPN Signs Deal to Broadcast 40 NCAA Championships

ESPN and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have reached a new, eight-year agreement beginning Sept. 1, 2024, for NCAA championships media rights. The deal includes domestic rights to a record 40 NCAA championships – 21 women’s and 19 men’s events – and international rights to those same NCAA championships plus the Division I men’s […]

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Lions-Cowboys Game on ESPN/ABC Draws 25.6 Million Viewers

A special Saturday night edition of ESPN’s Monday Night Football between the Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys delivered an audience of more than 25.6 million viewers for the second consecutive game and for the third game in the span of six weeks. The Lions-Cowboys audience of 25,663,0000 viewers (ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPN+, and NFL+) joins […]