ESPN President John Skipper, right, shakes hands with  NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, second right, as David Levy, left, President of Turner Broadcasting System, and Ted Leonsis, second left, owner of the Washington Wizards, applaud after a deal was announced between the league and TV networks, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 in New York. The NBA has extended its television deals with ESPN and TNT for nine years. The league announced Monday that the new contracts will run through the 2024-25 season. The previous eight-year agreements end after the 2015-16 season. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NBA extends television deals with ESPN and TNT

The NBA and its television partners couldn’t wait to extend their contracts. The league renewed its deals with ESPN and TNT even though two seasons remain on the old ones. With potential competition from Fox […]


Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice walks off the field after a training camp practice, Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo)

ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

  NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don’t do anything to provoke […]


Lucke Ehret, center, of Mannheim, Germany, celebrates with fellow fans after Germany defeated Argentina in the World Cup soccer final in Brazil, at a viewing party in Centennial Olympic Park, Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the United States, capping a tournament that exceeded expectations for interest […]


MLB via YouTube -Andrew Rector (center) fell asleep during a Yankees-Red Sox game in April and is now suing various parties over TV announcers making fun of him.

VIDEO: A man sues ESPN for making fun of him when he fell asleep at a Yankees game

A 26-year-old guy went to a Yankees game in April and FELL ASLEEP. And when the ESPN cameras caught him, the commentators made fun of him a little bit. So now he’s SUING them AND […]


Jose Rodriguez, from left, Mark Dickinson, Luke Cantin, and Christian react to play early in a World Cup soccer match between the United States and Belgium, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack)

Nielsen: 21.6 million viewers for Belgium game

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 21.6 million people watched Belgium knock out the United States soccer team in the World Cup on U.S. television — an impressive total for a weekday afternoon that almost […]


United States' head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, left and Germany's head coach Joachim Loew greet each other after the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Germany beat the United States 1-0. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

US-Germany 2nd-highest rated men’s WCup on ESPN

SAO PAULO (AP) — The United States’ 1-0 loss to Germany was the second-highest rated men’s World Cup match on ESPN’s networks despite the noon EDT kickoff. The game received a 6.7 rating on ESPN […]


United States' Clint Dempsey celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Portugal at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

FIFA hails ‘milestone’ ESPN rating for US-Portugal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA has hailed the TV rating in the United States for the World Cup match between the Americans and Portugal as a milestone for the sport. The 24.7 million television […]


A Brazuca, the official soccer ball of the 2014 World Cup, sits on a cone, during a training session at the Santa Cruz Stadium in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

ESPN: Donovan to analyze US team during World Cup

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ESPN has hired Landon Donovan to offer commentary on the U.S. soccer team he was cut from just before the World Cup. The all-time American leader in goals and assists, the […]


In this May 3, 2013, file photo, Miami Dolphins' Don Jones runs during NFL football rookie minicamp in Davie, Fla. A negative one-word tweet from Jones about the drafting of Michael Sam drew a rebuke from the team. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Former Ole Miss guard critical of Sam TV coverage

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi basketball player Marshall Henderson says ESPN’s coverage of Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL was inappropriate and that he is boycotting SportsCenter. Henderson […]


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Tim Tebow joins SEC Network, still pursuing NFL

ATLANTA (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has been hired as a college football analyst for the new SEC Network in a return to his Florida glory days, but he still hopes to play […]




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