Here are a few more links before I ease up for the day.
For satellite radio subscribers, we have a couple of items and thanks to the Orbitcast blog which tracks everythying XM and Sirius. First, Sirius NFL Radio begins its 3rd annual training camp tour. Starting next Thursday, the channel visits every team training camp until mid-August. This week, XM Satellite Radio’s MLB channel will be at Cooperstown for the Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions starting on Friday. The DC/Baltimore Examiner’s Jim Williams also has a story on XM covering Cal Ripken’s and Tony Gwynn’s induction.
Back to the NBA referee gambling scandal, CNBC’s Darren Rovell reviews his theory that Tim Donaghy may have influenced the over/under on games.
A press release has the coaches of Indiana and Purdue throwing their support for the Big Ten Network. BTN President Mark Silverman did an interview with Inside Indiana Business saying Indiana and Purdue fans will see more games than ever and you can see that interview here.
David Beckham’s debut on Saturday set a record rating for a MLS game on ESPN.
NHL fans won’t see a studio show on NBC next season. In another strange move by NBC Sports, Bill Clement is being dropped as host and the status of studio analyst Ray Ferraro is unknown. Brett Hull has already left to take a position with the Dallas Stars. Sports Media Watch has the story.
In Denver, KCNC (CBS4) has signed a contract extension with the Broncos to televise preseason games and all of the ESPN games (exhibition and Monday Night Football) through 2010. The Denver Business Journal has a story on the extension as well.
The Sun Belt Conference will have four games nationally televised on ESPN2.
Tim Lemke of the Washington Times looks at Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic having to find programming after losing to the Orioles to MASN.
Jesse Noyes of the Boston Herald writes about Shaw’s Supermarkets becoming the official sponsor of the Red Sox Radio Network.
Lots of links today. That’s it for now. Primetime and Late Night Viewing Picks coming up.