I’ve been having trouble with the computer tonight. Mostly memory issues, but I’m hoping that my computer will be able to get through them so I can give you a full update.
We begin with Newsday’s Neil Best who notes in his blog that SNY’s announcers got on Mets manager Willie Randolph who has issues with the regional sports network.
The New York Post’s TV Sports blog also has comments from SNY’s Keith Hernandez about Randolph’s problems with SNY.
Paul Newberry of the AP writes that ESPN’s Rick Sutcliffe returns to the booth Wednesday night after being diagnosed with colon cancer in spring training.
Jessica Heslam of the Boston Herald writes that the Celtics outrated the Red Sox on Sunday.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says viewers in Big D watched the NBA Playoffs over the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the NHL Western Conference Finals on Sunday.
The Sports Media Watch has the final ratings from the weekend. And the SMW says the NBA Playoffs are dominating the Cable Primetime Ratings.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell writes that the Lakers and Spurs could find themselves scrambling for transport as their charter airline goes out of business at the end of this month. And Darren says while the NHL has its dream Stanley Cup Final, he wonders if it will translate to TV viewers.
Ben Grossman of Broadcasting & Cable says Yellowbook will sponsor TNT’s NBA Playoffs online video player plus features that will be seen online and on the network.
Paul J. Gough of the Hollywood Reporter says after reaching record low ratings last year, both the NBA and NHL are looking to rebound to bigger heights this season.
John Consoli of Mediaweek says ratings for the NBA on ABC and ESPN through the conference semifinals are up 28% and 27%, respectively. Consoli adds the ratings for the NBA on TNT are up 14%.
Beverly Keel of The Tennessean profiles Liz Allison, the widow of NASCAR driver Davey Allison, who now reports on the sport for a Nashville radio station.
Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun writes that CN8 will air high school lacrosse championship games on Wednesday.
Clifford Coonan of Variety writes that the Communist government in China will attempt to allow the world’s media to cover the Summer Olympics in Beijing without restrictions.
The Portland (OR) Business Journal says FSN has signed a deal to show the Gorge Games, an adventure sports competition.
ESPN will have extensive coverage of Wednesday’s Champions League final from Moscow.
ESPN Regional Television has announced the date of the new St. Petersburg Bowl pitting teams from Conference USA and the Big East.
Here’s more reason to hate ESPN. The Gizmodo eletronics gadget blog says the Alleged Worldwide Leader is trying to control your TV through its “Ultimate Remote”. David Carnoy of CNET takes a closer look at the ESPN remote and what makes it the ultimate.
That’s going to do it for now.