Let’s finish up our links from earlier today. We’ll finish up the West and Canadian links. But we do have some national links to add.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News reports that Fox Soccer Channel is very close to purchasing either key cable rights or the owner outright of Setanta Sports US.
Glen Dickson of Broadcasting & Cable writes that Cisco will deliver video for multiple platforms for NBC’s online streaming of the Winter Olympics.
Tom Ziller of Fanhouse writes about Turner Sports luring ESPN’er Matt Winer to NBA TV.
Also from Fanhouse, Milton Kent laments the death of the Washington Times sports section.
Amanda Bruno of Batter-up with Bruno notes that Twitter took down a fake Jackie MacMullen account after it put up a phony Red Sox trade.
Jeff Levine at the Biz of Football says everything is pointing to a work stoppage in the NFL come 2011.
The Thoroughbred Times reports that NBC and ESPN Radio received Eclipse Awards for their coverage of horse racing.
From the UK, Campaign looks at an ESPN World Cup marketing campaign surrounding “The Group of Death”.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams’ TV ratings remained steady despite their losing record this season.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post says the Colorado Rockies have a new radio voice.
The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Jay Posner didn’t like Brent Musburger’s call of the BCS National Championship Game.
John Maffei of the North County Times is happy to see Joe Theismann back calling an NFL game.
Jim Carlisle of the Ventura County Star mourns the passing of Angels TV voice Rory Markas.
Jim looks at the NFL Wild Card Playoff games this weekend.
Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times says Clippers analyst Michael Smith is in a whole heap of trouble.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News discusses the impact of Rory Markas on his friends.
Tom hears from more of Rory’s friends in the wake of his passing.
Tom looks back at an eventful week in SoCal sports media.
Ryan Vaillancourt of the Los Angeles Downtown News says ESPN’s LA site looks to challenge local newspaper sports coverage.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times says those in bordering US towns used to watching the Olympics live through CBC will be out of luck this year when CTV airs the Games.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail has an issue with the Baseball Hall of Fame voting.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star notes the retirement of a Canadian radio legend.
William Houston of Truth & Rumours says the Maple Leafs are under fire on local sports radio.
And we’re finished with the megalinks.