I couldn’t get to the Tuesday links as it got quite busy at work and at night, my boss gave me so many things to do that I didn’t finish until late. I’m trying to squeeze in some linkage here for you while I can.
From USA Today, J. Michael Falgoust talks about what the NBA and its players are doing during the lockout and how it all affects NBA TV’s programming.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at Bob Costas and Al Michaels teaming up to call a baseball game for MLB Network this week.
The lovely Kristi Dosh at Forbes says an NFL labor settlement would definitely help the NBA owners in its labor dispute.
Kristi adds that the NFL players are under the gun to resolve the lockout.
Brian Clapp at TV Sports Jobs says the NBA lockout is giving the NHL an opportunity to have a stage all by itself.
At SportsGrid, Dan Fogarty notes that during Michelle Beadle’s ESPN podcast, Linda Cohn could not understand why anyone could think the acquitted Casey Anthony is hot.
Mike Barnes at the Hollywood Reporter notes that Pyeongyang, South Korea will be the host of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Marisa Guthrie at the Reporter writes that ESPN is hopeful in adding analyst John McEnroe to its Wimbledon coverage next year.
R. Thomas Umstead with Multichannel News looks at HBO and MLB Productions co-producing a new documentary focusing Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel says the new Longhorn Network will air two Texas football games this fall.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life writes that Fox is planning to use the MLB All-Star Game next week to hype its new X-Factor show starring Simon Cowell.
Alan Abrahamson at USA Olympics Committee site says one man was the deciding factor in bringing the Olympics to South Korea again.
ESPN Front Row’s Sheldon Spencer talks with network executive John Wildhack about bringing the full Wimbledon tournament to the Alleged Worldwide Leader.
Joe Yerdon of the great Pro Hockey Talk site notes that Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke is angry at a local columnist for criticizing him for taking a trip to Afghanistan to visit Canadian troops.
CNBC Darren Rovell says Nathan’s gets a lot of out of its sponsorship of the annual Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Darren notes that former UConn men’s basketball star Kemba Walker has signed a lucrative shoe contract with Under Armour.
Darren also talks with Walker and an Under Armour exec about the new deal.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times explains why the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club chose to take Wimbledon away from NBC and hightail it to ESPN.
Newsday’s Neil Best says ESPN has made the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest into Must See TV.
Neil also has the breakdown of which innings Bob Costas and Al Michaels will call on Friday on MLB Network for the New York Mets-San Francisco Giants game.
Jessica DiNapoli of the Southampton (NY) Patch report that incoming New York Knicks radio announcer Spero Dedes was arrested for driving while intoxicated over the holiday weekend.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner looks at ESPN’s winning bid for Wimbledon.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle says a veteran local sports personality returns to the radio later this month.
Kyle Swenson of Clevescene notes that the Cleveland baseball team-owned STO may be up for sale.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has Bob Costas talking about baseball on the radio.
Bob also talks about ESPN breaking NBC’s serve on Wimbledon.
Scott Collins of the Los Angeles Times has a story on the local public television station making due without PBS and notes that former ESPN host Roy Firestone will be hosting a show there.
At the Toronto Globe and Mail, Bruce Dowbiggin says TSN will be looking into violence in sports.
I’ll hold it there for now. I’ll add more links later.