Time for some Sunday links. I’ll also attempt some Sunday thoughts later.
Todd Spangler of Multichannel News writes that Comcast has dropped a lawsuit against DirecTV over its NFL Sunday Ticket ad campaign.
Tom Weir of USA Today explains how ESPN’s Dick Vitale got so angry at a sports radio talk show that he hung up.
Mike McCarthy of USA Today has Fox’s Jimmy Johnson ripping into former University of Miami booster Nevin Shapiro who blew the whistle on his payments former Hurricanes to Yahoo! Sports.
Former LA Times NBA beat writer Mark Heisler gives us an inside account of his layoff from the newspaper.
Will Brinson at CBSSports.com notes that people made CBS Sports and Golf Channel-themed sandcastles at the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship.
Dylan Stableford of Yahoo’s Cutline blog explains how Yahoo! Sports broke the University of Miami violations story.
Marcus Vanderberg at SportsNewser writes that the first UFC on Fox card in November 12 will not conflict with the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez fight on the same night.
Timothy Burke at SportsGrid notes that another ESPN camera was broken at the Little League World Series.
Ken Pishna of Yahoo! Sports has UFC President Dana White claiming ESPN canceled an interview with him after the announcement of the Fox deal.
Brandon Costa of Sports Video Group notes that Longhorn Network opened its doors to the media and University of Texas administration last week.
Plagiarist Ron Borges of the Boston Herald says boxing has fallen behind mixed martial arts in attracting younger males to the sport.
The New York Post talks with new SNY anchor/reporter Kerith Burke who makes her debut tonight.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union has the ESPN MLB schedule from now through the end of the month.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner says the NFL should make the Baltimore-Washington area a shared media market.
Matt Forman of the Miami Herald writes about former Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese joining the team’s radio broadcast booth.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News also writes about the UFC on Fox deal.
Art Garcia of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says with less than a week to go for its launch, no cable or satellite provider has yet to come forward to pick up the Longhorn Network.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discusses how NFL Films chose the three Green Bay Packers to be part of the latest edition of “America’s Game”.
Matt Erickson in the Chicago Tribune asks if the UFC and Fox are really a natural fit.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Cardinals have put former Midwest radio powerhouse KMOX back on top of the local ratings.
Dan also has the sports radio ratings for the Gateway to the West.
Stu Durando of the Post-Dispatch looks at Longhorn Network not being allowed to air high school football games.
Deadspin has the video of the MLS’ Houston Dynamo’s announcer going crazy after a last second goal.
The Canadian Sports Media blog says TSN picks up Canada’s college football championship.
And that will do it for today.