Reporter's Notebook

Sports Media Notebook — June 10, 2015

Oh, bloody hell, it’s been a while since I’ve done a sports media notebook. We have quite a few things to provide so in lieu of me explaining why you haven’t seen one in months, let’s just get to the news, linkage and other stuff. NEWS A couple of things to lead with this morning. […]

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Wednesday’s Viewing Picks

College Track & Field NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Hayward Field, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR Men’s Semifinals — ESPN3, 2 p.m. Men’s Semifinals — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Cycling Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 4: Anneyron to Porte de DrômArdèche/Sisteron — NBCSN, 1 a.m. (Thursday) Golf Women’s PGA Championship, Westchester […]

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ESPN extends Dick Vitale’s contract through 2017-18

Just before last college basketball season, ESPN announced that it had signed a new contract with analyst Dick Vitale through the 2016-17 season while also bringing Jay Bilas into the “A” slot. Now in the offseason, the alleged Worldwide Leader has told us that it has extended Vitale’s contract through the ’17-’18 season which would […]

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 27:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates late in the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets during game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 27, 2015 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tuesday’s Viewing Picks

Boxing The Fight Game With Jim Lampley — HBO, 11 p.m. Cycling Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 3: Roanne to Montagny — NBCSN, midnight (same day coverage) Golf Women’s PGA Championship, Westchester Country Club, Harrison, NY Golf Central Special: News Conference — Golf Channel, 3 p.m. U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying Show — Fox Sports 1, 1 […]

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NBC Takes the Open Championship From ESPN

After losing the rights to the U.S. Open two years ago to Fox, NBC had targeted the Open Championship as the major golf tournament to replace its loss. And two years later, the Peacock has come out and wrested the Open away from ESPN. It ends a relationship between ESPN/ABC that dates back to 1962. […]

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Monday’s Viewing Picks

Australian Rules Football Melbourne Demons vs. Collingwood Magpies — Fox Soccer Plus, 1 a.m. College Baseball NCAA Division I Baseball Tournment Super Regionals-Double Elimination Champaign Super Regionals, Illinois Field, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL Game 2: Illinois vs. Vanderbilt — ESPN2, 4 p.m. (Vanderbilt leads series 1-0) Game 3: Illinois vs. Vanderbilt — ESPNU, 8 […]

during the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6, 2015 in Elmont, New York.

Replay of the 147th Belmont Stakes

After a 37 year drought, the longest in horse racing history, American Pharoah, the horse with the misspelled name has put his name in the record books as only the 12th to complete the Triple Crown. Affirmed in 1978 was the last winner, and there were several opportunities for horses to do it, but it […]

TAMPA, FL - JUNE 03:  Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks dives for the puck against Brian Boyle #11 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game One of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 3, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, June 6 Arena Football Orlando Predators at Jacksonville Sharks — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Australian Rules Football Gold Coast Suns vs. Sydney Swans — Fox Sports 2, 2:30 a.m. Boxing Premier Boxing Champions, StubHub Center, Carson, CA Welterweights Robert Guerrero vs. Aron Martinez — NBC, 3 p.m./NBCSN, 4:30 p.m. World Championship Boxing, Barclays […]

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Friday’s Viewing Picks

Australian Rules Football Fremantle Dockers vs. Richmond Tigers — Fox Soccer Plus, 6 a.m. Adelaide Crows vs. Carlton Blues — Fox Soccer Plus, 11:30 p.m. College Baseball NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament Super Regionals-Double Elimination Miami Super Regional, Mark Light Field, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL Game 1: VCU vs. Miami — ESPNU, noon […]

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Game 1 of 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final Scores for NBC

Well, the final ratings for the NHL Stanley Cup Final are out and NBC is finding a way to celebrate the numbers. Game 1 of Chicago-Tampa Bay saw the Blackhawks come from behind to win 2-1 over the Lightning. The game drew a U.S. household rating of 3.34 which is up from last year’s opening […]

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 27:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates late in the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets during game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 27, 2015 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Thursday’s Viewing Picks

Boxing Golden Boy Live, Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, CA Featherweights Jayson Velez vs. Daniel Ramirez — Fox Sports 1, 10 p.m. Golf European PGA Tour Nordea Masters, PGA Sweden National (Lakes Course), Malmö, Sweden 1st Round — Golf Channel, 5 a.m. 1st Round — Golf Channel, 9 a.m. LPGA Tour Manulife LPGA Classic, Whistle Bear […]

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Yahoo! Will Stream Regular Season NFL Game in October

Earlier this year, the NFL announced that one regular season game, the Buffalo Bills-Jacksonville Jaguars contest to be played in London, will be streamed worldwide on a platform available to all. After initial reports that there would be a charge to watch the game, it will be made available gratis to anyone who has an internet […]

Wednesday’s Viewing Picks

Boxing All Access: Deontay Wilder vs. Eric Molina — Showtime, 10 p.m. College Golf NCAA Division I Men’s Championship, Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, FL Finals, Match Play: LSU vs. USC — Golf Channel, 11:30 a.m. Golf Central Pregame live from Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, FL — Golf Channel, 10 a.m. Golf Central — Golf Channel, […]

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John Oliver’s FIFA Takedowns

Since John Oliver went to HBO last year, the Last Week Tonight monologues have become some of the best 10-15 minute segments on television. Oliver’s subjects have included militarization of police departments, pay equality, chicken farming, Edward Snowden among others. But one of his recurring topics has been FIFA and it’s now-disgraced President Sepp Blatter. […]

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ESPN Announces Contract Extension for Bob Ley

He’s the go-to anchor for breaking news at ESPN. Whenever you need perspective or someone who is a built-in history book, you turn to the one and only Bob Ley. And Ley has also been a constant at the Bristol, CT-based network dating back to its inception in 1979. In recent years, Ley has been […]

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