Category Archives: TV/radio

Report: Bill Simmons to HBO

Bill Simmons is joining HBO, the New York Times is reporting. Simmons’ contract was not renewed by ESPN, which is also shedding Keith Olbermann and Colin Cowherd from the payroll. In the HBO deal, Simmons will get a talk show, … Continue reading

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Report: Dan Le Batard favorite to replace Colin Cowherd

To follow up on an earlier post on Colin Cowherd, Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated reports that Dan Le Batard is the front-runner to take over the mid/late-morning radio time slot once Cowherd makes the official move to Fox Sports. … Continue reading

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Colin Cowherd leaving ESPN

ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd has been hinting around for awhile, saying that he was moving/had moved to Los Angeles, etc. Finally Thursday the news dropped that Cowherd is leaving the network. ESPN announced that Cowherd, who has been with ESPN … Continue reading

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Surprise: College basketball attendance was up

I’m surprised. I’ll admit it. Given the state of the game — low scoring, one-and-dones, the need for rule changes, so many games on television — I’m surprised that the NCAA announced that attendance for men’s basketball increased slightly in … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links for Tuesday

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Will Patrick Towles do for UK in 2015 when Andre Woodson did in 2006? John Calipari says next season could get crazy again. Calipari supports removal of the Confederate flag. Tyler Ulis throws it down. … Continue reading

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Evening links: Kings may want another ex-Cat

Five evening news links: Kings interested in bringing Eric Bledsoe to the Sacramento circus. American Pharoah went back to work at Santa Anita this morning. Keeneland is expanding its fall race schedule with seven additional stakes. Chuck Culpepper talks to … Continue reading

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ESPN says NBA Draft 2015 most-watched in history

Update: ESPN now says this was the most-watched NBA Draft in history. Here’s the release: The 2015 NBA Draft was the most-watched Draft telecast in history, according to Nielsen. Thursday’s event on ESPN averaged 3,738,000 viewers (P2+), up eight percent … Continue reading

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Fox Sports gets a great U.S. Open finish, then flubs it

The U.S. Open golf tournament could not have asked for a more dramatic ending Sunday night. Dustin Johnson had a makeable eagle putt on 18 to win the tournament. He ran the ball past the hole. Johnson then needed to … Continue reading

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Fox Sports triple-bogeys first round of U.S. Open

I’m not a huge golf fan, but I do watch the majors. So I watched a little of the U.S. Open from Chambers Bay on Thursday night, which was Fox Sports’ first foray into televising a golf major. The coverage … Continue reading

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Video: Marlana VanHoose sings anthem at Game 6

If you missed it Tuesday night, Kentucky’s own Marlana VanHoose sang the national anthem before Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland. The performance caused the Huffington Post ask “Who Was That Golden Woman?”

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