Category Archives: TV/radio

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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Dick Vitale signs on for more, baby, with ESPN

Dick Vitale turned 76 years old on Tuesday and celebrated by agreeing to a contract extension with ESPN through the 2017-18 basketball season. Vitale has been with the network since 1979. “I am so proud to be part of the … Continue reading

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Report: Bill Simmons leaving ESPN

This should get interesting. Not a big fan of Bill Simmons on the air, but love Grantland and his devotion to pro basketball. He changed the game. Where will he land? Update: Here’s a statement from ESPN BIll SImmons to … Continue reading

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BBL: WHAS dropping sports talk radio show

Big Blue Links for Thursday: John Calipari is moving fast on juco guard Mychal Mulder Virginia Tech is also apparently recruiting Mulder Ben Roberts of NextCats breaks down Calipari’s efforts to reload Mark Stoops seems more comfortable at conclusion of … Continue reading

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TV ratings for NCAA final best since 1997

This from CBS: CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage of Monday night’s NCAA Tournament men’s national championship between Duke and  Wisconsin on CBS scored a 17.1/27 HH rating/share to deliver the highest overnight rating for the NCAA men’s national championship in the metered markets in 18 years (1997; 18.0/28, Arizona-Kentucky), based on … Continue reading

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Kentucky-Wisconsin ratings were the best in 22 years

Turner Sports says that the Kentucky-Wisconsin game on Saturday night drew the biggest audience for a semifinal in 22 years. Here’s the news release: “Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ exclusive coverage of last night’s NCAA Tournament National Semifinal between Kentucky  and Wisconsin across TBS, TNT and … Continue reading

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