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Time Warner groups sports channels

Sports fans may have to do a little extra channel surfing to find some of their favorite sports channels once Time Warner Cable makes changes effective Tuesday. The changes will not affect the standard tier of offerings (in the double-digit channels) from the ESPN networks, MSG networks, YES and SNY. But now a group of [...]

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NBA national TV schedules for 2014-15

The 2014-15 NBA schedules were announced Wednesday evening, as were the national telecasts set for ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV. ABC Date Time Game Thu, Dec. 25 2:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs 5 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat Sun, Jan. 25 1 p.m. Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls 3:30 [...]

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Giants, Jets TV: Him again?

There were seasons when I thought the late Charlie Jones was the announcer for every Jets game, and it wasn’t far from the truth. As the top market in the country, it’s not uncommon for CBS and Fox (and NBC in the past) to assign their top crews to the regional Sunday games. So it’s [...]

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Sports TV/radio odds and ends

Here are some items that have been filling up my in-box in the last week. 1. SEC Network added to DirecTV. That’s 20 million more potential customers for the new ESPN-owned Southeastern Conference sports network, set to debut on Aug. 14. The first live SEC football game will be Aug. 28 when South Carolina hosts [...]

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NFL Network to televise every preseason game

The NFL Network will televise every preseason game, with 13 live broadcasts and the rest on taped delay. The NFL Network uses the home and visitor telecasts, sometimes showing one half of one and the second half of the other. On August 22-23, the NFL GameDay Live prime-time show will feature analysis and frequent live [...]

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Rizzuto, Seaver and a broken car

August 4 was a big day in 1985. The Yankees retired Phil Rizzuto’s No. 10 uniform in ceremony at Yankee Stadium. During the ceremony, Rizzuto was presented with a cow, for his common “Holy Cow” refrain, and then the cow walked forward and knocked Rizzuto to the ground. The day took on extra significance when [...]

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WCBS-2 will air Jets preseason games

New York TV station WCBS (Ch. 2) will televise all four New York Jets preseason games. Ian Eagle and Greg Buttle have the call from the booth and Otis Livingston will work the sidelines. SportsNet New York (SNY) will present two replays of the telecasts, generally late on the same night and once on the [...]

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Happy birthday Doc Emrick

Happy (belated) birthday to NBC’s Mike Emrick, born on August 1, 1946. Emrick is best-known for his hockey play-by-play coverage, including many seasons for the New Jersey Devils (1982-86, 1993-2011). His hockey word has appeared on CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, ESPN, TNT, Versus, Outdoor Life Network and SportsChannel, plus MSG Network and Fox Sports Net. [...]

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Longtime Braves announcer Van Wieren passes away

Pete Van Wieren, the 69-year-old former Atlanta Braves announcer on TBS, passed away Saturday from cancer. He was part of a broadcast booth that included Ernie Johnson and Skip Caray, a trio who gained notoriety with nationwide coverage of the Braves on the Superstation. Van Wieren retired from the booth in 2008, shortly after Caray [...]

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Happy birthday to Ranger Dave Maloney

Happy birthday to former Ranger, former Fox Sports NHL analyst and current MSG Network analyst Dave Maloney, born in 1956. Maloney played for the Rangers from 1974-85, finishing his last season with the Buffalo Sabres following a trade. He had 71 goals and 317 points, to go with 1,154 penalty minutes. He captained the Rangers [...]

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