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SF Giants, Blue Jays get big August air time on MLB Network

The San Francisco Giants and Toronto Blue Jays will get a lot of air time in the New York TV market during MLB Network’s schedule of August games. The Giants will appear seven times and the Blue Jays six times. The Detroit Tigers will air five times, with the Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore [...]

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NBC, NBCSN to televise 105 NHL games

The New York Rangers will play in the first of 105 games to be televised by the NBC networks this season, one of a dozen scheduled appearances. The Rangers will be on hand when the Chicago Blackhawks raise their Stanley Cup banner on Oct. 7 in an 8 p.m. game on NBC Sports Network. The [...]

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NFL Network loaded up for preseason

The NFL Network will broadcast 12 live preseason games, and all 65 exhibition games will be shown on tape delay. There will also be five editions of NFL RedZone on Aug. 13, 14 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 29 and Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. The network will provide nine hours “Inside Training [...]

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Catching up on Sports TV/radio headlines

Here are some odds and ends around the sports broadcasting business. Cowherd changing ships – Colin Cowherd will be leaving ESPN for Fox Sports, creating interesting scenarios at both networks. ESPN will need to fill in a critical mid-day slot on ESPN Radio (Cowherd’s program was also simulcast on ESPNU). Cowherd had also been hosting [...]

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Free baseball week for MLB Extra Innings

It’s free baseball week for digital cable customers as InDemand rolls out a mid-season promotion for MLB Extra Innings. The games will be available through Thursday, July 23. All Major League Baseball games will be available for free, although Yankees and Mets games will be blacked out in the New York market and Phillies games [...]

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ESPN adds Monday British Open golf coverage

Weather delays on Friday and Saturday have pushed the British Open golf championships to a Sunday-Monday finish. The second round was completed on Saturday. Sunday’s third round coverage starts at 6 a.m. on ESPN3 with the BBC feed, 6:30 a.m. with the Hole No. 17 coverage, and picks up at 7 a.m. on ESPN, plus [...]

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HBO to televise 1,000th boxing match Saturday

HBO will televise its 1,000th boxing match on Saturday since its Jan. 22, 1973, debut. The boxers who receive the distinction will be Oscar Valdez and Ruben Tamayo, the undercard for the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Jessie Vargas fight. The telecast goes live at 9:45 p.m. ET from Carson, Calif. The first HBO bout was Joe Frazier [...]

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USA-China highlights World Cup quarterfinal action

In 1999 the United States women’s soccer team achieved its place within the American sports discussion when it captured the World Cup championship with a thrilling shootout victory over China. Sixteen years later the two nations meet again in a World Cup playoff setting. Fox Sports will televise the quarterfinal matchup, in Ottawa, at 7:30 [...]

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U.S. Open golf on Thursday: Best audience since 2002

The opening round of the U.S. Open golf championships on Thursday averaged 2 million viewers on Fox Sports 1 (12-8 p.m.) and Fox network (8-11:09 p.m.). That makes for the most-watched opening round since the 2002 U.S. Open from the Bethpage Black course on Long Island. Thursday’s audience averaged 3 million during Fox’s prime-time broadcast [...]

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ESPN airing regional baseball on Monday

The final NCAA Super Regional baseball games will be held today. ESPN2 will carry Illinois-Vanderbilt at 4 p.m. and Cal State Fullerton-Louisville at 7 p.m. ESPN will air Texas Christian-Texas A&M at 8 p.m. The ESPN networks will carry the College World Series starting Saturday and running through June 23 or 24.

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