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Indy 500 2016: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More

There wasn't a better time for the media blackout around the Indianapolis 500 to get lifted. For the first time since 1950, the Indy 500 gets a live broadcast in its locale for its 100th edition after selling out. The ABC and SportsCenter...Show More Summary

Copa 90 play FIFA and Chill with BT Sport presenter Gary Lineker (Video)

US Lineker plays FIFA Gary Lineker is a legend in football. Like him or loathe him, the former Barcelona striker is one of the most influential football personalities on social media and in the popular culture that surrounds the game. He can be a little bit overbearing when he tries to turn the focus onto himself, […]

Sports Media: Dictionary More Correct Than Native Americans on Definition of ‘Redskin’

The hurt is still quite strong within the sports media, in the wake of the Washington Post poll declaring that 9 out of 10 Native Americans are not offended by the word “Redskin.” This particular episode of sour grapes comes from NBC’s Pro Football Talk, headed-up by Mike Florio, who was one of the first members of the sports media to stop using the word “Redskin.”

Nigeria Has Become A Global Scrabble Superpower

“Scrabble has been a government-sanctioned sport in Nigeria since the 1990s. Tournaments get corporate sponsorship and offer big cash prizes. Results are reported in the media. When the 32-year-old [Wellington] Jighere captured the 2015 world championship in Perth, Australia, he received a congratulatory call from Nigeria’s president. … As a result, Nigeria boasts 23 players […]

Rain Delayed All-Star Race Ratings Decline

Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race on FOX Sports 1 scored an overnight Nielsen rating of 1.7. The race began later than scheduled as a result of rain that moved through the area that evening. According to Sports Media Watch, the rating...Show More Summary

4 Images for 99 Cents: Getty Signs Deal with ListaPost Social Media App

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Getty Images has signed an agreement to allow users of the ListaPost social media app to share and repost news, entertainment and sports images on social media for prices starting at $0.99 cents for four images, according to a press release from ListaPost. Show More Summary

NBC Sports jumps into the livestream game just in time for the Olympics

NBC Sports has announced a new video livestreaming service called Playmaker Media, which will look to compete with companies like MLB Advanced Media to air live sports online. The move underscores the importance of being able to solve...Show More Summary

Daley Blind is still hoping LVG stays at Man United, accuses media of firing him ’82 times’ [Fox Sports]

GB Blind leading the blind? Everyone is still waiting for the official confirmation. At the time of writing, on Monday night, it’s being widely reported that Louis van Gaal has been sacked from Manchester United and Jose Mourinho is set to take over the reigns. It feels impossible that there will be any other outcome at […]

The week ahead in sports media, 5/22-28/2016

Every Sunday, we’ll try to provide you with a preview of the sports programming for the upcoming week. Consider this the weekly version of our daily viewing picks, but with a little more information and background. Our goal is to have this published every Sunday at 9 a.m. Show More Summary

'Profound Gratitude' on Social Media in Honor of Armed Forces Day

Individuals, businesses, sports teams and more turned to social media Saturday to say thank you to the troops on Armed Forces Day.  First celebrated in 1950, the holiday honors members of all military branches for their service and replaced...Show More Summary

Of theScore’s 230 employees, 45 solely cover eSports

Competitive video gaming coverage has become a big part of the traditional sports media world recently, with Turner creating, covering and broadcasting the ELeague competition (Twitch streaming details for that were announced Friday) and ESPN, Yahoo, and Bleacher Report all launching eSports verticals. Show More Summary

ONE Championship Leading The Charge For MMA, Homegrown Heroes And Professional Sports In Asia

VideoWhile ONE Championship remains a relative unknown to most fight fans in the U.S., it has quickly become not just the premier MMA promotion in Asia, but the largest sports media property in the continent’s history. ONE Championship Chairman and Founder Chatri Sityodtong (Image via ONE) That may be hard to believe [...]

7 Key Sports Business Takeaways From 7th Annual 'Blogs With Balls' Conference

Here are seven key takeaways from 'Blogs With Balls,' an annual media conference that discusses the intersection of sports, social and technology.

Twitter Wars: Clay Travis vs Bomani Jones on Redskins, racists and “PC bros”

ESPN personality Bomani Jones and Fox Sports personality Clay Travis have both been known for extensive Twitter wars with both prominent sports media figures and regular users, so it only makes sense that they finally went to war with each other. Show More Summary

Would ESPN let the Big Ten slip away? Would Big Ten coaches want to go?

Last month, Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand reported that Fox Sports had snapped up half of the Big Ten’s media rights package, pledging to pay somewhere in the neighborhood of $250 million for around 25 football and 50 men’s basketball games per year starting in the fall of 2017. The other half, featuring a similar […]


Parenting in 2016 is difficult. Coaching in 2016 is difficult. Being a kid in 2016 is difficult. Making matters worse is an online environment in which parents attack the choices of coaches, go after coach's jobs, and generally make matters worse for coaches. Show More Summary

Tottenham preparing bid for Algerian striker & Leicester target Islam Slimani [A Bola]

GB Spurs join Leicester in race for Islam Slimani Attempting to build on this season’s unexpected title challenge, Tottenham are reportedly moving in for 27-year-old Sporting CP striker Islam Slimani, according to Portuguese media outlet A Bola. The Algerian international has been in superb form in Portugal this season, scoring 27 goals in 33 Primeira Liga matches. […]

West Ham’s Reece Oxford laughs off transfer talk on social media

US Sky Sports spread rumours Being a teenager, Reece Oxford knows how to use social media for his own purposes. On Tuesday night, Sky Sports News spread news that West Ham are in danger of losing one of their brightest prospects, after Reece Oxford supposed rejected a new contract. According to the broadcaster, the 17-year-old Hammers prodigy is […]

Last Weekend's NASCAR Race Had Lowest Television Ratings In 10 Years

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The Monster Mile of Dover International Speedway may have been a monster flop in television viewership, per Sports Media Watch. Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race on Fox Sports 1 earned the race’s lowest Nielsen rating in a decade. Read more...

NBA championship poll leaves out Raptors, so team and city embrace status as ‘other’

With only four teams remaining in the NBA playoffs and the Eastern Conference finals set to kick off Tuesday night, CBS Sports, like many other sports media sites and Twitter users, issued a public poll, inquiring as to which team readers thought would stand atop the league as champions come June. The only problem — they forgot the […]

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