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Cook: 'UFC moving from fight promoter to world-renowned sports media and entertainment company'

Sports entertainment? No, we're not talking about WWE, but rather Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion with footprints all over the world. And in spite of all the expansion theShow More Summary

The year’s 10 most notable sports media stories

15 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

2014 was a big year in sports media circles, with a whole host of major stories. However, some of the highest-profile ones may wind up not leading to large changes, and some that didn’t get a massive amount of play at the time may wind up having huge implications for media consumers down the road. Show More Summary

Charles Barkley would give a recruit $100,000 to get them to Auburn

Charles Barkley’s honesty and outspokenness makes him a treasure in the sports media.  In an interview with Seth Davis at Campus Insiders, Barkley tells it like it is with the NCAA.  He says he would give a kid coming out of high school $100,000 to get them to Auburn. Show More Summary

Liverpool have begun negotiations with PSG over loan move for Adrien Rabiot [Le 10 Sport]

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is expected to bring in some fresh faces in January after a dismal first half tot he season. According to French media outlet Le 10 Sport, Liverpool have begun negotiations with PSG over a 6 month loan deal for midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The 19 year old star, who recently signed a […]

AA Podcast #105 – Richard Deitsch, 2014 Year in Review

Continuing our annual tradition at AA, we welcome Sports Illustrated media scribe Richard Deitsch for your special 2014 Year in Review podcast. We chat about the biggest sports and media stories of the year (including Darren Rovell blocking him on Twitter, naturally). Show More Summary

A Video Compilation of Highlights, Lowlights, and Shots Fired in 2014 Sports Media

3 days agoSports : The Big Lead

2014 has been a year, and don’t let anyone try to tell you otherwise. In this stretch, some things happened in sports and some (...)

Dominick Cruz Injures ACL Again, Fox Sports Co-Workers Show Support

UFC bantamweight contender and former champion Dominick "The Dominator " Cruz suffered an injury to his right knee that will keep him out of action for the foreseeable future. Posting to his social media properties on Facebook and Twitter,...Show More Summary

Racism and Racialism Are Different

Our campuses, newspapers, sports commentary, and electronic media are filled with accusations of racism -- most recently, against police departments and sports team owners. A WSJ/NBC poll conducted shortly after the highly-publicized...Show More Summary

On the Move, 12/22/14

Dionne Miller becomes the first female sports anchor at ABC O&O WLS from sports anchor/reporter at FOX O&O WFLD in Chicago. Chelsea Gates joins as the Social Media Reporter & Co-Host of 120 Morning Run. Kaley O’Kelley becomes...Show More Summary

LA Times hires the sports intern, Register hires ex-LAT pair

Couple of media move memos from last week involving the local newspapers.

The Best & Worst of Sports Media in 2014

We continue our year-end extravaganza at Awful Announcing with this recap of everything in the sports media world in our Best & Worst of 2014. Stay tuned over the next couple weeks for the rest of our 2014 Year in Review posts including...Show More Summary

In Fight to Stay Relevant, UK Libraries Look to Coffee Shops

This year the UK’s Department for Culture, Media, and Sport commissioned a study called “The Independent Library Report for England.” The study’s findings have been made public and as the Telegraph reports, libraries may start looking to coffee shops’s examples, by offering coffee and Wifi, to continue serving the public. Libraries must shed their old-fashioned […]

What is up with Fox Sports 2?

Back on August 17, 2013, Fox Sports 1 launched to a lot of fanfare. Also launching on that same date taking over Fuel TV’s on many cable and satellite providers was Fox Sports 2. While Fox Sports 1 has received most of the media attention, Fox Sports 2 has been relatively quiet. Meant to be […] The post What is up with Fox Sports 2? appeared first on Awful Announcing.

McLaren Sports Series shown undergoing testing

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Woking-based supercar maker has released its first official picture of the upcoming entry-level McLaren Sports Series. Overnight, across all major forms of social media, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, McLaren released its first official image of the Sports Series, a camouflaged coupe sliding through a race track corner. The Sports Series, developed under the [...]

The NBA Used An Espionage Trick Known As 'Canary Trap' To Catch Teams Leaking Info To The Media

The NBA fined Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars $500,000 in 2010 for leaking information to Yahoo! Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski according to Kevin Draper of It is one of the largest...Show More Summary

The Financial Times Builds Up Its Semantic Publishing Infrastructure

The former lead architect at the BBC who handled its semantic publishing projects, such as its FIFA World Cup 2010, 2012 Olympics and redesigned BBC Sports Site, today is building up the semantic infrastructure at another media might,...Show More Summary

Britt McHenry gets torched by Pittsburgh sports media

The Pittsburgh sports media seems very insular and defensive from what I’ve seen of it in the past. On Tuesday, all of those awful negative qualities boiled to the surface when ESPN’s Britt McHenry dared to venture into town to cover the Penguins’ mumps outbreak. Show More Summary

Gruden’s words on Griffin are starting to get overblown

It’s become a sport of sorts for Washington coach Jay Gruden to talk publicly about the flaws in quarterback Robert Griffin III’s game.  And it’s become a sport of sorts for the media to shine a light on the things Gruden is saying, apparently in the hopes of creating the impression of dysfunction in the…

Right-Wing Media's New Phony Scandal: Obama Watches Sports

Right-wing media outlets manufactured phony outrage over President Obama's recent remark on ESPN Radio that he usually watches SportsCenter while working out in the morning. In 2007, President Bush similarly admitted to watching ESPN while working. Show More Summary

Sorkin: ‘Morally Treasonous’ for Media to Print Hacked Sony Info

last weekNews : Mediaite

Sports Night creator Aaron Sorkin has spent the past three years criticizing America's feckless and vapid press corps in the past tense. On Monday he finally rendered a verdict in real time.

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