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FILE - In this April 25, 2017, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr., right, talks with a fan after a news conference at Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, N.C. Earnhardt Jr. barely had time to ease into retirement before NBC Sports gave him a full workload. Earnhardt will be part of the network's pregame show before the Super Bowl, then head to South Korea for NBC Sports' coverage of next month's Olympics. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
January 16, 2018 - 1:20 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of NASCAR and not much else. Now that he has retired from full-time racing, he's got time to experience new adventures. Just last...
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Members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees strike outside the entrance to Sony Open golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Honolulu. Union workers for video and audio production at Golf Channel events walked out Sunday over stalled contract negotiations, leading to limited coverage of the final round at the Sony Open. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
January 14, 2018 - 7:54 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Union workers for video and audio production at Golf Channel events walked out Sunday over stalled contract negotiations, leading to limited coverage of the final round at the Sony Open and two other events in the Bahamas and Florida. Golf Channel said it has been negotiating an...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, Chicago Bears' Deonte Thompson gets past Green Bay Packers' Morgan Burnett during the first half of an NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis. Amazon had a mostly successful debut into live streaming of major sports events with increased audience and an improved viewing experience in its first season showing NFL games. The question looking ahead is how aggressively will Amazon be in the sports streaming landscape. "It's too soon to say," said Jim DeLorenzo, the head of Amazon Sports. "We're just in the early stages here. We were definitely pleased with the way things played out. It was great to partner with the NFL on this and we were really happy with how our customers reacted to it. But it's too soon to say this impacts our strategy going forward." (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)
January 11, 2018 - 10:01 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon had a mostly successful debut into live streaming of major sports events, with increased audience and an improved viewing experience in its first season showing NFL games. The question looking ahead is how aggressively will Amazon be in the sports streaming landscape? "...
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Alabama players celebrate after overtime of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Georgia Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. Alabama won 26-23. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
January 09, 2018 - 5:21 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The national championship showdown between Alabama and Georgia drew 28.443 million viewers for ESPN, making it the second-most watched title game in the four years of the College Football Playoff format. Alabama beat Georgia in overtime , rallying from 13 points down in the second...
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FILE - This Nov. 1, 2017, file photo shows the Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta. Atlanta’s new $1.5 billion stadium is about to be on perhaps its largest national stage for the Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, College Football Playoff title game, fans say the glitzy facility is living up to the hype despite a series of construction setbacks that delayed its opening. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
January 08, 2018 - 1:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The College Football Playoff is here to stay. The national championship game is still trying to make its mark. The 4-year-old title game remains a bit of an afterthought compared to the well-entrenched bowl system, from its lack of a catchy name to its scattered timing to its scaled-...
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FILE - This file photos show, former NFL football players Donovan McNabb, left, in 2013, and an Eric Davis in 2013. McNabb and Davis have been dismissed from ESPN following an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct while employed at NFL Network, ESPN said in a statement Saturday, Jan 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek, left, Danny Moloshok, right, File)
January 06, 2018 - 1:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis have been dismissed from ESPN following an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct while employed at NFL Network. ESPN says in a statement Saturday "they are no longer working for us." The pair worked for ESPN Radio and were taken off the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2001, file photo, then-Oakland Raiders' coach Jon Gruden is shown during a press conference at Raiders headquarters in Alameda, Calif. The Raiders are set to bring Jon Gruden back for a second stint as coach. A person with knowledge of the team's plans said the Raiders are planning a news conference Tuesday to announce that Gruden is leaving the broadcast booth to come back to coaching. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has made no formal announcement. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
January 05, 2018 - 2:57 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are set to bring Jon Gruden back for a second stint as coach. A person with knowledge of the team's plans said the Raiders are planning a news conference Tuesday to announce that Gruden is leaving the broadcast booth to come back to coaching. The person...
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Georgia running back Sony Michel runs for a touchdown during overtime in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. Georgia won 54-48. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 02, 2018 - 4:36 pm
With the semifinals back New Year's Day, ESPN viewership for the College Football Playoff was the highest it has been since the first season of the postseason system in 2015. The double overtime Rose Bowl thriller between Georgia and Oklahoma drew a 14.8 overnight Nielsen rating and average...
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December 14, 2017 - 11:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is buying a large part of Fox , but Fox News Channel and other U.S. television businesses are staying with the Murdoch family. Here's a look at what the Disney and Murdoch empires will look like under The Walt Disney Co.'s $52.4 billion deal for 21st Century Fox: THE DISNEY...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2009, file photo, Houston Astros' Aaron Boone hustles down the first base line during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. A person familiar with the decision says the New York Yankees have picked ESPN broadcaster Boone to succeed Joe Girardi as manager. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 1,2017, because the decision had not been announced by the team. Now 44, Boone has never been a manager or even a coach at any level since retiring as a player after the 2009 season. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
December 01, 2017 - 11:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have picked ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone to succeed Joe Girardi as manager, a person familiar with New York's decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because the decision had not been announced by the team. Now 44,...
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