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Houston Astros grounds crew members Jake Cooley, left, and Trey Feltch repaint the World Series logo for the baseball World Series at Minute Maid Park, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The Astros will play the Washington Nationals in Game 6 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 29, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fans in Washington and Houston may be excited, but the rest of the country is reacting to the World Series with a collective yawn. Through the first five games, the World Series has been averaging 11.6 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. That puts it on pace to be the least-...
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October 08, 2019 - 12:47 pm
Fox Sports has hired Rob Gronkowski as an NFL analyst. The network announced on Tuesday that the former New England Patriots tight end will make his debut during Thursday night's pregame show before the Patriots-New York Giants game. Gronkowski retired at the end of last season after winning his...
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This Jan. 6, 2018, photo taken from video and provided by Oscar Monterroso, shows Spanish language broadcasters Oscar "El Tico" Monterroso, left, and Enrique "Kike" Morales working at their broadcast booth inside Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., during the Kansas City Chiefs vs Tennessee Titans NFL wild card game. Monterroso, the color commentator, and Morales, the play-by-play man, have been calling Chiefs games in Spanish since 2011, and will broadcast on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, Nebraska's NCAA college football game against Northwestern. Nebraska will be the first school in the Big Ten to offer a Spanish-language radio broadcast for a football game. (Oscar Monterroso/Tico Productions via AP)
October 03, 2019 - 1:27 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will be the first school in the Big Ten to offer a Spanish-language radio broadcast for a football game when the Cornhuskers play Northwestern on Saturday, and the hope is such broadcasts become a regular part of the team’s media offering in coming seasons. The state...
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This July 25, 2019, photo provided by Jon-Paul Bruno shows Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels shooting a music video at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. NFL players’ dreams usually center on scoring touchdowns and making game-saving tackles. Then they watch videos of their performances. It’s not that much different for musicians, particularly the husband/wife country duo of Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels. Their big play occurred in Levi’s Stadium, home of their longtime favorite team, the 49ers. (Jon-Paul Bruno via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 3:24 am
NFL players' dreams usually center on scoring touchdowns and making game-saving tackles. Then they watch videos of their performances. It's not that much different for musicians, particularly the husband/wife country duo of Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels. Their big play occurred in Levi's Stadium...
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August 28, 2019 - 12:02 pm
This year's MLS Cup will be shown on ABC, marking the first time since 2008 that Major League Soccer's championship game will air on the network. The league announced Wednesday that the Nov. 10 final will start at 3 p.m. EST. It will also air on Univision. The MLS Cup was on ABC from 1996-2008...
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August 20, 2019 - 6:38 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins' latest featured musical artist at practice: Jay-Z. The team's sound system played more than half a dozen songs by the rapper at the start of practice Tuesday, one day after receiver Kenny Stills objected to recent comments from Jay-Z about social activism by...
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In this photo provided by NBC Sports, Joan Jett, left, and Carrie Underwood pose with a 100th anniversary NFL football. NBC's Sunday Night Football open will return to the original Waiting All Day for Sunday Night song, but this time Carrie Underwood will be joined by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett. Her band, the Blackhearts, also perform in the open, which features NFL stars. (Virginia Sherwood/NBC Sports via AP)
August 20, 2019 - 2:10 pm
Fred Gaudelli knew NBC would have to come up with something grand for this season's "Sunday Night Football" opener given this is the NFL's 100th anniversary. It didn't take long for the show's executive producer to arrive at something as Carrie Underwood came up with the perfect idea. This season,...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Sean Murphy-Bunting (26) grabs Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) after a reception during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
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August 19, 2019 - 7:17 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills is objecting to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick. Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell speaks to reporters after a practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J. Bell was in fifth grade when he realized he couldn't shake music from his mind. “That's when I really realized I loved music,” the star running back recalled in an interview with The Associated Press in the players' lobby in the New York Jets' facility. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 14, 2019 - 4:10 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell was in fifth grade when he simply couldn't shake music from his mind. The creative beats. The grooving basslines. The raw lyrics. He was hooked on it all, just like football. "That's when I really realized I loved music," the star running back recalled in an...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. The NFL and Jay-Z’s entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism. The league not only will use Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to consult on its entertainment presentations, including the Super Bowl halftime show, but will work with the rapper and entrepreneur’s company to “strengthen community through music and the NFL's Inspire Change initiative.” (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
August 13, 2019 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and Jay-Z's entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism. The league not only will use Jay-Z's Roc Nation to consult on its entertainment presentations, including the Super Bowl halftime show, but will work with the rapper and...
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