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Big Break Invitational Reynolds Plantation tournament on Golf Channel

Forty past contestants from Golf Channel’s Big Break series will compete against each other in the first ever Big Break Invitational, a four-day tournament played at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga. After the first two days, the field will be cut to 10 men and 10 women who will then compete in match play on Thursday. The final round on Friday has five men and five women competing in 18 holes of stroke play, with the winner getting $100,000. ALSO SEE: Field of 40 announced for Golf Channel’s Big Break Invitational Reynolds Plantation Golf Channel set to kick off inaugural … Continue reading

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2014 MLB Wild Card game TV schedule

MLB Wild Card Game

A little bad blood might be good news for Major League Baseball’s postseason. How about a Beltway World Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals? Or a Freeway Series between the L.A. Dodgers and L.A. Angels? Or another Bay Bridge Series between the Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants (this time without the earthquake)? TV coverage of the postseason shuffles a bit under MLB’s new eight-year, $12.4 billion TV rights deal with partners ESPN, FOX and TBS. The playoffs begin Sept. 30 with the AL wild-card game on TBS. ESPN will air an MLB playoff game for … Continue reading

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Spanish-language coverage of the NFL coming to mun2

Spanish-language coverage of the NFL coming to mun2

Hispanic cable network mun2 recently announced that it will be presenting Spanish-language broadcasts of some NFL games, starting Sept. 28 with the Hispanic Heritage Game between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. The games will be broadcast under the franchise banner, “La NFL en mun2.” Other upcoming games the network said it will cover in Spanish include the Thanksgiving night (Nov. 27) rematch between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara; an NFL Wild Card game and a Divisional Playoff Game; and the exclusive Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona, … Continue reading

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Ryder Cup 2014 TV schedule on Golf Channel and NBC

Ryder Cup 2014

The premier match-play tournament in golf, the biennial Ryder Cup, is played Sept. 26-28 at Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland. The U.S. Team, captained by Tom Watson, takes on the European Team, led by Paul McGinley. Europe has won the past two Ryder Cups in 2010 and 2012, achieving an improbable comeback on the final day to hold onto the Cup two years ago in Medinah, Ill. Europe has won five of the last six Ryder Cups. 2014 Ryder Cup Team Rosters Team USA Rickie Fowler Jim Furyk Zach Johnson Matt Kuchar Phil Mickelson Patrick Reed Jordan Spieth Jimmy Walker … Continue reading

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TV coverage of Derek Jeter’s final game in Yankee Stadium

Derek Jeter MLB All Star 2014

The New York Yankees host the 2014 AL East champion Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7pm ET. MLB Network has live coverage of Derek Jeter’s final game in Yankee Stadium, with current MLB stars, former teammates, and other sports stars like Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning and Jimmie Johnson appearing in vignettes looking back at Jeter’s career. Bob Costas, Jim Kaat and Tom Verducci will call the game, with contributions from MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds. ESPN also has extensive coverage of the tail-end of Jeter’s farewell season. On Friday, Sept. 26, at 8pm ET, ESPN airs SportsCenter Special: … Continue reading

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Looking for “Wow” with Big Ten Treasure Hunter John Arcand

Big Ten Treasure Hunter

Got a big collection of Big Ten sports memorabilia? Then John Arcand might be your man. Arcand is the host of BTN’s new eight-episode Big Ten Treasure Hunter series (Tuesdays at 8pm ET), which follows him as he travels the country to visit collectors of memorabilia from every school in the Big Ten and negotiates to purchase attractive items. In the premiere episode, Arcand visited a Nebraska fan with a collection of original Cornhuskers art, a Michigan collector with a massive array of Wolverines memorabilia, and a former Indiana Hoosiers baseball coach who has transplanted artificial turf on his staircase, … Continue reading

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What would it take for you to stop watching the NFL?

What would it take for you to stop watching the NFL?

In Face Of Adversity, Heroic NFL Fans Continue Watching Football http://t.co/Yvq8Sgve3W pic.twitter.com/sIaoeGDQXo — The Onion (@TheOnion) September 16, 2014 This is what happens when you’re king. Sure, people kowtow to you. But heavy is the head that wears the crown, and the NFL has a great deal weighing on it. Coming into the season, it looked like the NFL’s ongoing refusal to deal with the nickname of the National Football League Franchise from Washington, D.C., and the bathing habits of Michael Sam, the NFL’s (would-be) first outwardly gay player, were the hot-button issues. Now, a mere two weeks into the … Continue reading

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TMZ sports show coming to REELZ

TMZ sports show coming to REELZ

TMZ, the gossip site/show that primarily focused on Hollywood before also branching out into sports (where it helped break stories this year about such figures as Donald Sterling and Ray Rice), will be bringing that combo of Hollywood and sports to REELZChannel in the new series TMZ Hollywood Sports. Premiering Sept. 29, the series will air weekdays at 8pm ET. Harvey Levin, creator and managing editor of TMZ, said in a release: “This is an especially exciting venture for us because we think we can attract sports fans who love athletes and non-sports fans who are interested in athletes who … Continue reading

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UEFA Champions League 2014 kickoff TV schedule on FOX Sports and ESPN

UEFA Champions League 2014

UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League group stage action kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 16, on ESPN and FOX Sports networks. Coverage begins at 2pm ET on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FS regional networks and FOX Soccer Plus with the UEFA Champions League Pregame show. Three matches air on FOX Sports at 2:30pm ET with Borussia Dortmund vs. Arsenal (FS1), Liverpool vs. Ludogorets (FS2) and Real Madrid vs. FC Basel 1893 (FS regional networks). ESPN’s coverage begins at 2:30pm ET on ESPN Deportes with Spanish-language coverage of Real Madrid vs. FC Basel 1893. Additional matches air on ESPN … Continue reading

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NASCAR Chase 2014 TV schedule on ESPN and ABC

NASCAR Chase 2014

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “playoffs” begin Sunday, Sept. 14, at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., in the MyAFibStory.com 400, the first race of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. ESPN will air nine of the Chase races, with the Oct. 11 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway airing in primetime on ABC. It’s the final year of ESPN/ABC covering NASCAR, as that portion of TV rights will go to NBC Sports Group beginning in 2015. NASCAR is introducing an elimination format to the Chase this season, as a Chase Grid of 16 drivers gets reduced … Continue reading

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