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Posted Saturday 2/03/18 at 12:50AM EST
Are play-by-play sports announcers the new anchors?
The two jobs are similar, but with the network news anchor job diminished, play-by-play announcers may be the most-trusted and recognizable faces on network TV.
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 2:19PM EST
ESPN and Fox to share Alex Rodriguez
The former New York Yankee will join ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, while continuing to work as a baseball analyst on Fox Sports’ playoff coverage.
Posted Friday 12/22/17 at 2:05PM EST
Bob Costas on Dick Enberg: “He was a sentimental man but there was nothing inauthentic about that enthusiasm”
“With all due respect to other great announcers in the ‘70s and ‘80s if you were to have a decathlon of play-by-play, he would have won that decathlon of play-by-play because he did so many things exquisitely well,” said Costas of his former NBC Sports colleague, who died Thursday at age 82. “He did seven or eight things really, really well, and was at or near the top of all those things. And he did with the combination of extraordinary craftsmanship, meticulous preparation, facility with words and a genuine—not a manufactured, but a genuine—boyish enthusiasm. He was a sentimental man but there was nothing inauthentic about that enthusiasm.”
- Enberg wasn't flashy -- he was truly at his best reacting in the moment
- Watch six games Enberg called, including John Elway's helicopter play in the Super Bowl
- Sports broadcasters from Mike Tirico to Chris Fowler pay tribute to Enberg
- Tom Brokaw, Keith Olbermann, Chuck D and Cher also offer their condolences
Posted Friday 12/22/17 at 1:50AM EST
Sports broadcasting legend Dick Enberg dies at 82
Enberg, who died Thursday morning of a possible heart attack, retired after a 60-year career just last year, in October 2016. His career included stints at CBS, NBC, ESPN and, until last year, Fox Sports San Diego, where he called Padres games. Enberg called 10 Super Bowls, covered 28 Wimbledon tennis tournaments and even announced the Rose Parade. Enberg and former NBC Sports colleague Vin Scully retired on the same day, Oct. 2, 2016, with the two legends discussing their respective broadcasting careers.
Enberg -- who has been honored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Basketball Hall of Fame and the National Baseball Hall of Fame -- said of his career: “To be with the greatest in the history of the game and sit next to them and pick their brain every day, and they pay me for it and they put me in a good seat, too, behind home plate or midcourt or at the 50-yard line. It’s an incredibly privileged life and part of it is because of those who you were able to share a broadcast with.”
Posted Monday 11/13/17 at 2:17PM EST
Bill Murray and brother Brian Doyle-Murray to star in a Facebook comedy series on minor league baseball
The unscripted comedy Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray’s Extra Innings debuts on Facebook Watch next Monday.
Posted Friday 11/03/17 at 2:43AM EDT
World Series Game 7 was down 27% from last year’s Game 7
About 40 million watched the Chicago Cubs end their World Series drought last year. This year, about 29.3 tuned in as the Houston Astros became world champions for the first time.
Posted Thursday 11/02/17 at 4:29AM EDT
Keith Hernandez apologizes for appearing to tell a homophobic joke on Fox's World Series pregame show
“I made a poor attempt at humor and never intended for it to be taken the wrong way," the former New York Met said after his “I’m not from San Francisco, bro!” comment was interpreted as homophobic. ALSO: World Series ended with a live TV proposal.
Posted Wednesday 11/01/17 at 2:48PM EDT
This year’s World Series Game 6 topped last year’s Game 6
Last night’s game marked a series high for the Dodgers-Astros series, up 18% from Game 5 on Sunday night.
Posted Wednesday 11/01/17 at 3:54AM EDT
World Series Game 6 honored the victims of the Manhattan Truck Attack
A moment of silence was held before the start of Tuesday’s game.
Posted Monday 10/30/17 at 9:37PM EDT
About 18.9 million watched the World Series in the 1 a.m. ET hour this morning
Many viewers stayed up late until last night’s game ended at about 1:42 a.m. ET this morning.
Posted Monday 10/30/17 at 8:01AM EDT
World Series Game 5 ended at nearly 2 a.m. on the East Coast
Last night’s marathon Dodgers-Astros game lasted for 5 hours and 17 minutes, resulting in many East Coast viewers being groggy this morning. The longest World Series game, played in 2005, also featured the Astros, lasting 5 hours and 41 minutes.
Posted Wednesday 10/25/17 at 7:48PM EDT
World Series ratings fall 23% from last year with nearly 15 million viewers
Last year’s Chicago Cubs-Cleveland Indians opener attracted 19.4 million viewers, the most-watched baseball game in 25 years thanks to the Cubs' participation. ALSO: How audio mixers make baseball games sound great on TV.
Posted Wednesday 10/25/17 at 1:54PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel sent his dad to Los Angeles Dodgers media day
Kimmel’s long-winded father subbed for Guillermo, who was out sick on Monday.
Posted Thursday 10/19/17 at 7:37PM EDT
Today is the 17th time in history that all four major sports leagues are playing games on the same day
Actually, this is the third straight year to have day in which the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB are all playing.
Posted Monday 10/16/17 at 6:18AM EDT
Watch 21 seasons of Joe Buck reading promos for failed Fox TV shows during the baseball playoffs
The nearly eight-minute video is a video compilation packed with Fox’s numerous failures.