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Joe Buck, Greg Norman To Head Fox' Golf Broadcast Crew Beginning With '15 U.S. Open

04 / 15 / 14

Joe Buck and Greg Norman will be Fox Sports' top on-air voices when the network debuts its golf coverage next year, according to several sources. The two will be set up in the 18th green tower at the '15 U.S. Open, when the event will be held at Chambers Bay outside Seattle. The decision to tap Buck...

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Fox Soccer To Air Series On Liverpool

Fox Soccer today announced plans for a six-episode "24/7"-style documentary series about EPL club Liverpool titled "Our Liverpool: Never Walk Alone." The series is scheduled to air in the fall. Cameras will follow the team from its May 5 FA Cup match against Chelsea through its July exhibition ...

NBC Sports Net Renews "NFL Turning Point"

NBC Sports Network renewed its "NFL Turning Point" series for another three seasons. The NFL Films-produced show will air during the '12, '13 and '14 NFL seasons on Wednesday nights at 10:00pm ET. As part of the new deal, NBC Sports Network will telecast 22 episodes of the 60-minute show, takin ...

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TWC Responds To Fox On FS San Diego

Time Warner Cable rebuffed Fox' contention that it had stopped negotiating for carriage of FS San Diego, saying that it is working on a response to a proposal that it received today. "Many emails, phone conversations and other exchanges have occurred as we work together to reach agreement," TWC said ...

EPL Season's Final Day Games To Air Live In U.S.

Fox Sports is set to ramp up attention around EPL Relegation Sunday, the league's final day of the season, and today announced plans for coverage of nine games under the "Survival Sunday" banner. All 10 EPL matches will be carried live in the U.S. on May 13 at 10:00am ET, the final day of the league ...

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Fanatics Hires Jamie Davis As President

Former Versus President Jamie Davis was hired as President of the online sports retailer Fanatics. He will report to company CEO and Founder Alan Trager and will work out of its Jacksonville HQs. Fanatics on Monday bought the sports retailer Dreams for around $183M in stock and debt. While Dav ...

MLB Net Launching Strike Zone Channel Tonight

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Olbermann, Patrick Reminisce About ESPN

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NFL Magazine To Stop Publishing

NFL Magazine is shutting down after only four issues, a league spokesperson said. The Draft/April issue will be the final one published. The NFL launched the magazine in December, promising an insider's perspective and hiring CBS' Boomer Esiason and NFL reporter Andrea Kremer as regular contribu ...

Sources: The Mtn To Go Dark May 31

The cable channel created for the Mountain West Conference – the Mtn – is shutting down and will go dark May 31, sources said. The channel's 44 employees were informed of the decision late this afternoon during a meeting at their Denver HQs. Sources indicate that CBS Sports Network and t ...

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