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London Calling: NBC Leads Sports Emmy Haul Behind Olympics, HBO Lands Six Awards

NBC walked away with 11 Sports Emmy awards last night, including five for its coverage of the London Games. NBC's "Sunday Night Football" won Outstanding Live Sports Series for the fifth consecutive year. HBO came in second with six awards and NBC Sports Network took the third spot with four wins. ESPN, MLB Network, TBS and TNT all earned three nods. Linked here is a complete list of '13 Sports Emmy winners, and below are the winners in the Outstanding Sports Personality category (THE DAILY).

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY
CATEGORY NETWORK PERSONALITY
Studio Host NBC/NBCSN Bob Costas
Play-By-Play NBC Al Michaels
Studio Analyst TNT/NBA TV Charles Barkley
Sports Event Analyst NBC Cris Collinsworth
Sports Reporter NBC/NBCSN Pierre McGuire
  MLB Network/TBS Tom Verducci

TWITTER REAX: ESPN's Bill Simmons wrote on his Twitter account, "Anyone who hates ESPN should go to the Sports Emmys -- it's the one night that the industry can get us back by not voting for anything we do." SI.com's Richard Deitsch wrote, "PTI & 30 for 30 have combined for just one Sports Emmy win (PTI in 2009). I applaud Bill Simmons for calling them out. ... And Skip Bayless was nominated for a Sports Emmy last year. I consider the North Korean government more legit." The Big Lead's Tyler Duffy: "Sports Emmys, while higher up the totem poll than ESPYs, are still in the 'you might have to update your wikipedia page yourself' realm."
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