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NBA Leads Both "SportsCenter," "Fox Sports Live," Though Shows Differ On Presentation

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Both ESPN's "SportsCenter" and FS1's "Fox Sports Live" dedicated the start of last night's 11:00pm ET broadcasts to the opening of the NBA season, but the shows varied in what they covered. ESPN spent the entire opening segment concentrating on the Bulls-Heat game, which featured the Heat being presented their '12-13 championship rings and the return of Bulls G Derrick Rose. Conversely, FS1 spent its first segment on several NBA-related topics, including Magic-Pacers highlights and chances that the Heat win their third straight title this season. "SportsCenter" next went into an NFL report, but "Fox Sports Live" went to highlights of NHL games. The only NHL highlights that aired on "SportsCenter" were in "The Miller Time Moment" segment, which aired in the back half of the broadcast, highlighting a hat trick scored by Blackhawks C Jonathan Toews. Two more hockey plays made the "Top Ten" highlight package. The first report on World Series Game 6 aired about 20 minutes into the broadcast for "Fox Sports Live," while "SportsCenter" made its first mention at about the 35-minute mark. As in previous comparisons, "Fox Sports Live" utilized their large stable of analysts to discuss various topics and issues between highlight packages, while ESPN brought on Tim Legler for its NBA coverage and several MLB analysts to discuss tonight's game at Fenway Park.

ESPN FS1
Bulls-Heat Bulls-Heat
Injury update on Seahawks WR Sidney Rice Magic-Pacers
Clippers-Lakers Panel discussion on the return of Bulls G Derrick Rose
Magic-Pacers Panel discussion on chances Heat three-peat as champions
ESPN's Tim Legler analyzing the NBA's opening night Clippers-Lakers
Preview of Miami-Florida State (football) Ducks-Flyers
Recap of Bulls-Heat Lightning-Devils
Bulls G Derrick Rose postgame interview Senators-Blackhawks
Pittsburg St.-Kansas (basketball) Preview of World Series Game 6
NBA teams wanting to lose and get
in NBA Draft Lottery
NFL trade deadline
Preview of World Series Game 6 NFL injury updates/news and notes
The Miller Time Moment Panel discussion on whether Deion Sanders could cover Calvin Johnson
"PTI" interview with Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Preview of UFC 169
Report on Heat F LeBron James' first 10 years in the NBA Recap of Bulls-Heat/Magic-Pacers
SportsCenter Top 10 Pittsburg St.-Kansas (basketball)
  Panel discussion on debut of Kansas F Andrew Wiggins
  Interview with Cardinals P Michael Wacha
  Preview of World Series Game 6
  MLB analysts Gabe Kapler on Wacha
  The 1
  In Case You Missed It
  #Buzzer
  Great moments from World Series Game 6 in MLB history
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