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01/23/15
Michaels: I Had Notes On Mueller Report, No Script

NBC's Al Michaels said he had "written out the points" he wanted to make during the Patriots-Ravens AFC Divisional playoff game regarding the Mueller Report because he was "dealing with, in effect, a legal document" and he wanted to be sure he had "everything right." He sat for an extensive Q&A ...

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01/23/15
ESPN Likes Broadcasting Pro Bowl From SB Site

ESPN on Sunday will air the Pro Bowl for the first time since '10, and the net will continue to produce the game through its eight-year rights deal with the NFL. ESPN’s production execs say they would prefer to produce the game from the Super Bowl site rather than from Hawaii. "MNF" VP/Product ...

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01/23/15
"Red Army" Doc Gets Positive Reviews

Filmmaker Gabe Polsky's documentary on Soviet hockey -- "Red Army" -- hits theaters nationwide Friday, with SI's Ben Reiter noting the film is "kinetic and enthralling," documenting teams of the late '70s and early '80s. Polsky "wisely sets clips" of the teams' "weaving attacks to the classical mus ...

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01/23/15
Jeff Levering Joining Brewers' Radio Team

Triple-A Int’l Pawtucket Red Sox lead radio voice Jeff Levering “has earned a job” with the Brewers’ radio team this year. Levering will join Bob Uecker and Joe Block on the Brewers Radio Network, “as well as provide content for the Brewers’ online, social, and ...

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01/22/15
News Networks Carry Belichick Press Conference

Patriots coach Bill Belichick's press conference about the team's under-inflated footballs was carried live this morning by not just the major sports networks, but also by most of the national news channels. MSNBC, Fox News, CNN and HLN joined ESPN, FS1 and NFL Network in carrying Belichick's nearly ...

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01/22/15
Haymon Adds Another Boxing Series On Spike

Boxing adviser/manager Al Haymon, who last week announced a deal for a new boxing series with NBC Sports Group, today “will unveil another television deal with cable network Spike TV,” according to sources cited by Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. An announcement is set for Spike’s S ...

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01/21/15
De La Hoya Launching Lifestyle Channel

Golden Boy Promotions President & co-Founder Oscar De La Hoya is "launching De La Hoya TV, a Spanish-language sports and lifestyle channel aimed primarily at Hispanic men who follow boxing and other combat sports," according to Joe Flint of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The net "will be offered to di ...

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01/21/15
Clippers' Lawler Enjoying New Era

In L.A., Bill Plaschke writes Clippers TV play-by-play announcer Ralph Lawler, "finally freed from the Donald Sterling stain," is "relishing his role as the treasured ancient relic in this new Clippers culture." Thousands of fans nationwide are embracing the "rollicking telecasts filled with equal p ...

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01/21/15
Media Notes

In Sydney, Michael Chammas writes tennis player Caroline Wozniacki yesterday showed "some serious pulling power" when she "took to Twitter to complain" about ATN-7's coverage of the Australian Open. She tweeted, "It would be awesome if @channel7 could show the women's matches from time to ...

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01/20/15
NFL Conference Title Sunday Lowest Since '09

NFL Conference Championship games on Sunday averaged 46.1 million viewers across Fox and CBS, marking the lowest figure since ’09. Sunday’s two-game average was down 14% from 53.7 million viewers last year, which was the most-viewed Conference Championship Sunday in more than 30 years. F ...

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