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ESPN Prepares To Tell 'Full Story' Of Brazil World Cup, Will Spotlight Mexico, Brazil

04 / 17 / 14

ESPN's World Cup Coverage By The Numbers 2 – host sets at Clube dos Marimbas used by ESPN and ESPN International. 15 – World Cup rosters for English-language TV pundits. 25 – cameras at host set location. 29 – English-language on-air com...

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NBC Hires Lowe For EPL Coverage

ESPN reporter-presenter Rebecca Lowe "has landed a big broadcasting job in America as the lead host of NBC's coverage of the Premier League," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Lowe is going to be based at NBC's new headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut "where she will anchor five ...

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Euro-Racecar Series Kicks Off Sunday

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Costa Rica Protests U.S. Loss

FIFA has confirmed that it has received a protest from Costa Rica, which was "furious at being forced to play Friday's World Cup qualifier away to the United States in a snowstorm," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. In a statement, FIFA said, "We can confirm that FIFA has received a letter fro ...

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America Movil Gets Olympic Games Rights

Mexican telecom group America Movil, controlled by Carlos Slim, announced it has been awarded the exclusive rights to next year's Winter Games in Sochi and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on media platforms across Latin America, according to UNIVISION. The agreement does not include the r ...

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NFL To Play Two London Games In '14

NFL San Francisco 49ers co-Owner & Chair John York said that the league will play "at least two regular-season games in London" in '14 "on top of its two planned games there this year, and even more contests could be added," according to Daniel Kaplan of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. York said, &ldquo ...

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F1 Global Expansion Series Part 2

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Bolt Is Laureus Sportsman Of The Year

Jamaican sprinter USAIN BOLT was named Sportsman of the Year for the third time on Monday night at the 2013 Laureus World Sport Awards in Rio de Janeiro. The Sportswoman of the Year award went to British Gold Medal-winning heptathlete JESSICA ENNIS . Tennis player ANDY MURRAY , who earned his fi ...

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MLB's Selig Wants 'Real' World Series

Major League Baseball is "beginning to explore an event that Commissioner Bud Selig calls 'a real World Series' that would pit the MLB champion against Japan's champion in a best-of-seven-game event on two continents," according to Phil Rogers of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. A Japan-U.S. World Series "looks ...

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NBC To Air Four F1 Races

NBC will "pre-empt its Sunday morning staples 'Today' and 'Meet the Press' this May to show the Monaco Grand Prix live" on May 26 at 7:30am ET, according to Tripp Mickle of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The telecast "marks the first time the famed race will be aired live on U.S. broadcast TV." NBC Sports ...

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New Jersey F1 Race Back On Track

New Jersey F1 Race Promoter Leo Hindery Jr. said that the American Grand Prix is back on track after it had to postpone its ’13 scheduled debut due to missing local and federal approvals that made it difficult to have all the capitalization in place. Hindery said, "We are back under constructi ...

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