The National Academy of Cable Programming has announced
the nominations for the CableACE Awards to be presented
November 14-15 in L.A. In sports categories, ESPN leads the
field with 22 nominations; HBO has five, including "Real
Sports'" Bryant Gumbel for Best Magazine Host; MSG Network
has four; TNT, Showtime and CNN/SI have three, while CNN,
TBS, The Golf Channel, Lifetime Network and SportsChannel NY
each received one nomination. HBO's "Arli$$" garnered seven
nominations, including Best Comedy Series. The following
lists the sports-related nominations:
SPORTS EVENTS COVERAGE SPECIAL: "Stanley Cup Finals,"
ESPN; "Jackie Robinson Game," ESPN; "NCAA Women's Tournament
Final Four," ESPN; "Holyfield-Tyson II," Showtime.
SPORTS EVENTS COVERAGE SERIES: "Braves Baseball," TBS;
"SpeedWorld," ESPN; "Sunday Night Baseball," ESPN; "Sunday
Night NFL," ESPN; "Tour de France," ESPN.
SPORTS NEWS SERIES: "College GameDay," ESPN; "Golf
Central," The Golf Channel; "NFL Prime Monday," ESPN;
"SportsCenter," ESPN; "SportsWeekly," ESPN.
SPORTS INFORMATION SERIES: "Inside the NFL," HBO;
"Outside the Lines," ESPN; "Real Sports With Bryant
Gumbel," HBO; "The Sporting Life W/Jim Huber," CNN; "The
Sports Reporters," ESPN.
SPORTS INFORMATION SPECIAL: "Breaking Through: Our Turn
To Play," Lifetime; "Football America," TNT; "Long Shots:
The Life and Times of the ABA," HBO; "NBA At 50," TNT;
"Sports On The Silver Screen," HBO.
SPORTS HOST: Chris Berman, ESPN; Vince Cellini, CNN/SI;
Fred Hickman, CNN/SI; Bob Page, MSG; Dan Patrick, ESPN.
PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER: Marv Albert, Knicks Basketball,
MSG; Mike Emrick, Devils Hockey, SportsChannel NY; Jon
Miller, ESPN Baseball, ESPN; Mike Patrick, Sunday Night
NFL/College Basketball, ESPN; Dick Stockton, NBA/TNT, TNT.
SPORTS COMMENTATOR/ANALYST: Bobby Czyz, Steve Albert,
Ferdie Pacheco, Showtime; Tom Jackson, ESPN; Leigh
Montville, CNN/SI; Joe Morgan, ESPN; Dick Vitale, ESPN.
DIRECTING LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL OR SERIES: Bob Dunphy,
"Holyfield-Tyson II," Showtime; Douglas Holmes, "Stanley Cup
Playoffs," ESPN; Bobby Lewis, "Rangers Hockey," MSG; Marc
Payton, "Major League Baseball," ESPN; Bill Webb, "Yankees