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Disney Orders ESPN Execs To Take 20%-30% Cuts in Base Salary

The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is about to hit ESPN executives in their bank accounts. With parent Walt Disney Co. ordering a reduction in executive pay, ESPN executives will […]

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Tom Brady’s Move to Tampa Boosts Local and National Media

The coronavirus pandemic has hammered sports media, with some newspapers like the Washington Post cutting their sports sections in half and others like the Denver Post suspending them. But one […]

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Marlins Turn to Virtual Opening Day Game For Baseball-Hungry Fans

On March 26 the Marlins were supposed to be hosting the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. Instead, they brought the game into the homes of their fans with the teams […]

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ESPN’s Embrace Of User-Generated Content Is Here To Stay

Like he has thousands of times in his ESPN career, Mike Greenberg was narrating a sports highlight on TV. But this no-look, behind-the-back pass was not made by the NBA’s […]

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Oregon Basketball To Highlight Star Players During Dark Offseason

In a typical year, Payton Pritchard and Sabrina Ionescu would currently be leading their respective University of Oregon men’s and women’s basketball teams in March Madness towards a potential national […]

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Classic Game Replays on Tap As Networks Dig Deep Into Sport Archives

Sports-starved TV viewers have been screaming for networks to replay classic games to fill the void left by the cancellation of virtually all live sports.  Giving those fans their wish, […]

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New NFL Wild Card Games Positioned To Be Ad Sales Boon

The NFL’s addition of two new Wild Card games could prove to be an advertising windfall for broadcasters. Under the new collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players […]

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NFLPA Approves CBA to Run Through 2030

The NFL Players Association passed a new collective bargaining agreement at 11:59 on Saturday, ensuring ten years of labor peace with the owners group and clearing the way for a […]

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Suspended Seasons Leave Networks Scrambling To Fill Programming Hours

Alarm. Confusion. Disbelief. Despair. Those were the feelings of TV sports executives Thursday as they scrambled to fill the gaping holes in their programming schedules wrought by the coronavirus on […]

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NBA Cuts In-Game Interviews Due To Coronavirus

The NBA is temporarily discontinuing in-game coaching interviews with TV networks to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus, according to sources. It’s also putting new restrictions on where, and […]

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