28 July 2015

After winning at the Brickyard, is Kyle Busch the title favorite?

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Kyle Busch has only raced in nine races this season and he still is on the outside looking in when it comes to qualifying for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. But after winning the Brickyard 400 on Sunday, his third win in a row and his fourth victory in five races, has he become the new title favorite?

The Blue Jays have pulled off a stunner for Troy Tulowitzki

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We are about 72 hours from the non-waiver MLB trading deadline (Friday at 4 pm EDT) but it seems that we have already seen the biggest and most shocking move already with the Blue Jays pulling off a trade for star Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki early this morning. In exchange for Tulowitzki and veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins, Toronto will be sending shortstop Jose Reyes and minor league pitchers Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro and Jesus Tinoco to Denver.

For a franchise that is in the mix to get to the postseason for the first time since winning the memorable 1993 World Series, it's a bold move and certainly an intriguing gamble.

2015-16 NHL on NBC Schedule

Over 100 NHL games will be broadcast this season across the NBC Sports properties, including 12 games on NBC. These include the 2016 Winter Classic on New Year's Day, the Thanksgiving Showdown, the 2016 Stadium Series and Hockey Day in America. Let's take a look at the 2015-16 schedule, to be filled in with announcers all season long, for the NHL on NBC.

2015-16 NHL on NBCSN Schedule

Over 100 NHL games will be broadcast this season across the NBC Sports properties, including 93 games on NBCSN. These games include the weekly Wednesday Night Rivalry contests (some of these are truly hilarious), the 2016 NHL All-Star Game and Hockey Day in America. Let's take a look at the 2015-16 schedule, to be filled in with announcers all season long, for the NHL on NBC.

27 July 2015

By trading for Johnny Cueto, the Royals are going for broke

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It seems safe to say that the Royals have been surprising many a baseball observer the past couple of seasons. Nobody saw them getting to the World Series last year and not many saw them in the position where they are right now with the best record in the American League. And now, in the wake of trading three pitching prospects to Cincinnati for Johnny Cueto, as first reported by Ken Rosenthal, they are aiming to do one better than they did last fall.

23 July 2015

Are we getting closer to NHL expansion?

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The last time the NHL expanded was before the 2000-01 season in which the league added the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Minnesota, bringing the franchise total to 30. That number could soon be expanded potentially with Monday's news that prospective ownership groups from Las Vegas and Quebec City had submitted an application for an expansion team that would hit the ice for the 2017-18 season.

22 July 2015

Bill Simmons is headed to HBO

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Bill Simmons, remember that guy? You may not have seen much of him of late since the news of his pending departure from ESPN was broken over two months ago but now we know the answer of what he will be doing next (well, for the most part) by way of our old friend, Richard Deitsch. Come 2016, Simmons will debut a weekly television show on his new exclusive television home, HBO.

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup: Semifinals Predictions

We have our Final Four, if you will, for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The semifinals will be held later on today from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Who will be playing for the tournament championship in Philadelphia on Sunday, and who will be in the third place contest in Chester on Saturday? Here are my predictions.

21 July 2015

Fox to expand NFL pregame coverage this season

When Fox debuted its NFL coverage in 1994, network pregame shows had only been half-hour broadcasts. That changed with the debut of Fox NFL Sunday and as a result, every network pregame show that has debuted since has been an hour-long.

Now, Fox is beginning their pregame coverage even earlier this upcoming season at 11 a.m. Eastern by moving Fox NFL Kickoff from Fox Sports 1 to the big network.

20 July 2015

2015 Fox College Football Announcers

Fox College Football returns on Thursday, September 3rd with Michigan vs. Utah, also to be referred to as Jim Harbaugh's debut as head coach of the Maize and Blue. Over 90 games will be broadcast on Fox networks this season including 18 on Fox and 40 on Fox Sports 1. With that, Fox will also be making some changes to their top broadcast teams. Let's take a look.