In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, this photo of Boston police in action moments after the explosions became one of the iconic images of the courageous work done by first responders in the moment of greatest fear and uncertainty. For this week's cover, Sports Illustrated has eschewed other events in sports this week and used the photo of three Boston of Boston's finest surrounding 78 year old marathoner Bill Iffrig. The fallen runner was walked to the finish line and the image has served as a testament to those who served heroically.
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NBC Sports officially unveiled the details of their English Premier League coverage plans today in New York. We knew NBC was going to make a huge commitment to the EPL after paying over $80 million dollars per year and shocking the soccer world in snatching rights away from Fox and ESPN. The size and scale of that commitment by NBC Sports Network to the English Premier League is more immense than any fan or observer might have expected. The level of coverage from games to review shows to magazine shows to live streams will make the most popular soccer league in the world the unquestioned #2 flagship sport for the nascent cable sports network behind the NHL.no comments
There were times in the last six seasons when the highlight of NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcasts took place before kickoff. That's because the immortal Faith "Legatron" Hill hypnotized male viewers worldwide with her pregame song and dance before announcing on Monday that she's stepping down.
As Hill wrote in an online goodbye message, it's time to let someone else "rock the open."
Said "open" will still sound relatively similar, according to Sunday Night Football producer Fred Gaudelli, who told Pro Football Talk on Monday that Waiting All Day for Sunday Night will remain in place with a new performer.
Who might that new performer be? Who, pray tell, can do this justice...no comments
Vertical stripes - pinstripes even - are supposed to have a slimming effect. On the flip side, wearing horizontal stripes or hoops does the opposite, making you look a bit wider than you actually are. These theories have been put to the test, but the best evidence may come courtesy of this new This is SportsCenter ad.
CC Sabathia is having a casual conversation with Steve Levy about how regardless of his performance he knows he'll look good thanks to his pinstripes. Scott Van Pelt interrupts, showing off his new suit with horizontal stripes. Oh, and he might have put on a few pounds. Make that a few hundred pounds.
ESPN does a lot of things wrong, but when it comes to things such as "30 for 30" or This is SportsCenter commercials, they do a tremendous job.
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In the wake of the tragic events at the Boston Marathon Monday, the NBA took an unprecedented step. Tonight's scheduled Pacers-Celtics game was not just postponed, but canceled entirely. With this being the last week of the regular season and both teams locked into playoff positioning, it's a move that makes sense.
TNT was scheduled to air Pacers-Celtics at 8 PM ET as part of a doubleheader. With the cancelation, Turner Sports announced it will air the Raptors-Hawks game from Atlanta, which is the only other game taking place in the association tonight aside from the second half of TNT's twin bill - Blazers at Clippers.no comments
The list of great baseball movies is longer than your average Yankees-Red Sox game. Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, Major League, Major League II, Moneyball, For Love of the Game, The Natural, A League of Their Own, The Sandlot, Bad News Bears, The Fan (ok that one was a joke, just making sure you were paying attention) and the list goes on.no comments
All Times Eastern
Arkansas at Nebraska -- Big Ten Network, 7:30 p.m.
Texas Tech at Rice -- Fox College Sports Central, 7:30 p.m.
College Football Live -- ESPN2, 3 p.m.
CFB Daily: Spring Blitz -- ESPNU, 4:30 p.m.
Inside College Football: Draft Special: First Round Preview -- CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m.
Inside College Football: Draft Special: Names to Know -- CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m.
English Premier League
Arsenal vs. Everton -- Fox Soccer, 2:30 p.m.
Golf's Greatest Rounds: 2012 The Players -- Golf Channel, 8 p.m.
Philadelphia at Cincinnati -- MLB Network, 7 p.m.
Arizona at New York Yankees -- MLB Network, 7 p.m.
The Rundown -- MLB Network, 2 p.m.
MLB Now -- MLB Network, 4 p.m.
MLB Tonight -- MLB Network, 7 p.m.
Baseball Tonight -- ESPN, 10 p.m.
MLB Tonight -- MLB Network, 10 p.m.
Baseball Tonight -- ESPN2, midnight
Quick Pitch -- MLB Network, 1 a.m. (Wednesday)
There were muliple explosions at the finish line of this year's Boston Marathon this afternoon. The latest report from the Boston Globe is that there are 2 dead and over 100 injured although those numbers could still grow.
Several sportswriters were on the scene including Boston Globe sports editor Steve Silva, who captured video of the explosion. (The Globe also published another video from the scene of the explosions on their YouTube channel.) The Globe's Chad Finn also tweeted some horrifying details and ESPN's Bonnie Ford was on site as well.
It's an unspeakably terrible situation. With it happening at the Boston Marathon, sports networks and affiliates broke into programming with breaking news and syndicated news feeds as well. NBC Sports Network switched to local news coverage. ESPN went with live coverage from Jeremy Schapp and Bob Ley anchoring, preempting Around the Horn and PTI. All the news networks are also carrying continuing live coverage.
The story is certainly fluid as sports and news and real-life tragedy intersect. Some news outlets worth following for more news as the story continues to develop:
Boston Herald - @BostonHerald
WBZ - @CBSBoston
WHDH - @7News
WCVB - @WCVBno comments
The 2013 Masters is in the history books and as we did with CBS's NCAA Tournament broadcast it's time to take a look at how the network covered their other marquee springtime event. From Tiger Woods and his illegal drop to all of Australia (supposedly) watching Adam Scott's victory, the tournament wasn't hurting for storylines. Here's 4 Takeaways from CBS's Masters coverage...no comments