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FILE - In this 1973 file photo, Jerry Perenchio, chief executive and controlling stockholder of Univision Communications Inc., is seen in Houston. Perenchio, a billionaire media mogul who helped produce hit TV shows and sporting events and turned Univision into a major Spanish-language network, has died. He was 86. His wife, Margaret, says Perenchio died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at his Los Angeles home from lung cancer. (AP Photo, File)
May 24, 2017 - 9:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Perenchio was a media mogul, billionaire former owner of Univision and the producer behind a slew of hit shows and sporting events but his house appeared more often on TV than he did. Perenchio was famously publicity-shy. The first item on his list of 20 rules for...
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Former team owner Robert Yates is congratulated by a family member after being named as a member of the class of 2018 during an announcement at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 24, 2017 - 8:09 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Robert Yates still remembers his college professor telling him he'd never make anything of himself. It turns out his professor was wrong. Yates' 40-year career in auto racing culminated with his selection to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday, an achievement that left him...
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May 19, 2017 - 12:28 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Fox Sports will use an on-air team comprised entirely of active NASCAR drivers to call the June 10 Xfinity Series race at Pocono. Fox Sports believes it will be the first time a nationally televised live sporting event will feature an complete on-air team of athletes actively...
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May 18, 2017 - 5:23 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Bowl will help kick off the college postseason on Dec. 16. Organizers announced that the 12th annual game will take place at 4:30 p.m. EST. in Dreamstyle Stadium at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The game will air on ESPN and ESPN Radio. The...
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May 14, 2017 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is bringing back its "must-see TV" Thursday franchise this fall with the revival of "Will & Grace," and by moving its heartwarming hit "This is Us" to the same night. The network announced its schedule Sunday, kicking off the annual week where broadcasters outline next...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Lynx's Janel McCarville shoots and scores over Los Angeles Sparks' Jantel Lavender during the first quarter of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals in Minneapolis. Coming off one of the most successful seasons in WNBA history on and off the court, the league has found ways to try to bring in new fans. Whether streaming games on Twitter, partnering with FanDuel to offer daily fantasy sports or just having more games on television, the WNBA is growing. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
May 12, 2017 - 9:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Coming off one of the most successful seasons in WNBA history on and off the court, the league has found ways to try to bring in new fans. Whether streaming games on Twitter, partnering with FanDuel to offer daily fantasy sports or just having more games on television, the WNBA is...
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This 2013 photo shows Katherine Berman in Southington, Conn. Katherine Ann Berman, wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in the traffic accident Tuesday May 9, 2017, in Woodbury, Conn. She was 67. (Christopher Massa/Republican-American via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 5:03 pm
WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a traffic crash in Connecticut, the sports network's president confirmed Wednesday. Katherine Ann Berman, 67, a teacher, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Woodbury, state police said...
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In this May 9, 2017 photo, firefighters try to secure a vehicle that went into a stream during a motor vehicle accident in Woodbury, Conn. Katherine Ann Berman, wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in the traffic crash. (Steven Valenti/Republican-American via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 1:08 pm
WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a traffic crash in Connecticut, the sports network's president confirmed Wednesday. Katherine Ann Berman, 67, a teacher, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodbury, state...
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John Velazquez rides Always Dreaming to victory in the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
May 06, 2017 - 7:13 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the Kentucky Derby (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Always Dreaming has won the 143rd Kentucky Derby, pulling away from Lookin at Lee in the slop. Race officials confirmed the win for Always Dreaming minutes after he crossed the finish line first at Churchill Downs...
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A fan looks over a program before the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 06, 2017 - 6:05 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the Kentucky Derby (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Divisidero always rises to the occasion on Kentucky Derby day. The 5-year-old completed a unique hat trick Saturday — winning a turf race on three consecutive Derby undercards. At 3, he captured the American Turf...
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