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The World Cup trophy is placed on stage during the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow, Friday Dec. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
December 01, 2017 - 1:14 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the World Cup draw (all times local): ___ 9:05 p.m. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has some emotional ties to World Cup group opponents Portugal and Spain. Queiroz is from Portugal and he lived in Spain while coaching Real Madrid in the 2003-04 season. Quieroz says it's a "...
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November 29, 2017 - 8:46 am
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN says it is eliminating 150 studio and production employees as the sports broadcasting giant continues to shift its focus to a more digital future. The company says the layoffs, which were announced Wednesday morning in a memo to employees, don't include on-air talent and...
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November 21, 2017 - 3:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 13-19. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Philadelphia at Dallas, NBC, 21.06 million. 2. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 15.31 million. 3. NFL Thursday Night Football: Tennessee at...
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November 21, 2017 - 2:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As Thanksgiving approaches, NBC can be thankful for another weekly ratings win, its second in a row. As with last week, NBC won largely on the strength of two football games. Sunday night's clash between Philadelphia and Dallas was the week's most-watched program, while Thursday's...
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Jose Maria Marin leaves federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Marin, of Brazil, is one of three former South American soccer officials on trial in a U.S. case highlighting widespread corruption in the sport's governing body. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
November 20, 2017 - 2:53 am
Hour after hour in a New York City courtroom, the schemes to corrupt world soccer are spilling out. The millions of dollars in "inducements" to secure contracts to televise matches. The bribes sought by FIFA executives with the power to determine World Cup hosts. The death threats for cooperating...
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Graphic shows MLS attendance in comparison to other leagues and average TV viewers
November 17, 2017 - 12:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer's attendance is up and fan interest is booming, even if television broadcasts are far less popular and some young Americans would rather play in Europe. MLS averaged 22,000 in attendance for the first time in its history this season, ranked among the top seven...
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FILE- This combo of file photos shows the 21st Century Fox sign outside of the News Corporation headquarters building on Aug. 1, 2017, in New York, bottom, and a Comcast sign on Oct. 12, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla. Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. This person can't discuss the matter publicly. (AP Photo/File)
November 16, 2017 - 7:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. This person wouldn't discuss the matter publicly. The conversations are at a very early...
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Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Chicago White Sox, relaxes at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 14, 2017 - 9:07 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Puffing on a cigar, Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf said what many fans believe. "It doesn't matter if the game is 3 1/2 hours if it was an exciting game. But if it's a 2-1 game, it takes 4 hours, nobody's too happy with it," he said Tuesday. "I believe we should speed...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, file photo, Carrie Underwood performs "Softly and Tenderly" during an In Memoriam tribute at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. In a statement Sunday, Nov. 12, on Twitter, Underwood thanked her fans for messages of support following a fall on steps outside her home on Friday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 14, 2017 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After two years of record low ratings, the Country Music Association Awards rebounded last week and was the most-watched entertainment program on television last week. Hoist a glass to the appeal of country music? Not so fast. The size of last year's audience was depressed since it...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2015, file photo, CONMEBOL delegate Roger Bello, of Bolivia, left, talks with Boca Juniors goalkeeper Agustin Orion, center, and Alejandro Burzaco, president of Torneos y Competencias, during a Copa Libertadores soccer match between Boca Juniors and River Plate, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Burzaco, the former CEO of a marketing firm based in Argentina, testified Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at the U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials accused of taking bribes in a sprawling corruption investigation of FIFA, that Fox was among several media companies paying bribes through sham contracts for the Copa America and other events. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
November 14, 2017 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox Sports partnered with a South American marketing firm to make millions of dollars in bribes to high-ranking soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting rights to major tournaments, the marketing company's former CEO testified Tuesday at a U.S. corruption trial. Alejandro...
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