Posts Tagged ‘sports-fans’

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal reach semis showdown: Enjoy it while you can

The tennis match that drives ticket sales, TV ratings and the increasing heartbeats of sports fans is set for Saturday, in a huge stadium that rises out of the Southern California desert like a concrete mirage. Yes, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won their quarterfinal matches Friday at the BNP…

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Dick Enberg podcast features Vin Scully and a pleasant trip down memory lane

The opening words are an upbeat, “Oh, My!” followed by the familiar, warm voice of Dick Enberg. The chance to hear Enberg, who was part of sports fans’ summers (and winters) for six decades, would be enough to promise an enjoyable few minutes. But in this week’s episode of his new podcast, “Sound…

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MLB report: Royals and starter Danny Duffy agree to $65-million, five-year contract

Perhaps the Royals and Danny Duffy thought Kansas City sports fans could use some good news.  The team announced a $65-million, five-year contract with the popular left-hander on Monday, ensuring he will remain with the Royals through the 2021 season. Duffy was eligible for arbitration and could…

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Adam Silver: NBA fans may one day be able to pay to watch just the last five minutes of games

The viewing habits of sports fans are evolving, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday his league intends to keep up. Sitting on a sports business innovation panel at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Silver envisioned a future in which fans would no longer have to pay to watch…

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For L.A. sports fans, a year of unbelievable moments

Amid a constantly changing landscape of championships and collapses, greatness and silliness, heroes and fools, there were always three things that Los Angeles sports fans could trust. Vin Scully on the television, Kobe Bryant on the court, and the NFL somewhere else

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Nielsen report finds that regional sports networks are popular among sport fans

Cable TV channels that televise games of local professional sports teams are highly popular among sports fans, a Nielsen report commissioned by Fox Sports has found. The study, released Wednesday, revealed that in certain markets, including Detroit and St.

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Why the Justice Department gets it right in lawsuit over Dodgers channel

For as long as Southern California sports fans have suffered a blackout of Dodgers telecasts — and this has been the case since 2014 — the  cable and satellite systems that have refused to carry the games have offered the same explanation: Time Warner Cable, which owns the telecast rights, has…

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Snarking on baseball broadcasters is a sport within a sport. But everyone loves Vin Scully

The modern baseball broadcaster provides a public service to sports fans everywhere: He receives our hatred; he’s a magnet, or a receptacle, for our frustration. To talk for three-plus hours extemporaneously, particularly during a game as leisurely and mannered as baseball, is to invite listeners…

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Snarking on baseball broadcasters is a sport within a sport. But everyone loves Vin Scully

The modern baseball broadcaster provides a public service to sports fans everywhere: He receives our hatred; he’s a magnet, or a receptacle, for our frustration.

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California Chrome blows away field in Pacific Classic

Goose bumps. They happen when sports fans witness greatness, and there was no mistaking what a crowd of 24,155 was feeling and seeing from start to finish during Saturday’s $1-million Pacific Classic at Del Mar. California Chrome, the world’s No.

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