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Regis Philbin Gets Into Feud With Colleagues, Also Gets a Horse

With the debut of Fox Sports 1, Regis Philbin is returning to the daily airwaves as one of the co-hosts on the afternoon show “Crowd Goes Wild.”

Philbin quickly got into a feud with the channel’s star sports highlight team Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole. It wasn’t pretty.

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Also, in honor of his birthday, his co-hosts decided to get the man who has everything the one thing he doesn’t have: his own horse. The horse’s name? “Regis: The Horse.”

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The SportsNewser Ticker: Fox Sports Live, NFL Network X2

  • NFL Network has poached ESPN reporter Jenn Brown to serve as the host of “NFL Total Access.” Brown had been a sideline reporter and the host of college football show “RoadTrip” for ESPN.

  • Speaking of NFL Network, parent company NFL Media has landed New York Times football reporter Judy Battista. In her new role, she will write columns for NFL.com and appear on all NFL Network programs.

Bill Dallman Joins Fox Sports 1 as VP of News

Fox Sports 1 is staffing up ahead of its August launch. Longtime Fox executive Bill Dallman will join the network in July as VP/news director.

Dallman begins at Fox Sports 1 in July and will oversee “Fox Sports Live,” the network’s nightly three-hour news and highlights show.

“Fox Sports Live” has already made a number of on-air hires. Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole will be the program’s primary anchors. Molly McGrath and Julie Stewart-Binks will be breaking news correspondents, and former professional tennis player Andy Roddick will be a co-host.

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SportsNewser: March Madness To Cable, Underwood, Fox Sports Hires From Canada

FS1′s Dan O’Toole and Jay Onrait

It is a big day in the world of sports media, with three big news items about three different sports divisions.

First, Turner Sports and CBS Sports have announced that the March Madness NCAA Final Four and NCAA Championship Game will move to cable, with Final Four games on TBS starting next year, and the Championship Game in 2016. CBS and TBS will switch off the Final Four and Championship Games through the remainder of the long-term deal through 2024.

“Since the inception of our partnership, I don’t think we could have envisioned such a seamless collaboration between our two companies both in front of and behind the cameras,” said David Levy, president of Sales, Distribution and Sports for Turner, in a statement.

NBC Sports is making a major change to “Sunday Night Football,” bringing in Carrie Underwood to perform “Waiting For Sunday Night,” the official theme song of the program.

Finally, Fox Sports took the sports world by storm this week by naming Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole as the primary highlight team for “Fox Sports Live,” the daily sports news show to launch on Fox Sports 1 later this year.

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