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Matt Jones Departs From CBSSports.com

Matt Jones is leaving CBSSports.com six months after joining the website as a writer for their national college basketball blog.

Jones was the mastermind behind KentuckySportsRadio.com who was living the dream of covering college basketball on a national level … or so he thought:

“If there ever was an example of a “square peg/round hole” relationship, my experiment at mainstream writing for CBS would certainly qualify. After the KSR gang did a nationwide road trip for the site 2 years ago, I was brought on to help launch the new college basketball blog and try to bring the sensibilities that we showcased at KSR to a larger audience. Read more

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Gus Johnson To Call Mosley vs. Pacquiao Fight

Gus Johnson, Antonio Tarver and Al Bernstein will be ringside for the Shane Mosley vs. Manny Pacquiao fight next Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Showtime PPV.

James Brown will host the evening’s coverage and Jim Gray will be on hand as well.

SportsNewser will be in Las Vegas for the Mosley-Pacquiao fight. Check back next Friday for exclusive coverage.

[H/T Fang's Bites]

Legos + NCAA Tournament = Gold

In honor of the NCAA Tournament starting today (Sorry, First Four), here are four legendary moments in college basketball that were reenacted by Lego basketball players.

[H/T Deadspin]

Is ESPN Quitting 3D?

ESPN might be coming to your Xbox, but it’s days of 3D could be numbered.

Dashiell Bennett writes that the Worldwide Leader is considering abandoning the 3D channel it launched in June if the company can’t find a sustainable business model. Which, of course, is ludicrous. 3D will succeed. But it’s going to take some time.

We bet that the majority of sports fans purchased a new, enormous, flat-screen television in the past two years. Expecting them to dish out another $1,500 for a 3D set isn’t realistic. It’s just not going to happen, especially when the offerings are so slim. But they will, eventually. The next set everyone buys will be 3D-enabled.

Someone is going to make a mint broadcasting 3D sports, but the money won’t start flowing for another couple years. ESPN would be foolish to get out of the business before it even began.

NBA Going 3-D with Knicks-Heat

If you thought seeing Amare Stoudemire jump naked into a pool or Diana Taurasi pose nude was visually arresting, you’ll love December 17. That’s when ESPN presents the Miami Heat against the New York Knicks live from Madison Square Garden in stunning 3-D. It will be the first of 14 games shown on ESPN’s 3-D network. The rest of the regular season slate, seven in all, will feature tilts in Phoenix, Denver, Orlando, Miami, and Atlanta.

Is anyone going to watch this cool new thing? Well, perhaps. ESPN 3-D is available to 45 million households, but only 500,000 3-D television sets have been shipped. Still, it sounds like a pretty cool experiment.

“There are things that you can see in 3-D that you can’t see in 2-D, and that mostly revolves around low-angle cameras that let you appreciate how fast the players are,” Steve Hellmuth, the N.B.A.’s executive vice president for operations and technology, told The New York Times. “You have to stay low, and the ref might run in front of you.”

Joe Namath Joins Sirius XM Radio

In what can only be one of the most exciting moments for the guys at Kissing Suzy Kolber, Joe Namath will join Sirius XM, where he’ll host a weekly show called The Broadway Blitz with Joe Namath. It will debut Friday, September 17 at 2 p.m.

Namath is excited.

“It’s a real thrill for me to be joining SIRIUS NFL Radio and talking about the game I love with fans all over this country. I’ve been involved with football a long time and I still get excited about every season like I did when I was lacing up my cleats as a kid in Pennsylvania. I’ve got a lot of wisdom from my time in the NFL and a lot of thoughts about today’s players and teams. It’ll be fun to share them with our listeners and I look forward to hearing what they think as well.”

“Broadway Joe” does possess a wealth of football knowledge and co-host Adam Schein (Fox Sports, SNY) boasts broadcast experience. The show should be informative and entertaining. And there’s always the possibility Namath will go off the reservation. Read more

The Ticker: Williams, Simon, Wapner…

> “Welcome to the Nantucket Film Festival — where Jews come to be honored,” cracked NBC’s Brian Williams, as he emceed the annual Film Festival this weekend. The event honored actor/director Harold Ramis. “I never thought I’d say this but how do you follow Brian Williams?,” joked Ramis.

> NPR’s Scott Simon will guest anchor BBC World News America tonight sitting in for Matt Frei. Frei is in Pakistan preparing reports for a special series later this week.

> Wednesday, July 29, CNBC debuts “Ultimate Fighting: Fistful of Dollars.” Scott Wapner travels to Germany and goes inside the UFC Octagon with controversial front man Dana White, and billionaire backers Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta.