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The Afternoon Ticker: Stern, 60 Sports, Todd

  • Fusion has hired Jonathan Stern as VP of Business Development. “Fusion needs to be everywhere our audience is and Jonathan will play a key strategic role in helping us achieve that,” said Fusion CEO Isaac Lee. Stern joins from Red Bull Media.

  • Showtime is moving “60 Minutes Sports” from Wednesday to Tuesday starting next week.  The new season kicks off with Jack Ford’s story featuring Peyton Manning and Duke Football Head Coach David Cutcliffe, who Manning credits with saving his career.

  • Chuck Todd got some advice from the man who’s guested the most on “Meet the Press. On Todd’s MSNBC show this morning, Sen. John McCain told him, “[D]o what you do best, and that is focus on the political dynamics that are going on in this country.”

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Who Do These TVNewsers Pick to Win the Super Bowl?

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Sports commentators have been making their picks for two weeks, so TVNewser rounded up some network anchors and reporters to get their picks for Super Bowl XLVIII.

“I like the Broncos by 7,” “Special Report” host Bret Baier predicts. “Peyton Manning is too tough- even with Seahawks D. It’s an interesting match-up and for that matter- so is Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at halftime!”

“Happening Now” host Jenna Lee agrees. She’s picking the Broncos “There’s simply no other choice.” Lee knows her football. Her dad played in two Super Bowls for the Minnesota Vikings. “I can NOT have a morose and despondent co-anchor on Monday morning.” Colorado native Jon Scott is a MAJOR Broncos fan.

But “America’s Newsroom” host Bill Hemmer is going against his colleagues: “Peyton Manning is once in a generation, it would be great if he wins another Super Bowl. But it seems everyone is going with Denver because of him. Which can only mean one thing: Seattle wins. Fair and Balanced.”

“Who do I want to lose more?” is the way MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki is looking at it. “As a Patriots fan, I’m torn. The Broncos beat my team and I can’t cheer for Peyton Manning, but I still remember when Pete Carroll inherited a great Patriots team from Bill Parcells and ran it into the ground.”

Kornacki’s call: “I’ll take an ugly game that reflects poorly on both teams and ends with Manning getting sacked in the end zone in overtime for a 2-0 Seattle win.”

ABC News correspondent Amy Robach, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy as she fights breast cancer, is rooting for Seattle “for one reason…”

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The Morning Ticker: Olympics, Manning, Curry…

  • NBC Sports has slated its Olympics coverage for MSNBC and CNBC. MSNBC will broadcast up to 20 different sports, including basketball and soccer, over 155 hours from 9am-6pmET weekdays and more on weekends. CNBC will carry 73 hours of boxing from 5-8pmET weekdays, with six hours of live coverage on weekends. The London games open July 27 with preliminary matches on MSNBC beginning July 25.

  • New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning made his first trip to CNN this morning, interviewed on “Starting Point” talking about his nonprofit Build Our Kids Success. On his brother Peyton Manning‘s move to Denver, Eli says, “I was with him last week for a little bit shooting a Reebok commercial. He’s doing great and loving it out there and working hard and excited to be playing football again.”

  • NBC’s Ann Curry is in Cannes, France today giving viewers an inside look at the star-studded Cannes Film Festival. Curry reported live from Cannes this morning and will co-anchor split live shows tomorrow and Friday.

The Ticker: Obama on Fallon, BBC America, Shep

  • President Obama will be making his first trip to NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” next week. The show will tape live from the University of North Carolina, with musical guest Dave Matthews. The booking is also a coup for Fallon, which becomes the first non-news program to book President Obama this election cycle, now that Mitt Romney is all but assured the GOP nomination. Fallon is soliciting questions for the President via Twitter, so ask away!
  • BBC America hosted its annual upfront party last night in New York, and it was more bacchanal than boring. Fire breathers, ring-dancers and men and women in fanciful and frightening costumes were abound. More details at our sister site FishbowlNY.
  • Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith will be returning to his alma mater Ole Miss. Smith will be emceeing a dinner in honor of Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who is also an Ole Miss alum, as well as a friend of Smith’s. The Ole Miss M-Club Alumni Chapter is organizing the event, which will also have Eli’s brother Peyton Manning and father Archie Manning in attendance.

FBN Special on NFL News

Fox Business Network is going into insta-special mode this afternoon.

Gerri Willis will host “Crunch Times: Tim Tebow, Sean Payton, and the Business of the NFL” tonight at 8pmET/PT. The special will take an in-depth look at the league’s volatile post-season leading up to the NFL draft and how the news that Peyton Manning is going to Denver, Tim Tebow has been traded to the New York Jets and the one-season suspension of New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, will impact the teams’ bottom lines. Willis will be joined by FBN’s Connell McShane, Sandra Smith, and Dennis Kneale to explain the financial impact of the recent moves within the NFL.

Video: Yao Ming's Retirement Gets The NMA Treatment

You know Yao Ming‘s retirement is a major news story when he gets the Taiwanese news animation treatment.

Love the animated version of Charles Barkley kissing the ass of a donkey.

[H/T The Big Lead]

Video: Erin Andrews Confronts Peephole Heckler

Erin Andrews has probably had her share of intoxicated men heckle her over the years.

But there are some topics that are just off topic – - including the 2009 peephole video.

A fan at the College World Series brings up the video while trying to get the attention of Andrews (2:25 mark), and the ESPN reporter handled the situation well.

There are other ways of getting her attentions, fellas.

[H/T Larry Brown Sports]

Fox Sports Announcer Joe Buck Fighting Viral Ailment

In case Joe Buck sounds a little off during Saturday’s St. Louis-Cincinnati broadcast, it’s because the Fox Sports announcer is fighting a viral ailment.

A virus developed in the nerves of Buck’s left vocal cord shortly after the Super Bowl in mid-February. While he isn’t expected to miss any time, Buck is still a month away from full recovery.

“And I don’t plan on missing any until I really have to,” Buck said. “I just have to plow through it. I’m not damaging it or hurting it by talking. I’m just waiting for it to fire like it’s supposed to.”

Buck had a scheduled break last week and gets another next weekend.

“I’m just taking it week to week. I’m improving, it’s trending up. It hasn’t slowed me down from talking, just ask my kids.”

WPS Unveils The 2011 Uniforms


Women’s Professional Soccer might not survive much longer, but the league will look good while going down in flames (or surviving, who knows!)

WPS and PUMA launched the uniform line for the 2011 season at an event on Thursday. Players including Alex Scott, Leslie Osborne, Tasha Kai, and Allie Long were on hand to show off the new kits.

“For three straight years now, we’ve seen the best of sport performance and style come together on the field with PUMA’s custom WPS uniforms,” WPS CEO Anne-Marie Eileraas said in a statement. “This year’s team kits are no different. In this World Cup year, PUMA’s founding partnership with WPS and its on-going support of women’s soccer is crucial to the growth of the game both in the U.S. and internationally, given the league’s global appeal as the best soccer league for women in the world.”

While we wish the uniforms were a bit more like the NFL-as-soccer-jerseys, we like what PUMA’s done.

SI Drops The Hammer On Lance Armstrong

Sports Illustrated has new details on the case against Lance Armstrong in this week’s issue.

Below are excerpts from Selena Roberts and David Epstein‘s article, which claims Armstrong had three tests with unusually high testosterone-epitestosterone levels.

ARMSTRONG TIED TO THREE TESTS INDICATING UNUSUALLY HIGH TESTOSTERONE – EPISTOSTERONE LEVELS

According to Dr. Donald Catlin’s estimate, his lab at UCLA performed more than two dozen tests of Armstrong between 1990 and 2000. In May 1999, USA Cycling sent a formal request to Catlin for past test results – specifically, testosterone-epitestosterone (T:E) ratios – for a cyclist identified by a source with knowledge of the request as Lance Armstrong. Three results indicated high T:E ratios, specifically: a 9.0-to-1 ratio from a sample collected on June 23, 1993; a 7.6-to-1 from July 7, 1994; and a 6.5-to-1 from June 4, 1996. Read more

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