- 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.
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- 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.
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.
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]
Women’s Professional Soccer might not survive much longer, but the league will look good while going down in flames (or surviving, who knows!)
“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.
Sports Illustrated has new details on the case against Lance Armstrong in this week’s issue.
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
Freelance cameraman Jeremy Shultz was seriously injured December 30 when a fire broke out in his South Carolina home. Shultz, who has worked games for CBS Sports and ESPN, is currently in critical condition.
The IBEW has organized “Jeremy’s Fund” which will collect donations to help pay for Shultz’s treatment and recovery.
“Jeremy is a highly valued freelance employee of CBS Sports and our hopes and prayers are for his complete recovery and for his family,” says Ken Aagaard, CBS Sports, EVP, Operations, Engineering, and Production Services.
More information on Jeremy’s Fund is available from the Sports Video Group, here.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber has lined up a side gig as an in-studio NFL analyst… for The Onion‘s upcoming Comedy Central series “The Onion Sportsdome”
Barber will serve as an “OSN analyst” for the series when it debuts January 11. Suffice it to say his appearances have been pre-taped.
In a clip released by Comedy Central, Barber talks to OSN anchor “Mark Shepard” about the surprising revelation that former New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison went his entire career without realizing he was playing an organized sport:
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