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Ron Artest Passes On Dancing With The Stars

There won’t be World Peace on this season of Dancing with the Stars.

Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest was “seriously thinking about” competing on the ABC dance competition show, but it appears he’s passing on the opportunity, according to Laker Nation:

Artest had this to say when we asked him at Matt Barnes 3rd annual Athletes vs. Cancer event at Trump National.

“Nah I’m not doing that. People want me to, but I’m not. I like that show though!”

Guess it would be hard to Dancing with the Stars from England, huh?

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Ratings Down For Opening Day Coverage Of Masters

Thursday’s coverage of the 2011 Masters Tournament on ESPN Thursday averaged 2,550,000 viewers with a 2.1 rating based on fast nationals, according to the Nielsen Company.

Ratings was down sharply from last year’s 4,936,000 viewers and 4.0 national household rating, which featured the return of Tiger Woods.

“What happened last year was an anomaly,” said John Wildhack, ESPN executive vice president, programming acquisition and strategy. “Tiger’s return was not just sports page news, but front page news around the world.”

Why the Rangers New TV Contract Makes Sense

Gil Lebreton at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram makes a case that the Texas Rangers might be worth the ridiculous sum of money their new television contract will pay out.

Fox Sports Net agreed to pay the baseball team $1.6 billion (not $3 billion as originally stated) to broadcast games for the next 20 years (not 30 years). That’s almost 100 percent more than the current figure of $45 million per year, but it still makes sense financially for both teams.

From the Rangers perspective, it’s obvious: They make a ton of dollars that will help them sign players, upgrade their franchise, and compete in the American League with teams such as the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. (The Yankees mastered the art of subsidizing their pockets with TV money by starting Yes Network, probably the single smartest move made by the late George Steinbrenner.)

The money also works on the other side of the equation. Read more

Fox & Friends Gets a Shout-out on the House Floor

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Golfer Phil Mickelson was a guest on Fox & Friends this morning discussing the battles his wife and mother are fighting with breast cancer. A couple hours after the interview aired, Rep. Paul Broun from Georgia referenced Mickelson’s interview on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Rep. Broun: “This morning on ‘FOX & Friends’ one of my favorite golfers, Phil Mickelson, was talking about his wife and mother having breast cancer. He made an astonishing statement. He said that the treatment of breast cancer today is better than it was five years ago, better than 10 years ago and he’s absolutely right.”

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