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Maurice Jones-Drew To Host Late Hits With MJD On SiriusXM

Following the lead of teammate Kirk Morrison, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is entering the world of sports talk radio.

The Pro Bowler has signed on to host a weekly talk show on SiriusXM’s 24-hour NFL talk channel.

Jones-Drew will work alongside co-host Bryan McGovern on Late Hits with MJD starting tonight (8:00-10:00 pm ET) and every Tuesday.

“Pocket Hercules” will take calls from listeners around the country, interview personalities from around the league, and discuss current NFL affairs, including the work stoppage, the NFL Draft, the Jaguars offseason, and many other topics. Read more

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Tom Crean Working NCAA Tournament As Guest Analyst

Indiana University head coach Tom Crean will join CBS Sports’ and Turner Sports’ coverage of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship as a guest analyst.

Crean will work in the Atlanta studio alongside host Matt Winer and analysts Seth Davis and Steve Smith during the First and Second Round games on Wednesday-Friday, which will air across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV.

Comedy Central Orders Norm Macdonald Sports Show

Comedy Central has given the green light to a weekly sports comedy program hosted by comedian Norm Macdonald, titled, appropriately enough, “Sports Show with Norm Macdonald.”

The program will premiere on Comedy Central in March.

“I’m excited and look forward to doing this series,” said Macdonald in a statement. “On this show, we plan to put the central back in Comedy Central.”

The show is part “Daily Show,” part “Tosh.0 and part “Onion SportsDome,” with Macdonald discussing topical sports issues in front of a live audience.

Comedy Central made a big push into sports earlier this year with the Onion SportsDome. “Sports Show” could be used as a natural partner with SportsDome in Comedy’s primetime lineup.

More information, after the jump.

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The SportsNewser Interview: Emanuel Steward

How does one of the premier boxing trainers get involved in broadcasting?

For HBO commentator Emanuel Steward, filling in for a conflicted Roy Jones one night turned into a broadcasting career.

Roy Jones was scheduled to broadcast,” Steward said. “He had a fighter on the card and he said he didn’t want to broadcast so they asked me and I filled in for him that night.”

The rest is history as Steward has gone on to split his time between HBO and training the likes of Wladimir Klitschko and Miguel Cotto.

Steward chatted with SportsNewser prior to Saturday’s HBO pay-per-view between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito. Read more

So You Want to Be a Play-By-Play Man…

In Sunday’s Providence Journal, Bill Reynolds profiles longtime “Voice of the Celtics,”Mike Gorman.

The Dorchester, Massachusetts native and his partner Tommy Heinsohn are one of the longest-tenured broadcast duos in the sports world.

How did he get his start? By making things up on a golf course. He tells Reynolds about covering a tournament in the 1980s where the only phone was in the clubhouse.

“We’d say things like here we are on the 14th fairway,” he said. “We just made it up. But no graduate school with the finest equipment could have given you that kind of experience.”

That’s ingenuity.

Dick Ebersol to Receive Tartikoff Award from NATPE

NBC Sports & Olympics chairman Dick Ebersol is one of the recipients of the 8th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards, which will be handed out at the NATPE 2011 conference in Miami, Florida.

The awards are named after former NBC programming chief Brandon Tartikoff, who died from Hodgkins disease. The other recipients are “Entertainment Tonight” host Mary Hart, “Live! with Regis & Kelly” co-host Regis Philbin and RTL Group CEO Gerhard Zeiler.

“We believe that Dick, Mary, Regis and Gerhard have remarkably shaped the global television industry on both business and pop cultural levels, and truly embody the spirit of the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award,” said NATPE CEO Rick Feldman in a statement. “Both NATPE and Lilly Tartikoff Karatz are delighted to honor the recipients’ storied careers through this special celebration.”

More information in the release after the jump.

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Packers-Bears ESPN 'Monday Night Football' Matchup Most Watched Cable Program in 2010

The matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” was the most watched telecast on all of cable television this year, and the fifth most watched all-time.

The game drew nearly 17.5 million total viewers, the best for any television in program on broadcast or cable for the night.

More information in the press release after the jump.

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