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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.
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