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Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence stretches during team practice at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. Clemson is scheduled to play Notre Dame in the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff Saturday. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
December 27, 2018 - 8:17 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence will not play against No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl after the NCAA confirmed a suspension Thursday for a failed test for performance-enhancing drugs, possibly ending the talented junior's college career. Lawrence is one of three Clemson...
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December 27, 2018 - 5:43 pm
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Sunday Night Football: Kansas City at Seattle, NBC, 19.6 million. 2. NFL Regular Season: New Orleans at Charlotte, ESPN, 13.3 million. 3. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-kick," NBC, 12...
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December 27, 2018 - 4:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The season finale of NBC's "The Voice" helped boost the network to a weekly ratings win. According to Nielsen figures out Thursday, nearly 10 million viewers saw 16-year-old Chevel Shepherd crowned winner of the singing contest. Shepherd, of Farmington, New Mexico, was coached by...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray holds the Heisman Trophy after winning the award in New York. The latest statistical surge has been led by the quarterbacks who will play in the Orange Bowl semifinal on Jan. 29, when No. 1 Alabama faces No. 4 Oklahoma. Both Heisman Trophy winner Murray (205.72) of Oklahoma and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa (202.30) are on pace to break the record for passer efficiency rating set by former Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (198.92) last season. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
December 27, 2018 - 12:38 pm
The Latest on media days for the College Football Playoff semifinals (all times EST): 12:35 p.m. Oklahoma was going to practice on Thursday at a South Florida high school field. Instead, the Sooners are going indoors — to the bubble that is part of Nick Saban's legacy with the Miami Dolphins. With...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, file photo, Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame Class of 2012 inductee Rick Jeanneret helps salute the crowd with fellow inductee Dale Hawerchuk before an NHL hockey game between the Sabres and the Winnipeg Jets in Buffalo, N.Y. Sabres broadcaster Jeanneret was taken out of the press box on a stretcher early in the third period of an NHL hockey game between the Sabres and Anaheim Ducks, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. It was unclear what happened to the 76-year-old Jeanneret. He has been the team's play-by-play man since 1971 — the longest tenure with a single team in NHL history. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
December 23, 2018 - 10:33 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The longtime voice of the Buffalo Sabres hasn't been silenced after being wheeled out of the press box on a stretcher. Rick Jeanneret is "resting and doing well," the Sabres announced Sunday, about 12 hours after the Hall of Fame broadcaster was transported to the hospital...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, file photo, Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame Class of 2012 inductee Rick Jeanneret helps salute the crowd with fellow inductee Dale Hawerchuk before an NHL hockey game between the Sabres and the Winnipeg Jets in Buffalo, N.Y. Sabres broadcaster Jeanneret was taken out of the press box on a stretcher early in the third period of an NHL hockey game between the Sabres and Anaheim Ducks, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. It was unclear what happened to the 76-year-old Jeanneret. He has been the team's play-by-play man since 1971 — the longest tenure with a single team in NHL history. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
December 22, 2018 - 11:39 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret was taken out of the press box on a stretcher Saturday night during the third period of Buffalo's game against the Anaheim Ducks. The team did not provide an immediate update on his condition following a 3-0 victory, but one was expected. WGR...
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December 20, 2018 - 10:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers announcer Ralph Lawler was approached two months ago with a special request. A longtime season-ticket holder asked team president Gillian Zucker if he could call a game on television with Lawler and honor his 40 seasons with the club. Lawler apprehensively...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Charles Barkley joins the crowd before the start of the world welterweight championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. Emmy award-winning broadcaster Ernie Johnson delivers a behind-the-scenes look at friend and “Inside the NBA” colleague Charles Barkley in the latest PodcastOne Sports Now episode. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
December 19, 2018 - 12:42 pm
Emmy award-winning broadcaster Ernie Johnson delivers a behind-the-scenes look at friend and "Inside the NBA" colleague Charles Barkley in the latest PodcastOne Sports Now episode. Johnson joins hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg to discuss a story that went viral on the internet: the friendship...
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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley celebrates after scoring against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half in an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 18, 2018 - 5:13 pm
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 10-16. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Philadelphia at L.A. Rams, NBC, 18.12 million. 2. NFL Football: L.A. Chargers at Kansas City, Fox, 17.41 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 14.55 million. 4. "NCIS,"...
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Philadelphia Eagles free safety Corey Graham (24) celebrates with teammates after recovering a fumble by Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff sduring the second half in an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 18, 2018 - 5:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Professional football — the lifeblood of live television this time of year — illustrated its dominance in the ratings this past week. Four NFL games finished among the Nielsen company's 20 most popular prime-time programs, with NBC's Sunday night and Fox's Thursday contests the top...
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