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January 17, 2019 - 12:41 pm
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, NBC sportscaster Bob Costas appears before an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns, in Baltimore. NBC Sports said Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
January 16, 2019 - 8:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC's prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network's sports division altogether. NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. A representative for Costas didn't...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, file photo, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.'s headquarters stands in Hunt Valley, Md. Sinclair Broadcasting wants to “Stirr” up streaming. The regional TV network is starting a free ad-supported streaming service on Wednesday called Stirr that includes content from local Sinclair stations, joining a bevy of others from NBCUniversal to Amazon who have recently started ad-supported streaming services. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
January 16, 2019 - 12:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sinclair Broadcast wants to "Stirr" up streaming. The nation's largest owner of television stations launched a free, ad-supported streaming service Wednesday drawing on local news, sports and other programs from the 191 TV stations it owns in 89 U.S. markets. Sinclair said the...
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This photo provided by CBS shows Bernadette (Melissa Rauch), Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) and Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) in a scene from "The Big Bang Theory," which airs Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Michael Yarish/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./CBS via AP)
January 15, 2019 - 6:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Big Bang Theory" is starting to pick up ratings steam in the final stretch of its 12-year run. The CBS sitcom was last week's most-watched entertainment show as total viewership ticked up to a 2018-19 season high of more than 13 million, according to Nielsen figures Tuesday...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, host/executive producer Steve Harvey participates in the "Steve" panel during the NBC Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Steve Harvey will host the NFL Honors show on Feb. 2, 2019, when The Associated Press hands out its individual league awards. The two-hour prime-time show airing on CBS will be held at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
January 15, 2019 - 1:02 pm
TV personality Steve Harvey will host the NFL Honors show on Feb. 2, when The Associated Press hands out its individual league awards. The two-hour prime-time show airing on CBS will be held at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Harvey hosts the daytime talk show "Steve," the children's variety series "...
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In this Jan. 14, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump talks to the media about the table full of fast food in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, for the reception for the Clemson Tigers. The partial government shutdown is hitting home for President Trump in a very personal way. He lives in government-run housing, after all. Just 21 of the roughly 80 people who help care for the White House _ from butlers to electricians to chefs _ are reporting to work. The rest have been furloughed. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 15, 2019 - 8:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Junk food for athletes? President Donald Trump's offer of greasy burgers and fries to the college football champion Clemson Tigers brought a roasting from late-night TV hosts. Trump, a fast-food lover, said he paid for the meal himself because of the partial government shutdown,...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, John Celatka displays a pair of receipts for bets he placed on an MLB baseball game and an NBA basketball game, inside the Race and Sports Book at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover, Del. A new, gambling-focused telecast of Washington Wizards games is just the appetizer to what the team and its TV partner hope will be a more substantial main course: giving fans the ability to place bets in real time while watching games at home. Whether that idea comes to fruition will depend on laws in the states where Wizards games are shown on the regional network NBC Sports Washington. But the concept shows how legal sports betting continues to change the way sports are presented to the public. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 11, 2019 - 1:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new, gambling-focused telecast of Washington Wizards games is just the appetizer to what the team and its TV partner hope will be a more substantial main course: giving fans the ability to place bets in real time while watching games at home. Whether that idea comes to fruition...
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Clemson's Travis Etienne celebrates after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. Clemson beat Alabama 44-16. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 08, 2019 - 11:42 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Clemson's blowout victory over Alabama in the College Football Playoff drew a 14.6 overnight rating for ESPN across its multiple-channel broadcast, the lowest-rated title game in the 5-year-old postseason system. The third championship meeting of the Tigers and Crimson Tide...
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Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey (1) watches as he misses a field goal in the final minute during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Chicago. The Eagles won 16-15. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 07, 2019 - 6:23 pm
The NFL's strong regular season of TV ratings continued into its opening weekend of the postseason. The league said on Monday that there was an average of 28.4 million viewers for the four wild-card round games, which is a 12 percent increase over last year. The Philadelphia Eagles game against the...
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Jim Beach, from left, Roger Taylor, Brian May, Rami Malek and Graham King pose in the press room at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 07, 2019 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Preliminary figures from Nielsen show that Sunday night's Golden Globes were watched by 18.6 million viewers, a slight drop from the 19.1 million that tuned in last year. The NBC broadcast dipped despite an enviable lead-in from the nail-biter NFL Wild Card game between the...
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