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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, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, for the reception for the Clemson Tigers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 15, 2019 - 9:17 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 - 2:25 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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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 - 7:23 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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Bastille performs on stage at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Joe Russo/Invision/AP)
January 02, 2019 - 5:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Television ratings for New Year's Eve celebrations took a tumble this year — and you can probably partly blame the weather. Contrary to what the soggy celebrants in New York's Times Square might think, it is because of good weather. Last year's ABC's "New Year's Rockin' Eve" had its...
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Notre Dame players stand in the end zone singing in the direction of their fans after their 30-3 loss to Clemson in the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. Clemson won 30-3. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 30, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Television viewership for the College Football Playoff on ESPN dropped from last season, dragged down by lopsided games and not being played on New Year's Day. ESPN said Sunday that Alabama's 45-34 victory against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Saturday night drew a 10.4 overnight rating and 19...
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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
December 30, 2018 - 4:29 pm
LONDON (AP) — The English Premier League's new chief executive has pulled out of the job before even taking up the position. Broadcasting executive Susanna Dinnage has changed her mind about succeeding Richard Scudamore in running the world's richest soccer competition, despite being hired for the...
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This Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 photo provided by NBC shows "The Voice" finalist, Chevel Shepherd, for season 15 in Universal City, Calif. Shepherd, who is 16, was declared the winner of "The Voice" on Tuesday after weeks of competition. (Trae Patton/NBC via AP)
December 27, 2018 - 6:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 16-year-old charmer who conquered "The Voice" with her old-school country touch helped boost NBC to a weekly ratings win. Nearly 10 million viewers watched Chevel Shepherd win the singing contest, making it last week's most popular entertainment show. Shepherd, of Farmington...
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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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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 - 9:42 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres say Rick Jeanneret is resting and doing well a day after the team's Hall of Fame broadcaster was taken out of the press box on a stretcher. The team's update Sunday came about 12 hours after the 76-year-old Jeanneret was transported to the hospital during the...
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December 22, 2018 - 10:45 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret has been taken out of the press box on a stretcher during the third period of Buffalo's game against the Anaheim Ducks. The team did not provide an update on Jeanneret's condition following its 3-0 victory Saturday night. The 76-year-old...
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