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08/01/14: ESPN unveils college football broadcast assignments; WWE pins Canadian distributor; The NBA offers a first on official balls

ESPN unveils college football broadcast assignments

CYNOPSISSPORTS 08.01.14 Good morning. It’s Friday, August 1, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  ESPN unveiled its game and studio rosters for the upcoming college football season, with more than 100 on-air commentators on deck across ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, ESPN Radio and ESPN Goal [...]

07/31/14: USA Basketball hits the three; CBS Sports set to tee off on PGA Championship; NBC opens the playbook for NFL/Hall of Fame Game

USA Basketball hits the three

CYNOPSISSPORTS 07.31.14 Good morning. It’s Thursday, July 31, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  USA Basketball locked in multiple marketing partnerships with Samsung, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), and Diageo. The three companies will serve as official marketing partners of USA Basketball, promoting their brands and products throughout USA Basketball Men’s [...]

07/30/14: NBC Sports Group scores one for Tim Howard; ESPN drops a punishment on Stephen A. Smith; Hall of Fame a dinger for MLB Network

NBC Sports Group scores one for Tim Howard

CYNOPSISSPORTS 07.30.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, July 30, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  World Cup star Tim Howard has another gig in the works. NBC Sports Group announced that the goalkeeper for the U.S. Men’s National Team will become a long-term part of the company’s Premier League on-air team via [...]

07/29/14: FOX Sports, Sporting News form digital tag team; ESPN goes long in Canton; CBS Sports broadens its PGA TOUR ties

FOX Sports, Sporting News form digital tag team

CYNOPSISSPORTS 07.29.14 Good morning. It’s Tuesday, July 29, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  In a move of the “two great tastes that taste great together” variety, FOX Sports Digital and Sporting News Media announced a cross-platform content, distribution, and media partnership designed to bolster each company’s “ability to offer the [...]

07/28/14: Kent Weed lays out the secrets to success to American Ninja Warrior, sports entertainment; UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter marks a first; Piracy finds a treasure in The World Cup

Kent Weed lays out the secrets to success to American Ninja Warrior, sports entertainment

CYNOPSISSPORTS 07.28.14 Good morning. It’s Monday, July 28, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  It’s been the summer of the Warrior, with NBC/Esquire Network’s sports entertainment franchise American Ninja Warrior continuing to cement itself as a summer staple from A. Smith & Co. The series recently got another renewal from NBC, [...]

07/25/14: The SEC Network has another notch on its belt; The USSA partners up; Pac-12 Networks go global

The SEC Network has another notch on its belt

CYNOPSISSPORTS 07.25.14 Good morning. It’s Friday, July 25, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  The SEC Network overcame another hurdle, with ESPN locking in a carriage agreement for the upcoming channel with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. The chnannel will be available to fans and followers of the Southeastern [...]

07/24/14: ESPN revs up for one last NASCAR Sprint Cup run; NBA TV nabs a win with the NBA Summer League; NBC takes the Premier League to the theater

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CYNOPSISSPORTS 07.24.14 Good morning. It’s Thursday, July 24, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  ESPN is revving up for its final go-around with NASCAR with coverage of the 17 remaining Sprint Cup races of the 2014 season, beginning with the Brickyard 400 on Sunday. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will serve as the [...]

07/23/14: NBC unveils NHL slate, who gets the spotlight?; FOX Sports lines up college broadcasters; Universal Sports continues its Track and Field run

NBC unveils NHL slate, who gets the spotlight?

CYNOPSISSPORTS 07.23.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, July 23, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  NBC Sports unveiled its broadcast slate for the upcoming NHL regular season, coming off of the most-watched NHL regular season ever on NBC and NBCSN. This season, the company will offer 103 regular-season games featuring 14 contests [...]

07/22/14: CBS Sports continues its ride with PBR; Johnny Manziel makes his mark on jersey sales; Facebook hits the NBA for sports role

CBS Sports continues its ride with PBR

CYNOPSISSPORTS 07.22.14 Good morning. It’s Tuesday, July 22, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  CBS Sports and the Professional Bull Riders entered a long-term agreement to keep CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network as the exclusive television home of the PBR on broadcast and cable. The partnership between the two companies [...]

07/21/14: Sports Illustrated’s Jim DeLorenzo on the importance of digital evolution; ESPYS, Kid’s Choice Awards are Summer Swans;; IOC prepares for Olympics channel

Sports Illustrated's Jim DeLorenzo on the importance of digital evolution

CYNOPSISSPORTS 07.21.14 Good morning. It’s Monday, July 21, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  What a month for the Sports Illustrated moniker. Amid a month of launches, relaunches and brand evolution, the company not only unleashed a slate of ambitious digital projects in recent weeks, it also nailed a record day [...]

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