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‘We want authentic’: how NBC’s British commentators won the US audience

For the British natives enlisted for NBC’s Premier League play-by-play duties, tailoring a style to fit an American audience has come quite naturallyMore than 30 years have passed since Arlo White, then a teenager, traveled from England to Chicago to v…

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Bribes for TV soccer rights allegedly paid with ‘agreement and support’ of Murdoch’s Fox executives

Documents form part of sprawling investigation into football corruptionTestimony in Fifa trial places Fox executives in meetings with corrupt officialsSenior executives at Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox corporation are alleged to have agreed for mil…

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Faulk, McNabb among pundits taken off air amid sexual harassment allegations

NFL, ESPN and The Ringer suspend six named in sexual misconduct suitMarshall Faulk, Donovan McNabb among ex-players named in complaintHall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk and six-time Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb are among five on-air pundit…

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Guardian and Observer scoop three prizes in British Journalism Awards

Daniel Taylor, Carole Cadwalladr and Aditya Chakrabortty scoop prizes for sports, technology and comment respectively on Monday nightThe Guardian and the Observer have won three British Journalism Awards, including sports journalism of the year for Dan…

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BBC prepares for Hamilton-Froome-Farah no-show at Spoty awards night

• Lewis Hamilton second favourite for award behind Anthony Joshua• Chris Froome will be in Mallorca and Mo Farah is moving houseThe BBC is preparing for the possibility three of the biggest names on its shortlist for sports personality of the year, inc…

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ESPN: can The Worldwide Leader in Sports manage its own decline?

The sports broadcaster has been buffeted by layoffs, declining revenue and a stormy political climate. Will it adapt to a changed media landscape?In the summer of 1998, ESPN did what successful American sports entities tend to do: it opened a restauran…

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Revealed: why Match of the Day is biased against [insert your club’s name here] | Marina Hyde

For the first time the massive newspaper, website and TV conspiracy against whichever club you happen to support can finally be exposedThere’s a hugely culturally important scene in the movie So I Married An Axe Murderer, where Mike Myers (playing his …

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Guardian wins Newspaper of Year at Football Supporters’ Federation awards

• Guardian wins best newspaper, Football Weekly named best podcast• Guardian contributor Jonathan Wilson wins writer of the yearThe Guardian enjoyed a successful evening at the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) awards in London, winning Newspaper o…

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Liverpool deny BBC 5 Live rights to broadcast Spartak Moscow tie

• Radio commentary will only be available via club’s official website • Liverpool require a point against Russia side to reach knockout stagesAnyone hoping to listen to live radio commentary of Liverpool’s decisive Champions League tie with Spartak Mos…

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BT Sport’s fine Ashes partnerships blighted by commercial breakdowns | Simon Burnton

Matt Smith and co had a solid opening despite a late wobble, while there’s an Ashes bromance in the air for Graeme Swann and Damien Fleming, but the adverts did jar a littleFade in. Interior, an extraordinarily messy room with a massage bed in the midd…

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BT and Sky battle to keep England’s Ashes Unnameables anonymous | Marina Hyde

Joe Root is light years away from the visibility David Gower enjoyed and, away from terrestrial TV, some team-mates in Australia might as well be in a witness protection programmeAt the risk of making myself a hostage to fortune, it is very possible th…

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Premier League clubs agree to screen up to 210 live matches a season

• Increase from 168 a season to make top flight even wealthier• Saturday night live match on the cards in 2019-2022 TV dealPremier League chairmen have voted unanimously in favour of a broadcast tender under which between 190 and 210 games will be show…

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Amazon US Open tennis deal sparks speculation over Premier League bid

Company is understood to have struck five-year deal for UK rights to tournament as BT and Sky prepare for football battleAmazon is understood to have snapped up the UK TV rights to the US Open tennis tournament, in a move likely to cause further specul…

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Amazon US Open tennis deal sparks speculation over Premier League bid

Company is understood to have struck five-year deal for UK rights to tournament as BT and Sky prepare for football battleAmazon is understood to have snapped up the UK TV rights to the US Open tennis tournament, in a move likely to cause further specul…

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Fox and other top broadcasters involved in Fifa bribe scheme, witness tells court

Media companies bribed Fifa officials for rights to show South American tournaments, says former CEO of Argentina sports marketing companySome of the world’s largest broadcasters, including Fox Sports, were involved in bribe payments to Fifa officials …

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Chris Gayle wants to sell the story of his defamation case for $420,000

West Indies cricketer promises tell-all interview, saying what went on behind the scenes of Fairfax trial was ‘like a movie’ Chris Gayle is hoping to cash in on his defamation case with Fairfax Media after the West Indies cricketer announced bidding fo…

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BBC fights back with 1,000 extra hours of live sports coverage

• Hockey, swimming and basketball biggest beneficiaries of shake-up• BBC promises ‘huge expansion in the availability of free-to-air sport in the UK’The BBC will increase its live sport coverage by up to 1,000 hours a year in what the director general,…

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Major NFL sponsor Papa John’s says player protests have harmed company

Pizza company says matter should have been ‘nipped in the bud’Founder John Schnatter donated to Donald Trump’s campaignPapa John’s, the official pizza of the NFL, and one of the league’s major sponsors says poor leadership over the player protests are …

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Stan Collymore is ready for Russia – but is Russia ready for Stan Collymore?

The former Liverpool and England striker and outspoken pundit starts his new TV show on RT on Friday and it sounds as if everybody is in for an interesting rideOn more than one occasion at the press launch of his new TV show on RT (formerly known as Ru…

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Cricket on the radio: TMS, fake Nazis and how to blend fact and fiction

When commentating on Test Match Special, I am sometimes tempted to drift off into fantasy to paint a picture for listeners. Apparently, I’m not the only oneBy Daniel Norcross for The Nightwatchman, of the Guardian Sport NetworkIt’s May 1941 and you’re …