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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 - 6:31 pm
Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence says he has no idea what may have led to his failed NCAA test for performance-enhancing drugs and still holds out hope he will be able to play for the No. 2 Tigers against No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl. The 6-foot-4, 350-pound Lawrence participated in...
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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 - 5:37 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 - 4:43 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 - 9:33 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 - 10:39 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 - 9:29 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 - 11:42 am
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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FILE - At left, in a Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway directs players against Texas Tech during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Air Force Reserve Hoophall Miami Invitational in Miami, Fla. At right, in a Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes yells to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisiana-Lafayette, in Knoxville, Tenn. The verbal jabs between Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and Tennessee’s Rick Barnes continued Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 with Hardaway saying “it was kind of low class” for the Vols coach to imply the Tigers were flopping during their game on Saturday.(AP Photo/File)
December 18, 2018 - 5:55 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The verbal jabs between Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and Tennessee's Rick Barnes continued Tuesday with Hardaway saying "it was kind of low class" for the Vols coach to imply the Tigers were flopping during their game on Saturday. "I don't know who Rick Barnes thinks I am, but...
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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 - 4:13 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 - 4:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Professional football is the lifeblood of live television this time of year. And it illustrated its dominance in the ratings last 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...
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