The bet that paid dividends for Bristol – ESPN, the global sports network based here in Connecticut turns 41 this week. This year, ESPN has been serving sports fans amid a pandemic with no live sports and employees working from home.
News 8’s Chief Meteorologist Gil Simmons is making his way to communities across the state this week for our Gil on the Go series! This morning, Gil is live from the Barnes Memorial Nature Center in Bristol.
ESPN is hoping that one of the architects of rock n’ roll can bring some new energy to their “Monday Night Football” show with fewer fans in the stands this year. The new season starting Monday will feature a new version of Little Richard’s hit “Rip It Up” featuring new instrumentals and backup vocals from […]
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC moved eight of this weekend’s 10 Premier League matches to its online streaming service Peacock behind a pay wall because it wanted to broadcast golf’s U.S. Open and the Tour de France on its television networks. NBC took over Premier League U.S. broadcasts from Fox starting with the 2013-14 season […]
Turner Sports will continue broadcasting Major League Baseball after agreeing to an extension of rights through the 2028 season. The seven-year agreement will take effect in 2022 and includes a Tuesday night game as well as additional postseason games. It also includes expanded digital rights for Bleacher Report and other WarnerMedia platforms. This is the […]
A person with knowledge of the punishment tells The Associated Press that at least three NFL head coaches have been fined $100,000 for violating the league’s rules that they wear face coverings on the sideline. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the league wasn’t announcing specific fines, said Denver’s Vic Fangio, San […]
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two more NFL head coaches and their teams have been fined for not wearing masks on the sideline. A person with knowledge of the punishment said Tuesday that Jon Gruden of the Raiders and Sean Payton of the Saints were each fined $100,000 for not wearing masks on the sideline on […]
Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick will be the new announce team for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” according to a person familiar with the decision. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the network has not announced its decision. ESPN biographer Jim Miller was the first to report […]
Chris Webber’s emotional comments last week in support of NBA players, who boycotted the playoffs after the shooting of Jacob Blake, generated millions of views because they came from the heart and addressed sensitive topics. But for Webber and other Black commentators who discussed this week’s call to action throughout the sports world, it wasn’t […]
DETROIT (AP) — Adrian Peterson has agreed to a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Sunday because the agreement had not been announced. The 35-year-old Peterson was released by Washington on Friday after spending […]