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November 10, 1995 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
When Fox bumped CBS from NFL telecasts two years ago, skeptics coast to coast wondered about the quality of Fox's football programming. However, Fox hit the ground running, as it did last season with its NHL telecasts. Baseball on Fox also is expected to be top level. Earlier this week, Fox became the major player in baseball's new television deal. Under the five-year contract, Fox will air three World Series, two All- Star Games and up to 20 Saturday afternoon Games of the Week.
SPORTS
December 8, 1995 | By Mike Bruton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You can almost see the thin arc of jagged blue light bouncing from one electrode to another, the mysterious liquid bubbling in tubes and beakers in the background. Studio analysts Terry Bradshaw and Jimmy Johnson will be in a laboratory of sorts tomorrow afternoon when they "co-analyze" the Chargers-Cardinals game from Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego. Now, which one is Igor and which one Dr. Frankenstein? Like the well-worn horror tale, this experiment by Fox Sports could produce a monster - two guys sounding like they're watching a game in a sports bar after spending too much time with the bartender.
SPORTS
April 13, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Troy Aikman didn't need long to find a new job. Aikman, who retired from the NFL this week, is joining Fox Sports as a game analyst, an industry source said yesterday. Fox had been in talks with Aikman since he announced Monday that he was ending a 12-year NFL career in which he quarterbacked the Dallas Cowboys to three Super Bowl titles. Aikman will fill Matt Millen's slot on the network's No. 2 NFL announcing team, alongside play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton. Millen left after last season to become president and CEO of the Detroit Lions.
SPORTS
April 30, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THERE HAS BEEN talk of the Phillies starting their own network a la the New York Yankees. That almost certainly won't happen for a variety of reasons. Now comes talk of another possibility: That Fox Sports will bid for the broadcast rights for Phillies games when the team's current contract with Comcast runs out in 2015. According to a report on Yahoo, Fox Sports, which is launching Fox Sports 1 in August, will pursue the Phillies. "They want Philadelphia," a source with knowledge of Fox's plans told Jeff Passan of Yahoo.
NEWS
October 14, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
None of the promising package that is Gerald Washington frightens Wilmington heavyweight Amir Mansour. Not the undefeated record (16-0, 11 knockouts), not the hype surrounding the fighter, and definitely not Washington's height advantage, which is about five inches. "I've been fighting bigger guys than me my entire life," said Mansour, who says he's slightly taller than 6-foot-1. "I'm not intimidated by height. For me, as long as I can reach your jaw or your head, you're just right.
SPORTS
October 2, 2003 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The decision to put the Chicago Cubs-Atlanta Braves game in prime time paid off for Fox Sports. Game 1 of the Chicago-Atlanta series got a 7.5 national rating, a 15 percent increase over last year and the highest for a playoff opener since 1999, the network said yesterday. Although the New York Yankees have played their first-round playoff games in prime time during the last decade because they are a big TV draw, Fox decided to show the Cubs and Braves on Tuesday night. The decision was made in part because of the national following those teams have and because the Yankees' opponents, the Minnesota Twins, are not as big a draw.
SPORTS
May 13, 1999 | By John Manasso and Brian Miller, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
If you think the high school football season is long now, there are some national television people who disagree. FOX Sports Net has announced that it is planning a mythical national high school championship game for late December of next year. The two competing teams will be chosen from the also-new FOX Sports Net Fab 50, a national ranking that the network hopes to update weekly with the nation's supposed top 50 high school teams. No date or location of the game has been chosen, but FOX seems determined to move ahead with the project, even though several high school athletic associations have been already either voiced their displeasure or vowed to forbid any of their member teams from participating.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2013 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fox Sports Media Group, a division of News Corp., is elbowing into the national 24-hour cable sports arena with Fox Sports 1, which will debut Aug. 17. It had been one of the worst-kept secrets in the media business that Fox was planning a sports cable channel, as it acquired billions of dollars in TV sports rights over the last 16 months. The company officially disclosed the new channel at a New York media event Tuesday and said it would air NASCAR, Major League Baseball, college football and basketball, soccer, and Ultimate Fighting Championship events.
SPORTS
August 8, 2014 | By TYLER R. TYNES, Daily News Staff Writer tynest@phillynews.com
LOOKS LIKE we will get to see good ol' Donovan McNabb a lot more this football season. Awesome, right? Well, who knows? The former Eagles quarterback will call some NFL games for Fox this season, the network announced yesterday. McNabb will rotate with former NFL and Notre Dame gunslinger Brady Quinn and longtime linebacker Kirk Morrison as a color commentator alongside play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton. McNabb has worked as an analyst for Fox Sports 1 since the network launched a year ago. McNabb, now retired after 13 seasons in the league, was the Eagles' first-round pick, second overall, in 1999 out of Syracuse.
SPORTS
September 14, 2009
If you found yourself smacking the television set wondering what happened to the sound at various moments during yesterday's Eagles-Panthers broadcast, it wasn't your TV's fault. "The dropoffs in audio were caused by a transmission problem from the remote to Fox' broadcast center in Los Angeles," said Ileana Pena, director of communications for Fox Sports. "We apologized to our viewers immediately [which was done during the broadcast by announcer Dick Stockton] and fixed the issue as soon as we possibly could.
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May 13, 2016 | By Bill Fleischman, Correspondent
THIS WEEK'S RACE AAA Drive for Autism 400 Dover International Speedway Dover, Del. When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV/Radio: Fox Sports 1/WNPV (1440-AM) Course: 1-mile oval Distance: 400 laps Forecast: partly cloudy, lower 60s Last year's winner: Jimmie Johnson Last year's pole: Matt Kenseth (determined by points standings because of inclement weather) Track qualifying record: Brad Keselowski, 164.444 mph (June 2014) Track facts: Dover also is hosting a Camping World Trucks Series race Friday at 5:30 p.m., and an Xfinity race Saturday at 2 p.m. . . . SAFER barriers have been installed on Dover's backstretch leading into Turn 3 . . . Kevin Harvick gained his first Dover Cup series win in 30 starts last fall.
SPORTS
February 26, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Cliff Lee will not pitch in the major leagues anymore. You are excused if you had forgotten that it was (technically) possible he might. After Lee had missed the entire 2015 season with a torn tendon in his left elbow, the Phillies had declined, in November, to pick up his option for 2016, paying $12.5 million to buy out his contract's final year. No other team signed him. He is 37 and has an unreliable arm, and 37-year-olds with unreliable arms don't often sign with major-league teams, even if they are left-handed and were once among the best pitchers in baseball.
SPORTS
February 24, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
CLEARWATER, Fla. - If you did not know any better and you had the ability to narrow your peripheral vision to the batting cage inside Bright House Field Monday morning, you could have mistaken the scene that unfolded as being a flashback to the good old days. There was Ryan Howard at home plate, back at work and taking his first batting-practice swings of spring training. There was Charlie Manuel, arms folded as he perched behind the cage and watched his most treasured slugger. Pan back and you could see the cluster of cameras still focused on the team's highest paid player, the former National League MVP who helped the Phillies win the 2008 World Series.
SPORTS
November 6, 2015 | BY CORY MULL, For the Daily News
SIXTY MILES northwest of Philadelphia, Mike Clay projects your fantasy football fate on Sunday afternoons from his home in Blandon, Pa. Chances are, you either love him or you hate him for it. But you can't really blame him, because projections are like the weather: They're prone to wild swings and they generally don't land right on the money. Yet over the last few years, Clay, 30, has at least come close. And that's what matters in this business, where having the best data and the most accurate projections potentially could earn you a salary that compares with Wall Street traders.
NEWS
October 14, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
None of the promising package that is Gerald Washington frightens Wilmington heavyweight Amir Mansour. Not the undefeated record (16-0, 11 knockouts), not the hype surrounding the fighter, and definitely not Washington's height advantage, which is about five inches. "I've been fighting bigger guys than me my entire life," said Mansour, who says he's slightly taller than 6-foot-1. "I'm not intimidated by height. For me, as long as I can reach your jaw or your head, you're just right.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
'View' co-host wants civility Yes, she will disagree with many of the views shared by some of her fellow  The View  cohosts, but conservative cohost  Candace Cameron Bure  says she wants the gals to remain civil. On Tuesday, after wrapping up the new season's first episode, the  Full House  alumna told the New York Daily News, "We can have disagreements without it turning into argument. You can express different ideas without becoming distasteful or hurtful. " The talk show also features  Whoopi Goldberg ,  Paula Faris , and  Joy Behar . Sam Smith to croon for 007 British vocalist Sam Smith , 23, has confirmed that he has the rare honor of singing the theme song for the next James Bond picture, Spectre , which will feature Daniel Craig , Naomi Watts , Lea Seydoux , and the incomparable Monica Bellucci . The song, "Writing's on the Wall," will be available to buy Sept.
SPORTS
August 1, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies already cashed in by far their biggest trade chip in Cole Hamels, but they could still make a lesser move or two before the trade deadline at 4 p.m. Friday. Ben Revere is the most likely candidate to find a new home on the final day for non-waiver trades. The 27-year-old outfielder entered Thursday night's series opener against the Atlanta Braves hitting a team-best .298, and a contending club might find him valuable as a complementary piece for the stretch run. Speaking before Thursday's game at Citizens Bank Park, Revere said he hadn't heard any news of a trade involving him. He has heard his name mentioned as a possible trade chip since the beginning of the season.
SPORTS
July 30, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
TORONTO - Twenty-four Phillies players bided their time in the Rogers Centre visitors clubhouse Tuesday afternoon until it was time to take the field for the 5:20 stretch. All the while, the uniform-filled locker stall for Jonathan Papelbon remained untouched. The veteran closer will no longer need his No. 58 Phillies jersey. On Tuesday, the team traded Papelbon and cash to the division-leading Washington Nationals for double-A starting pitcher Nick Pivetta. "We didn't want to just get rid of him. He had an extraordinary career with us," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in Philadelphia.
SPORTS
June 19, 2015 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Columnist
TWO FOX SPORTS reporters have connections with the Philadelphia area. Andrew Doud is a Holy Ghost Prep graduate who interned with the Eagles Television Network. Alan Cavanna worked his first race at Dover International Speedway. "I was a temporary PA [production assistant]," Cavanna said. "My job was to keep the food bowl filled [for the Fox announcers]. " Some people start in the mailroom and work their up. Cavanna kept the food flowing for Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds.
SPORTS
May 1, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IT WILL BE a four-day homage to the day that lives in infamy. And Philly will be well-represented. Fox Sports is staging a salute to the troops commemorating the 74th anniversary of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor from Dec. 4-7. Among the nationally televised events will be games featuring the Eagles and the Villanova men's basketball team. On Sunday, Dec. 6, Fox will air an NFL doubleheader, culminating with the Eagles at Patriots at 4:25 p.m. The next day - the actual anniversary of the 1941 attack - Villanova will take on Oklahoma at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 in the opening game of a doubleheader at Bloch Arena in Honolulu.
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