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    Match of the Day

    Match of the Day

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    BBC
    Match of the Day on BBC1 provides football (soccer) coverage of premiership highlights, live coverage of FA Cup and international matches. Normally hosted by Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson they will provide game analysis and comment on the days matches. Very often there will be guest stars who will take a third chair to provide their insights. Match of the Day has had guest stars such as David Beckham and even Tony Blair. It is generally aired on a Saturday night for the premiership highlights and repeated on Sunday Morning. The BBC normally have priority over International games and have the rights to cast them Live. This is the same with FA Cup matches.moreless
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    NFL on CBS

    NFL on CBS

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    CBS
    Starting in 1956, CBS cobbled together ten regional networks to televise NFL games across America. Eleven of the 12 teams - all but Cleveland - signed on with CBS. For 38 consecutive years, CBS televised NFL games through the 1970 season and the National Football Conference after the merger. After the 1993 season, FOX won the rights to the NFC and NBC continued with the American Football Conference. When NBC's contract expired, CBS won the rights to televise AFC games.
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    With the 2009 season, the NFL on CBS celebrated 50 seasons on the air. The milestone 5,000th telecast came on the afternoon of November 28, 2010 in a Week 12 game between the Miami Dolphins and the Oakland Raiders.moreless
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    Super Bowl

    Super Bowl

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    The Super Bowl is the biggest football game of the year. Each year since 1967 two teams battle it out on the gridiron for the NFL's most prized possession, the Lombardi Trophy, which was named after legendary Green Bay coach Vince Lombardi, the winner of the first two Super Bowls.

    The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the record for most Super Bowl victories with six. The Dallas Cowboys have the most appearances in The Super Bowl with eight.

    Four teams have never made it to the Super Bowl; they are the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Houston Texans.moreless
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    NHL Stanley Cup Finals

    NHL Stanley Cup Finals

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    CBC
    Hockey Night In Canada has been a national institution in Canada since 1952, when Foster Hewitt's familiar "Hello, Canada!" ushered hockey fans into the era of television. The first NHL game to be televised on Canadian Broadcasting Company was a game in Montreal on Oct. 11, 1952 and the first Finals in 1953, which were broadcast in French on CBC Radio-Canada only in Quebec, perhaps only in the Montreal area. Rene Lecavalier was the play-by-play man and only the three games in Montreal were televised. English language telecasts began in 1954 with Danny Gallivan at the microphone. Danny was followed by Bill Hewitt and Bob Cole were the primary play-by-play announcers through the 2008 Finals. Beginning in 2009, Jim Hughson took over the play-by-play duties with Craig Simpson alongside for color commentary.

    The Finals telecasts have been hosted by Ron McLean since 1987. He also hosts the popular Coach's Corner with the outspoken Don Cherry.moreless
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    NBA Finals

    NBA Finals

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    ABC
    It's every team's goal to be playing in June, when ABC airs every game of the NBA Finals, which always prove to be an exciting series.
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    Wimbledon

    Wimbledon

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    Wimbledon
    Held annually in mid-summer, Wimbledon is the oldest major tennis championships and the most prestigious tennis event in the world.
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    MLB World Series

    MLB World Series

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    FOX
    Major League Baseball's Championship Series. Each year the American League Champion and the National League Champion meet in a best-of-seven series. Since 2003, the League that wins the July All-Star Game is awarded home field advantage and hosts Games 1, 2, 6 and 7, the latter two if necessary. The first World Series was played in 1903. The first televised World Series was played in 1947, which is the point at which this guide begins.
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    The editor would like to gratefully acknowledge Baseball-Reference.com, from which much of the historical box score and play-by-play information is derived. Additional sources of information are Retrosheet.org, Baseball-Almanac.com, Yahoo! Sports, and The Sporting News' 2007 Complete Baseball Record Book, online edition. The complete rosters, including the players who did not play in any games, are largely from the reference book The World Series: Complete Play-By-Play of Every Game, 1903-1989. This information could not be found anywhere on the else on the web. Information post-1989 was compiled from the Google News Archives.moreless
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    MLB Division and League Championship Series

    MLB Division and League Championship Series

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    FOX
    There's only October, and it is that ultimate time in Major League Baseball when courage and talent are tested, when champions are celebrated, when heroes and goats find a fixed place in our memory. No sporting event can match the MLB postseason for tradition, grandeur, excitement and sheer storybook power.moreless
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    NFL on NBC

    NFL on NBC

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    NBC (ended 1997)
    The first time a football game was ever aired on television was October 1, 1939 when an experimental NBC affiliate aired a game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1955 NBC became the third over-the-air national home of the NFL (after ABC and DuMont) when they were the exclusive broadcaster of the Championship Game until 1963. From 1960-1961 select NBC affiliates also aired games involving the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Colts. From 1970-1997 NBC aired all Sunday afternoon games involving AFC teams, before that package moved to CBS with the start of the 1998 season. Football would later return to NBC in 2006, although as a different program: Sunday Night Football.moreless
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    Home Run Derby

    Home Run Derby

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    (ended 1960)
    It's A Home Run, Or Nothing –

    In late 1959, Ziv Television Programs, Inc. – The Production Company responsible for such TV gems as Bat Masterson, Boston Blackie, Highway Patrol, and Sea Hunt – Bought the idea of pitting Major League Baseball's greatest Superstar Sluggers against one another, one-on-one, in a contest of hitting power, and this syndicated program was born. Produced by Lou Breslow and hosted by Actor and Baseball Broadcaster Mark Scott, it was released in the Winter of 1960. The line-up was stellar, over the short run of the series, with 19 of MLB's greatest stars – Including 9 future Hall-Of-Famers – Competing.

    The rules were really quite simple. Any pitch within the strike zone that wasn't swung on, any swing-and-miss, any foul ball, and any fair ball not hit over the wall was counted as an out. In short – As Mark Scott stated, numerous times, during the series – It was "A home run, or nothing, on Home Run Derby". Each batter was, of course, allowed 3 outs per inning, and the batter with the most out-of-the-parkers, at the end of 9 innings was the winner. The winner was awarded a check for $2000, and was invited back to face a new opponent, in the next contest, and the loser would receive $1000. Any batter who hit 3 consecutive homers during the contest would receive a $500 bonus, a 4th would be worth another $500, and any consecutive homers after that were worth a thousand bucks, each. And, in an interesting reversal of one of the hazards of regular baseball, the Pitcher who threw the most home run balls was also awarded a bonus, rather than being replaced.

    The show was filmed at Los Angeles's Wrigley Field, a park which was chosen for 2 reasons: 1.) It was available during the off-season, and 2.) It was mostly symmetrical, it's fence distances nearly the same on each side, which meant that a left-handed batter would have the same advantage as a right-hander. Famed MLB Umpire (And future Actor) Art Passarella did the judging behind the plate, and other Umps were placed along the 1st and 3rd baselines, to judge foul balls, and confirm the homers.

    During one participant's turn at bat, Scott and the other participant would sit together in a makeshift broadcast booth, situated in an open-sided tent, not far from home plate. Scott, in typical Baseball Announcer-type fashion, would deliver the play-by-play (Or, in this case, pitch-by-pitch), and, between pitches, would make light, informal conversation with the other participant, usually about one or the other's performance in the contest.

    Mark Scott died not long after the filming of the 1st and only season, and, unfortunately, the series died with him. The Producers decided not to replace him, and simply brought the series – Which was only moderately popular – To and end. But many a baseball fan – Especially the older ones – Would find this interesting, short-lived series a lot of fun to watch.moreless
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    NFL Films Presents

    NFL Films Presents

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    NFL - National Football League
    NFL Films Presents is sports documentary television show from The NFL Network that showcases moments on and off the National Football League that make it a special moment in football history. Steve Sabol and his extremely experienced crew narrate and edit these wonderful pieces of history to give each segment a special place in football lore. The music is what you have come to expect from NFL Films, the moments you have come to experienced and cherish with the football team you have always adored. NFL Films Presents Super Bowl recaps, sounds of the NFL, greatest football games, and you the fans. With original NFL footage, sound bytes, exclusive interviews, and inside looks as to what makes the NFL America's Past Time, NFL Films Presents can and should be enjoyed by all those who make living and breathing football a way of life.moreless
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    Orange Bowl

    Orange Bowl

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    FOX Sports
    The Discover Orange Bowl is one of the oldest college football bowl games in existence having been played annually since 1935. It is a member of the prestigious Bowl Championship Series collection of bowl games along with the Rose, Fiesta and Sugar Bowls. Played in Miami, Florida, the Discover Orange Bowl is the guaranteed destination of the ACC champion unless they are playing in the national championship game. Historically, the Orange Bowl was known for hosting the Big Eight champions until the birth of the BCS. Oklahoma (18) and Nebraska (17) are the overall leaders in appearances in the Orange Bowl game as a result. In 1989, FedEx become the official sponsor of the Orange Bowl. However, the 2011 game was the first Discover Orange Bowl as Discover Card has become the new sponsor. Stanford University defeated Virginia Tech University in that game. Be sure to catch the next exciting chapter in the history of the Discover Orange Bowl in January 2012!moreless
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    NHL Classics

    NHL Classics

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    NHL - National Hockey League
    NHL Classics from NHL is a series of videos capturing the historic moments from the 1960 thru 2009 season games of the National Hockey League. Included in this series, are the full-length game archives from 2007 to today. Watch historic moments from 1997 Stanley Cup game to see Vladimir Konstantinov crush Peter Forsberg, when the clashes were justified hits and not for retaliation. Relive such exciting moments from a special game or overtime play for your favorite teams. Rejoice with the presentation of trophy's for most valuable player for the playoffs or cheer on your all-time favorites as they defeat their rivals for the first time. Any NHL fan will enjoy watching the game winning goal or their favorite goalie blocking and defeating the advances of a rival team captured in these NHL Classics. Follow the career of your favorite rookie or team or your favorite coach from season to season. See history as records are set, defeats are made and victory is realized.moreless
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    The American Sportsman

    The American Sportsman

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    ABC (ended 1982)
    The American Sportsman is an outdoors show of hunting and fishing.
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    Ali's Greatest Fights

    Ali's Greatest Fights

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    HBO
    Ali’s Greatest Fights is a HBO special that lets you celebrate the world’s greatest heavyweight boxer’s best fights. As an amateur, Ali won the gold medal in the light heavyweight division during the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. Later, as a professional, Ali went on to win the heavyweight championship three times. Ali’s Greatest Fights contains three of his most well known matches: Rumble in the Jungle (1974), Thrilla in Manila (1975), and I Shook Up the World (1964). In Rumble in the Jungle, Ali faced defending champion George Foreman and his odds of victory were about as strong as a snowball’s chance in hell. The match saw Ali’s implementation of the “Rope-A-Dope” technique, and through superior stamina, a stunning underdog victory. In Thrilla in Manila, Ali faced Joe Frazier for the third time – a final clash between to titans in the game. Inspired by Ali’s taunts, Joe Frazer boxed the match of his life in a match in which neither fighter was willing to lose. In I Shook Up the World, Ali faced Sonny Liston, a fighter many were reluctant to tango with, and came away with his first heavyweight championship.moreless
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    America's Game

    America's Game

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    NFL - National Football League
    This annual event looks back at the team that won the Super Bowl. Players, coaches and a special celebrity narrator will discuss the team's year-long journey to the top.
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    Rose Bowl Game

    Rose Bowl Game

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    ABC
    The Rose Bowl (officially the Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio for sponsorship purposes) is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Year's Day) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. When New Year's Day falls on a Sunday, the game is then played on the following Monday. The Rose Bowl is nicknamed "The Granddaddy of Them All" because it is the oldest bowl game. It was first played in 1902, and continuously since 1916. Since 1945, it has been the highest attended college football bowl game. It is a part of the Tournament of Roses "America's New Year Celebration", which also includes the historic Tournament of Roses Parade.moreless
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    Jeep World

    Jeep World

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    NBC Sports
    Jeep World of Adventure Sports is an action-adventure sports series featuring an array of adrenaline-inspired feats and adventurous sporting events from around the world.
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    AT&T Cotton Bowl

    AT&T Cotton Bowl

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    FOX Sports
    FOX Sports and the 2008 Bowl Championship Series bring you the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, FedEx Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl, and the Allstate National Championship Game - the final acts of arguably the most competitive, exciting and unpredictable college football season in recent memory. Also available are the prestigious AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic and the exciting Best of Bowl Bash highlights package. Download the Season Pass and relive every moment of the full-length bowl games--including extended coverage of post-game celebrations and trophy presentations--as well as the Best of Bowl Bash highlights and the unforgettable game already coined as a classic: the 2007 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.moreless
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    Firsthand

    Firsthand

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    Fuel TV
    Catch up on the daily lives of the hottest pro athletes in the worlds of surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and more on this addictive Fuel TV show.
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