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Sky Sports to replace numbered channels and slash prices in revamp

Sky Sports coverage of Premier League matches such as this Arsenal v Leicester City clash will be available on one of its two new football-themed channels. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Sky is scrapping its numbered sports channels and replacing them with themed offerings focused on specific sports – led by football, golf and cricket – as it combats falling viewer ... Read More »

Streaming sports startup FuboTV raises $55 million

When it comes to streaming TV, FuboTV wants to be the place sports fans go when they are looking to catch up on their favorite sports league or team. To expand its channel lineup and grow its customer base, FuboTV has raised $55 million in Series C funding led by Northzone, with participation from 21st Century Fox, Sky and Scripps Networks Interactive. That brings ... Read More »

Sad day for sports fans as CTV Montreal lays off local sportscasters

Regular viewers of the news on CTV Montreal were surprised, perhaps shocked, when they tuned in Tuesday night and learned that there would be no more local sportscast. Host Paul Karwatsky made the announcement and said sportscasters Randy Tieman, Brian Wilde and Sean Coleman have all been fired. “The way I look at it, I’ve started my retirement,” said Tieman. ... Read More »

Women’s Sport Week: Athletes can face ‘minefield’ returning after childbirth

Athletes can face a “minefield” when they return to elite sport after having a baby, Dame Sarah Storey says. As part of Women’s Sports Week, Storey, who is expecting her second child, has called for clearer guidelines from governing bodies. UK Sport, which funds elite sport, implemented a maternity policy in 2011, but the 14-time Paralympic champion says it can ... Read More »

Bears and Bulls were the topics for Ernie Scatton’s 1st Sports Feed appearance

CHICAGO – They’ve been talking on the radio and podcasts for quite a long time. Now was the chance to bring this duo to the television screen. Sports Feed host Jarrett Payton and WGN Radio’s Ernie Scatton talk about a number of topics on a weekly basis for the “Down and Distance Podcast.” On Sunday, their conversation was on television ... Read More »

Olympics 2020: three-on-three basketball among five extra sports in Tokyo

3-on-3 basketball, pictured at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Azerbaijan this year, will be added to the Olympic programme in Tokyo. Photograph: Benjamin Cremel/AFP/Getty Images Mixed relays in athletics and swimming will make their debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with men and women competing with and against each other in 4x400m on the track and 4x100m freestyle in the ... Read More »

RTD sports editor Mike Szvetitz named newspaper’s managing editor

Mike Szvetitz, sports editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, was named Tuesday as the newspaper’s new managing editor. As managing editor, Szvetitz will be the No. 2 editor in the newsroom and be responsible for its day-to-day operations. He started his new role effective immediately, 17 years and one day after he got his first newspaper job as a reporter covering ... Read More »

Ramachandra Guha Quits As BCCI Administrator

Ramachandra Guha resigned from the BCCI administrator post© NDTV Noted historian Ramachandra Guha on Thursday resigned from Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Guha moved the Supreme Court and said that he has resigned from the court-appointed panel. Guha wants Supreme Court to relieve him from the CoA. The court will hear ... Read More »

Sports lottery will fund new national sports plan, says Greg Hunt

Sports lottery will fund new national sports plan, says Greg Hunt Sports minister announces initiative which will be introduced as part of the 2017-2018 budget The sports minister, Greg Hunt, says there are great examples around the world of secure funding from a national sports lottery. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA View more sharing options Shares 26 Comments 117 Mike Hytner @mike_hytner ... Read More »

Virat Kohli Will Come Good In Champions Trophy: Tim Southee

New Zealand pacer Tim Southee backed Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who has struggled in the ongoing Indian Premier League, to come good in next month’s Champions Trophy New Zealand pacer Tim Southee on Saturday backed Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who has struggled in the ongoing Indian Premier League, to come good in next month’s Champions Trophy in England. Kohli, the ... Read More »