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  • NBC Sports delivers another winning Preakness telecast

    NBC Sports delivers another winning Preakness telecast
    Whether it's a Sunday night football game or the third Saturday in May at Pimlico, when NBC Sports floods the zone with members of its A-Team, the telecast is almost always a winner. That was again the case for the 138th Preakness Stakes -- thanks to...
  • Bob Costas makes Hall of Fame case for Modell on NBC's big stage

    Bob Costas makes Hall of Fame case for Modell on NBC's big stage
    Bob Costas, one of the sports world's most eloquent voices, used one of pop culture's biggest stages to argue for Art Modell's place in pro football's Hall of Fame Sunday. Here's what Costas said during halftime of NBC's Sunday Night opener between the...
  • NBC to air Michael Phelps special in prime time tonight

    NBC to air Michael Phelps special in prime time tonight
    NBC will air a one-hour look at the career of Michael Phelps at 7 tonight, the network announced late Saturday night. "Michael Phelps: America's Golden Champion" will feature what the NBC Sports is calling an "exclusive" interview by Bob Costas done with...
  • Olympics opening ceremony makes for fine prime-time TV event

    Olympics opening ceremony makes for fine prime-time TV event
    What plays well in a stadium doesn't always work so well on TV. But if the in-person thumbs-up reviews out of London Friday were accurate, the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics were a winner on both fronts. By and large, the version shown for...
  • Charlie Batch, Pope Benedict and Haylor are at the top of the online trends this morning

    Charlie Batch, Pope Benedict and Haylor are at the top of the online trends this morning
    Good morning and welcome to The Sun's daily online trends column. Every morning we'll try to understand the deranged hive mind that is the Internet and figure out what people are interested in. Formerly an internal memo for just Sun staffers, we've...
  • The tragedy of Jovan Belcher

    The tragedy of Jovan Belcher
    The weekend murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, is a grim reminder of the toll in lives domestic violence takes, how common such tragedies are even among highly...
  • Jovan Belcher didn't need a gun to kill his girlfriend

    Your editorial on the apparent murder-suicide Involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, noted approvingly sportscaster Bob Costas' opinion that "if Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun, he and Kasandra...
  • NBC superb in Sunday night telecast of Ravens, Steelers

    NBC superb in Sunday night telecast of Ravens, Steelers
    'NBC Sunday Night Football' isn't just in a league of its own when it comes to NFL telecasts. It lives on another planet so far away from the nearest competition that it can't even be judged by the same standards. And last night's broadcast of the...
  • No tears here as NBC finally puts 'Rock Center' out of its journalistic misery

    No tears here as NBC finally puts 'Rock Center' out of its journalistic misery
    You will find no tears here for the cancellation of Brian Williams' "Rock Center," which was first reported Friday by the New York Times. It was one of the sorriest excuses for a newsmagazine that I have seen in 30 years of reporting on network...
  • Coffee Companion (9/10): AFC North scoreboard-watching and gearing up for Ravens-Bengals

    Coffee Companion (9/10): AFC North scoreboard-watching and gearing up for Ravens-Bengals
    Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....
  • Super Bowl TV: Good game, nasty ads, pathetic half-time show

    Super Bowl TV: Good game, nasty ads, pathetic half-time show
    I was supposed to review NBC's telecast of the Super Bowl itself. You know, what kind of job did Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Bob Costas do? And I will deliver a short, fast version of that. But you cannot review the Super Bowl without talking...
  • Preakness coverage by NBC shows power of preparation

    Preakness coverage by NBC shows power of preparation
    NBC Sports says it had 170 employees in Baltimore this week to cover the Preakness, and from the looks of the TV package it presented, all of them earned their keep. NBC's network coverage started at 4:30 p.m., and it hardly ever sagged for more than a...