Month: August 2020

Peacock Takes Exclusive Rights To ‘The Rich Eisen Show’ In Sports Talk Push

Peacock will become the exclusive home of The Rich Eisen Show this fall as part of a planned push into sports talk by the NBCUniversal streaming service.

The three-hour daily talker has already been in the NBCUniversal family. Returning from a summer break on August 17, it will air for a few weeks on NBCSN before moving fully to Peacock in October.

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Apart from his eponymous show and podcast, which launched in 2014, Eisen is known for his eight-year stint as an anchor on ESPN SportsCenter and then as the NFL Network’s first talent hire in 2003. He remains the main host on NFL Network.

The structure of Peacock and its focus on advertising motivated the deal. The streaming service went live in April in Comcast’s cable and broadband footprint before a nationwide launch on July 15. Leveraging the NBCU portfolio, Peacock surfaces trending video, including

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Warriors’ Bob Myers praises Andre Iguodala’s impact on 2015 title run

The Warriors don’t win the franchise’s first NBA championship in 40 years without the team’s unflappable trio of stars in Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Between the red-hot shooting of the Splash Brothers and Green’s lockdown defense, the Warriors’ dynasty doesn’t come close to happening.

But Andre Iguodala’s place in Warriors lore can’t be forgotten, either. Iguodala joined the Warriors in July 2013 as part of a three-team sign-and-trade with the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz. The swingman — who joined the Warriors already having been an NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist — was a starter in his first season with Golden State under coach Mark Jackson, with 2012 top-10 pick Harrison Barnes relegated to bench duty.

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But after a first-round exit in the 2014 playoffs, Jackson was let go and Steve Kerr was hired as a first-time

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Worldwide coronavirus cases top 18 million

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 687,000 people worldwide.

Over 18 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.

Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 4.6 million diagnosed cases and at least 154,841 deaths.

Sunday’s headlines:

Worldwide coronavirus cases surpass 18 million Philadelphia Eagles head coach tests positive New York Mets oufielder won’t play this season due to COVID-19 concerns Kids make up 10% of new cases in Louisiana If you vacation in

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Sabrina Ionescu helped off the court after ankle injury, X-rays negative

Sabrina Ionescu was on a roll through her first two professional games in the WNBA.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 WNBA draft by the New York Liberty was proving to the rest of the league why she was selected No. 1 overall. 

Game one stats vs. Seattle Storm: 12 points, six rebounds and four assists.

Game two stats vs. Dallas Wings: 33 points, seven rebounds and seven assists (hit 6-for-10 from three-point range).

And then, just like that, the injury bug struck in her third game as Ionescu was dribbling up the court and her left ankle rolled on her opponent’s foot. She was helped off the court in the second quarter and hasn’t to the game.

If you are squeamish, we suggest you look away.

UPDATE: The X-rays on Ionescu’s left ankle came back negative without a sign of a fracture per Shams Charania of The

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