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  • Americans' World Cup fever gives soccer a leg up in TV ratings game

     Americans' World Cup fever gives soccer a leg up in TV ratings game
    Move over, baseball and basketball. Soccer is ready to score as America's next major TV sport. Ratings for some World Cup games in Brazil are already surpassing those for the NBA Finals and the World Series, driven by avid viewing among Latinos and...
  • June ratings: WFTV pulls to front

    June ratings: WFTV pulls to front
    WFTV-Channel 9 and WESH-Channel 2 split victories in late news for June. But the latest ratings report was mostly good news for WFTV, which surpassed WESH at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. after WESH won very tight races in May in the 25-to-54 age group. At 6 p.m....
  • World Cup fever in Chicago, U.S., but what's next?

    A decade ago, when Northwestern men's soccer coach Tim Lenahan had "favorite shirt day" at his summer camp in Evanston, the kids showed up in McMahon, Jordan and Sosa jerseys. At favorite shirt day this month, the kids were wearing jerseys proclaiming...
  • Stoppage time still a puzzler to novice soccer fans

    If only the World Cup were as simple as Luis Suarez. He bites Giorgi Chiellini on the shoulder, doesn't get thrown out, Uruguay eliminates Italy and the entire planet outside of Montevideo is outraged. But what about the vagaries of World Cup stoppage...
  • Napier, Daniels Draft Scenarios

    The Shabazz Scenarios On the eve of the NBA Draft, Shabazz Napier's name was popping up in trade rumors. Once considered a late-first round pick pick at best, Napier is, according to an ESPN report, the target of the Miami Heat, who hold the 26th pick...
  • Relax, Heat fans, LeBron's Decision 2.0 just beginning

    Relax, Heat fans, LeBron's Decision 2.0 just beginning
    And now it all begins anew, the noise, the nonsense and the no-perspective hysteria simply because LeBron James did Tuesday exactly what most people expected him to do and Heat fans hoped he would do right until the very moment he did it. He opted out...
  • 'America's Got Talent' Repeat Tops Tuesday Ratings; 'Celebrity Wife Swap' Rises

    Even in repeat, NBC's "America's Got Talent" was the dominant program in the ratings race on Tuesday, a night that also saw a pretty good return to originals for ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap," while the net's "Extreme Weight Loss" also showed gains....
  • The team's a dynasty

    Much of the sports world is relieved the Miami Heat, led by superstar LeBron James, got their comeuppance in the NBA Finals, thus thwarting them from achieving "three-peat" dynasty status. But I contend the results of the finals were moot. By advancing to...
  • Opting out? Doesn't LeBron James still owe Heat fans six more titles?

    Opting out? Doesn't LeBron James still owe Heat fans six more titles?
    LeBron James can't leave Miami yet. Sure, he can opt out of his contract with the Heat, which multiple media sources have reported he intends to do once NBA free agency starts next week. But as far as actually taking his talents to another team, the...
  • LeBron James to become a free agent this summer

    LeBron James to become a free agent this summer
    LeBron James will opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat next month, according to multiple media sources. ESPN's Chris Broussard was the first to report that "James' agent Rich Paul has told Heat LeBron will exercise early termination option."...
  • For LeBron Watchers, The Intrigue Begins

    LeBron James told the Miami Heat that he will exercise an early termination option in his contract and become an unrestricted free agent in a move the team said was "fully expected." Opting out of the final two years of his contract does not...