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  • NBC Tops Sports Emmys, Extends 'Sunday Night Football' Streak

    NBC led the field Tuesday with six wins at the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards, presented at Frederick P. Rose Hall in Gotham. The Peacock's "Sunday Night Football" (pictured) extended its streak in the live sports series category to a sixth consecutive...
  • ABC, CBS Stay Hot, Top Week's Primetime Demo Rankings

    ABC and CBS remain the hottest networks this spring, tying for the week's young-adult demo lead even though each was again without a key player. The Alphabet, whose hot drama "Scandal" wrapped April 17, made it three straight weeks atop the 18-49...
  • FX's 'Louie' Returns to Modest, But Better-Than-Usual Ratings

    FX's "Louie" has never been much of a ratings draw, but it returned from a lengthy break Monday by delivering better-than-average numbers for its fourth-season premiere. Nielsen estimates that the 10 p.m. episode of "Louie," the first episode of the...
  • Black athletes are not charity cases

    WASHINGTON -- The outrageously bigoted remarks attributed to the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team mock the positive role black athletes have played in professional sports, even as those sports have served as an exit ramp from poverty....
  • Clippers crush Thunder, 122-105, in playoff series opener

    Clippers crush Thunder, 122-105, in playoff series opener
    After one of the most gut-wrenching weeks in Clippers history, concluding with a hard-fought- come-from-behind Game 7 win on Saturday, no one would have argued if the Clippers came out flat. But what there was no arguing about was how doiminating the...
  • Story lines run deep in NBA playoffs, as should the Clippers

    Story lines run deep in NBA playoffs, as should the Clippers
    It's springtime in Los Angeles, otherwise known as the season when the Clippers march merrily into the playoffs and the Lakers conduct exit interviews. OK, so maybe this isn't exactly an annual occurrence. The Lakers haven't missed the playoffs during...
  • Letters: Finishing off the Lakers

    Letters: Finishing off the Lakers
    Why is L.A. so upset with Mike D'Antoni and Lakers management? We all knew this was a patchwork team that had no chance of actually winning anything this year. Myopic Lakers fans should cheer D'Antoni for not bailing on this squad, and praise Pau Gasol...
  • Reaction around NBA swift to Donald Sterling's alleged racial comments

    Reaction around NBA swift to Donald Sterling's alleged racial comments
    Reaction was widespread Saturday after the NBA said the league is launching an investigation into a report of an audio recording in which a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly tells a woman not to bring black people to...
  • ABC Closing Season Strong, Wins Second Straight Week in Young Adults Demo

    ABC will finish the season in fourth place, but it has a spring in its step as it nears the finish line. Showing that it can be very competitive when it's at (mostly) full-strength and there's no major sports action skewing results in the favor of its...
  • Has Kevin Spacey Found His Next Villain Role in 'Call of Duty'?

    Kevin Spacey, who is a pro at playing slithery characters, could be making his first villainous turn in a video game, namely Activision's blockbuster "Call of Duty" franchise. A short audio clip made the rounds online this week, in which Spacey can be...
  • NBA playoffs preview: Clippers vs. Thunder; Pacers vs. Wizards

    NBA playoffs preview: Clippers vs. Thunder; Pacers vs. Wizards
    A look at how the two series that start on Monday night shape up. 2 Oklahoma City vs. 3 Clippers Season series: Tied, 2-2. Key stat: Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook averaged a combined 55.5 points per game during the Thunder's...