Why the men’s Final Four viewership might tank; ESPN’s investigative best: Media Circus

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CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus has always been honest about the television realities of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. What makes the opening rounds great (and amps up interest) is when Cinderella advances over U.S. Steel. But at a certain point in the event, when it comes to historical television viewership, the famed college basketball … Read more

Manchester United sale: Where we are before Wednesday’s deadline

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Last week, Manchester United opened its doors for potential buyers to probe senior officials from the club’s hierarchy. It was the most significant public development since the Glazers announced the club was up for sale in November. Boots on the ground added a touch of seriousness to the negotiations and the parties now have until … Read more

Diamond Sports, parent of Bally Sports Regional Networks, files for bankruptcy protection

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Diamond Sports, parent of Bally Sports Regional Networks, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, but said in a statement its 19 regional sports channels would continue to operate unimpeded. Here’s what you need to know: Diamond’s own parent, Sinclair, staggered under more than $8 billion of debt from its 2019 acquisition of the … Read more