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Jan 17, 2020

Going primetime: "The Jump" serving as pregame for ABC games

ESPN has gone through many pairings and approaches trying to build a pregame show during its 18 seasons broadcasting the NBA. This time it's using a successful daily show. The Rachel Nichols-led “The Jump” has been a daytime hit since debuting four years ago and is going primetime. It will lead off ABC's Saturday night package, which begins with the Los Angeles Lakers visiting the Houston Rockets. “To get the trust of ESPN to do something like this feels good. It's not just me hosting pregame, but have the whole feeling and ethos of 'The Jump' from games," Nichols said. Nichols often...
Jan 3, 2020

NFL’s TV ratings are up for 2nd straight year

The NFL goes into the playoffs with its regular-season ratings having gone up for the second straight year, the first time the league has seen back-to-back increases since 2010. The league’s 100th season was its most viewed in four years as games averaged 16.5 million viewers on television. That...
Dec 20, 2019

Westbrook scores 40 as Rockets rally to defeat Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Westbrook has had his share of big games at Staples Center in front of family and friends. The Houston Rockets All-Star guard had one of the best outings of his career Thursday night. The Lawndale native and former UCLA standout scored 40 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Rockets rallied for a 122-117 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. “It’s fun to come in here and get a big win, but the win is the main thing," Westbrook said. It is the most points Westbrook has scored in 45 NBA games at Staples and his 12th with 30 or more. It is also the 44th...

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