LA teams join forces for social justice initiative

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's professional sports teams compete for advertising dollars and attention from fans but the 11 organizations are joining forces for a new social justice initiati...

Games are restarting, but few reporters will be there

Many familiar pregame sights won't be back when baseball and the NBA return later this month. Managers won't exchange lineup cards at home plate and basketball lineup introductions won't feature speci...

Enhanced crowd audio adds another dimension to fanless games

There's clearly a huge difference between an English Premier League match and one played between friends on a local field. But when you take away 54,000 fans who would otherwise be singing and cheerin...

AL MVP Trout still doesn't feel comfortable about this year

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Reigning American League MVP Mike Trout participated in the Los Angeles Angels first workout of summer camp, but said before Friday's practice that he hasn't made a final decisi...

Teams not able to disclose who goes on IL due to virus

Trying to find out the status of a baseball player coming back from an ankle injury definitely will be easier than learning whether someone tested positive for the coronavirus. Major...

Football players seek changes before returning to UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA officials say they feel good regarding answering the concerns raised by football players about returning to campus this week. It will be the first time in th...

Reigning NFL MVP Jackson will appear on Madden 21 cover

Lamar Jackson? Of course, Lamar Jackson. With no mystery. The EA Sports Madden cover release usually carries some suspense, but Jackson let it slip a couple months ...

NFL commissioner Goodell encourages team to sign Kaepernick

Roger Goodell would like to see Colin Kaepernick back in the NFL this season. The NFL commissioner said during ESPN's “The Return of Sports” special on Monday that he is encouraging ...

EA Sports in the game with Premier League and La Liga

When EA Sports came up with its longtime slogan, “It’s in the game,” no one thought it would apply to what was literally happening on the field. But in another twist due to the coro...

NFL, EA agree to extension of Madden video game franchise

The Madden franchise will continue to be a part of the gaming universe for at least the next six years. NFL owners on Thursday approved an extension of their deal with Electronic Art...

SiriusXM keeping sports fans entertained during hiatus

When you oversee 19 sports stations, radio programming is a daily challenge. During a pandemic, it can become like throwing a no-hitter, scoring a hat trick and winning a NASCAR race all in one. ...

Networks have strong showing during busy sports weekend

Fans who had been starving for live sporting events had their appetites somewhat sated last weekend. Network executives knew the first weekend with multiple live events would draw g...

ESPN to show film about Game 6 of 1998 NBA Finals

The final episodes of “The Last Dance” have aired, yet ESPN has one more program to show about the Chicago Bulls' sixth championship. ESPN will show “Game 6: The Movie” on Wednesday ...

TVG teams up with NBC to provide horse racing coverage

NBC and TVG have seen the benefits of collaborating due to the coronavirus pandemic. With a dearth of live sports, NBCSN has been simulcasting TVG's “Trackside Live” on weekends sinc...

Chargers center Pouncey cleared to play whenever NFL returns

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Pouncey says he is ready to go whenever NFL teams are allowed to return to their facilities to hold workouts or training camp. The Los Angeles Charger...