TV-Radio Notebook: ESPN laying off hundreds of employees
Published 5/23/2013 at 5:05 p.m. 2 comments
One week after touting an enormous studio building project, the debut of a gigantic mobile-unit bus and the paying of millions for U.S. Open tennis rights, ESPN is laying off hundreds of employees.
Carlisle: Indy 500 tries to be a spectacle once again
Published 5/23/2013 at 4:53 p.m. 0 comments
ABC is doing all it can to boost Indy 500 ratings.
Carlisle: Sacramento keeps the Kings; Charlotte gets back 'Hornets'
Published 5/20/2013 at 7:30 p.m. 0 comments
Seattle's NBA heart is broken once again.
Carlisle: ESPN welcomes growing competition
Published 5/16/2013 at 2:34 p.m. 0 comments
ESPN isn't going to back down from a little competition. The network plans to keep growing its coverage, particularly when it comes to carrying live sports events.
Carlisle: The Dodgers are taking their own sweet time this season.
Published 5/13/2013 at 5:45 p.m. 0 comments
The Dodgers are taking their own sweet time this season.
Carlisle: The spring of our discontent for L.A. sports
Updated 5/6/2013 at 7:32 p.m. 0 comments
You remember what winter was like with Los Angeles pro sports. Often when you thought of the Lakers and Clippers, you thought more of the initials MRI, not NBA.
Carlisle: Lakers disaster mercifully finished
Published 4/29/2013 at 6:08 p.m. 0 comments
What a mess. The only person who should be named MVP of this Los Angeles Lakers season is the trainer, Gary Vitti.
TV-Radio Notebook: Networks told not to report NFL picks before announced
Published 4/25/2013 at 4:05 p.m.
ESPN and NFL Network make good use of social media, but when it comes to the NFL Draft, neither of them wants to steal their own thunder.
Carlisle: Clippers on rise, Lakers in decline
Published 4/25/2013 at 2:10 p.m.
One star continues to rise at Staples Center and the other continues to fall, and no, I’m not talking about hockey. I’m talking about the NBA and it’s the Clippers who are going up and the Lakers who are going ...
Carlisle: '42' is far more than just a baseball movie
Published 4/22/2013 at 5:21 p.m.
Yes, it’s a baseball movie. But to call it just a baseball movie would be like calling the Grand Canyon just a ditch by the side of the road.
Carlisle: Understated Summerall was a true giant in broadcasting
Published 4/18/2013 at 6:08 p.m.
The words that come to mind when thinking of Pat Summerall, who died this week at the age of 82, are words like elegant, classic, understated, simple, minimal, spare, smooth, authoritative, precise.
TV-Radio Notebook: NBA Playoffs will be well-covered by local, national networks
Published 4/18/2013 at 4:27 p.m.
With the Lakers and Clippers both in the NBA Playoffs, Staples Center will be kept hopping in the next few weeks. So will TV networks that show the NBA.
Carlisle: Dodgers open strong, but momentum needs to stick around this time
Published 4/1/2013 at 5:50 p.m. 0 comments
It was good old-fashioned pitching and good old-fashioned hitting — from the same man — that made Monday a great day at the ballpark for the Dodgers.
Carlisle: Howland was better than many thought
Published 3/25/2013 at 7:55 p.m. 1 comment
Ben Howland, at least, can take some consolation in the fact that UCLA is no longer demanding its coaches be as good as John Wooden. It didn't save his job, though.
TV-Radio Notebook: NBC Sports Group earns most Sports Emmy nominations
Published 3/21/2013 at 4:20 p.m.
Some people are surprised to find out there even is such a thing as a Sports Emmy Award, but they’ve been going on now for 34 years and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences released this year’s nominees ...
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