Jack Whitaker, Hall of Fame sports broadcaster, dies at 95
NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday...
Eye of the Tiger: How CBS covered Woods’ win at Masters
Jim Nantz was told by the late Ken Venturi after Jack Nicklaus' 1986 Masters win that he would never see a day like that around Augusta National again.
Super Bowl 53 on TV: A viewer’s guide to Sunday’s game
Sunday's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams marks the biggest day of sports broadcasting for networks.
Here are some things to know about CBS' coverage as well as other Super Bowl-related programming on other networks:
SUPER 20 FOR CBS
This marks the 20th Super Bowl broadcast for CBS, which gives them the lead among all networks. NBC is next with 19 followed by Fox (eight) and ABC (seven). CBS and NBC both aired the first Super Bowl.
Tiger Effect creating excitement for Ryder Cup and next year
Tiger Woods wasn't the only one celebrating after he won the Tour Championship. Golf announcers and network executives are excited about the momentum Woods' comeback season can generate for ratings.
All three of the sport's major U.S. broadcasters have reasons to look forward to the next nine months.
How did TBS do in its Villanova-Michigan game coverage?
How did TBS do in its Villanova-Michigan game coverage?
CLEVELAND, Ohio – We look at TBS' coverage of the NCAA National Basketball championship between the Villanova Wildcats and Michigan Wolverines Monday night from San Antonio.
Jim Nantz (play by play), Grant Hill (analyst), Bill Raftery (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (sideline reporter). Pregame-halftime-postgame analysts: Greg Gumbel, Ernie Johnson, Seth Davis, Clark Kellogg, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley.
DiVincenzo makes it rain; Nova tops Michigan 79-62 for title
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — When he wasn't dribbling behind his back, winking to the TV announcers, stuffing shots or dishing out assists, Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo was making it rain.
Later on, confetti.
The redhead kid with the nickname Big Ragu came off the bench to make five 3s and score 31 points Monday to lift 'Nova to another blowout victory in the NCAA Tournament — this time 79-62 over Michigan for its second national title in three seasons.
Michigan’s Moritz Wagner runs over Loyola – and Bill Raftery
Moritz Wagner had Loyola-Chicago seeing stars.
And Michigan's star big man had Bill Raftery, well, not seeing at all.
Late in the 69-57 victory in the Final Four on Saturday night, Wagner went chasing a loose ball – and ended up barreling right into the broadcast table where Raftery, Grant Hill and Jim Nantz were ducking for cover.
While major disaster was averted, Raftery's glasses were a casualty.
Bridgeport’s Lamar helps lead UMBC to historic upset of Virginia
Arkel Lamar apologized Wednesday for calling 15 minutes late.
“I got stuck at the DMV trying to renew my license,” he said.
We’ve all been there, Arkel, all been there. So permit this plea to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles: institute a special Cinderella Line. You show up with a silver slipper, or at least a pair of Steph Curry 5’s and a historic upset, you get immediate DMV service.
Lundquist, 77, steps away from calling NCAA Tournament games
NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran play-by-play announcer Verne Lundquist will not be calling NCAA Tournament basketball games this year.
CBS and Turner Sports announced the commentator teams Monday for the men's basketball tournament, which starts next week. Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery and Grant Hill will continue to announce the Final Four and championship game. Those games, along with the tournament selection show on Sunday, will be televised on TBS.
By Jace Frederick
and Dane Mizutani
BROWERVILLE, Minn. -- Hidden in the heart of Minnesota, about 25 miles north of I-94, sits a town so small almost nobody had ever heard of it.
Until last Sunday.
After the New England Patriots completed a comeback over the Jacksonville Jaguars to punch their ticket to yet another Super Bowl, future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady took the stage alongside CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz.
The TV ratings for the Pittsburgh-New England game were the highest for any game this season.
Given the NFL's sharply down TV ratings for 2017, that was good news.
The bad news is that it reminded a large audience of one reason why maybe they haven't been sitting in front of pro football games as much this year.
The NFL's rules have in some areas become impossible to understand.
Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell just embarrasses Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick with stiff-arm
Dre Kirkpatrick, meet Le'Veon Bell.
Bell, the Steelers' all-world running back, abused the Bengals cornerback after catching a short pass from Ben Roethlisberger in the second quarter. Bell juked a couple of Bengals players and then aggressively stiff-armed Kirkpatrick to the ground.
It was like Kirkpatrick was a gnat Bell was swatting away.
NCAA title game top scorer Booth returns healthy for Nova
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Phil Booth can live with hitting only Villanova's second-biggest buzzer beater in a national championship game.
Let's throw it back to April 2016 in Houston.
"Five seconds to go in the half. Booth. He has time. Looks up, puts it up. And got it!" TBS announcer Jim Nantz said.
"Big time dagger. Booth!" analyst Bill Raftery said.
Just like that, Booth's jumper at the horn cut North Carolina's lead to 5 at halftime.
Beth Mowins debuts in NFL play-by-play for CBS on Sept. 24
Beth Mowins will debut as the first woman to call NFL play-by-play for CBS on Sept. 24.
Mowins will join former NFL kicker Jay Feely when Cleveland plays at Indianapolis. The network released its announcer pairings on Tuesday.
Mowins will start the season calling a Monday night NFL game between the Chargers and Broncos for ESPN. She will be the second woman to call play-by-play for an NFL regular-season game and first since NBC's Gayle Sierens in 1987.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo has appeared in the CBS broadcast booth with Jim Nantz for the first time.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, hired last month to be the network's lead NFL analyst, was on the air Saturday for a few minutes during third-round coverage of the PGA Tour event at Colonial.
DALLAS (AP) — Tony Romo should call his first Cowboys game in November in the former Dallas quarterback's first season as lead NFL analyst on CBS. It's just a question of which game.
The first CBS game for the Cowboys will be at home against Kansas City on Nov. 5, followed 2 1/2 weeks later by their Thanksgiving game against the Los Angeles Chargers. If Romo doesn't call the game against the Chiefs, he will be in the booth at his old home stadium when the Cowboys face the Chargers on Nov. 23.
Tony Romo couldn’t bring himself to use the word “retired” and didn’t have an answer for whether he would have decided to replace another former quarterback in Phil Simms as lead analyst for CBS if he hadn’t lost his starting job in Dallas.
This much Romo did know: Teams were interested in him continuing his chase for an elusive Super Bowl, and he couldn’t pass up a chance to go straight from the field to a No. 1 booth with Emmy Award-winning play-by-play man Jim Nantz.
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Cowboys QB Tony Romo retiring, replacing Phil Simms at CBS
DALLAS (AP) — Tony Romo couldn't bring himself to use the word "retired" and didn't have an answer for whether he would have decided to replace another former quarterback in Phil Simms as lead analyst for CBS if he hadn't lost his starting job in Dallas.
This much Romo did know: Teams were interested in him continuing his chase for an elusive Super Bowl, and he couldn't pass up a chance to go straight from the field to a No. 1 booth with Emmy Award-winning play-by-play man Jim Nantz.