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Jeff Gordon will take on a full-time analyst job with Fox in 2016, when he will join Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip in the three-man booth.

Gordon, who signed a multiyear contract with Fox, is retiring at the end of this season. The four-time NASCAR champion is in his 23rd full-time year in the Sprint Cup Series.

“NASCAR has provided me so many incredible memories, experiences and opportunities throughout my 23 years as a driver, and I can’t wait to start a new chapter in racing with this new relationship with Fox,” Gordon said Thursday. “I feel so lucky to be a part of a sport that I’m very passionate about, and now I get the opportunity to share that passion to millions of race fans from a whole new perspective.”
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kenny-albertWhen Kenny Albert discusses the travel schedule behind his calling 27 N.H.L. playoff games since April 15, he is matter-of-fact, not boastful. His itineraries are as familiar to him as goaltenders’ saves.

First, there were 11 games in 11 days (including two Fox Sports 1 baseball broadcasts). After four days off, there was a stretch of 13 games in 14 days.

Heading into Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Rangers and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday, Albert will have experienced a fairly light load, by his standards: five games in eight days.
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WXYZ (Channel 7) has no plans to officially name a new sports director anytime soon, but viewers of the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. news broadcasts are getting the idea.

Brad Galli, at 26, has become the station’s go-to sports reporter / anchor in the wake of Tom Leyden’s departure for a job in Boston last month.

“He’s my main guy,” said Dave Manney, news director at Metro Detroit’s ABC affiliate.
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Since 1980, Perry Dyke has been a fixture on televisions all across Southern Minnesota.

In just over a week, Perry will trade in his camera for golf clubs and fishing poles.

Here’s a look back at the hall–of–famer’s remarkable career.

Perry Dyke says: “It’s really been an incredible ride. It’s amazing to me that it’s gone by so fast. That’s the thing. I mean 35 years.”
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Roth-BillEyebrows were raised last month when Mt. Lebanon native Bill Roth left his position as “Voice of the Virginia Tech Hokies” to take a similar position at UCLA.

Roth, 49, was the Hokies’ primary play-by-play announcer for 27 years. His move to UCLA is somewhat surprising as the vision of a college play-by-play announcer, more often than not, is someone synonymous with a single team.

But in an era in which IMG College markets the broadcasts of approximately 200 NCAA programs, such moves are now possible. So when Chris Roberts decided to retire as the Bruins’ broadcaster after 23 years, IMG considered who was in its fold and Roth was chosen.
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Tulsa Shock have renewed their radio partnership with iHeart Media (formerly Clear Channel) to broadcast every Shock home game this season. Additionally, 10 Rock-N-Shock Coaches Radio Shows presented by Osage Casino will be aired, adding four more shows for the 2015 season than last.

“We are excited to renew our partnership again this season with iHeart Media in the Tulsa market,” said Shock team president Steve Swetoha. “Our partnership gives us the flexibility to utilize this medium to present our games in our local market for those fans unable to attend.”

The home games will air 93.5 Chrome FM, and a complete list of home game dates and game start times visit http://www.wnba.com/shock/schedule/ .
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The Philips Arena floor was littered with conspicuous purple shirts prior to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals in Atlanta on Wednesday night. The shirts, reading “Suit Up For Sager,” were worn by every TNT crew member to show support for Atlanta staple and longtime broadcaster Craig Sager, who continues to battle leukemia.

Along with the shirts, the Hawks and Cavaliers asked fans to follow suit in recognition of Sager’s famously outlandish attire. The purple shirts weren’t the only outfits standing out: TNT’s broadcasting crew of Marv Albert, Chris Webber and Reggie Miller and other prominent members of Sager’s station joined in as well.

Sager was originally diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia before missing the entire 2014 NBA season. After a brief remission, the leukemia returned in March. Wednesday night was a reminder of just how significant of an NBA staple he’s become during his career.

Read more at Fox Sports where this story was originally published.

EyeOverLSUThe hunt for the next “Voice of the Tigers” is winding down.

LSU has narrowed its list of candidates to replace Jim Hawthorne to about 10 people and will begin meeting face-to-face with the finalists over the next few weeks, said Michael Bonnette, a school spokesman and one of the decision-makers in the process.

Names of the finalists are not being released.
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Georgia State and Dickey Broadcasting have renewed their agreement to broadcast the school’s football and men’s basketball games, as well as some women’s basketball and baseball games, for the next three years.

The games can be heard on 1340AM. Coaches’ shows for football and men’s basketball can be heard on 1340AM and will be re-aired on 680AM and 93.7FM. A women’s basketball coaches show is also going to be added.

Chuck Oliver will host the football coaches’ radio show. Dates and times for the show have yet to be determined. Dave Cohen will continue as play-by-play man for football and men’s basketball.

Read more at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution where this story was originally published.

The American Sports Network (ASN), a division of Sinclair Networks Group, LLC, announced today that ASN has reached an agreement with Minor League Baseball (MiLB) to televise a weekly game this summer. The new series, called “Minor League Baseball Sunday Showcase” will debut with a Pacific Coast League (Triple-A®) matchup between the Iowa Cubs and the El Paso Chihuahuas on Sunday, May 31, at Southwest University Park in El Paso, Texas. The series will continue weekly on Sunday nights with the finale being a South Atlantic League (Single-A®) matchup between North Carolina rivals, the Hickory Crawdads and the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

As part of the agreement, 25 teams, 11 leagues and 20 Major League Baseball affiliates will be featured on the “Minor League Baseball Sunday Showcase.” Additionally, ASN will televise two All-Star Games, beginning with the Florida State League (Advanced-A™) matchup Saturday June 20, from Port St. Lucie, Florida, and the Midwest League (Single-A®) All-Star Game Tuesday, June 23, from Peoria, Illinois.
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