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ESPN plans esports marathon: Rocket League, Madden NFL, Apex Legends

ESPN plans esports marathon: Rocket League, Madden NFL, Apex Legends

In an announcement today, ESPN revealed that its ESPN2 network will host a 12-hour esports marathon on Sunday, April 5, with multiple popular games in the lineup. The company is calling this 'ESPN Esports Day,' explaining that it will broadcast competitive gameplay, game recaps, live (virtual) sports, and more. This will be the first time Rocket League will appear on ESPN TV.

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Fox Sports is airing an esports Madden NFL Invitational event today

Fox Sports is airing an esports Madden NFL Invitational event today

Last week, it was revealed that NASCAR would hold an esports event in place of the actual races it had to cancel because of the coronavirus outbreaks in the US. In an announcement on Saturday, Fox Sports revealed that the NFL is similarly embracing esports during this time with its upcoming Madden NFL Invitational. This event will air on Fox Sports today, March 29, on behalf of the CDC Foundation.

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SiriusXM kicks off 2020 MLB season with classic game broadcasts

SiriusXM kicks off 2020 MLB season with classic game broadcasts

On Thursday, March 26, Major League Baseball was scheduled to officially kick off its 2020 season, ushering in a new round of games and more. For fans who are stuck at home, SiriusXM is offering a special treat: classic game broadcasts that will be available to stream starting tomorrow. These game broadcasts will include commentary from hosts, interviews with the opening day stars who participated in them, and more.

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2020 Summer Olympics to be postponed according to IOC member

2020 Summer Olympics to be postponed according to IOC member

As more and more businesses and events are shutting down because of the COVID-19 outbreak, one major question mark has been the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. A lot of planning and money goes into hosting the Olympics - whether its the summer or winter Olympics - so we expected the International Olympic Committee to take its time in making a decision. It seems that such a decision is right around the corner, if one IOC member has it right.

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NASCAR turns to esports after canceling races over outbreaks

NASCAR turns to esports after canceling races over outbreaks

NASCAR is turning to esports after canceling real-world races over the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Fox Sports will broadcast this first-ever eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series event on Fox Sports 1 and through its Fox Sports app. The event will take place over 90 minutes and will involve some of racing's biggest names, including Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Bobby Labonte.

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NCAA says March Madness games will still happen, but without fans

NCAA says March Madness games will still happen, but without fans

The NCAA has announced that in light of the growing coronavirus outbreaks in the United States, it will hold the March Madness games, but that they'll be played without any fans in the stadium. The games will include the necessary staff, as well as some family members of the players. Everyone else will have to catch the games through cable or streaming services.

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fuboTV’s live sports options now include MLB and NHL Network

fuboTV’s live sports options now include MLB and NHL Network

fuboTV has announced an expansion of its sports offering that adds NHL Network and MLB Network into the mix, including the MLB Network Strike Zone. The networks are available as part of the live television coverage, giving subscribers access to more live games. As of this deal, fuboTV says that it now offers every professional sports league network available.

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2K returns to making football games after striking new NFL deal

2K returns to making football games after striking new NFL deal

For years now, if you were looking to play an officially licensed NFL game, you were probably playing something published by Electronic Arts. That'll be changing in the future, as 2K has struck a deal with the NFL that will see it releasing multiple licensed football games in the future. 2K Games is no stranger to publishing sports games, but it's been quite some time since we've seen the company dive into the realm of pro football.

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March Madness Live app’s best feature is no longer limited to Apple TV

March Madness Live app’s best feature is no longer limited to Apple TV

The NCAA has announced that its March Madness app, which enables basketball fans to watch their favorite games over the Internet, has released one of its best features for the Fire TV and Android TV platforms. With this new feature, fans can watch two different games at the same time, something that was previously limited to only the Apple TV version of the streaming app.

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YouTube TV’s new sports deal covers only some regional networks

YouTube TV’s new sports deal covers only some regional networks

Following the extension it received late last month, YouTube TV has penned an official agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group over the sports networks it owns. The new deal is bittersweet; while some regional sports networks will remain, others won't be sticking around, meaning some customers will lose out on the content they want.

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YouTube TV gets temporary extension to keep FOX Regional Sports Networks

YouTube TV gets temporary extension to keep FOX Regional Sports Networks

As expected, the public sparring between OTT streaming service YouTube TV and Sinclair Broadcast Group has resulted in renewed talks that will prevent the loss of FOX Regional Sports Networks. The announcement was made by YouTube TV in a tweet on Friday, but there's a catch: the two companies haven't worked out a new deal. Rather, YouTube says that it got a temporary extension to prevent the loss of the channels.

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YouTube TV is losing FOX Regional Sports and YES Network

YouTube TV is losing FOX Regional Sports and YES Network

In a series of tweets on Thursday, YouTube revealed that its YouTube TV service will lose FOX Regional Sports Networks, including the YES Network, due to a deal that fell through. The talks took place with Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns FOX Regional Sports; YouTube says it has been 'unable to reach an agreement' with the company, meaning it will only be able to offer these sports channels for a few more days.

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