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February 4, 2013 | By Joe Flint
The first thought that went through CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus' mind when the lights went out during Sunday's Super Bowl telecast was whether this was a network problem or a Superdome problem. "It was a surreal situation," McManus said in an interview Monday. Since he was in a production truck, McManus initially wasn't sure whether only CBS had lost power or if something bigger had happened. "We lost all communication to announcers and had to call (play-by-play announcer) Jim Nantz on his cellphone.
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April 23, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
The NFL released its 2014 schedule Wednesday evening, revealing that Seattle will play host to Green Bay in the Thursday kickoff opener. That's a rematch of the controversial “Fail Mary” game in 2012, when replacement officials awarded the Seahawks the winning touchdown on a Hail Mary throw that appeared to be intercepted in the end zone by Green Bay. In Week 3, Seattle plays host to Denver, the team it beat in Super Bowl XLVIII in February....
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November 17, 1986 | NORMAN CHAD, The Washington Post
This time last year, CBS Sports' offices in New York City were the scene of raging guerrilla warfare. It was a white-collar jungle on West 52nd Street, an ugly and unruly place of work where four executive producers of equal clout guarded their own turf and subordinates chose their preferred production team for which to bear arms.
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April 23, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
Picking up where they left off in February, the two teams in Super Bowl XLVIII, Seattle and Denver, open the 2014 NFL season with blockbuster games. The league released its schedule Wednesday, revealing the defending champion Seahawks will play host to Green Bay in the opener Thursday, Sept. 4, and Indianapolis will play at the Broncos in the opening Sunday night game. Packers-Seahawks is a rematch of a 2012 "Fail Mary" game won by Seattle on the final play, a controversial touchdown pass that from every camera angle looked to be an interception by Green Bay. Replacement officials called it a touchdown for the Seahawks, however, and that game proved to be the final straw that ended the officiating lockout.
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May 17, 2013 | By Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times
Ken Venturi, who won the 1964 U.S. Open golf championship in dramatic fashion and became a longtime television commentator, died Friday in Rancho Mirage. He was 82. Venturi, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame earlier this month, died at Eisenhower Medical Center after battling a spinal infection, pneumonia and an intestinal infection, his son Matt said. The U.S. Open victory was one of Venturi's 14 tournament wins as a pro. Though he suffered from a severe stutter as a youth, he worked as the lead analyst for CBS Sports from 1968 to 2002.
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July 31, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
In an interview with Jim Rome of CBS Sports on Tuesday, Steve Nash called Kobe Bryant a "freak" -- but he meant it in the best possible way. Bryant, who turns 35 on Aug. 23, suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in April. He's midway through the recovery process that was projected to take six to nine months. Does Nash think Bryant will be able to return at the same level, as if the injury had never happened? "A doctor would tell you, at his age, it's not very realistic, but we're talking about Kobe.
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January 10, 1996 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
CBS, caught in a bunker so deep it saw no other way out, suspended golf commentator Ben Wright indefinitely Tuesday. CBS was careful to say that Wright wasn't fired. In fact, the four-year contract extension Wright signed in November will be honored. But, according to David Kenin, CBS Sports president, Wright will not be commenting on golf in the foreseeable future.
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June 23, 1989
Ara Parseghian, 66, former Notre Dame football coach, has retired as a college football analyst, said Neal Pilson, president of CBS Sports.
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September 9, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
For those of you who aren't sick of all the coverage Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has been receiving, has CBS Sports got the gimmick for you. You know who you are, Aggies fans and folks who just can't keep their eyes off a train wreck (or a heckuva good college football player). Apparently the folks at CBS think there are enough of you out there (and they're probably right) that they will have an extra camera on hand during Saturday's much-anticipated Texas A&M/Alabama showdown to follow Manziel's every move.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2013 | By Meg James
Broadcasting giant CBS Corp. is taking a minority stake in AXS TV, the nascent music-oriented cable channel owned by billionaire Mark Cuban and Los Angeles entertainment giant AEG. CBS will receive an undisclosed interest in the high-definition television channel in exchange for providing programming and marketing to the joint venture. With rights to such prominent events as the Grammy Awards, Broadway's Tony Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS can give AXS a front row seat and backstage access that other channels lack.  Major programs will continue to air on the CBS broadcast network, but CBS plans to provide hours of additional coverage to its tentpole events with extras such as red carpet and backstage interviews.  CBS also agreed to promote the channel and its events on CBS' top-rated television network, TV stations, radio stations and even billboards.
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February 27, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Barry Switzer isn't too fond of Johnny Manziel as a person. To say the least. The former coach with three national championships and one Super Bowl victory to his credit had this to say about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Texas A&M on CBS Sports 920 in St. Louis on Wednesday: "I don't like his antics. He's an arrogant little [expletive], I've said that and I'll say it again. You know, he's a privileged kid, he's embarrassed himself, he's embarrassed his teammates, his program, he's embarrassed his coaches and they'll all have to defend him because they've got to coach him. " But that's only half the story.
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October 15, 2013 | By Joe Flint
NBC's Bob Costas weighed in Sunday that it is time for the Washington Redskins to change their name. But don't look for the networks that carry the National Football League, including NBC, to follow his lead just yet. Even if NBC wanted to, its contract with the NFL would make such a move difficult. In a statement, an NBC Sports spokesman said, "although we are sensitive to the fact that some may find this situation offensive, we are contractually obligated to use current NFL team names.
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October 9, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Joe Girardi accepted a four-year contract to remain as manager of the New York Yankees, the team announced Wednesday. The contract guarantees him $16 million, according to CBS Sports. Mike Scioscia of the Angels, the highest-paid manager in Major League Baseball, averages $5 million a year on a contract that extends through 2017. The Dodgers have made no announcement about the future of Manager Don Mattingly, whose option for next season has not been exercised. However, with this week's announcements that Scioscia would return to the Angels and Girardi to the Yankees, two high-profile potential replacements are no longer available.
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September 9, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
For those of you who aren't sick of all the coverage Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has been receiving, has CBS Sports got the gimmick for you. You know who you are, Aggies fans and folks who just can't keep their eyes off a train wreck (or a heckuva good college football player). Apparently the folks at CBS think there are enough of you out there (and they're probably right) that they will have an extra camera on hand during Saturday's much-anticipated Texas A&M/Alabama showdown to follow Manziel's every move.
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July 31, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
In an interview with Jim Rome of CBS Sports on Tuesday, Steve Nash called Kobe Bryant a "freak" -- but he meant it in the best possible way. Bryant, who turns 35 on Aug. 23, suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in April. He's midway through the recovery process that was projected to take six to nine months. Does Nash think Bryant will be able to return at the same level, as if the injury had never happened? "A doctor would tell you, at his age, it's not very realistic, but we're talking about Kobe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2013 | By Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times
Ken Venturi, who won the 1964 U.S. Open golf championship in dramatic fashion and became a longtime television commentator, died Friday in Rancho Mirage. He was 82. Venturi, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame earlier this month, died at Eisenhower Medical Center after battling a spinal infection, pneumonia and an intestinal infection, his son Matt said. The U.S. Open victory was one of Venturi's 14 tournament wins as a pro. Though he suffered from a severe stutter as a youth, he worked as the lead analyst for CBS Sports from 1968 to 2002.
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November 30, 1995 | LARRY STEWART
CBS golf commentator Ben Wright, who escaped unscathed in May after denying he made disparaging comments about lesbians in women's golf hurting the sport, is in hot water again. This week, in a Sports Illustrated Golf Plus article entitled "Living With a Lie," two sources say Wright did make the statements he claimed he didn't say. Also in the article, Wright makes inaccurate statements about the reporter he says misquoted him.
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April 24, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
The Dodgers are in New York for a three-game series, so you know what that means. National and New York media have arrived en masse. The Dodgers have given them plenty to write about with their busy off-season, slow start and wealth of injuries. Here's a look at what's out there on the Web: -- Stan Kasten tells CBS Sports' Jon Heyman that it is not the team's intention to remain atop of baseball's payroll pyramid, that it will gradually come down as the farm system begins paying dividends.
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April 3, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
The NCAA tournament, celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, is desperately hoping to get to this weekend's Final Four before another scandal breaks. The odds right now in Las Vegas, where the Pac-12 Conference recently held its postseason championship, stand at about 50-50. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday have been public relations disaster days for a control-freak NCAA that micromanages the tournament down to the kind of drinking cups (NCAA logo only) that can be carried to press row. Three events spread out over three days have undermined the soft, piano music backdrop the NCAA so carefully crafts for the Final Four.
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