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Dick Ebersol Out at NBC Sports

Longtime network executive resigns over contract dispute

(Newser) - NBC sports chief Dick Ebersol has resigned, the AP reports. A source said it's because of a contract dispute and has nothing to do with the network's current negotiations to broadcast the Olympics or its merger with Comcast. Ebersol, 63, has been running NBC's sports division since... More »

NBC's Tape Delay Is Ruining the Olympics

Holding events for prime time the dumbest move ever

(Newser) - Furious about the archaic tape delay policy at NBC? Henry Blodget feels your pain. When the Business Insider blogger sat down to watch the Men’s Downhill live at 2:15pm yesterday and discovered that NBC was holding it for prime time, he became enraged. “NBC isn’t the... More »

NBC Exec Calls Conan 'Chicken-Hearted and Gutless'

Dick Ebersol clearly Team Jay Leno in 'Tonight Show' flap

(Newser) - Though his fellow comedians are lashing out at Jay Leno, the comedian at least has the NBC brass on his side. Conan O’Brien is “chicken-hearted and gutless” for blaming his “astounding failure” on Leno, says Dick Ebersol, chairman of NBC Universal Sports. The bottom line? O’Brien... More »

Madden Retires from Booth

(Newser) - John Madden has called his last football game, NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol announced today, with the legendary former coach deciding to retire from broadcasting. “I’m 73 years old,” Madden said in a statement. “I still love every part of it—the travel, the practices, the... More »

Sport's Top 100 Power Players

Athletes, commissioners and entrepreneurs all make BusinessWeek 's list of the best people in the game

(Newser) - In sports you're really only a winner or a loser, so BusinessWeek compiled a list of the 100 most powerful people in sports—whether they're on the field or behind a desk:
  1. Roger Goodell, commissioner, NFL
  2. Tiger Woods, golfer
  3. David Stern, commissioner, NBA
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