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Top of the morning: TV and sports

By Ron Published: June 30, 2011

TV ratings are up for nearly every sports. NBA increase, NASCAR jumping back up, Golf Channel doing well. I fully expect to read that Wimbledon will be up and the Tour de France.

The NHL, thought to have made a bad choice going to Versus five years ago, just signed a 10-year deal worth $1 billion to remain there and with NBC.

The office talk and ESPN talk doesn't reach all of these sports on a daily basis but obviously we all are watching a lot of TV.

For me, it seems I am watching a lot more baseball with the MLB Network. NBA Digitial, online and social media sites, are skyrocketing. And the NFL is, well, the NFL.

The 500 channel world and the Internet really has been a great engine to keep sports fans interested and the money flowing to the owners and players.

The rest of Ohio.coom

The Indians win, and maybe all of this talk of a lack of an ace is wrong. Carlos Carrasso pitched well again, this time shutting down the Diamondbacks. Here is an update on the Indians and interleague play, and a strange play for Jack Hannahan.

I am deploying Jason Lloyd a little differently for the next month or so. I am going to have him write some columns. His one today is on the Indians and a lack of an old-timers' game. Once the NBA gets back in business, Jason's concentration will return to the Cavs. But I thought this would be fun for him and entertaining for you.

Good day, Ron

 

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