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Mike Francesa vs. Keith Olbermann

WFAN afternoon radio host Mike Francesa at the

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The Keith Olbermann vs. WFAN show host media battle continued later this week. First, there was Olberman v. Boomer & Carton.

Now, Mike Francesa is all up in the mix. Watch the back-and-forth in the two clips embedded below.



(Newsday's app users can watch at youtube.com/watch?v=aOlwzu7WX30 [Francesa] and youtube.com/watch?v=_gKDgRohxaY [Olbermann])...

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Keith Olbermann vs. Craig Carton & Boomer Esiason

Craig Carton shows his muscle at shortstop as

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ESPN's Keith Olberman and WFAN's Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason had an exchange of words through their respective TV and radio shows.

Below you'll find the back and forth.

Keith Olbermann vs. WFAN's Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason


Carton and Boomer respond:

(Newsday's app users can see here: http://bit.ly/16K4XkO (Olbermann) and http://bit.ly/1bavhGm...

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Poll results: Simms and Nantz No. 1

CBS Sports announcers Jim Nantz, left, and Phil

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Our online reader polls may carry the same scientific weight as the dust generated from a pencil sharpener, but, hey, they're still interesting.

Here are the results from our latest NFL poll, based on 867 votes.

Which NFL game TV broadcast pairing do you think is the best?

37% -- Jim Nantz and Phil Simms (CBS)

23% -- Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth (NBC)

16% -- Mike...

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NFL flexes Giants-Packers game

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 27: Aaron Rodgers #12

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The NFL announced Friday that the Nov. 17 Packers-Giants game at MetLife Stadium will be flexed out of prime time and moved to 4:25 p.m., allowing the Chiefs at Broncos game to be seen by a national audience on NBC.

CBS had protected that game weeks ago but gave it up at the NFL's request, largely because that Sunday it did not have a national window to put it in. It would have been seen in...

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Tom Landry rooted for the Giants

Former Cowboys coach Tom Landry.

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Tom Landry played for the Giants and later coordinated their defense, but after nearly three decades coaching the Cowboys, surely his allegiance shifted late in his life, right?

Nope. In a soon-to-be-released book, “The Last Cowboy,’’ Landry’s widow, Alicia, speaks bitterly of how owner Jerry Jones treated Landry after firing him in 1989 – including taking away the family’s box at Texas Stadium...

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Charlie Brown whiffs again

The Charlie Brown balloon floats in the 86th

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What with the 40th anniversary showing of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’’ coming soon (Thanksgiving night on ABC), naturally I got to wondering when Lucy first pulled a holder no-no by yanking away the football from Charlie Brown.

Turns out it wasn’t Lucy at all, but rather Violet who first messed up Chuck, in the comic strip of Nov. 14, 1951, per peanuts.wikia.com. Lucy first did the...

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Series ratings had nowhere to go but up

Boston Red Sox players run onto the field

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Baseball remains the picture of health on a regional basis, as evidenced by the 55.2 percent of homes in the Boston market that watched Game 6 of the World Series.

But on a national basis the Fall Classic is a shell of its old self, and now regularly is out-rated by the NBA Finals.

This year’s Series averaged 8.9 percent of homes and 14.9 million viewers. That is up 17 percent from 2012,...

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Bernard King is star of 'Bernie and Ernie' film

Knicks' Bernard King shooting a basket good for

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ESPN wraps up its latest “30 for 30’’ slate Tuesday with “Bernie and Ernie,’’ a film about Bernard King and Ernie Grunfeld, guys from Brooklyn and Queens who transformed Tennessee basketball in the 1970s, reunited as Knicks in the 1980s and remain friends in the 2010s.

Their unlikely bond forms the spine of the documentary, but its most arresting moments are King’s recollections of his emotionally...

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