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Mike Francesa to announce TV home Wednesday

WFAN long-time employee Mike Francesa, just before his

Mike Francesa said early in his WFAN show Tuesday afternoon that "the deal is done" for a new simulcast home and that he will announce it Wednesday.

Newsday reported Feb. 9 that he was bound for Fox Sports 1.

Francesa was simulcast on the YES Network from 2002 until Super Bowl Sunday this year. The next day, ESPN New York's Michael Kay moved into Francesa's old time slot on YES.


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John Smoltz joins Fox's MLB roster

JOHN SMOLTZ, RHP 213-155, 3.33 ERA, 3,084 K,

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Fox announced that John Smoltz and Matt Vasgersian will team up on Fox Sports 1 baseball telecasts, presumably as in effect the No. 2 team behind Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci....

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Did we mention Super Bowl Sunday was warm?

Sunbathing at Jones Beach. (June 24, 2013)

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So based on the weather forecast for Tuesday, today (Monday) is the 57th and final day on which the high temperature in East Rutherford, N.J., will not exceed the high of 54 degrees reached on Super Bowl Sunday.

It is an amazing streak that illustrates the glory and power of the NFL - which rolled the dice on a cold weather Super Bowl in what turned out to be a maddeningly cold, snowy winter...

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Seth Everett to work Mets games on WOR

Seth Everett will serve as host/reporter for Mets pregame and postgame shows on WOR (710 AM), the team and Clear Channel Media announced.

Everett most recently had been at Fox Sports Radio and WINS. E

Ed Coleman had filled a similar role at WFAN, for which he still will report on the Mets. But with the move to WOR, he no longer is part of the official team radio crew. ...

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Dog day afternoons on MLB Network

Chris "Mad Dog" Russo: "My father was a

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Chris Russo recently cut back his show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio from five to three hours. But fear not, Mad Dog fans: You will get one of those hours back during baseball season with “High Heat with Christopher Russo,’’ in which a news release promised he will “bring his passionate opinions and energetic delivery’’ to MLB Network.

In addition to his own unique verbal stylings, Mr. Russo...

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Super Bowl is the 'Super Bowl for women'

BEST: Cate Blanchett There were pales galore at

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The Oscars often have been called “the Super Bowl for women,’’ at least in advertising terms, given the magnitude of the television audience and the fact it skews female.

But in recent years the NFL has not accepted that assertion without a fight, arguing that in fact the Super Bowl for women is . . . the Super Bowl.

The NFL said an average of 44.85 million women watched Super Bowl XLVIII...

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It's a date for Arnold Schwarzenegger

epa03676916 US actor and fomer California governor Arnold

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The list of notables who appeared on “The Dating Game’’ is Baby Boomer gold, from Danny Bonaduce to Maureen McCormick, from Farah Fawcett to Suzanne Somers, from Robin to Maurice Gibb.

But the iconic show, memories of which were revived by the death of host Jim Lange Feb. 25, was surprisingly thin on athletes of its era.

One noteworthy exception was featured on a Game Show Network marathon...

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Ed Burns likes hoops, and hoops movies

HOOSIERS, 1986 Hoosiers, directed by David Anspaugh and

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Ed Burns’ two favorite sports movies were set far from his hometown of Valley Stream: “Hoosiers’’ and “Rocky.’’

“I’m a basketball junkie,’’ the actor/writer/director/producer said of his love for “Hoosiers,’’ which came out in 1986, when he was a senior at Hewlett High School and “basketball was my life.”

But Burns’ sports flick knowledge also extends closer to home than Indiana or Philadelphia....

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'Draft Day' used one of Bill Belichick's scouting ideas

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick leaves

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Bill Belichick doesn't appear on camera in the upcoming movie "Draft Day," but it turns out he had quite the influence on one of the film's bigger scenes.

During a Super Bowl week press conference, Denis Leary (who plays fictional Cleveland Browns head coach Vince Penn in the movie) recalled a story from the film's production that involved the real-life New England Patriots head coach -- ...

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Mets radio gets East End outlet

Mrs. Met and Mr Met pose for a

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Neil Best here on Thursday, updating, correcting and clarifying the item below that I posted Tuesday.

While it's true that WOR's Mets broadcasts are set to appear on WLIR (107.1 FM) the next two seasons, there is no agreement in place regarding the other four (less important) frequencies mentioned in my original story.

Actually none of it is official yet, but the WLIR part should be...

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