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FS1 Telecast of USMNT-Panama World Cup Qualifier Draws Over One Million Viewers

The viewership was FS1’s highest for a USMNT World Cup qualifier versus an opponent other than Mexico.

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Despite competition from the NCAA Tournament’s Saint Peter’s-North Carolina East Region Final and the Academy Awards, Sunday night’s FIFA World Cup qualifying match between the United States and Panama drew over one million viewers to FS1’s broadcast

According to Fox Sports, the audience was the largest for a USMNT World Cup qualifier on FS1 versus an opponent other than Mexico. The average viewership of 1,036,000 viewers represents a 23 percent increase from the previous USMNT World Cup qualifier televised on FS1, which was a match versus Honduras on Feb. 2.

As shown in a graphic posted to Twitter with data from Nielsen, the FS1 telecast drew the highest average audience in Columbus, Ohio, with 1.43 million watching. Columbus was followed by Kansas City, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City, and Seattle among the top five markets for the broadcast.

The United States decisively defeated Panama in the match, 5-1, led by Christian Pulisic’s three goals and additional scores from Paul Arriola and Jesus Ferreira.

While the USMNT has not yet officially qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the victory over Panama puts the team in excellent position, clinching at least a top-four finish in its CONCACAF Octagonal.

With its four-goal margin over Panama, the U.S. would have to lose by six or more goals in its next match versus Costa Rica to be knocked out of an automatic qualifying spot.

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New Episodes of Beyond Limits Coming to CBS Sports

The series, which first premiered in September 2021, is produced by the CBS Sports Race and Culture Unit, with senior producer Sarah M. Kazadi.

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CBS Sports is set to premiere new episodes of its franchise Beyond Limits, which celebrates athletes who go beyond the implicit boundaries of sports and society. Three half-hour episodes will be hosted by CBS Sports reporter AJ Ross, and will also air on CBS’ linear channel and stream live on Paramount+.

The first episode of the season is titled “Who I Am,” and it will feature Byron Perkins, who is the first openly gay football player at a historically black college or university (HBCU). Perkins is a redshirt senior at Hampton University. The show will also discuss the relationship he has with his mother and how she has impacted him both as a person and an athlete.

Two more episodes will premiere throughout the season – one on making sports adaptable and accessible; and the other featuring athletes who have moved into executive roles. The latter show includes interviews with NBA Executive Vice President and Head of Basketball Operations, Joe Dumars; New Orleans Pelicans Vice President of Basketball Operations and Team Development, Swin Cash; and NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Troy Vincent.

The series, which first premiered in September 2021, is produced by the CBS Sports Race and Culture Unit, with senior producer Sarah M. Kazadi. Its first episode premieres on Sunday, June 11 at 1:30 p.m. EST/10:30 a.m. PST, and should provide fans with unique storytelling and spotlight into the journeys of various key figures in sports and media alike.

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ESPN Colleagues Pay Tribute to Neil Everett

“It was universal praise from the people that knew and worked with Everett.”

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Neil Everett has become one of the faces of SportsCenter. After 23 years at ESPN, he announced that he is leaving the network.

Colleagues at the World Wide Leader took to Twitter to share their thoughts. It was universal praise from the people that knew and worked with Everett. Chief among them was his SportsCenter partner of fourteen years, Stan Verrett.

Everett has spent the last two years as part of the television studio crew covering the Portland Trail Blazers. He told Front Office Sports that he will be seeking to expand his role with the team.

If Root Sports Northwest requires references, there are plenty ESPN colleagues past and present that were immediately ready to vouch for Neil Everett.

Everett was not laid off. He turned down a new contract that would have forced him to take a pay cut.

The Walt Disney Company is in the middle of layoffs effecting every division. CEO Bob Iger has tasked his leaders with reducing costs by $5.5 billion and cutting 7000 jobs.

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Bleav To Launch 2 FuboTV Channels

“Over 1,000 hours of original content is produced by Bleav each month.”

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Sports and entertainment media production company Bleav has officially launched two channels available now on FuboTV.

Bleav Sports and Bleav Football will utilize content from its podcast network to comprise programming on the TV side.

“We are excited to be partnering with Fubo, one of the premiere companies for sports streaming,” Bleav president Eric Weinberger said.

Over 1,000 hours of original content is produced by Bleav each month. Former NFL and NBA standouts like Ahman Green, Rudy Gay, Lamar Odom, LenDale White, Ike Taylor and Jonathan Stewart are just some of the hosts for Bleav.

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