The games are only available to Spectrum cable TV subscribers.,If you live in the Los Angeles TV market, or other TV markets that Dodgers claim as home markets, such as Las Vegas, you can not get the games through the MLB.com TV package or through the MLB Extra Innings package.,When the channel first started, it was only available to Time Warner Cable subscribers in the Los Angeles area and to Bright House subscribers in Bakersfield.,Charter Communications, the other big cable TV player in the Los Angeles area, acquired Time Warner Cable and Bright House and created the Spectrum brand in 2016.,By this time many teams were showing most or even all their games on TV in their local market, usually in a combination of a local TV station and a regional sports network.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points, Trey Burke added 16 and the Knicks snapped their eight-game losing streak with a 119-112 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night.,Enes Kanter scored eight of his 16 points down the stretch as the Knicks pulled away, ending their first win since Dec. 14 on an 11-3 run.,Seven players scored in double figures for New York, including 10 points in the fourth quarter from Mario Hezonja, who also had barely played since mid-December.,TIP-INS
Knicks: Frank Ntilikina played only briefly in the first half before straining his left ankle and sitting out the rest of the game.,SLOW START FOR LA
The video tutorials launched Mitchell’s quest to become a professional bullrider, a journey that takes him to Madison Square Garden ranked No. 2 in the world for Professional Bull Riding’s season opener in New York City that runs through Sunday.,Mitchell’s debut on one of the sport’s biggest stages caps a whirlwind nine months in which he received a call from PBR about an opening for a rider while he was sitting in class at Hill College in Texas.,Within two years Mitchell got on his first bull.,Mitchell is one of the many success stories PBR is touting as it kicks off in New York City for the 13th season with aspirations to build on its growth the last several seasons.,PBR CEO Sean Gleason said Friday the expansion into the Los Angeles market will be aided by the circuit’s longtime presence in nearby Anaheim, California, and promotion from the sports talent agency that purchased the series in 2015.
Nearly 50 dioceses and religious orders have publicly identified child-molesting priests in the wake of the Pennsylvania report issued in mid-August, and 55 more have announced plans to do the same over the next few months, the AP found.,The Pennsylvania investigation, led by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, identified nearly 300 “predator priests” dating back seven decades and accused church leaders of covering up for the abuses, in some cases by returning priests to duty after short stays in treatment centers or reassigning them.,In the 16 years between the Boston scandal and the Pennsylvania investigation, only about 30 dioceses around the country had released lists of priests they deemed credibly accused of abuse.,In October, the pope accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, D.C., after he was accused in the report of mishandling some allegations of abuse against priests and others while bishop of Pittsburgh from 1988 to 2006.,In mid-December, she issued a blistering preliminary report saying a review of church files showed dioceses in Illinois had withheld the names of at least 500 clergy accused of sexually abusing children.
At home, the Steelers will face the Baltimore Ravens, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Browns, the Buffalo Bills, the Miami Dolphins, the Indianapolis Colts, the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams.,RELATED STORIES:
For away games, the Steelers will play the Baltimore Ravens, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Browns, the New England Patriots, the New York Jets, the Los Angeles Chargers, the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers.,Dates and times for all games will be announced in April.
Charter Communications Spectrum customers could miss out on a holiday tradition: watching KTLA Channel 5s television coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.Charter and Chicago-based Tribune Media, which owns KTLA and 32 other television stations in Charter markets, including San Diego County, have spent the last few days trying to hammer out a new agreement under which Charter can transmit Tribunes station signals.,The two sides have been wrangling over key details of the carriage agreement, including a proposed fee hike by Tribune, with a looming deadline of 9 p.m. PT Monday thats New Years Eve.Without a new pact in place, or an agreement on a short-term extension, Charter would be forced to remove Tribune station signals from its cable lineup just hours before KTLA begins its marathon parade coverage.,2018 has been a bruising year for traditional pay-TV operators with the industry on track to lose 1.1 million customers this year, including more than 200,000 cable TV subscribers from Charter, according to recent estimates from MoffettNathanson Research.Weve offered Spectrum fair market rates for our top-rated local news, live sports and high-quality entertainment programming, and similarly fair rates for our cable network, WGN America, Tribune Media spokesman Gary Weitman said in a statement.,Disney-owned ABC stations in New York and Philadelphia would be included in the outage, however, Disney said this week that negotiations continue in earnest and we remain optimistic that we can reach a deal.In addition, station owner Nexstar Broadcasting Inc. is threatening to go dark on New Years Day on the small Madison, Wisc.-based TDS Telecom, which serves communities in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Texas and Oregon unless the companies reach a truce.There have been 137 television blackouts in 2018, including an unresolved and protracted dispute between satellite TV provider Dish Networks and Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications.,Television station owners this year will collect a combined $10 billion in such fees, up from $9.3 billion in 2017, according to the alliance.Retransmission fees have also been the sticking point in the current contract talks between Tribune and Charter, according to people close to the negotiations who were not authorized to comment publicly.The Tribune situation is not the only dispute that Charter is facing.The taxpayer-supported California Public Advocates Office filed a petition late last week to reopen the Public Utility Commissions approval of Charters 2016 takeover of Time Warner Cable, which turned Charter into the largest pay-TV operator in Southern California with about 1.8 million customer homes.The Public Advocates Office alleged in legal papers that Charter has not been forthcoming with information about how many homes in California now have access to internet download speeds of at least 300 megabits per second.
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Following their six-game loss to the Los Angeles Kings in the 2011-12 Cup finals, the Devils missed the playoffs the next five seasons, equaling their longest run without a postseason appearance since relocating to New Jersey from Colorado prior to the 1982-83 season.,He then ramped up his game dramatically last season, finishing with 93 points, including 39 goals, and became the first Devil to win the Hart Trophy, awarded to the league’s most valuable player.,Head Coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders instructs his team against the Washington Capitals during their game at the Barclays Center on Nov. 26, 2018.,The team went 6-21 to finish the season, and didn’t waste any time jettisoning head coach Jeff Hornacek with a year left on his contract.,Rookie Managers For Mets, Yankees, With Mixed Results
Sixty years ago this week, Maury Povich sat shivering in a mezzanine box down the third base line at the old Yankee Stadium, as the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants played deep into the winter twilight.,For Povich, all these years later that game remains window into a previous life, one where he imagined himself as a sports broadcaster.,Povich's father, Shirley, was a sports columnist at The Washington Post, who covered the 1958 championship game, too.,Povich worked as a news anchor around the country — in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and back in Washington — before Rupert Murdoch called him up to New York in 1986 to offer him a job at a tabloid news show, "A Current Affair.",Povich has been in New York for more than 30 years now, but he remains a die-hard Washington sports fan.
On Tuesday, at 11 a.m. in Milwaukee, noon in New York and 7 p.m. in Greece — one of the 215 countries that will be seeing the NBA’s Christmas games, and a basketball-crazed nation where fans will watch in droves to see their brightest star — that will all change, when Antetokounmpo and the Bucks visit the Knicks.,But no team has been waiting longer for an invite to the NBA’s on-court holiday party than the Bucks, who haven’t appeared in any of the last 120 games played on Dec. 25.,“Christmas games always stand out,” said LeBron James, who’ll be wearing a Los Angeles Lakers uniform on the holiday for the first time.,Like Antetokounmpo, this Christmas will be Mitchell’s first game as an NBA player.,We’re happy the NBA chose us to be one of those teams and hopefully we can put on a good show for all of the people who are going to watch the game and enjoy the game and enjoy Christmas also.”