Fox Sports (USA)

See also, Fox Sports (Australia) and Fox Sports Net.''
Fox Sports is a division of the Fox Broadcasting Company (part of News Corporation). It was formed in 1994 with Fox's acquisition of broadcast rights to National Football League games. Other properties have included the National Hockey League (19941999), Major League Baseball (1996–present), World League Football (later NFL Europe, then NFL Europa, now defunct) (19972005), college football's Cotton Bowl (1999–present), most of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS National Championship Game, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, and Sugar Bowl) (2007–present), and NASCAR (2001–present).

? FOX has become the exclusive home of the Daytona 500 after having alternated the event with NBC Sports throughout their first NASCAR contract. Also beginning in 2007 they will televise 4 Formula One races, including the United States Grand Prix and Canadian Grand Prix, plus two NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races live. In addition, FOX covered the first 90 minutes of the 45th Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 27th. The Formula One and Rolex 24 events will use Speed Channel's, FOX's sister network, equipment and staff, and will be broadcasted under the SPEED on FOX banner.

Fox Sports has been the exclusive broadcaster of the World Series since 2000. A new contract announced on July 11, 2006, guarantees that Fox Sports will keep the World Series through the 2013 season. [1]

In addition to the broadcast division, Fox owns numerous regional U.S. cable sports channels under the Fox Sports Net banner, among others. These cable channels also include SPEED Channel, which provides additional NASCAR and F-1 coverage, and Fox Soccer Channel, which broadcasts the English Premier League and Major League Soccer, among other competitions.

The graphics and scoring bugs have won awards and changed the face of sports broadcasting in the United States. The opening notes of the NFL broadcast theme can be heard in every iteration of other Fox Sports broadcast themes. When the scoring bugs are upgraded, the previous versions are passed down to the various Fox Sports Net affiliates.

Fox Sports began airing programs in 720p HDTV starting on September 12, 2004 with select NFL games and the 2004 MLB Postseason. Most baseball and football games (including all postseason contests), all BCS games, and all NASCAR races carried by Fox Sports are aired in HD.

Programs throughout the years

Current broadcast rights Former broadcast rights

Technological enhancements

Main competitors

Cable offshoots

See also

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Availability
Satellite
Foxtel Digital Fox Sports 1: Channel 501
Fox Sports 2: Channel 502
Fox Sports 3: Channel 503
Fox Sports News: Channel 513
FUEL TV: Channel 516
Austar Digital Fox Sports 1
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FSN: Fox Sports Net

Type cable television network
Country  United States
Availability    National, through regional affiliates
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Fox Broadcasting Company

Type Broadcast television network
Availability    National; also distributed in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and certain other Latin American countries.
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News Corporation

Public: (NYSE:  NWS , NYSE:  NWSa , ASX: NWS , LSE:  NCRA )
Founded Adelaide, Australia (1979)
Headquarters New York City, formerly in Adelaide, Australia

Key people Rupert Murdoch
Peter Chernin
David DeVoe
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1994 1995 1996 1997

19th century · 20th century · 21st century
1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997


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Sport American football
Founded 1920
CEO Roger Goodell (Commissioner)
No. of teams 32, divided into two sixteen-team conferences, each of which consists of four four-team divisions.
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Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1917
No. of teams 30
Country(ies)  Canada
 United States

Most recent champion(s) Anaheim Ducks

TV partner(s) CAN: CBC, TSN, RDS, RIS, RSN (regional)
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The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. 26 teams each played 48 games, a shortened season, due to a lockout of the players by the owners. The New Jersey Devils won the Stanley Cup in a four-game sweep of the Detroit Red Wings.
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The 1998-99 NHL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Hockey League. Twenty-seven teams played 82 games each. The Dallas Stars finished first in regular season play, and won the Stanley Cup Championship over the Buffalo Sabres in a controversial fashion on a disputed
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Sport Baseball
Founded 1876
No. of teams 30
Country(ies)  United States
 Canada

Most recent champion(s) St. Louis Cardinals

TV partner(s) FOX, ESPN, and TBS
Official website MLB.
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The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world.   This year in baseball
2000s
2009 • 2008 • 2007 • 2006 • 2005
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Sport American football
Founded 1995
No. of teams 6
Country(ies)
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The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. The Oilers relocated from Houston, Texas to Nashville, Tennessee. The newly-renamed Tennessee Oilers
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Regular season September 8 2005 - January 1 2006
Playoffs January 7 2006 - February 5 2006
Super Bowl XL Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Champions Pittsburgh Steelers
'''Pro Bowl February 12 2006

The
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Stadium Cotton Bowl
Location Dallas, Texas

Operated 1937 — present
Conference Tie-ins Big 12, SEC
Previous Conference Tie-ins Southwest Conference (1937 — 1995)
Payout US$3,000,000 (2006)
Sponsors
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20th century - 21st century
1960s  1970s  1980s  - 1990s -  2000s  2010s  2020s
1996 1997 1998 - 1999 - 2000 2001 2002

Year 1999 (MCMXCIX
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Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a selection system designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner crowned the BCS national champion.
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The BCS National Championship Game or BCS title game is the final bowl game of the annual Bowl Championship Series and is intended by Series organizers to determine the NCAA Division I-A national football championship.
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Stadium University of Phoenix Stadium
Location Glendale, Arizona
Previous Stadiums Sun Devil Stadium (1971 — 2006)
Previous Locations Tempe, Arizona (1971 — 2006)
Operated 1971 — present
Conference Tie-ins
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Stadium Dolphin Stadium
Location Miami Gardens, Florida
Previous Stadiums Miami Field (1935-1937)
Miami Orange Bowl (1938 — 1995, 1999)

Operated 1935 — present
Conference Tie-ins ACC
Previous Conference Tie-ins
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Things commonly known as sugar bowls or the sugar bowl include:
  • sugar bowl (dishware), a small bowl, generally part of a tea set, designed for holding sugar or sugar cubes
  • Sugar Bowl, the college football game

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20th century - 21st century - 22nd century
1970s  1980s  1990s  - 2000s -  2010s  2020s  2030s
2004 2005 2006 - 2007 - 2008 2009 2010

2007 by topic:
News by month
Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun
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Sport governing body

Category Stock cars
Area of jurisdiction Canada,United States,Mexico
Formation date 1948
Headquarters Daytona Beach, Florida
Charlotte, North Carolina
New York City, New York


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Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is one of four restrictor plate races on the Cup schedule. In 2008, the race will celebrate its 50th running.
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NBC Sports is a division of NBC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. The NBC Sports broadcast lineup includes: The Olympic Games (through 2012), the NFL, the NHL, Notre Dame Football, the PGA Tour, the USGA Championships, Wimbledon, the French
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Category Single seaters
Country or region International
Inaugural season 1950[1]
Drivers 22
Teams 11
Engine suppliers 6
Drivers' champion Fernando Alonso
Official website formula1.
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United States Grand Prix is a motor race which has been run on and off since 1908, when it was known as the American Grand Prize. The race later became part of the Formula One World Championship.
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Canadian Grand Prix (known in French as the Grand Prix du Canada) is a Formula One auto race held in Canada since 1967. It was first staged at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario and alternated between Mosport and Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Quebec until 1971 when safety
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Sport Auto racing
Founded 1993
No. of teams 23
Country(ies)  United States

Most recent champion(s) Todd Bodine The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks.
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The Rolex 24 at Daytona (frequently referred to by its historical title, the 24 Hours of Daytona) is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is held on a 3.
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