LOS ANGELES (AP) — Turner Broadcasting System is in talks to buy San Francisco-based sports news website Bleacher Report in an attempt to expand its online presence. The pay TV unit of Time Warner Inc. already manages NBA.com, NASCAR.com, PGA.com and part of MLB.com. A person familiar with the matter says the talks are advanced […]
The big picture may include less sports coverage, a decade-long trend throughout the country. Television news directors at many stations have scaled back sports coverage — even sports departments—particularly in the 10 and 11 p.m. slots. The trend reflects the ease with which sports fans now find scores and more elsewhere.