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About Sports

People have loved watching sporting events for many centuries, and television certainly didn't popularize sports. But there's no question that TV changed the way that people watched sports, and sports on TV offer some viewing opportunities that watching sports in person can't match.

Some sports work especially well on TV because their scale or pace can make them difficult to follow in person. When spectators watch auto racing on TV, it's much easier to keep track of particular drivers and the overall state of the race, and the complexity of American football is much easier to sort out with benefit of multiple camera angles and announcers' commentary.

Other sports fare well on TV because the spectacle and pageantry of televised events is a good match for the traditional drama of the sport. High-profile boxing matches and mixed martial arts events are tailor-made for the hype of television, and pay-per-view events duplicate the special-occasion feeling of going to see the big fight in a glitzy arena.

Sports also benefit from the analysis, dissection and editorializing of experts, both during event broadcasts and on stand-alone sports news and commentary programs. Sports analysis programming is so popular, in fact, that entire networks, from ESPN to Fox Sports, have been created to support the genre.

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World Series
World Series
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
WWE Monday Night Raw
WWE Monday Night Raw
Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
NFL Live
NFL Live
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
Top 25 College Football Games
Top 25 College Football Games
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
MotoGP
MotoGP
Sunday Night Football
Sunday Night Football
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
NBA
NBA
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
Barclays Premier League
Barclays Premier League
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
NASCAR Sprint Cup
NASCAR Sprint Cup
English Premier League Soccer
English Premier League Soccer
High School Football
High School Football
A Football Life
A Football Life
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
America's Game
America's Game
WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
NBA on TNT
NBA on TNT
San Francisco Giants Game Highlights
San Francisco Giants Game Highlights
Slam City
Slam City
Big Ten Conference Football
Big Ten Conference Football
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
NFL Thursday Night Football
NFL Thursday Night Football
ESPN
ESPN
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
MLS Soccer
MLS Soccer
Premier League
Premier League
NFL Replay
NFL Replay
UEFA Champions League Highlights
UEFA Champions League Highlights
NHL
NHL
Lingerie Football League
Lingerie Football League
WWE WrestleMania 27
WWE WrestleMania 27
NFL Playoffs
NFL Playoffs
NFL GameDay
NFL GameDay
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
ABC College Football
ABC College Football
Match of the Day 2
Match of the Day 2
Pac-12 Football Weekly
Pac-12 Football Weekly
SummerSlam
SummerSlam
WWE Pay-Per-View on WWE Network
WWE Pay-Per-View on WWE Network
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
NASCAR Victory Lane
NASCAR Victory Lane
All Access
All Access
BCS National Championship
BCS National Championship
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
CFL Football
CFL Football
Saturday College Football
Saturday College Football
Match of the Day
Match of the Day
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
UEFA Champions League Magazine
UEFA Champions League Magazine
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
TVG
TVG
Monster Jam Freestyle
Monster Jam Freestyle
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
UFC Unleashed
UFC Unleashed
FOX High School Football
FOX High School Football
College Volleyball
College Volleyball
Basketball
Basketball
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Cheerleaders
Cheerleaders
Top 10
Top 10
WWE: Money in the Bank
WWE: Money in the Bank
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
Football Night in America
Football Night in America
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
Major League Bowhunter
Major League Bowhunter
Pac-12 College Football
Pac-12 College Football
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing Setup
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing Setup
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
4th and Loud
4th and Loud
Game of the Week
Game of the Week
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Cheer
Cheer
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics