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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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Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
WWE Monday Night Raw
WWE Monday Night Raw
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
Top 25 College Football Games
Top 25 College Football Games
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
NFL Live
NFL Live
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Sunday Night Football
Sunday Night Football
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals
NBA
NBA
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
High School Football
High School Football
NASCAR Sprint Cup
NASCAR Sprint Cup
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
Pac-12 College Football
Pac-12 College Football
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
Major League Baseball on FOX
Major League Baseball on FOX
A Football Life
A Football Life
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
NHL
NHL
Barclays Premier League
Barclays Premier League
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Big Ten Conference Football
Big Ten Conference Football
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
Slam City
Slam City
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
Saturday College Football
Saturday College Football
WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
ABC College Football
ABC College Football
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
TVG
TVG
WWE: Night of Champions
WWE: Night of Champions
BCS National Championship
BCS National Championship
America's Game
America's Game
NFL Thursday Night Football
NFL Thursday Night Football
MotoGP
MotoGP
MLS Soccer
MLS Soccer
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
San Francisco Giants Game Highlights
San Francisco Giants Game Highlights
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
WWE WrestleMania 27
WWE WrestleMania 27
NFL GameDay
NFL GameDay
Premier League
Premier League
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Lingerie Football League
Lingerie Football League
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
NFL Replay
NFL Replay
ESPN
ESPN
CFL Football
CFL Football
English Premier League Soccer
English Premier League Soccer
Basketball
Basketball
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Camp Woodward
Camp Woodward
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
College Volleyball
College Volleyball
World Series
World Series
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
4th and Loud
4th and Loud
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
All Access
All Access
SummerSlam
SummerSlam
NFL on CBS
NFL on CBS
NFL Follow Your Team - New England Patriots
NFL Follow Your Team - New England Patriots
Game of the Week
Game of the Week
Football Night in America
Football Night in America
Cheer
Cheer
Pac-12 Football Weekly
Pac-12 Football Weekly
FOX High School Football
FOX High School Football
America's Game: The Missing Rings
America's Game: The Missing Rings
The Top 100 Players of 2013
The Top 100 Players of 2013
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Sunday NFL Countdown
Sunday NFL Countdown
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Jillian Michaels: Killer Abs
Jillian Michaels: Killer Abs
Formula One Qualifying
Formula One Qualifying
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
WWE WrestleMania 30
WWE WrestleMania 30
Major League Baseball on MLB Network
Major League Baseball on MLB Network
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Major League Bowhunter
Major League Bowhunter
NFL On FOX
NFL On FOX
Top 10
Top 10
US Open
US Open
WNBA Basketball
WNBA Basketball