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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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WWE Monday Night Raw
WWE Monday Night Raw
NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament - March Madness
NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament - March Madness
NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown
NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown
SEC Now
SEC Now
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
30 For 30
30 For 30
I Captured the Cup, ICC Cricket World Cup
I Captured the Cup, ICC Cricket World Cup
Basketball
Basketball
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
Capturing the Cup, ICC Cricket World Cup
Capturing the Cup, ICC Cricket World Cup
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
College Baseball Live
College Baseball Live
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
NFL Live
NFL Live
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
High School Basketball on ABC
High School Basketball on ABC
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
College Wrestling on ESPN
College Wrestling on ESPN
CBS Sports Special
CBS Sports Special
ESPN
ESPN
2009 NCAA Basketball Tournament
2009 NCAA Basketball Tournament
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
NBA
NBA
NBA on NBA TV
NBA on NBA TV
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
MotoGP
MotoGP
College Basketball on CBS
College Basketball on CBS
NHL
NHL
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Diaries
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Diaries
UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem
UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
WWE WrestleMania 27
WWE WrestleMania 27
PGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
PGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
ACC Championship Game
ACC Championship Game
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
2012 NCAA Tournament - Men's Basketball
2012 NCAA Tournament - Men's Basketball
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
LPGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
LPGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
Barclays Premier League Review
Barclays Premier League Review
2011 NCAA Tournament March Madness
2011 NCAA Tournament March Madness
NASCAR Sprint Cup
NASCAR Sprint Cup
College Basketball on NBC
College Basketball on NBC
Formula One Qualifying
Formula One Qualifying
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
English Premier League Soccer
English Premier League Soccer
The Haney Project
The Haney Project
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
TVG
TVG
NBA Eastern Conference Finals
NBA Eastern Conference Finals
Match of the Day 2
Match of the Day 2
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Highlights
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Highlights
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
WWE Pay-Per-View on WWE Network
WWE Pay-Per-View on WWE Network
UND Hockey
UND Hockey
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
Match of the Day
Match of the Day
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
NBA Western Conference Finals
NBA Western Conference Finals
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
UEFA Champions League Magazine
UEFA Champions League Magazine
Monster Jam Freestyle
Monster Jam Freestyle
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
UFC Tonight
UFC Tonight
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
Bracketology
Bracketology
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Slam City
Slam City
English Premier League Match of the Day
English Premier League Match of the Day
The Top 100 Players of 2014
The Top 100 Players of 2014
America's Game
America's Game
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
Super Bowl
Super Bowl
Duke 91 & 92: Back to Back
Duke 91 & 92: Back to Back
High School Baseball
High School Baseball
AMA Motocross
AMA Motocross
Top 10
Top 10
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Ring of Honor Wrestling
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series
Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
A Football Life
A Football Life
Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer
NBA All-Star Game 2015
NBA All-Star Game 2015
WWE Superstars
WWE Superstars
WWE WrestleMania 29
WWE WrestleMania 29
Behind The Mask
Behind The Mask
America's Game: The Missing Rings
America's Game: The Missing Rings
Barclays Premier League World
Barclays Premier League World
Premier League
Premier League
UFC on Fuel TV
UFC on Fuel TV
Around the Horn
Around the Horn
Horse Racing on CBS
Horse Racing on CBS
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
NFL Replay
NFL Replay
In Heat
In Heat
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
WWE Superstar Collection: Rey Mysterio
WWE Superstar Collection: Rey Mysterio
Being: Liverpool
Being: Liverpool
The Top 100 Players of 2013
The Top 100 Players of 2013
WWE WrestleMania 30
WWE WrestleMania 30
Monday Night Raw Pre-Show
Monday Night Raw Pre-Show
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
Lingerie Football League
Lingerie Football League
U.S. Figure Skating Championship
U.S. Figure Skating Championship
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Pardon the Interruption
Pardon the Interruption
Xtreme 4x4
Xtreme 4x4
Depth Chart
Depth Chart
Barclays Premier League
Barclays Premier League
NCAA Football
NCAA Football
Jillian Michaels: Killer Abs
Jillian Michaels: Killer Abs
NBA Finals
NBA Finals
Nine for IX
Nine for IX
UFC Unleashed
UFC Unleashed
New York Mets
New York Mets
Kart Life
Kart Life
U.S. Open Tennis on CBS
U.S. Open Tennis on CBS
Cheerleaders
Cheerleaders
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Sports Illustrated: The Making of Swimsuit '13
Sports Illustrated: The Making of Swimsuit '13
Tyson's Greatest Fights
Tyson's Greatest Fights
Scarred
Scarred
Strangers In Danger
Strangers In Danger
New York Yankees
New York Yankees
CrossFit Games
CrossFit Games
Endurance
Endurance
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Life Cycles
Life Cycles
Wrestling with Death
Wrestling with Death
2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN
2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN
Kingdom (2014)
Kingdom (2014)
Major League Baseball on ESPN
Major League Baseball on ESPN
UEFA Champions League Highlights
UEFA Champions League Highlights
NBA on TNT
NBA on TNT
NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show
NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show
PRO Boxing
PRO Boxing
Barclays Premier League Preview
Barclays Premier League Preview
Women's College Gymnastics
Women's College Gymnastics
Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated
WWE Monday Night Raw Winter 2011
WWE Monday Night Raw Winter 2011
UFC Fight Night
UFC Fight Night
College Football on SEC Network
College Football on SEC Network
UEFA Champions League on FOX
UEFA Champions League on FOX
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
Destino Deporte
Destino Deporte
All Access
All Access
2010 Duke vs UNC
2010 Duke vs UNC
ESPN College Football Saturday Primetime
ESPN College Football Saturday Primetime
Notre Dame Football
Notre Dame Football
Pass Time
Pass Time
BCS Selection Show
BCS Selection Show
US Open
US Open
Camp Woodward
Camp Woodward
UFC on FX
UFC on FX
NASCAR Nextel Cup
NASCAR Nextel Cup
Poker After Dark
Poker After Dark
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Yoga Zone
Yoga Zone
Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
Lost Treasures
Lost Treasures
NFL Draft
NFL Draft
Being: Mike Tyson
Being: Mike Tyson
College Wrestling on Big Ten Network
College Wrestling on Big Ten Network
NBA Playoffs, Early Round Classics
NBA Playoffs, Early Round Classics
Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series Racing
Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series Racing
Texas GameDay College Football
Texas GameDay College Football
King of the Cage
King of the Cage
Cheer
Cheer
UFC on Fox Sports 2
UFC on Fox Sports 2
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing Setup
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing Setup
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Monster Jam
Monster Jam
WWE Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain! (Collector's Edition)
WWE Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain! (Collector's Edition)
UFC 158
UFC 158
Inside the NBA
Inside the NBA