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A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. Sportscasting is often done live, "in real-time". In British English the terms sportscaster and sports announcer are not used; the usual terms are commentator, sports presenter and sports broadcaster. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Live television refers to television broadcasts of events or performances on a delay of between zero and fifteen seconds, rather than from video recordings or film. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... British English (BrE) is a broad term used to distinguish the forms of the English language used in the United Kingdom from forms used elsewhere. ...


Sportscaster is also primarily an American English term for sportsreader – someone who reads sports news. For other uses, see American English (disambiguation). ...


Sportscasters can be defined into two broad categories. Play-by-play announcers are the primary speakers, valued for their articulateness and ability to quickly describe the events of the game. Color commentators are valued for experience and insight into the game, and are often asked questions by the play-by-play announcer to give them a topic for analysis. The latter most often has gained their experience in the sport as a player or coach, while the former is more likely to be a broadcasting professional than a participant in the sport, though plenty of exceptions exist to this general rule. The most common format for a television broadcast is to have one of each type. An example is NBC Sunday Night Football, which is called by John Madden, a former head coach, and Al Michaels, a professional announcer. Another difference between the two types is that color commentators will almost always announce only the sport they come from, while play-by-play announcers may have careers in which they call several different sports at one time or another. Besides football, Al Michaels has called NBA basketball for ABC, Cincinnati Reds baseball, and ice hockey in the 1980 Olympic Winter Games. Additionally, some sportscasters give comments on recent games and players after the game itself. They will somethimes add humor to their reports. Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... A color commentator (or colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst (or colour analyst), is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. ... John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player, head coach, and a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. ...


Although the combination of a play-by-play announcer and one or more color commentators is standard today, in the past it was much more common for a play-by-play announcer to work alone. Vin Scully is one example of this practice still existing today. Vincent Edward Vin Scully (born November 29, 1927, in The Bronx, New York) is an American sportscaster, known primarily as the play-by-play voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball teams. ...


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A sportscaster is a member of the media and/or AP, who specialises in reports about sports.
Generally speaking one or two sports casters say comments during a live sports event on the television, usually with their analysis of the game, and obscure statistics that at first glance appear to have little if any relevance to the actual performance of the players.
Sportscaster is a derived term from sports broadcaster.
ZDNet AGT Sportscaster XM Radio Receiver Review & Comparison (978 words)
The good: The Sportscaster is a compact, affordable, and basic XM receiver; it can be used in the car, or with accessories, in the home or on the go; includes sports presets out of the box; decent sound and signal quality; ships with a remote control.
The Sportscaster is so named because it ships with 3 of its 30 presets already filled with XM's sports offerings, which include 24-hour programming from a variety of sports such as Major League Baseball, NASCAR, NHL, PGA Tour, college sports, and of course ESPN, FOX, and other news outlets.
Otherwise, the Sportscaster is your entry-level system into XM, and you'll get the more than 170 channels that come with being an XM subscriber ($12.95/month).
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