Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 34th most populous, nearly three-quarters of Nevadas people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area where three of the states four largest incorporated cities are located. Nevada is officially known as the Silver State because of the importance of silver to its history and economy. It is known as the Battle Born State, because it achieved statehood during the Civil War, as the Sage-brush State, for the plant of the same name. Nevada borders Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast, Nevada is largely desert and semi-arid, much of it located within the Great Basin. Areas south of the Great Basin are located within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe, about 86% of the states land is managed by various jurisdictions of the U. S. federal government, both civilian and military.
Before European contact, Native Americans of the Paiute, the first Europeans to explore the region were Spanish. They called the region Nevada because of the snow covered the mountains in winter. The area formed part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, the United States annexed the area in 1848 after its victory in the Mexican–American War, and it was incorporated as part of Utah Territory in 1850. The discovery of silver at the Comstock Lode in 1859 led to a boom that became an impetus to the creation of Nevada Territory out of western Utah Territory in 1861. Nevada became the 36th state on October 31,1864, as the second of two added to the Union during the Civil War. Nevada has a reputation for its libertarian laws, in 1940, with a population of just over 110,000 people, Nevada was by far the least-populated state, with less than half the population of the next least-populated state. However, legalized gambling and lenient marriage and divorce laws transformed Nevada into a major tourist destination in the 20th century, Nevada is the only U. S.
state where prostitution is legal, though it is illegal in Clark County, Washoe County and Carson City. The tourism industry remains Nevadas largest employer, with mining continuing as a sector of the economy. The name Nevada comes from the Spanish nevada, meaning snow-covered, most Nevadans pronounce the second syllable of their state name using the vowel of trap. Many from outside the Western United States pronounce it with the vowel of father, although the latter pronunciation is closer to the Spanish pronunciation, it is not the pronunciation preferred by most Nevadans. State Assemblyman Harry Mortenson proposed a bill to recognize the alternate pronunciation of Nevada, though the bill was not supported by most legislators, the Nevadan pronunciation is the de facto official one, since it is the one used by the state legislature. Nevada is almost entirely within the Basin and Range Province, and is broken up by many mountain ranges
National Hockey League
Headquartered in New York City, the NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded annually to the playoff champion at the end of each season. At its inception, the NHL had four teams—all in Canada, the league expanded to the United States in 1924, when the Boston Bruins joined, and has since consisted of American and Canadian teams. After a labour-management dispute that led to the cancellation of the entire 2004–05 season, in 2009, the NHL enjoyed record highs in terms of sponsorships and television audiences. The league draws many highly skilled players from all over the world, canadians have historically constituted the majority of the players in the league, with an increasing percentage of American and European players in recent seasons. The National Hockey League was established in 1917 as the successor to the National Hockey Association, founded in 1909, the NHA began play one year with seven teams in Ontario and Quebec, and was one of the first major leagues in professional ice hockey.
Realizing the NHA constitution left them unable to force Livingstone out, the four teams voted instead to suspend the NHA, frank Calder was chosen as its first president, serving until his death in 1943. The Bulldogs were unable to play, and the remaining owners created a new team in Toronto, the first games were played on December 19,1917. The Montreal Arena burned down in January 1918, causing the Wanderers to cease operations, the NHL replaced the NHA as one of the leagues that competed for the Stanley Cup, which was an interleague competition back then. Toronto won the first NHL title, and defeated the Vancouver Millionaires of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association for the 1918 Stanley Cup. The Canadiens won the title in 1919, however their Stanley Cup Final against the PCHAs Seattle Metropolitans was abandoned as a result of the Spanish Flu epidemic. Montreal in 1924 won their first Stanley Cup as a member of the NHL, the Hamilton Tigers, won the regular season title in 1924–25 but refused to play in the championship series unless they were given a C$200 bonus.
The league refused and declared the Canadiens the league champion after defeated the Toronto St. Patricks in the semi-final. Montreal was defeated by the Victoria Cougars of the Western Canada Hockey League for the 1925 Stanley Cup and it was the last time a non-NHL team won the trophy, as the Stanley Cup became the de facto NHL championship in 1926 after the WCHL ceased operation. The National Hockey League embarked on rapid expansion in the 1920s, adding the Montreal Maroons, the Bruins were the first American team in the league. The New York Americans began play in 1925 after purchasing the assets of the Hamilton Tigers, the New York Rangers were added in 1926. The Chicago Black Hawks and Detroit Cougars were added after the league purchased the assets of the defunct WCHL, a group purchased the Toronto St. Patricks in 1927 and immediately renamed them the Maple Leafs. The first NHL All-Star Game was held in 1934 to benefit Ace Bailey, the second was held in 1937 in support of Howie Morenzs family when he died of a coronary embolism after breaking his leg during a game
Central California is a subregion of Northern California, generally thought of as the middle third of the state, north of Southern California. It includes the portion of the San Joaquin Valley, the Central Coast, the central hills of the California Coast Ranges. Central California is considered to be west of the crest of the Sierra Nevada, the largest cities in the region are Fresno, Salinas, Clovis, Turlock, Tulare and Hanford. Central California can have varying definitions depending on the context. Some divide the state by lines of latitude making northern, others divide by county lines or watershed boundaries. Some definitions include more of the San Joaquin Valley and even portions of the Central Valley. Some have less or none of Central Coast, generally the widest definition of central California is the middle third of the state by latitude. The northern boundary of area at 38°51 crosses just north of the Sacramento metro area. That leaves the most accepted definitions of central California to the south of there.
Central California as defined above includes the following 10 counties, Area cities, the University of California has one campus in the region. University of California, Merced opened on a newly constructed site on the east side of Merced in 2005, the California State University system has four campuses in the region. California State University, Monterey Bay opened on the site of the former Fort Ord army base in 1994, California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock opened in 1957. California State University, Fresno opened in 1911, the Monterey Institute of International Studies is a graduate school of Middlebury College. San Joaquin College of Law is a private, nonprofit law school located in Clovis, Fresno Pacific University is a private university in Fresno. The Naval Postgraduate School and Defense Language Institute are located in Monterey, most of the major highways in the region run north-south around the mountains. Interstate 5 and State Route 99 are the highways in the San Joaquin Valley.
US101 and State Route 1 are the coastal highways. Passenger rail in the consists of the Amtrak long-haul Coast Starlight
SportsNet New York
The channel primarily broadcasts games and related programming involving the Mets, but carries supplementary coverage of the Mets and the New York Jets as well as college sports events. SportsNet New York is available on cable and fiber optic television providers throughout the New York metropolitan area and New York state, SportsNet New York was launched on March 16,2006. By 2011, through its majority ownership, the Mets received $68 million in revenue from SportsNet New York for the broadcast rights to its games, in 2013, Bloomberg estimated that $1.2 billion of the Mets $2.1 billion value came from SNY. SportsNet New York, through its majority ownership by the team and it carries at least 120 games involving the team each season not televised on a national network. SNY produces a reduced schedule of games for local broadcast on CW affiliate WPIX. Gregg Picker serves as producer for the games and Bill Webb directing the Mets broadcasts for both SNY and WPIX, in November 2005, the New York Jets signed a broadcasting agreement with SportsNet New York to carry programs relating to the NFL franchise for three years.
SNY carries more than 250 hours of Jets-related content annually, including regular season and off-season shows with access to players and management. On October 1,2014, SNY signed an agreement with the Fall Experimental Football League to carry some of the inaugural regular season games in October and November of that year. Beginning in 2008, SNY carried football and basketball games involving the Big East Conference, the network carried coaches shows focusing on the Seton Hall University and St. Johns University basketball teams, both members of the old Big East. In August 2010, the University of Connecticut announced a deal with SportsNet New York to become the official television home of UConn Huskies football. SNY will feature 300 hours of Huskies-related programming annually, including 120 hours of game coverage, in May 2012, SNY signed a four-year agreement with the university to become the exclusive broadcaster of the Huskies womens basketball team, agreeing to air a minimum of 17 games per year.
– A fast-paced, roundtable discussion focusing on top sports and entertainment topics of importance to New Yorkers. Produced in partnership with the New York Daily News, the features a panel of various sports and political figures debating sports. It is hosted by Jonas Schwartz, with longtime New York sports personality Joe Benigno as a contributor, writers from the Daily News writers. Geico SportsNite – A daily half-hour sports highlights show airing at 10,30 p. m. and 12,30 a. m. The WheelHouse – Running from 2006 to March 29,2013, it is a program hosted by Brian Custer, with panelists Brandon Tierney. The show was composed of nine innings featuring fast-paced debates on major topics of the day. The program features a two-contestant shootout round for a $50 prize, a similar program with the same title airs on SportsTime Ohio, while New England Sports Network carried a similarly formatted program, Pocket Money
San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural and financial center of Northern California. It is the birthplace of the United Nations, the California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the West Coast at the time. San Francisco became a consolidated city-county in 1856, after three-quarters of the city was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was quickly rebuilt, hosting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition nine years later. In World War II, San Francisco was a port of embarkation for service members shipping out to the Pacific Theater. Politically, the city votes strongly along liberal Democratic Party lines, San Francisco is the headquarters of five major banking institutions and various other companies such as Levi Strauss & Co. Dolby, Weebly, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Pinterest, Uber, Mozilla, Wikimedia Foundation, as of 2016, San Francisco is ranked high on world liveability rankings.
The earliest archaeological evidence of habitation of the territory of the city of San Francisco dates to 3000 BC. Upon independence from Spain in 1821, the became part of Mexico. Under Mexican rule, the system gradually ended, and its lands became privatized. In 1835, Englishman William Richardson erected the first independent homestead, together with Alcalde Francisco de Haro, he laid out a street plan for the expanded settlement, and the town, named Yerba Buena, began to attract American settlers. Commodore John D. Sloat claimed California for the United States on July 7,1846, during the Mexican–American War, montgomery arrived to claim Yerba Buena two days later. Yerba Buena was renamed San Francisco on January 30 of the next year, despite its attractive location as a port and naval base, San Francisco was still a small settlement with inhospitable geography. The California Gold Rush brought a flood of treasure seekers, with their sourdough bread in tow, prospectors accumulated in San Francisco over rival Benicia, raising the population from 1,000 in 1848 to 25,000 by December 1849.
The promise of fabulous riches was so strong that crews on arriving vessels deserted and rushed off to the gold fields, leaving behind a forest of masts in San Francisco harbor. Some of these approximately 500 abandoned ships were used at times as storeships and hotels, many were left to rot, by 1851 the harbor was extended out into the bay by wharves while buildings were erected on piles among the ships. By 1870 Yerba Buena Cove had been filled to create new land, buried ships are occasionally exposed when foundations are dug for new buildings. California was quickly granted statehood in 1850 and the U. S. military built Fort Point at the Golden Gate, silver discoveries, including the Comstock Lode in Nevada in 1859, further drove rapid population growth. With hordes of fortune seekers streaming through the city, lawlessness was common, and the Barbary Coast section of town gained notoriety as a haven for criminals, entrepreneurs sought to capitalize on the wealth generated by the Gold Rush
KNTV, channel 11, is an NBC owned-and-operated television station licensed to San Jose, California, USA and serving the San Francisco Bay Area region. The stations transmitter is located on San Bruno Mountain, just south of San Francisco, on cable, KNTV is available on Comcast cable systems in the Bay Area on channel 3. KNTV signed on the air on September 12,1955, originally operating as an independent station covering the entire north-central California coast from Monterey to San Francisco. It was the first television station in San Jose, and was operated by Standard Radio and Television Corporation. Channel 11 often aired shows from CBS, DuMont and NBC that were turned down by San Franciscos KPIX and KRON-TV. The station was not viable as an independent, and the going got even more difficult when Oakland-based KTVU signed on in 1958, due to its antenna location, its signal could be received fairly well in the nearby areas of Monterey and Salinas. Previously, all three networks had been shoehorned onto Salinas-based KSBW-TV, KNTV, became one of the few stations located outside the market it served.
Following the death of Allen T. Gilliland in 1960, ownership of KNTV was held by the executors of his estate, the younger Gilliland acquired majority ownership in August 1966 and operated it as part of Gill Industries, which controlled San Joses cable television system. Even as an ABC affiliate, KNTV occasionally preempted a few ABC programs, KGO-TV, aired ABCs entire programming schedule, so this often gave San Jose and Silicon Valley Area residents a second choice for viewing preempted ABC programming. Gill Industries sold KNTV to Norfolk-based Landmark Communications in 1978, twelve years later, Landmark sold the station to a minority-owned firm, Granite Broadcasting. In 1999, KGO-TV agreed to pay Granite a substantial fee to stop channel 11 from running ABC programming once the stations affiliation contract expired. ABCs corporate parent, the Walt Disney Company, saw the need to expand KGO-TVs exclusive advertising market share into San Jose for this reason, and it felt that KNTV was taking away from the share.
That same year, the family, owners of KRON-TV. NBC was thought to be the favorite to buy KRON-TV, the network made the unprecedented demand that Young pay NBC $10 million annually to carry the networks programming – a form of reverse compensation. Young refused, and announced that it would end KRON-TVs 52-year relationship with NBC once its contract ended in December 2001. In February 2000, Granite contacted NBC to negotiate an affiliation deal, NBC accepted the deal, which was due to take effect in January 2002. In preparation for this switch, KNTV boosted its signal to reach the entire San Francisco Bay Area,7 million viewers now had access to KNTV, including 90% of the San Francisco Metropolitan area. The move cost the Monterey Bay area an over-the-air ABC affiliate, in order to compensate for the loss, KGO-TV was added on cable providers in that market, with certain syndicated programs carried by the station replaced due to syndication exclusivity rules
New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League, the team plays its home games at Madison Square Garden, located in the borough of Manhattan. The Rangers are one of three NHL franchises in the New York metropolitan area, along with the New Jersey Devils, the club is one of the oldest teams in the NHL, having joined in 1926 as an expansion franchise. They are part of the group of teams referred to as the Original Six, along with the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs. The Rangers were the first NHL franchise in the United States to win the Stanley Cup, the new team was quickly nicknamed Texs Rangers. Rickards franchise began play in the 1926–27 season, the first team crest was a horse sketched in blue carrying a cowboy waving a hockey stick aloft, before being changed to the familiar R-A-N-G-E-R-S in diagonal.
Rickard managed to get future legendary Toronto Maple Leafs owner Conn Smythe to assemble the team. However, Smythe had a falling-out with Rickards hockey man, Col. John S. Hammond, Smythe was replaced by Pacific Coast Hockey Association co-founder Lester Patrick. The new team Smythe assembled turned out to be a winner, the Rangers won the American Division title their first year but lost to the Boston Bruins in the playoffs. The teams early success led to players becoming minor celebrities and fixtures in New York Citys Roaring Twenties nightlife and it was during this time, playing at the Garden on 48th Street, blocks away from Times Square, that the Rangers obtained their now-famous nickname The Broadway Blueshirts. In only their season, the Rangers won the Stanley Cup. One of the most memorable stories that emerged from the Finals involved Patrick playing in goal at the age of 44, an angry Patrick lined up between the pipes for two periods in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, allowing one goal to Maroons center Nels Stewart.
Frank Boucher would eventually score the goal in overtime for New York. The Rangers would spend the rest of the 1930s playing close to 0.500 hockey until their next Cup win, Lester Patrick stepped down as head coach and was replaced by Frank Boucher. In 1939–40 season, the Rangers finished the season in second place behind Boston. The two teams would meet in the first round of the playoffs. The Bruins gained a series lead from New York, but the Rangers recovered to win three-straight games. The Rangers first round victory gave them a bye until the finals, the Detroit Red Wings defeated the New York Americans in their first round best-of-three series two games to one, and the Toronto Maple Leafs ousted the Chicago Black Hawks two games to none
Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States of America, having received statehood on August 21,1959. Hawaii is the only U. S. state located in Oceania and it is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean. Hawaii is the only U. S. state not located in the Americas, the state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian archipelago, which comprises hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles. At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight main islands are—in order from northwest to southeast, Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe and the Island of Hawaiʻi. The last is the largest island in the group, it is called the Big Island or Hawaiʻi Island to avoid confusion with the state or archipelago. The archipelago is physiographically and ethnologically part of the Polynesian subregion of Oceania, Hawaii has over a million permanent residents, along with many visitors and U. S. military personnel.
Its capital is Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaii is the 8th-smallest and the 11th-least populous, but the 13th-most densely populated of the fifty U. S. states. It is the state with an Asian plurality. The states coastline is about 750 miles long, the fourth longest in the U. S. after the coastlines of Alaska, the state of Hawaii derives its name from the name of its largest island, Hawaiʻi. A common Hawaiian explanation of the name of Hawaiʻi is that was named for Hawaiʻiloa and he is said to have discovered the islands when they were first settled. The Hawaiian language word Hawaiʻi is very similar to Proto-Polynesian *Sawaiki, cognates of Hawaiʻi are found in other Polynesian languages, including Māori and Samoan. According to linguists Pukui and Elbert, lsewhere in Polynesia, Hawaiʻi or a cognate is the name of the underworld or of the home, but in Hawaii. A somewhat divisive political issue arose in 1978 when the Constitution of the State of Hawaii added Hawaiian as an official state language.
The title of the constitution is The Constitution of the State of Hawaii. Article XV, Section 1 of the Constitution uses The State of Hawaii, diacritics were not used because the document, drafted in 1949, predates the use of the okina and the kahakō in modern Hawaiian orthography. The exact spelling of the name in the Hawaiian language is Hawaiʻi. In the Hawaii Admission Act that granted Hawaiian statehood, the government recognized Hawaii as the official state name. Official government publications and office titles, and the Seal of Hawaii use the spelling with no symbols for glottal stops or vowel length
Atlantic Coast Conference
The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions athletic programs held in high regard nationally. ACC teams and athletes have claimed dozens of championships in multiple sports throughout the conferences history. Generally, the ACCs top athletes and teams in any sport in a given year are considered to be among the top collegiate competitors in the nation. Also, the conference enjoys extensive media coverage, the ACC was one of the six collegiate power conferences, which had automatic qualifying for their football champion into the Bowl Championship Series. With the advent of the College Football Playoff in 2014, the ACC is one of five conferences with a contractual tie-in to an access bowl, the additions in recent years extended the conferences footprint into the Northeast and Midwest. The most recent expansion in 2013 saw the additions of the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, in 2012, the University of Marylands Board of Regents voted to withdraw from the ACC to join the Big Ten Conference effective July 1,2014.
On November 28,2012, the ACCs Council of Presidents voted unanimously to invite the University of Louisville as a full member, replacing Maryland effective July 1,2014. Seven universities in the South Atlantic States were charter members of the ACC, Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, previously members of the Southern Conference, they left partially due to that leagues ban on post-season football play. After drafting a set of bylaws for the creation of a new league, the bylaws were ratified on June 14,1953, and the ACC was created, becoming the second conference formed by schools collectively withdrawing from the SoCon, after the Southeastern Conference. On December 4,1953, officials convened in Greensboro, North Carolina, and admitted Virginia, in 1960, the ACC implemented a minimum SAT score for incoming student-athletes of 750, the first conference to do so. This minimum was raised to 800 in 1964, but was struck down by a federal court in 1972. In 1971, South Carolina left the ACC to become an independent, the ACC operated with seven members until the addition of Georgia Tech from the Metro Conference on April 3,1978.
The total number of member schools reached nine with the addition of Florida State, formerly from the Metro Conference, on July 1,1991. The expansion was controversial, as Connecticut, Rutgers and West Virginia filed lawsuits against the ACC, and Boston College for conspiring to weaken the Big East Conference. The ACC Hall of Champions opened on March 2,2011, next to the Greensboro Coliseum arena, on September 17,2011, Big East Conference members Syracuse University and the University of Pittsburgh both tendered formal written applications to the ACC to join its ranks. The two schools were accepted into the conference the day, once again expanding the conference footprint like previous expansions. Because the Big East intended to hold Pitt and Syracuse to the 27-month notice period required by league bylaws, however, on July 16,2012, the Big East and Syracuse came to an agreement that allowed Syracuse to leave the Big East on July 1,2013. Two days later, the Big East and Pittsburgh reached an identical agreement, on September 12,2012, Notre Dame agreed to join the ACC in all sports except football and hockey as the conferences first member in the Midwestern United States
Telemundo is an American Spanish-language terrestrial television network owned by Comcast through the NBCUniversal division NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. It is the second largest provider of Spanish content nationwide behind American competitor Univision, Telemundo is headquartered in the Miami suburb of Hialeah and has 1,900 employees worldwide. The majority of Telemundos programs are filmed at a studio facility in Miami. The average hourly primetime drama costs $70K to produce. S, Ramos wanted to maintain a consistent branding for his media properties based around the mundo theme, and chose to brand his new television property as Telemundo. Rivero produced the first comedy/variety series for WKAQ-TV, La Taberna India, and La Farándula Corona on YouTube, during the 1970s and 1980s, WKAQ-TV, branded as Telemundo Canal 2, had become a major producer of telenovelas. The station was known for its fingers logo – a bold number 2 with the silhouette of two upright fingers inside the number – and referred to itself as El canal de los dedos.
On April 14,1983, Ramos sold WKAQ-TV to John Blair & Co, in 1984, the owners of WNJU in Linden, New Jersey and KSTS in San Jose, California formed NetSpan, the second Spanish-language television network in the continental United States. These stations joined KVEA in Los Angeles, run by its manager and part-owner Joe Wallach. In late 1986, Reliance purchased WNJU, in 1987, Reliance Capital Group executives Saul Steinberg and Henry Silverman merged all these stations into the Telemundo Group. The new corporation quickly went public, and in 1987, Reliance decided to rebrand NetSpan as Telemundo, that year, it purchased additional stations in San Francisco and San Antonio. Between 1988 and 1993, Telemundo acquired or affiliated with stations in Texas, New Mexico and Washington. In May 1992, Telemundo underwent another management change, appointing former Univision president Joaquin Blaya – who resigned from that network after discovering in an FCC filing for A. The following year in 1993, Telemundo underwent a rebranding, introducing the signature framed T letter logo.
The network began to produce its own telenovelas, the first of which to premiere were Angélica, mi vida, Guadalupe, Señora Tentación. International distributors soon approached the network for the rights to air these programs on television networks in other countries. In 1995, under the direction of executive president of programming Harry Abraham Castillo. Eastern time slot on certain weeknights to help bolster its late newscasts, after the sale received FCC approval on July 31,1998, Sony and Liberty formed a holding company that was operated as a 50/50 joint venture between both companies, Telemundo Communications Group. Among them were Angeles, a remake of Charlies Angels, Un Angel en la Casa, solo en America, a remake of One Day at a Time
Fox Sports Florida
The channel broadcasts local sports coverage in the state of Florida, with a focus on professional sports teams based in Miami and Orlando. Fox Sports Florida maintains production facilities and offices located in Fort Lauderdale, the channel is available on cable television providers throughout Florida, and in parts of southern Alabama and Georgia, it is available nationwide on satellite via Dish Network and DirecTV. Fox Sports Florida was launched on July 1,1987 as SportsChannel Florida and it was originally owned by Rainbow Media, and was the fourth regional network of SportsChannel America. In the spring of 1988, SportsChannel Florida obtained the regional television rights to broadcast NBA games from the Miami Heat. In 1992, SportsChannel lost the contract to the Heat to then-rival Sunshine Network. Heat games would return to the channel in the late 1990s when both came under the ownership of Fox Sports parent News Corporation. In 1996, Florida Panthers owner Wayne Huizenga purchased a 70% controlling interest in SportsChannel Florida and that led Huizenga to move the NHL franchises game telecasts from Sunshine Network to SportsChannel Florida for the 1996–97 season.
In 1998, SportsChannel Florida gained the cable rights to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Major League Baseball expansion team. Unlike the other networks that were members of the SportsChannel America chain, Cablevision finally repurchased Huizengas share of the network in November 1999. The network was relaunched as Fox Sports Net Florida on March 1,2000, FOX Sports Florida holds the regional cable television rights to the NBAs Orlando Magic, the NHLs Florida Panthers, and the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball. It carries coverage of sports events from the Big East, Big 12, Conference USA. The Tampa Bay Lightning, Miami Heat and Tampa Bay Rays are televised on Fox Sports Sun, while the Orlando Magic, Miami Marlins, each network televises exclusive shoulder programming highlighting the team and coaches on the corresponding network. Fox Sports Florida HD is a high definition simulcast of Fox Sports Florida, the simulcast feed broadcasts most games from the professional teams and conferences to which the channel holds the regional broadcast rights, as well as programs broadcast nationally by FSN in HD.
The conflict stemmed from the previous existence as Cablevision, and continued through its acquisition by Time Warner Cable and, later. Fox Sports Nets sister subsidiary Fox Television Stations had earlier purchased WRBW in Orlando in 2001, Bright House would agree to carry Fox Sports Florida on its Orlando system, with the channel being added on digital cable channel 50 on January 1,2009. Fox Sports Florida was not available on Comcast systems in the Sarasota and Tallahassee markets until 2006, Orlando Magic games aired on the channel are blacked out by Comcast in the Jacksonville market
San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants are an American professional baseball franchise based in San Francisco, California. Founded in 1883 as the New York Gothams, and renamed three years to the New York Giants, the team moved to San Francisco in 1958. The Giants compete in Major League Baseball as a club of the National League West division. As one of the longest-established and most successful baseball teams. The team was the first major team based in New York City. They have won 23 NL pennants and have played in 20 World Series competitions – both NL records, the Giants eight World Series championships rank second in the National League and are tied for fourth overall. The Giants have played in the World Series 20 times –14 times in New York, six in San Francisco –, the Giants franchise has the most Hall of Fame players in all of professional baseball. The Giants rivalry with the Dodgers is one of the longest-standing, the teams began their rivalry as the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers, before both franchises moved west for the 1958 season.
The Giants have won six pennants and three World Series championships since arriving in San Francisco and those three championships have come in 2010,2012, and most recently in 2014, having defeated the Kansas City Royals four games to three during the 2014 World Series. The Giants began as the baseball club founded by millionaire tobacconist John B. Day and veteran amateur baseball player Jim Mutrie, the Gothams, as the Giants were originally known, entered the National League in 1883, while their other club, the Metropolitans played in the American Association. Nearly half of the original Gotham players were members of the disbanded Troy Trojans, Louis Browns in a pre-modern-era World Series. They repeated as champions the year with a pennant and Championship victory over the Brooklyn Bridegrooms. It is said that one particularly satisfying victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, Mutrie. From on, the club was known as the Giants, the Giants original home stadium, the Polo Grounds, dates from this early era.
It was originally located north of Central Park adjacent to 5th and 6th Avenues and 110th and 112th Streets, the Giants were a powerhouse in the late 1880s, winning their first two National League Pennants and World Championships in 1888 and 1889. But nearly all of the Giants stars jumped to the upstart Players League, whose New York franchise was named the Giants. The new team built a stadium next door to the Polo Grounds