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The Atlanta Hawks are getting little respect as a title contender

...Conference finals," said Kenny Smith, the former player and now TNT analyst. "I'll leave it there. After that, there are too...of the season off to get rested for the postseason.Smith's TNT partner, Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, was blunt in his assessment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-04-17/atlanta-hawks-are-getting-lit
Title favorite isn't clear in wide-open NBA playoffs

...the championship. This is the most convoluted I've ever seen the NBA as far as, I've got no idea," Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Charles Barkley said.With James gone from Miami, so are the days of penciling in one half of the NBA Finals matchup...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-04-16/title-favorite-isnt-clear-wid
FedEx agrees to take over Dutch rival TNT Express

...agreed to take over Dutch delivery company TNT Express for 4.4 billion euros ($4...it reached a conditional agreement with TNT Express' management on an all-cash offer of eight euros ($8.75) per TNT share. That represents a premium of 33...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-07/fedex-agrees-take-over-dut
Kentucky's Andrew Harrison apologizes for obscenity

...viewers for an NCAA semifinal in 19 years.The Badgers' victory Saturday night averaged 22.6 million viewers across TBS, TNT and truTV, according to Turner Sports and CBS. That's up 39 percent from last season's matchup of the same teams.It was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-04-05/kentuckys-andrew-harrison
Rookie Zac Blair took long road en route to securing PGA Tour card

...the event for the first time. It previously was broadcast by TNT Sports.PGA chief executive Pete Bevacqua said Turner Sports...with the PGA of America and that both sides are committed to TNT showing the opening two rounds and early weekend coverage of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-03-10/rookie-zac-blair-took-long-r
NBC, Fox take reins of NASCAR coverage

...programming for NBC Sports and NBCSN. "A healthy Daytona signals a healthy NASCAR, which is good for everyone."ESPN and TNT are out. Fox is in and so is NBC, which is back in the NASCAR business nine years after the final Daytona 500 to air on the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-02-20/nbc-fox-take-reins-nascar-
Knicks waive Amar'e Stoudemire

...week. RATINGS: The NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden averaged 7.2 million viewers and 4.3 percent of homes on TNT and TBS Sunday night against stiff ratings competition, notably the 40th anniversary special for Saturday Night Live on NBC...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-02-16/knicks-waive-amare-stoudemire
Legends Brunch brings out New York greats

...Curry is counting on Golden State Warriors teammate Klay Thompson to try and dethrone him next year, too. SUPER SATURDAY: TNT's All-Star Saturday night coverage averaged 6.1 viewers and drew the highest rating ever in New York.The network said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-02-15/legends-brunch-brings-out-new
Changes abundant this year in NASCAR

...promote the series on network and cable outlets.? NBC now will broadcast the second half of the racing season, replacing TNT and ESPN. Fox will continue to carry the first half, and both networks said it would push some of their races onto their cable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-02-11/changes-abundant-year-nasc
All-Star Game to bring good basketball back to Big Apple

...weekend is the next chapter."Regardless of what the Knicks or the Nets are doing, the city is the Mecca of basketball," said TNT analyst Kenny Smith, who grew up in Queens before winning two NBA titles in Houston."I think that the city will be excited...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-02-09/all-star-game-bring-good-bask