Sports Media Digest- March 26, 2013

NBC Sports Hires Host for its Premier League Coverage-  The NBC Sports Group announced today it has hired Rebecca Lowe to a multi-year deal to serve as the network’s host of the English Premier League when the network begins its coverage in August.  Lowe, who currently serves as co-host of ESPN UK’s coverage of Premier League soccer, will anchor the coverage from the NBC Sports studios in Stamford, CT.

Robin Roberts to Receive Ashe Award at ESPYs-  ESPN announced that former SportsCenter anchor and current Good Morning America host Robin Roberts will be receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2013 ESPYs.  Roberts has been an influential journalist for over 20 years and has twice overcome life-threatening illnesses.

HBO Sports to Produce Next Legendary Nights Documentary-  HBO Sports announced today that it will produce an all-new installment of the acclaimed Legendary Nights boxing documentary series, celebrating the most memorable fights in the network’s 40 years of boxing coverage.  The next film will spotlight the three-fight slugfest between Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward.  Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gotti-Ward, debuts this fall.

Baseball Preview Issue This Week in SI-  It’s baseball preview issue time for Sports Illustrated.  Here are the six covers spread out across the country:

SI 4-1-13f

SI 4-1-13eSI 4-1-13c

SI 4-1-13dSI 4-1-13bSI 4-1-13a

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