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ESPN Leads Sports Emmy Nominations

Mar 9, 2005  •  Post A Comment

ESPN earned 28 Sports Emmy nominations to lead the field, it was announced Wednesday by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Sports Emmys will be dispensed May 2 in a ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center in Manhattan.

NBC Sports received 23 nominations, including 14 for Olympics coverage. Fox Sports snagged 18 nominations, including five each for “Favre 4-Ever” and “Fox NFL Sunday.” ABC Sports and HBO bagged 17 nominations each, including five for ABC’s “World Figure Skating Championships” and five for HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.” Twelve nominations went to CBS Sports programming. The NFL Network earned four nominations. Three nominations each went to ESPN2 and TNT. Fox Sports Net picked up two nominations. ESPN Classic, FX, INHD, NBA TV, OLN and USA received one nomination each.

At the Emmys ceremony, Chet Simmons, former president of NBC Sports and ESPN, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award and Nike co-founder and Chairman Phil Knight will be honored.

A complete list of nominations can be found at www.emmyonline.tv.