LaVar Ball removing 16-year-old son LaMelo Ball from high school

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LaVar Ball removing 16-year-old son LaMelo Ball from high school

LOS ANGELES -- LaVar Ball is pulling his 16-year-old son LaMelo out of his Southern California high school to be home schooled and so he can be made into "the best basketball player ever."

LaVar told The Los Angeles Times that LaMelo, a junior, will leave Chino Hills High School on Tuesday so he will have fewer distractions and better focus.

LaMelo is considered one of the nation's top high school recruits and has committed to play at UCLA, where his brother Lonzo played last season. Lonzo is now a rookie with the Los Angeles Lakers and their brother, LiAngelo, will be a freshman at UCLA.

LaMelo, who scored 92 points in a game for Chino Hills, will focus on playing for his father's travel team, Big Baller Brand.

LaVar has grabbed attention over the past year with exaggerated claims and headline-grabbing antics.

NBC Sports Regional Networks to align CSN & TCN properties under ‘NBC Sports’ Brand

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NBC Sports Regional Networks to align CSN & TCN properties under ‘NBC Sports’ Brand

STAMFORD, Conn. -- NBC Sports Regional Networks will align the remainder of its five CSN-branded networks, as well as two TCNs, on Oct. 2. The new names will incorporate “NBC Sports” with each of the networks’ regional designations. The announcement was made today by David Preschlack, President, NBC Sports Regional Networks and NBC Sports Group Platform and Content Strategy.

“We’re excited to complete the brand evolution of our remaining RSNs, which will now include the iconic NBC Sports name on all of our networks,” said Preschlack. “This development is a reaffirmation of our continued commitment to provide the best, most compelling local sports coverage to our fans across the country.”

The brand evolution will not impact the scheduled games, pre- and post-game shows, and other programming currently available on these networks.

CSN Chicago, CSN Northwest and CSN Philadelphia will combine “NBC Sports” with their current regional designations: NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Northwest and NBC Sports Philadelphia. TCN will transition to NBC Sports Philadelphia +, and continue to house separate material produced by NBC Sports Philadelphia.

CSN Mid-Atlantic, TCN Mid-Atlantic and CSN New England will also adopt the city names used by their primary team partners, becoming NBC Sports Washington, NBC Sports Washington + and NBC Sports Boston, respectively.

The brand progression of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, which began in April with NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, will be complete in advance of the 2017-18 NHL and NBA regular seasons. New York-based SNY will retain its name.

In addition to new names, the NBC Sports Regional Networks will feature enhanced logos and graphics. They will continue to feature the NBC Peacock, which was first integrated into the networks’ logos in 2012, the year after the formation of NBC Sports Group.

Many NBC Sports production, programming elements and on-air talent have been incorporated on the RSNs since the Comcast-NBCUniversal acquisition in 2011, much like NBCSN and Golf Channel. In addition to the integration of the NBC Peacock in 2012, “Comcast SportsNet” changed to “CSN” in 2016. Similarly, several NBC Sports Regional Networks collaborate with NBC Owned Television Stations in their respective markets on content and other initiatives.

CSN Philadelphia Receives 10 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Nominations

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CSN Philadelphia Receives 10 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Nominations

CSN received 10 Mid-Atlantic Emmy nominations in eight categories, including live game broadcast, play by play talent, and sports program.

“TOMBOY,”  CSNs multiplatform documentary on elevating the conversation of women in sports, was nominated in the Community Service category.

Marc Zumoff, CSN’s play-by-play voice of the Philadelphia 76ers, received his ninth straight nomination.

The Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, which annually honor excellence in news, programming and individual achievement in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, will be presented Saturday, September 9, 2017, at the Hershey Lodge located in Hershey, PA.

CSN was nominated for excellence in the following categories:

COMMUNITY SERVICE
“TOMBOY- Elevating the Conversation of Women in Sports”- CSN Philadelphia

TALENT- SPORTS ANALYST/PLAY-BY-PLAY
Marc Zumoff, CSN Philadelphia

SPORTING EVENT/GAME- LIVE/UNEDITED PROGRAM/SPECIAL/SERIES
“76ers Basketball on CSN”- CSN Philadelphia
“Phillies Baseball”- CSN Philadelphia

SPORTS- PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
“Signing the Times”- CSN Philadelphia

SPORTS- DAILY OR WEEKLY PROGRAM
“SportsNet Central- Clinching for the Chairman”- CSN Philadelphia

SPORTS – INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION
“Sixers PostGame Live”- CSN Philadelphia
“The700Level Show: Sorry, Christie Brinkley”- CSN Philadelphia

EDITOR- SHORT FORM
“Sixers 2016-17 Product Launch Promo”- CSN Philadelphia
Jeffrey Crowe, Editor

VIDEO ESSAY (SINGLE CAMERA OPERATOR)
“Drone Racing in An Abandoned Opera House”- CSN Philadelphia
Thomas Finer, Producer