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March 18, 2015 – Vol. 50

NBC Sports Digital Sites Reach All-Time Weekly Records for the Start of NFL Free Agency

Around-the-clock NFL free agency coverage boosted many NBC Sports Digital sites to all-time record traffic last week (beginning Monday, March 9):

  • had its best week ever in page views, delivering 46.8 million views.
  • had its best week ever in visits with 15.9 million, and page views with 33.7 million.

  • had its best week ever in page views (5.2 million), visits (3.3 million) and uniques (2.5 million) with the Eagles’ free agency activity. The site also had its best day ever on March 12 in uniques (923,000) and video streams (748,000). The most-read article of the week, by columnist Reuben Frank, included an interview with Coach Chip Kelly on why the team cut ties with LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin and Nick Foles. Click here for a link to the article.
  • had its best week ever in page views, delivering 3.7 million views.’s Matt Maiocco reported on potential 49ers counter moves to the Seahawks’ trade for Jimmy Graham is the site’s most-read article of the week. Click here for a link to the article.

Throughout the free agency period, will continuously provide in-depth content, and will stay updated around-the-clock with the latest free agency news and transactions.’s NFL free agency coverage includes a “Free Agency Tracker,” and a “Winners and Losers” column, outlining the best and worst transactions.

2015 NCAA Tournament on CollegeBasketballTalk

CollegeBasketballTalk’s coverage of the 2015 NCAA tournament boosted the site to more than 1.7 million page views and 700,000 visits since Selection Sunday (March 15). CBT’s full coverage, including whether anyone can beat undefeated Kentucky, can be found here.

NFL Draft Preview on

Starting this Monday, March 23,’s Josh Norris and Evan Silva will take a team-by-team look at the NFL Draft, including each team’s needs and draft options. A new team will be featured each day Monday through Thursday leading up to the draft, beginning with the AFC East.

ICYMI on NBC SportsWorld

In case you missed it, this past week on NBC SportsWorld tennis insider Douglas Robson gave his take on why he thinks Serena Williams returned to Indian Wells for the BNP Paribas Open. Click here for a link to the story.

Men in BlazersRoger Bennett traveled to Merseyside to sit down with Everton manager Roberto Martinez to find out what a day in the life of a Premier League manager is really like. Click here for a link to Premier League Download: A Day in the Life of a Manager Featuring Roberto Martinez.

Spring training with the Royals has customarily been a light-hearted, unintentionally humorous affair. No longer, discovers Joe Posansnki. Fresh off a World Series appearance, the team is all business this spring. Click here for a link to the story.