sports·​cast | \ ˈspȯrts-ˌkast How to pronounce sportscast (audio) \

Definition of sportscast

: a radio or television broadcast of a sports event or of information about sports

Other Words from sportscast

sportscaster \ ˈspȯrts-​ˌka-​stər How to pronounce sportscast (audio) \ noun

Examples of sportscast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the absence of new Nolan Arenado home runs, the coolest highlight of any recent sportscast was a wagging tail that motored through a recent Zoom interview Spencer did with Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, 14 Apr. 2020 This will also work for live audio programs like sportscasts, so subscribers could listen to the radio broadcast of a baseball game using the At Bat watchOS app. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, 28 Nov. 2019 Lynchie’’ to just about anyone familiar with the Boston sports scene over the last thirty-something years, will anchor his final sportscast on the 11 p.m. news Thursday before transitioning into a correspondent role. Chad Finn,, 15 Aug. 2019 The elder Fouts had logged two decades calling San Francisco 49ers TV and radio games when the team joined the NFL in 1950 and was a legendary Bay Area broadcaster whose work included college basketball, the NBA and local TV sportscasts. Tom Hoffarth, Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2019 According to his social-media posts, Walker's full-time career in television journalism began in the 1990s, when a then 19-year-old Walker began anchoring a regular sportscast in Hattiesburg, Miss. Laura Mcknight,, 4 June 2018 Somers attended San Francisco State and UC Berkeley, then did talk shows on KABL and KNEW and anchored sportscasts on KPIX. Ben Fong-torres, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 June 2018 Here are 41 references to Seinfeld in one local sportscastBravo, WHAS11’s Adam Lefkoe in 2013. Charles Curtis, For The Win, 10 May 2018 McIlvoy and Garvin acknowledged on camera that the final play took place off camera, and Channel 2 aired the play during its sportscast about 20 minutes later. Dave Clark,, 15 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of sportscast

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sportscast

sport + broadcast

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“Sportscast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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