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FS1, Fox Lead 38th Annual Sports Emmy Awards With World Series Boost

FS1 and Fox topped the leader board at the 38th Annual Sports Emmy Awards on Tuesday night.

They took home multiple awards at the special ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City, hosted by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

“Tonight we salute the competence, skill and grandeur that is the sports broadcasting industry,” Bob Mauro, President, NATAS, said after the esteemed show. “In addition to celebrating the outstanding work by this evening’s nominees, we are pleased to honor Brent Musburger for his long and prolific career and present him with the Sports Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Fox and FS1 were aided to nine and seven awards respectively thanks to coverage of the historic World Series run by the Chicago Cubs last year.

HBO and NBC each won five accolades, with ESPN, CBS and the MLB Network taking home four each.

Beloved Turner sportscaster Craig Sager — who lost his battle with cancer in December — was honored a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality.

“It’s never too late to take home the hardware,” his son, Craig Sager Jr., tweeted.

Winners were announced in 41 categories including Outstanding Live Sports Special, Live Sports Series and Playoff Coverage, three Documentary categories, Outstanding New Media, Outstanding Play-by-Play Announcer and Studio Host, among others. The awards recognize outstanding achievement by individuals and programs broadcast throughout the 2016 calendar year.

The awards were presented by a distinguished group of sports figures and television personalities including Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery (CBS); Bob Ley and Jeremy Schaap (ESPN); Kevin Burkhardt, Alex Rodriguez and Frank Thomas (FOX); Andrea Kramer (HBO); Harold Reynolds and Bill Ripken (MLB Network); NASCAR’s rising star, Daniel Suarez; David Feherty and Tara Lipinski (NBC); Dan Hellie, Willie McGinest and Michael Robinson (NFL Network); Brandon Marshall and Mauro Ranallo (Showtime); and Pedro Martinez, Jimmy Rollins and Gary Sheffield (Turner Sports).

Click here for a full list of the winners.

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