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gruden.* Chucky alert: Former Bucs coach Jon Gruden will be profiled in the next Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, which debuts at 9 Tuesday night on HBO. Gumbel traveled to Tampa hang out with Gruden.

* ESPN began its fourth consecutive season of televising England's Premier League soccer on Saturday. Play-by-play voice Ian Darke and analyst Steve McManaman return for their third seasons.

* CBS said Bill Macatee will be the lead play-by-play voice for tennis' U.S. Open. CBS’s coverage begins Sept. 1. It's quite the coveted role. Macatee becomes the fifth lead U.S. Open announcer since CBS acquired the tournament's rights in 1968. He follows Bud Collins, Pat Summerall, Tim Ryan and Dick Enberg.

* Former Gators football coach Ron Zook has been hired by CBS Sports Network as a college studio analyst. He will work with another former SEC coach, Houston Nutt.

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