HBO tops Sports Emmys


HBO, Fox and ESPN cleaned up at the 29th annual Sports Emmy Awards, with Fox Sports taking the coveted live sports special nod for the Fiesta Bowl and live sports series for "NASCAR on Fox."

HBO won eight awards, including two for "Ghosts of Flatbush" and "Mayweather/Hatton 24/7." "NASCAR on Fox" won two of Fox's five awards. ESPN won four awards, won three, and ESPN2 and ABC Sports took home one each.

Three of the top talent awards went to NBC: Al Michaels for play-by-play, and his partner, John Madden, for analyst on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Cris Collinsworth, who works for NBC and HBO, won again this year as studio analyst. One of CBS' three awards was given to James Brown for "The NFL Today."

TNT won three Sports Emmys for its NBA coverage, while the NFL Network won two. (partialdiff)