Fox Sports News: Greatest Hits and Misses

Fox Sports News began in 1996, when Fox Sports Net launched. The show aired twice a night, at 6 and 10 p.m, and also aired in the mornings from 6 to 9 a.m. It was the national network's equivalent to SportsCenter. The tagline leading into all commercial breaks for the first year or so was Fox Sports News rolls on. The show broadcast from stage 2 of the Fox Television Center in Los Angeles.By 2000, the show was renamed to the National Sports Report and the shows were cut to a half-hour each. The Sunday night program was briefly renamed The Keith Olbermann Evening News. The hour-long show was anchored by Olbermann, the former ESPN sportscaster, with Alex Flanagan as a reporter.Kevin Frazier (now at Entertainment Tonight) was famous for refusing to say the name of tennis phenom Anna Kournikova on-air because she had never won a singles tournament. Instead, he used nicknames like Miss Thang or From Russia With Love (as in the James Bond movie). Frazier wanted to make a point that she was overrated and received too much publicity for her lack of talent.On April 1, 2001, Olbermann reported that Michael Jordan had decided to come out of retirement and return to NBA basketball with the Washington Wizards. Although the story was presented as an April Fool's joke, Jordan would sign with the Wizards the following September.