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Data: Axios research; Table: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

It's been so long since we've had regularly scheduled sports, perhaps you've forgotten the best way to actually watch them.

The state of play: YouTube TV, fuboTV and ESPN+ all have all recently raised their prices, even though their packages rely on live sports rights, and the coronavirus pandemic has shut down most sports.

YouTube TV
  • Base price: $64.99/month
  • Included: Big Ten, ACC and SEC Networks; CBS, NBCSN and FS1/FS2; Golf and Tennis Channels; MLB Network and NBA TV; full ESPN suite; MotorTrend
  • Missing: Pac-12 and Longhorn Networks; NFL Network and RedZone; NHL Network; beIN Sports; various RSNs
  • Add-ons: NBA League Pass ($40/month); Fox Soccer Plus ($15/month)
Sling TV
  • Base price: $45/month (for the best package, which combines their "Blue" and "Orange" services)
  • Included: NBCSN and FS1; ESPN and ESPN2; MotorTrend
  • Missing: NFL Network and RedZone; Big Ten Network; Fox Soccer Plus; local ABC and CBS affiliates, plus most Fox RSNs
  • Add-ons: "Sports Extra" ($15/month with the Blue/Orange combined package) includes FS2; NBA TV, MLB and NHL Networks; beIN Sports; NBC Golf; Pac-12, SEC, ACC and Longhorn Networks; Tennis Channel; ESPNews and ESPNU.
Hulu Live
  • Base price: $54.99/month
  • Included: ACC, Big Ten and SEC Networks; CBS Sports and FS1/FS2; NBCSN and NBC Golf; ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews and ESPN College Extra; various Fox and NBC RSNs
  • Missing: Pac-12 and Longhorn Networks; Fox Soccer Plus and beIN Sports; MLB and NHL Networks; NBA TV; NFL Network and NFL RedZone
  • Add-ons: N/A
fuboTV
  • Base price: $54.99/month (increasing to $59.99 in August)
  • Included: Pac-12 and Big Ten Networks; FS1/FS2; NBCSN and NBC Golf; CBSSN; NFL Network; beIN Sports; MotorTrend; SNY and MSG; ACC and SEC Networks, plus ESPN all coming this summer
  • Missing: Longhorn Network; Fox RSNs
  • Add-ons: "Sports Plus" ($10.99/month) includes NFL RedZone, NHL and MLB Networks and NBA TV
AT&T TV NOW
  • Base price: $55/month
  • Included: ESPN and ESPN2; NBCSN and Fox Sports 1
  • Missing: NFL Network and RedZone; Pac-12 Network; beIN Sports
  • Add-ons: "Max Package" ($80/month) also includes Big Ten, ACC, SEC and Longhorn Networks; CBSSN and FS2; ESPNews and ESPNU; NBC Golf; Tennis Channel; YES and MSG. More expensive packages include MLB and NHL Networks, plus NBA TV.

Other:

  • DAZN: $19.99/month; limited U.S. offerings outside of boxing and MMA.
  • ESPN+: $5.99/month (up from $4.99 starting in August) for the full suite of ESPN channels and "30 for 30" library.

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Trump’s relationship with Fox grows icy amid election

Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images

President Trump's rocky relationship with Fox News was on full display Election Day, starting with his morning call into the cable news network during which he complained that things are "much different now" than in 2016.

Driving the news: Fox called Arizona for Joe Biden around 11:30pm ET Tuesday, ahead of almost all other major news networks. Around 3am on Wednesday, AP put Arizona in Biden's column.

"Atmospheric river" to whiplash Northern California from drought to flood

A map depicting 24-hour preciptation forecast (inches) ending Monday at 5a.m. local time. Photo: NOAA

A series of powerful "atmospheric river" storms are set dump historic amounts of rainfall across parts of drought-stricken California and the Pacific Northwest from this weekend, forecasters warn.

Why it matters: A strong atmospheric river, packing large amounts of moisture, is predicted to whiplash Northern California from drought to flood.

10,000 trees near giant sequoia groves to be removed after fires

A firefighter looks up at a giant sequoia tree after fire burned through the Sequoia National Forest near California Hot Springs, California, on Sept. 23. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

"Upwards of" 10,000 trees near giant sequoia groves have been "weakened by drought, disease, age, and/or fire" and must be removed in the wake of California's wildfires, the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks announced.

Why it matters: The damage to these trees, considered "national treasures," and work to remove them means a nearby key highway must remain closed to visitors as they have "the potential to strike people, cars, other structures, or create barriers to emergency response services," per a statement from the national parks.