Monday Night Football
ESPN has signed an eight-year extension with the National Football League to carry Monday Night Football though 2021.
ESPN/ABC Sports President George Bodenheimer and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the $15 billion agreement Thursday, saying that it includes expanded NFL studio programming, highlight rights for TV and ESPN.com, the Pro Bowl, the NFL Draft, 3-D rights and enhanced international rights. However, the deal still does not include playoff games or Super Bowls for the cable sports network.
ESPN has secured full TV rights to Wimbledon, ending NBC's 43-year coverage of the Grand Slam tournament.
The network and the All England Club reached a 12-year agreement beginning next year. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Watch highlights from the Djokovic-Nadal final
ESPN had previously owned the rights to air the early rounds, with NBC picking up coverage in the second week, ending with its "Breakfast at Wimbledon" broadcasts of the finals. However, NBC has drawn ire from fans (including Dirk Nowitzki) for ...
Michael Dyer of the Auburn Tigers
A cable record 27.3 million people watched Auburn's last-second victory over Oregon in the college football national championship game on ESPN.
WNBA Breast Health Awareness
WNBA fans, there's no need to adjust your TV screens this week, but don't be shocked by all the pink. As part of the women's hoops league's annual breast health awareness initiative, home teams in four nationally televised games will sport pink and white uniforms. Additionally, coaches will wear pink ties and scarves and referees will call the action with pink whistles.
The players' uniforms ...
The Miami Heat grabbed one of the most sought-after NBA free agents in recent memory, but ESPN walked away from LeBron James' announcement special the big winner.
The Decision, airing Thursday at 9/8c on ESPN Thursday, was the highest-rated program of the night, garnering a...
Jeers to ESPN for turning LeBron James' The Decision into a sideshow.
The sports network basically turned over the keys to the NBA free agent, allowing him to choose who would interview him (the aptly named Jim Gray) and who would sponsor (the University of Phoenix—huh?) his primetime special announcing where he'll play next season. And as much as the anchors...
King James intends to announce where he'll next reign live on ESPN.
LeBron James, the National Basketball Association's most coveted free agent in years, says he'll announce his decision Thursday night.
It's scheduled for 9 p.m./ET on an hourlong special the sports network is calling The Decision.
Besides the Cleveland Cavaliers — the team he's played for the last seven years — teams in the running ...
A day after winning an 11-hour, 5-minute match — the longest in tennis history — John Isner lost his next one at Wimbledon in just 74 minutes.
Understandably exhausted after his three-day contest with Frenchman Nicolas Mahut that ended 70-68 in the fifth set Thursday, Isner fell 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round to ...
The United States vs. Algeria FIFA World Cup match is the highest-rated and most-watched soccer game in the history of ESPN.
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Wednesday's match — in which American Landon Donovan scored a last-minute, game-winning goal to secure the team a spot in the Round of 16 — delivered a 4.6 rating and more than 6.1 million viewers for the two-hour contest.
The game surpassed the ...