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ESPN Snatches Rights to Wimbledon from NBC

Novak Djokovic

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.

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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 ...
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College Football Championship Sets Cable Ratings Record

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.

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Seth Meyers to Host ESPYs Again

Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers will return to host the ESPY Awards next year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Saturday Night Live star and head writer headlined this year's show two months ago, during which ...
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The WNBA Thinks Pink for Breast Health Awareness

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 ...
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Ratings: ESPN Scores with LeBron James Decision Special

LeBron James

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... read more

Cheers & Jeers: LeBron Shoots an Airball on ESPN

LeBron James

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... read more

LeBron James to Announce The Decision on ESPN

LeBron James

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 ...
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John Isner Loses Quickly at Wimbledon After Marathon Win

John Isner

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 ...
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U.S. vs. Algeria World Cup Match Becomes Most-Watched Soccer Game in ESPN History

Landon Donovan

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 ... read more

John Isner Wins Longest Match in Tennis History — Finally

John Isner

After three days, 11 hours and 5 minutes, John Isner finally defeated Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in the longest match in tennis history.

The 25-year-old American outlasted Mahut 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(7), 6-7(3), 70-68 in the first-round match Thursday. The match kept viewers glued to their TV screens since the historic fifth set continued with seemingly no end in sight Wednesday. It was suspended twice due to darkness — first on Tuesday night after four sets, and the second time ...
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