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.
After Jay's outster last week, Emilio, Mila and Seth Aaron face off for the Season 7 crown as they debut their collections at Fashion Week. After winning the last three challenges, Emilio certainly looks to be the favorite, but Seth Aaron has been a consistent performer and Mila, despite a spotty track record, could carry the momentum from her win last week.
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The National Football League draft may tackle the biggest audience in its 75-year history thanks to a move to prime time.
The first round of the 2010 NFL Draft — to be held at Radio City Music Hall — will start on Thursday, April 22, at 7:30/6:30 CT, and be carried by ESPN and the NFL Network.
The second and third rounds will take place Friday, April 23, at 6:30/5:30 CT, while Rounds 4 through 7 will play out the morning of Saturday, April 24.
"We continue to look for ways to make the draft more accessible to more fans," said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. "Moving the first round to prime time on Thursday night will ...
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Maybe it's the economy, but there has been a lot of talk about teams with top picks trading down this year. It's not that the talent isn't there — it's more that the cost (and risk) of signing a premium player is sky-high, and there may be more value in slipping down a bit in the draft and acquiring additional picks. Positions where there are abundant options include offensive tackles and wide receivers, while teams in search of tight ends may have to take a bit more of a risk.
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Pro football's newest crop of rookies takes center stage this weekend with the NFL Draft (Saturday, April 26, 3 pm/ET and Sunday, April 27, 10 am/ET, ESPN). ESPN will have 16 hours of live coverage from Radio City Music Hall, but the big question has already been answered: The Miami Dolphins, who have the No. 1 overall pick, signed Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long to a five-year, $55 million deal earlier in the week.Even with the top pick already taken, there'll be plenty of drama on Draft Day. "This year, with so much fluidity at the top, so many players are equal at the top of the board," ESPN NFL Draft czar Mel Kiper, Jr. says.LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and Virginia defensive end Chris Long now have the spotlight to see who will be taken No. 2 by the St. Louis Rams. Ohio State defensive end Vernon Gholston seems to have fallen off the Rams' radar.This year marks the 25th anniversary of the 1983 NFL Draft, which produced some of the league's greatest players, including q...