AP Source: MAC agrees to 13-year deal with ESPN

Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

(AP) - A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Mid-American Conference has agreed to a new 13-year contract with ESPN. The agreement gives the network all television distribution rights to the league's football games through the 2026-27 season.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal was still being completed and did not reveal financial details.

The MAC has three years left on its current eight-year deal with ESPN that pays the conference about $1 million per year.

The person says the new deal reworks the final years of the old contract. The new agreement also gives ESPN rights to some MAC men's and women's basketball and Olympic sports.

The MAC has found a niche on TV with late-season weeknight football games on ESPN.

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May 28, 2015 07:07 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

San Diego 5 L.A. Angels 4

AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesday's Games

Cleveland 12, Texas 3

Chicago White Sox 5, Toronto 3, 10 innings

N.Y. Yankees 4, Kansas City 2

Minnesota 6, Boston 4

Seattle 3, Tampa Bay 0

Detroit 3, Oakland 2

Baltimore 5, Houston 4

San Diego 5, L.A. Angels 4

Thursday's Games

Chicago White Sox (Sale 3-2) at Baltimore (T.Wilson 1-0), 1:05 p.m., 1st game

Chicago White Sox (Beck 0-0) at Baltimore (M.Wright 1-0), 4:35 p.m., 2nd game

Boston (E.Rodriguez 0-0) at Texas (N.Martinez 4-0), 8:05 p.m.

Detroit (Farmer 0-0) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 2-3), 10:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-6) at Oakland (Graveman 2-2), 10:05 p.m.

Cleveland (Kluber 2-5) at Seattle (Paxton 3-2), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Wednesday's Games

Colorado 6, Cincinnati 4

Pittsburgh 5, Miami 2

N.Y. Mets 7, Philadelphia 0

San Francisco 3, Milwaukee 1

Washington 3, Chicago Cubs 0

St. Louis 4, Arizona 3

Atlanta 3, L.A. Dodgers 2

Thursday's Games

Pittsburgh (Burnett 4-1) at San Diego (Kennedy 2-4), 10:10 p.m.

Atlanta (S.Miller 5-1) at San Francisco (Heston 4-3), 10:15 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Wednesday, May 27

Golden State 104, Houston 90, Golden State wins series 4-1

NHL PLAYOFFS

Wednesday, May 27

Chicago 5, Anaheim 2, series tied 3-3

MLS

Wednesday's Games

Seattle 1, Colorado 0

Los Angeles 1, Real Salt Lake 0

Portland 1, D.C. United 0

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