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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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Scores & Schedules

August 05, 2015 07:10 GMT

AM Prep-Scores and Skeds

INTERLEAGUE

Seattle 10 Colorado 4

Wednesday's Game

Seattle (T.Walker 8-7) at Colorado (Rusin 3-4), 3:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Tuesday's Games

N.Y. Yankees 13, Boston 3

Toronto 3, Minnesota 1

Kansas City 5, Detroit 1

Texas 4, Houston 3

Tampa Bay 11, Chicago White Sox 3

Oakland 5, Baltimore 0

Cleveland 2, L.A. Angels 0, 12 innings

Wednesday's Games

Tampa Bay (E.Ramirez 8-4) at Chicago White Sox (Rodon 4-4), 2:10 p.m.

Baltimore (W.Chen 5-6) at Oakland (Graveman 6-7), 3:35 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 9-6) at L.A. Angels (Santiago 7-5), 3:35 p.m.

Boston (S.Wright 4-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Severino 0-0), 7:05 p.m.

Minnesota (Duffey 0-0) at Toronto (Hutchison 9-2), 7:07 p.m.

Kansas City (Cueto 0-0) at Detroit (Boyd 0-2), 7:08 p.m.

Houston (Kazmir 6-5) at Texas (N.Martinez 6-6), 8:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Tuesday's Games

Washington 5, Arizona 4

Chicago Cubs 5, Pittsburgh 0

Philadelphia 6, L.A. Dodgers 2

N.Y. Mets 5, Miami 1

San Francisco 8, Atlanta 3

Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 2

Milwaukee 4, San Diego 1

Wednesday's Games

Arizona (R.De La Rosa 8-5) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 8-4), 7:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Haren 7-7) at Pittsburgh (Locke 6-6), 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (B.Anderson 5-6) at Philadelphia (Harang 5-11), 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (Harvey 9-7) at Miami (Phelps 4-7), 7:10 p.m.

San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-6) at Atlanta (W.Perez 4-1), 7:10 p.m.

St. Louis (C.Martinez 11-4) at Cincinnati (Holmberg 1-0), 7:10 p.m.

San Diego (Kennedy 6-9) at Milwaukee (Jungmann 5-3), 8:10 p.m.

WNBA

Tuesday's Games

Connecticut 82, San Antonio 51

Chicago 106, Indiana 82

Phoenix 87, Tulsa 84, OT

Los Angeles 83, Minnesota 61

Wednesday's Games

San Antonio at Washington, 7 p.m.

MLS

Wednesday, Aug. 5

Orlando City at Toronto FC, 8 p.m.

New York at Montreal, 8 p.m.

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