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NHL Begins Search For International Media Rights

The National Hockey League announced a tender process Monday for international media rights to live NHL games throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The open bidding process will run from May 17 to June 8 and the foreign rights would run from 2011-12 through 2014-15 seasons.

According to the NHL, 26 percent of its players come from outside of North America. Since 2007, the NHL has staged more than 35 exhibition and regular season games in Europe attended by over 400,000 fans.

 

 

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NFL Investigating ESPN Timeout Allegations

The National Football league is investigating allegations claiming that ESPN asked the coaches to call timeouts during the Monday Night Football game this week, so that the network could squeeze in additional commercials.

Monday, the Tennessee Titans faced off against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the game turned into a snoozer at the end, with the Titans up by 20 with less than two minutes to play. The scandal originated from the postgame press conference, where Titans coach Jeff Fisher said that ESPN wanted him to take a timeout:

“Jack used his timeouts, so it does me no good [to take a knee],” Fisher said.

“Plus, you know, my understanding was that we needed some network timeouts, so I think that’s why Jack used his timeouts … because they came over and asked me to do it, and I said, ‘Well, I was hoping to get a first down and kneel on it. ‘ “

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CBS College Sports Network Prepares for Kickoff

CBS College Sports Network will be adding new shows, new faces and new technology to its college football programming lineup this season.

Last week SportsNewser spoke to former Texas tech football coach Mike Leach about joining the lineup, and CBS College Sports executives share his enthusiasm.

“We are really proud of some of the new folks we have on board, specifically Mike Leach and Roger Twibell on the talent side,” Steve Herbst, the executive VP and GM of CBS College Sports Network tells SportsNewser. “It enables us to get a coaches perspective out there. We have got Coach [Phillip] Fulmer here in the studio, but it allows us to have a coach out in the field.”

The network isn’t just adding new faces to its telecast, it is also adding new programs and technology.

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