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ESPN Sunday Night Baseball: National League East-Leading Washington Nationals to Host New York Mets on August 27
ESPN today announced it has selected its exclusive, full-national Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell telecast for August 27: the National League East-leading Washington Nationals and Bryce Harper will host the New York Mets and Yoenis Céspedes at Nationals Park at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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Conor McGregor on ESPN The Magazine’s Fighting Issue on Newsstands Friday; McGregor Profile Reveals New Insight from MMA’s Most “Notorious” Fighter
ESPN The Magazine’s Fighting Issue details how divided sports fans are about watching the highly anticipated August 26 bout between MMA champion Conor McGregor and undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. The issue also delves deeply into these two personalities and what has led them to where they are today.
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ESPN Signs Seth Wickersham to New Extension, Adds Joel Anderson and Phil Steele to Multiplatform Editorial Team
ESPN today announced that it has re-signed senior writer Seth Wickersham to a new extension and hired Joel Anderson and Phil Steele. Each will bring their expertise and experience covering the NFL, college football and basketball, and sports betting, among others. All three journalists will contribute across ESPN linear, digital and radio platforms, just in time for the upcoming football season.   
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Wimbledon on ESPN: Audience up 42%; Streaming Nearly Double, a Wimbledon Best
Exclusive, First Ball to Last Ball Coverage Continues Saturday with Federer, Djokovic and Kerber

No. 12 Tsonga – No. 24 Querrey to be Concluded, Frenchman to Serve at 5-6 in Fifth Set
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SEC Network Takeover: Schools Take Over SEC Network Programming July 17-30
For the third consecutive year, SEC Network is handing the reins over to the 14 Southeastern Conference schools for a two-week stretch (July 17-30).
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X Games Minneapolis 2017: 18.5 Live Hours on ESPN, ABC
X Games Minneapolis 2017 will receive extensive coverage across multiple television and digital platforms July 13-16, as the world’s best action sports athletes make their debut at U.S. Bank Stadium in Downtown Minneapolis, to compete for X Games gold and prize money. ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 18.5 hours of live X Games Minneapolis 2017 coverage, which will also be accessible via the ESPN App to viewers who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
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First Time Ever: X Games to Stream Events Live in Virtual Reality 
For the first time ever, ESPN’s X Games, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics, will bring selected live events to fans in immersive virtual reality at the inaugural X Games Minneapolis, July 13-16.