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For, the hits just keep on coming

May 2, 2000

ESPN Internet Group (EIG), the worldwide leader in online sports, also remains the producer of the stickiest sports content on the Web, with users spending an average of nearly 42 minutes on EIG sites in March, according to Media Metrix. By comparison, the second-ranked sports entity in terms of stickiness registered 27.6 average minutes per unique user in March. EIG is part of (NYSE:GO).

Sports Service Avg. minutes/unique user
ESPN Internet Group sites 41.8 minutes 27.6 minutes sites 22.1 minutes
Fox Sports sites 8.3 minutes

"This is an outstanding figure," said John Skipper, senior vice president and general manager, ESPN Internet Group. "It proves that, once sports fans reach our services due to ESPN and's tremendous promotional power, our superb content - an outstanding newsgathering organization coupled with the best games and interactive features - keeps them at the site." is part of (NYSE:GO), the Internet business of The Walt Disney Company. manages some of the Internet's most popular Web sites, including the portal, as well as,,,,,,,,,, Mr. Showbiz, NASCAR Online, and Steven M. Bornstein is the chairman of, which is headquartered in North Hollywood, California, with operations in Sunnyvale, California, Seattle, New York, Bristol, Connecticut, and London.