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Report: ESPN won't up tourney bid

Updated: April 17, 2010, 7:56 AM ET
ESPN.com

As the NCAA closes in on an April 29 meeting that could decide whether its men's basketball tournament grows from 65 to 96 teams, ESPN has said it won't increase its current bid to televise the event, the Sports Business Journal reported Friday.

The publication said a 14-year deal averaging $840 million per year has been offered by CBS and Turner Broadcasting and given to the NCAA. It cited several sources "with direct knowledge of the talks."

The Journal reported that ESPN's ...

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