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Late season games can be moved to Monday nights

Updated: November 9, 2004, 12:57 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- The NFL agreed Monday to $8 billion in contract extensions with Fox and CBS to televise Sunday afternoon games for six more years, deals that would also allow the league to show better matchups late in the season in prime time.

The current contract, which expires after the 2005 season, was worth $17.2 billion, including the Sunday night (on ESPN) and Monday night (on ABC) packages. The extensions will run through 2011.

ESPN and ABC continue discussions with the NFL ...

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