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Report: ESPN, NFL nearing new deal

Updated: January 6, 2011, 11:53 AM ET
ESPN.com

ESPN and the NFL are closing in on a new deal that would extend the network's rights to "Monday Night Football" beyond 2020 and pay the league nearly $2 billion per season, according to Sports Business Daily.

ESPN, responding to the story, said in a statement: "We continue to have conversations with the NFL and have not yet reached a new agreement."

The NFL, in a statement, said: "We have had discussions with the ESPN, but we do not have an agreement on an extension of the contract ...

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