ESPN, FIBA agree to three-year deal

Updated: February 26, 2009, 5:23 PM ET
Associated Press

BRISTOL, Conn. -- ESPN will air the 2010 world championships and other major international basketball tournaments in the United States under a new contract with the sport's governing body.

The network announced its three-year deal with FIBA through 2011 on Thursday. ESPN or ESPN2 will air all U.S. national team games and the semifinal, bronze- and gold-medal games for the world championships from Turkey, along with the FIBA Americas Championship in 2009 and 2011.

The gold-medal game from the FIBA EuroBasket Championship in 2009 and 2011 will also be broadcast.

Other games will be shown on the ESPN360.com broadband channel.


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