Tuesday, September 12
ESPN announcements
 Bell Canadian Open most watched golf telecast on ESPN
ESPN's final-round coverage of the Bell Canadian Open on Sunday was the most-watched golf telecast in the network's history. Sunday, Sept. 10's 5-7 p.m. ET coverage of Tiger Woods' one-stroke tournament victory over Grant Waite was seen in 2,743,881 homes, besting the 2,666,445 homes, which tuned into the final round of Woods' victory at January's Mercedes Championships. Sunday's Bell Canadian Open received a 3.45 rating, second only to the final round of the Mercedes Championships' 3.46. Four-round coverage of this year's Bell Canadian Open averaged a 1.53 rating, 1,214,000 homes, up from last year's .78 rating and 602,000 homes.

MLS Playoffs and UEFA Champions League begin
The 2000 MLS playoffs will kick off on ESPN2 Thursday, Sept. 14, at 8:00 p.m. ET when the Tampa Bay Mutiny host the Los Angeles Galaxy. The match will feature the Mutiny's Carlos Valderrama, the league's assist leader, and Mamadou "Big Mama" Diallo, the league's scoring leader, against the Galaxy, led by U.S. national team player Cobi Jones and Mexican national team member Luis Hernandez. ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to present up to six matches for its fifth straight year of MLS playoff coverage.

SportsCenter Special: Bob Knight Live
ESPN will present a one-hour, live SportsCenter special Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET with former Indiana University coach Bob Knight. SportsCenter's Jeremy Schaap, who's been in Bloomington, Ind., since Friday covering the story, will conduct the interview.

Catch it all on ESPN Radio
From complete Olympic coverage to expanded MLB pennant race contests, ESPN Radio is your ticket to all of the big events. We'll be on site from around the globe to give you the most up-to-date information. Are you a sports classic fan? We've got your fill of all the history makers as ESPN Radio will present "Legends on ESPN Radio" every Thursday night at 9:20 ET.

ESPN'S 2-Minute Drill to debut on Monday, Sept. 11
ESPN's 2-Minute Drill game show, hosted by Kenny Mayne, will debut on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. ET, the first of 26 episodes. The tournament-style series will continue weekly on Mondays, with Thursday editions added beginning Oct. 12. The program, created and produced by Michael Davies, executive producer of ABC's Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, and Andrew Golder, creator of Comedy Central's Win Ben Stein's Money, will culminate with the final on Christmas, Monday, Dec. 25.

College football telecasts to feature "ESPN Real Time" scores from school sites
Beginning Saturday, Sept. 9, ESPN will bring real-time stadium scoreboard information from most Division I-A colleges nationwide to viewers' living rooms in a college football first. With the debut of "ESPN RealTime" on halftime and pre-and post-game scoreboard shows and SportsCenter, including its "BottomLine," fans will receive game statistics such as running time, scores and ball possession as they change at each stadium.

ESPN will provide continuous updates of Summer Olympic results
ESPN Inc. will provide extensive coverage of the 2000 Summer Olympics from Sydney, Australia, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 13 and concluding Sunday, Oct. 1. With SportsCenter leading ESPN's multi-platform coverage of Olympic news, ESPNEWS,, ESPN Radio, ESPN The Magazine and SportsTicker will feature reporters, commentators and editors covering the Sydney 2000 games.

ESPN and ESPN2 extend agreement for Triple Crown coverage
ESPN and ESPN2 have reached an agreement with Triple Crown Productions and NTRA productions to continue its surrounding coverage of the Triple Crown race series, featuring the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, through 2005.

ESPN to hold Action Sports and Music Awards
In further recognition of the new breed of professional athlete, ESPN plans to celebrate action sports and its lifestyle music with The Action Sports and Music Awards, Saturday, April 7, 2001, at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles.

ESPN to stage X Games events on five continents
During the sixth annual X Games today in San Francisco, ESPN, Inc. officially unveiled the specifics of its plans for a major year-round global expansion of its X Games franchise. Over the next 18 months, more than 10 X Games events will be staged on five different continents, including X Games Qualifiers, Junior X Games, the Asian Xtour and the X Games and Winter X Games.

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 ESPN's Dave Miller and Mark Malone, along with Lori Ransom, a gold medal winner in Timber - Team Relay, discuss the inaugural ESPN Great Outdoor Games.
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 Handler Darell Bommarito and his dog Lacey win the agility competition for large dogs at the Great Outdoor Games.
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 Indiana coach Bob Knight talks with ESPN's Roy Firestone and Digger Phelps on May 30.
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