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ESPN2 to show a package of Premier League soccer

Why did ESPN send a news release at 10:11 p.m. Friday about its agreement to televise a package of English Premier League games this season?


Because the first of those games appeared on ESPN2 at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, huge news among soccer fans in the U.S. who can't get enough of this stuff.


ESPN2 will offer up to 48 live matches through May.


The channel showed Premier League games in 1996-97 and '97-98. Welcome back, lads!


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Tags: Soccer , ESPN

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