The NBA has extended its television deals with ESPN and TNT for nine years. The league has announced that the new contracts will run through the 2024-25 season. The previous eight-year agreements end after the 2015-16 season. Under the old deals the NBA received $930 million annually.
Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference at uncertain time for college athletics.
Former Mississippi basketball player Marshall Henderson says ESPN's coverage of Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL was inappropriate and that he is boycotting SportsCenter.