Yankees free to start TV network

Updated: April 24, 2001, 9:40 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK – The New York Yankees settled their lawsuit with Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, leaving the World Series champions free to start their own television network next year.

Under the deal agreed to between the Yankees and MSG, the team could have a minimum of 65 games to televise on its own network in 2002.

Harvey Schiller, the chief executive officer of the team's parent company, YankeeNets, declined comment on the settlement, which ends the MSG Network's right ...

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