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Wimbledon appears headed to ESPN

Updated: July 3, 2011, 8:17 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Wimbledon is leaving NBC after 43 years and appears headed to ESPN.

NBC said in a statement Sunday that "while we would have liked to have continued our relationship, we were simply outbid."

A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed that ESPN was working on a contract with the All England Club to televise all of the Grand Slam tournament. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not ready to be announced.

ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz ...

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