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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

News & Notes: MLB in AUS; Kentucky Derby

Major League Baseball has announced the opening series in Australia will air on MLB Network. The Arizona Diamondbacks will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 (Australia dates). The games will air in United States on Saturday at 4 a.m. ET (with a 7 a.m. replay) and then that same night at 10 p.m. ET. MLB Network's Matt Vasgersian and John Smoltz will have the call at Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney. 

NBC has announced they have extended their contract to cover the Kentucky Derby. The 140 year old event from Churchill Downs, was in the midst of its next to final year with the peacock network, before the announcement to extend the contract with the Derby and the Kentucky Oaks through 2025.  The first leg of the Triple Crown will broadcast on Saturday, May 3rd on NBC. That will be followed by The Preakness from Baltimore on May 17th and concluding with The Belmont Stakes in New York on June 7th.

Former CNN personality Larry King has joined SportsNet LA.  King will host a Dodgers-centric talk show with players and celebrities, much like Michael Kay's 'CenterStage' on the YES Network..  His first guess will be new SportsNet LA Dodgers analyst Orel Hershiser.  'Larry King at Bat' will premier on March 18.

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