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ESPN, ESPN2 Welcome Baby New Year

12/08/2005 3:20 AM Eastern

ESPN and ESPN2 will be in New York’s Times Square when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.

The networks will air ESPN New Year’s Eve presented by Heineken and Capital One live from the Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square.

ESPN2 will kick off coverage at 11 p.m. (EST) Dec. 31, and ESPN will join in as soon as its National Football League game between the New York Giants and Oakland Raiders is over. Then ESPN will shift over to SportsCenter at around 12:05 a.m. Jan. 1, while the festivities continue on ESPN2 until 1 a.m.

The two-hour special will be co-hosted by ESPN’s Stuart Scott and rocker and actor Steven Van Zandt, and it will feature top athletes and six music acts from Van Zandt’s radio show, Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

Highlights from the year in sports will include: “Images of the Year,” “MVP Seasons,” “Great Finishes,” “Sports Spectacular,” “Foot-in-Mouth,” “Against All Odds,” “Big Hits” and the “Not-So-Top Ten.”

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