ESPN Strikes TV Extension with PBA

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ESPN Tuesday announce that it will continue to air live pro bowling events as part of a three-year extension with the Professional Bowlers Association which will run through 2013.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, the organization's Tournament of Champions event will air live on broadcast network ABC on Jan. 22 - the first time the event has aired on the network since 1997.

The new agreement also includes more than 20 telecasts per year on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2, including multi-day coverage of the PBA World Championships and the 68th Lumber Liquidators US Open as part of the 2010-11 season. ESPN will also continue to televise the Geico PBA All-Star Shootout, said the network.