US pay-television broadcaster ESPN has sealed a one-year rights deal for the National Women’s Soccer League, the top division of women’s football in North America.

George Bodenheimer, the executive chairman of the board at pay-television broadcaster ESPN, is to leave the company at the end of this week.

US sports broadcaster ESPN is considering selling online access to live Major League Soccer games to consumers without pay-television subscriptions, according to Reuters.

US pay-television broadcasters ESPN, Fox Sports and Univision Deportes have acquired rights for Major League Soccer, North America’s top football league, and the US men’s and women’s national teams.

Organisers of the Gavitt Tipoff Games have announced that broadcast coverage of the new US collegiate sports competition will be split between international sports broadcaster ESPN, the Fox Sports division of US network Fox and the Big Ten Network (BTN) cable television broadcaster.

ESPN president John Skipper has said the US sports broadcaster is “on the precipice” of agreeing a new rights deal with Major League Soccer, the top division of football in North America.

International sports broadcaster ESPN has agreed a rights deal for the 2015 Special Olympics, which will take place in Los Angeles, US.

International sports broadcaster ESPN will be responsible for providing audiences in the Caribbean with tailored coverage of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro summer Olympic Games, the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (Canoc) has confirmed.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has said it expects the 2014 World Cup to be broadcast on television in over 80 countries, with negotiations still ongoing for rights deals in additional territories.

US sports broadcaster ESPN will televise its first NFL Wild Card Playoff game during the American football league’s 2014 season.

Sports broadcaster ESPN is set to acquire the US rights for world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko’s defence of his WBA, WBO and IBF titles against Alex Leapai on April 26.

US sports broadcaster ESPN set a new landmark on Sunday by televising live cricket for the first time on one of its fully-distributed cable networks, ESPN 2.

US sports broadcaster ESPN has agreed six-year rights deal for the Gator Bowl annual college American football game.

UK mixed martial arts promotion Bamma has announced a rights deal with ESPN3 - the online streaming service of US sports broadcaster ESPN.

WatchESPN, the live streaming application of US sports broadcaster ESPN, has been made available on the new Fire TV streaming service launched by online retailer and technology company Amazon.

US sports broadcaster ESPN has acquired the exclusive rights to the heavyweight boxing fight between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola for the WBC world title in Los Angeles on May 8.

US sports broadcaster ESPN will broadcast live coverage of the final of the 2014 World Twenty20 international cricket tournament on its ESPN 2 cable and satellite television channel.

Outdoor Channel, the pan-Asian sports broadcaster, has struck a multi-year deal with international sports broadcaster ESPN to show the IndyCar motor-racing series and the X Games action sports events across Southeast Asia.

Pay-television provider Dish Network has renewed a long-term deal to carry channels operated by the Walt Disney media company, including sports channel ESPN.

French channel MCS Extreme, operated by pay-television operator Ma Chaîne Sport, has acquired rights for the X Games and Red Bull Air Race extreme sports events.

Australian commercial broadcaster Nine has acquired media rights for the US Major League Baseball season-opening games in Australia between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Canadian pay-television sports broadcaster TSN has acquired media rights for Major League Baseball’s marquee Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday night games.

Pay-television broadcaster ESPN has acquired rights across Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America for the 2014 winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia and the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Pay-television broadcaster ESPN and the Fox and CBS networks have submitted bids for the rights to show as many as eight Thursday night NFL American football games, according to the Reuters news agency.