•Softball coverage begins:
Coverage of the NCAA Division I softball tournament begins today on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN360.com. The networks will combine to cover 45 games, six more than last year. This weekend's telecasts will originate from Los Angeles, Knoxville, Tenn., and Tuscaloosa, Ala.
ESPN2 and ABC will combine to televise 22 regular-season WNBA games, starting with the defending champion Phoenix Mercury and Diana Taurasi when they host the Los Angeles Sparks and No. 1 draft pick Candace Parker at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. NBA TV also will air 65 regular-season games.
•Kornheiser takes buyout:
Sports columnist Tony Kornheiser has accepted a buyout offer from The Washington Post. Kornheiser has shifted his emphasis to TV as co-host of ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption” and as analyst on "Monday Night Football.