The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have announced a 20-year agreement to operate a SEC network that is scheduled to debut in August 2014. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said the SEC network will produce 1,000 live events each year, including 450 televised on the network and 550 distributed digitally. Slive says the network will carry about 45 SEC football games each year “and a depth of content” across all sports. No financial terms were released.
— Bob Costas and Tom Hammond will co-host NBC's coverage of the Kentucky Derby, which begins at 3 p.m. Saturday. Gary Stevens, NBC's lead Triple Crown analyst, has come out of retirement to ride Oxbow in the race. Stevens will be miked for NBC's coverage.
— The St. Louis Cardinals will be featured on Fox's Saturday baseball game playing at Milwaukee at 3 p.m. ESPN's Sunday night game has the L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco at 7 p.m. Sunday.