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MLB prepared to take over local TV broadcasts from Sinclair


AP Baseball Writer

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — About $1 billion of Major League Baseball’s revenue is at risk if a cable television company fails to make payments for local broadcasting rights to 14 teams, and the sport is preparing to take over telecasts. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says “think you should assume that if Diamond doesn’t broadcast, we’ll be in a position to step in.” He adds: “Our goal would be to make games available not only within the traditional cable bundle but on the digital side, as well.” Manfred also views the Athletics search for a new ballpark as “Oakland and/or Las Vegas.”

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