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NBC, Turner near deal for pro football league

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NBC and Turner Sports are close to an agreement to kick off a new pro football league in May 2000, Electronic Media reports this week. The decision comes more than a year after the two lost their NFL contracts. Investors will put teams in 12 top TV markets, including cities where NBC owns and operates stations, those familiar with the talks said. The season would run from May through September.

Copyright February 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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