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CBS this season will stream its entire SEC football schedule live on CBSSports.com, beginning with Saturday's Tennessee-Florida game. The games will be offered free of charge and will include a live chat feature, video preview segments and on-demand highlights throughout the game (CBS). Meanwhile, the Big Ten Network (BTN) will stream at least 200 live events on its Web site this college sports season, doubling its commitment to several Olympic sports (BTN).

Writer Says John Henry's Blog On
NESN.com Worth A Bookmark
STRAIGHT FROM THE OWNER'S MOUTH: In Boston, Chad Finn notes NESN.com has "made an aggressive effort in recent months to become an Internet destination for Boston sports fans," and the "most intriguing addition" debuted last Sunday, when Red Sox Owner John Henry launched a new blog on the Web site. Henry has contributed a second post since, and while his "musings have been about as controversial as vanilla ice cream so far, his blog is worthy of a bookmark" (BOSTON GLOBE, 9/18).

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD: Score Media Inc. in partnership with Gillette will debut a new TV series titled "Gillette Drafted: The Search for Canada's Next Sportscaster," Monday at 11:30pm ET on The Score. The program's winner will earn a one-year contract with Score Media to become a multi-platform sportscaster, contributing to The Score, theScore.com and ScoreMobile. The winner also will receive a one-year spokesperson contract with Gillette (Score Media).

NOTES: Westchester Journal News Yankees beat writer Peter Abraham wrote he is leaving the paper after nearly 10 years to work for the Boston Globe. Abraham will be covering baseball and the Red Sox and blogging for Boston.com (LHBLOGS.com, 9/17)....San Diego's XEPRS-AM has hired former KLSD-AM radio host Lee Hamilton to "host a four-hour talk show every weekday" from 3:00-7:00pm PT beginning October 5. XEPRS will be the third area station to "host Hamilton's show over the past two decades" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 9/18).

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