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ESPN Signs Reilly To Extension; Leitch Full Time At Sports On Earth

ESPN today formally announced that it has reached an agreement on a multiyear contract extension with Rick Reilly, who will continue to write his "Life of Reilly" columns for ESPN.com and contribute TV essays through on-site coverage of "MNF" and other events. For each "MNF" game, Reilly will appear in both pre- and postgame segments. He joined the net in '08 after 23 years at SI.

Meanwhile, Will Leitch today announced that he will join the staff of Sports On Earth as a lead writer for the site. Leitch, who has been contributing to the outlet since it launched last fall, also will host a daily podcast and occasionally write for MLB.com and USA Today. He will continue to write for New York magazine, but no longer on a full-time basis (THE DAILY).