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BASEBALLMets exec Wogan axed

Adam Wogan, a Mets executive since 2006, will not have his contract renewed when it expires at the end of the year. Wogan had worked mostly as the director of minor league operations under former general manager Omar Minaya. Wogan's duties changed when general manager Sandy Alderson infused the front office with his own personnel. The Mets reassigned Wogan earlier this year to director of major league operations.

"Everything about it was great," Wogan said of his tenure with the Mets. "There were a lot of great people I was able to work with. It's going to be a good place for these guys to be."

Buehrle blasts Marlins

Mark Buehrle issued a parting shot at Marlins' management after his stay with the team lasted only one tumultuous season. "I'm upset with how things turned out in Miami," Buehrle said in a statement through his agent. "Just like the fans in South Florida, I was lied to on multiple occasions." -- APCOLLEGE


ESPN to air playoffs

ESPN announced a 12-year agreement to televise the new college football playoff games that are set to debut after the 2014 regular season. Sports Business Journal reported the deal would be worth about $500 million per year. The agreement covers the national championship game and both semifinals each season, plus other bowl games in the rotation that will host the semifinals. ESPN also has rights to the Rose, Sugar and Orange Bowls, giving it rights to every game that is part of the new postseason system.

"We are ecstatic at the opportunity to continue to crown a college football champion on ESPN's outlets for years to come," ESPN president John Skipper said, "the perfect finale to our year-round commitment to the sport."


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