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The schedule of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season as the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, on ESPN platforms will include six games live in high definition on ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD, and 39 on ESPN3.com, ESPN’s 24/7 broadband sports network. The schedule will include the MLL All-Star Game, one semifinal and the MLL Championship Game.
Play by play announcer Joe Beninati and analyst Quint Kessenich (four-time Johns Hopkins All-American) will once again serve as the team for the MLL on ESPN2. Beninati will be returning for his ninth season, while Kessenich will begin his tenth season as analyst.
The 2010 national television schedule released by MLL Commissioner David Gross is highlighted by three regular-season games, as well as the MLL All-Star Game from Boston on July 8, a semifinal August 21, and the Championship Game on August 22 from Annapolis, Md., as part of Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend Presented by Warrior.
“Once again we are excited to work with ESPN to bring the highest level of lacrosse in HD to lacrosse fans across the country”, said MLL Commissioner David Gross.
This summer’s MLL All-Star Game will be played July 8 at Harvard Stadium in Boston and will pit players from Team USA against the MLL All-Stars. Team USA will use the game as preparation for this summer’s Lacrosse World Championships in Manchester, England. During halftime of the game, stars from both teams will take place in the Bud Light Skills Competition, which will also air live. The skills include a fastest shot competition and a freestyle contest.
The 2010 MLL television schedule kicks off on Saturday, May 22, with the defending Major League Lacrosse champion Toronto Nationals hosting the Chesapeake Bayhawks at 2 p.m. ET. Live games continue on Saturday, June 12, when the Denver Outlaws travel to Boston to take on the Cannons at 3 p.m. The final regular-season game on ESPN2 will see the Chicago Machine against the Long Island Lizards on July 3 at 3 p.m.
|Date||Teams||Time (all times ET)||Network|
|Saturday, May 15||Denver at Boston||7 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, May 15||Long Island at Chesapeake||7 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, May 15||Toronto at Chicago||8 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, May 22||Chesapeake at Toronto||2 p.m.||ESPN2/ESPN2 HD|
|Saturday, May 22||Chicago at Boston||7 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, May 22||Long Island at Denver||9 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Thursday, May 27||Boston at Long Island||7:30 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, May 29||Chesapeake at Chicago||8 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, May 29||Toronto at Denver||9 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Friday, June 4||Boston at Chesapeake||7:30 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, June 5||Denver at Long Island||7 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, June 5||Chicago at Toronto||7 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, June 12||Denver at Boston||3 p.m.||ESPN2/ESPN2 HD|
|Saturday, June 12||Chesapeake at Toronto||7 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, June 12||Long Island at Chicago||8 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, June 19||Toronto at Long Island||7 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, June 19||Denver at Washington||7 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, June 19||Boston at Chicago||8 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Thursday, June 24||Toronto at Chesapeake||7:30 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, June 26||Long Island at Boston||7 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, June 26||Denver at Chicago||8 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Thursday, July 1||Boston at Toronto||7 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, July 3||Chicago at Long Island||3 p.m.||ESPN2/ESPN2 HD|
|Sunday, July 4||Chesapeake at Denver||9 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Thursday, July 8||MLL All-Star Game||7 p.m.||ESPN2/ESPN2 HD|
|Saturday, July 10||Denver at Toronto||7 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, July 10||Boston at Chesapeake||7 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, July 10||Long Island at Chicago||8 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Thursday, July 22||Chesapeake at Long Island||8 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, July 24||Toronto at Boston||7 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, July 24||Chicago at Denver||9 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, July 31||Toronto at Long Island||7 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, July 31||Chicago at Chesapeake||7 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, July 31||Boston at Denver||9 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, Aug. 7||Washington at Boston||7 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, Aug. 7||Long Island at Toronto||7 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, Aug. 7||Chicago at Denver||9 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Saturday, August 21||Semifinal #1||Noon||ESPN2/ESPN2 HD|
|Saturday, August 21||Semifinal #2||3 p.m.||ESPN3.com|
|Sunday, August 22||Championship||1 p.m.||ESPN2/ESPN2 HD|
ESPN2 has been the national television home of Major League Lacrosse since 2003, and in 2004 aired the New Balance Championship Game, the first live national telecast of a Major League Lacrosse competition. In 2007, Major League Lacrosse and ESPN signed a multi-year agreement, which extends their relationship through the 2016 season.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premiere professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and commenced play in June of 2001. The MLL’s six teams will begin the league’s 10th season of action on May 15th, 2010. The 2010 MLL All-Star Game will take place on Thursday, July 8th in Boston, MA at Harvard Stadium. The season will culminate with the MLL Championship Weekend Presented by Warrior, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 21st and 22nd at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD.
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