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Turner Sports Teams Up With The Millrats

September 5, 2007 - American Basketball Association (ABA) - Saint John Riptide News Release

Manchester, New Hampshire: The ABA and PlayOn! Sports, a division of Turner Sports, have selected the Manchester Millrats to be one of the pilot teams that will have home games broadcast live via online streaming on an exclusive ABA broadband channel. The games will also be available on-demand via the broadband channel.

"The American and international teams that comprise the ABA are known for their spirited play and athleticism. We are thrilled to expand the PlayOn! Sports portfolio with the ABA, and give basketball fans around the world access to the excitement of the League from the comfort of the computer," said Phil Sharpe, SVP/GM of PlayOn! Sports.

"We are very pleased and proud to be a part of Turner Broadcasting and are excited that we can bring the live action of ABA basketball games worldwide," said Paul Riley, VP of ABA Media. "Fans will be able to see virtually every team in the league, and once they do, they will realize why the ABA has grown as it has. It is fast-paced and exciting basketball - and now the world can see it."

The ABA joins an expanding portfolio of PlayON! Sports properties including the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Atlantic Sun Conference (A-Sun) and United Soccer League (USL). PlayON! Sports is a division of Turner Sports which operates and manages new media businesses for sports properties, including,,

Turner Sports, Inc., a Time Warner company, presents some of the best and most popular sporting events worldwide and is a leader in televised sports programming. With events airing on TBS and TNT, Turner Sports' line-up includes the NBA, NASCAR and NASCAR.COM, Major League Baseball, college football, professional golf, and

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news, entertainment and sports products around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

Interested fans can visit and click on the PlayOn! Sports/ABA banner on the top left and submit your name and email address to receive more information.

The Millrats inaugural season home opener is scheduled for Sunday November 11 at 4:35 p.m. versus the Boston United Eagles at the Fieldhouse on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). On Saturday September 22nd they are holding an Open Tryout Camp at 12:00 noon at the SportsZone in Derry, New Hampshire. For more information please feel free to contact Millrats General Manager Ian McCarthy at or visit,, or

Note: OurSports Central no longer actively covers the American Basketball Association (ABA) as a professional league due in part to its inability to publish and play a schedule and the transitory nature of many of its teams. For information on professional minor leagues, please see OSC's basketball section.

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