LONDON -- The English Premier League has sold its television rights in China for $700 million in its biggest-ever overseas sale, a person familiar with the deal said on Thursday. Patrick Roy Jersey .Online video streaming service PPTV sealed a three-year deal to broadcast all 380 matches each season across China from 2019-20, the person told The Associated Press.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the negotiations are confidential with PPTV, a media division of Chinas Suning retail group which also owns Italian club Inter Milan.PPTVs 2019-2022 deal is worth more than 10 times the current contract with Super Sports Media Group, which is paying around $20 million a season. PPTV also has the live rights for games from Spains La Liga in China.The bumper Premier League agreement is a sign of the anticipated enduring attraction of the worlds richest soccer competition just as there has been discussion in England about declining domestic ratings for games.The Premier League has just started a new TV rights cycle, generating around 8.3 billion pounds ($10 billion) from broadcasters through 2019, with more than 5.1 billion pounds coming from English pay-tv networks.The rights through 2022 have already been sold in the United States to NBC, which signed a $1 billion, six-year deal. The windfall from PPTV eclipses NBCs contract in the latest hefty investment in soccer by China.President Xi Jinping has made improving Chinese soccer a priority, from the grassroots to the international team. Chinese businessmen have responded to the presidents call by elevating the countrys influence in global soccer.Manchester City, West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa, and Wolverhampton Wanderers have received investment from China over the last year.In Italy, Inters rival, AC Milan, is also set to fall under Chinese ownership next month when Sino-Europe Sports completes its takeover from three-time former premier and billionaire businessman Silvio Berlusconi.China is also looking to host the World Cup for the first time after Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group signed up as a FIFA sponsor until 2030.---Rob Harris is at www.twitter.com/RobHarris and www.facebook.com/RobHarrisReports Erik Johnson Jersey . A lawyer for MLB, Matthew Menchel, confirmed Wednesday the league dropped its case against Biogenesis of America, its owner Anthony Bosch and several other individuals. The lawsuit had accused Biogenesis and Bosch of conspiring with players to violate their contracts by providing them with banned performance-enhancing substances. Paul Kariya Jersey . The team says the Spain international has a muscle pull in his right leg. Barcelona hosts third-division side Cartagena in the return leg of their round-of-32 tie after winning their first meeting 4-1. http://www.authentichockeyshopavalanche....cdonald-Jersey/ . But what about the officials? Every sport has officials and they also have stories about hard work and sacrifice but their accomplishments are seldom recognized by anyone outside their inner circle.Dottie Pepper is returning to golf broadcasting, signing a deal with ESPN that she calls a perfect fit of TV work and promoting junior golf. Pepper retired from NBC Sports in December after eight years because she was weary of the travel and wanted to devote her time to getting more juniors involved in golf. She joined the PGA of America as one of its board members. "Its the dream fit," Pepper told The Associated Press. "I love what I do, and now I can do enough of it and still have a life. Its just the major championships, and next year Ill work eight events. Its fabulous." Pepper will start work next month at Merion for the U.S. Open, and she has already been to the golf course. ESPN televises the weekday rounds of the U.S. Open, the U.S. Womens Open and the U.S. Senior Open. ESPN has full coverage of the British Open, Senior British Open and Womens British Open. She already had planned to be at the Womens British Open because its the final qualifying event for the Solheim Cup. Pepper is an assistant captain. Next year, she will be part of the ESPNs weekday coverage of the Masters and Friday coverage of the Ryder Cup. Pepper, a 17-time winner on the LPGA with two majors, will work on the course and in the booth during live play for ESPN. She also will be an analyst during the networks golf coverage on SportsCenter and write occasionally for the website. She was a contributing columnist for Sports Illustrated when she worked for NBC. "t;Were very pleased to have the opportunity for Dottie to join our team," said Mike McQuade, vice-president of production for ESPN. Nail Yakupov Jersey. "Her knowledge, experience and professionalism will bring another layer of strength to our golf coverage." Pepper said there was mutual interest when ESPN called, but it came with a caveat. She wanted to make sure that joining ESPN would not affect Judy Rankin, the longtime ABC Sports and ESPN golf analyst whom Pepper considers a close friend and mentor. It was Rankin who in 1999 suggested that Pepper be hired to work the U.S. Womens Amateur. "I wanted to make it very clear to them that I was in no way wanting to displace Judy Rankin, who has been incredibly important to me as a player and a mentor," Pepper said. "They said there was no question wed be working together. Shes a legend." Pepper said she missed working television during the Match Play Championship, the Florida Swing and The Players Championship, along with the relationships she formed at NBC Sports. "Im so competitive," she said. "That was my release." She was headed to Long Island on Wednesday to play National Golf Links and to walk the course at Sebonack, which will host the U.S. Womens Open the last week in June. Pepper said she will be arriving later than usual for that one because she has a PGA board meeting in Oregon that week. "Im really excited to get back," she said. Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys 2019 NFL Jerseys From China China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys From China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '