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updated: 3/5/2013 3:36 PM

New Fox sports network to debut in August

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Associated Press

Fox says its new sports cable network will launch Aug. 17.

The network said Tuesday that Fox Sports 1, converted from Speed TV, will be in 90 million homes. The company has rights to college basketball and football, NASCAR, soccer and UFC for the channel.

Starting in 2014, FS1 will start broadcasting Major League Baseball games.

The Aug. 17 coverage will include a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Michigan and a UFC event in prime time.

Regis Philbin will host a weekday sports talk show for the network.

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