The Trifecta

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The Trifecta was a one-hour programming block on ESPN of three twenty-minute sports news and information shows.

Format[edit]

The block, which originally consisted of Outside the Lines Nightly and two sport-specific programs, aired from April 5, 2005, to late in 2006 between midnight and 1 a.m. Eastern time. Occasionally SportsCenter will cut into twenty minutes of The Trifecta due to programming changes.

Depending on the sport, the following programs aired to round out The Trifecta: Baseball Tonight, NFL Live, College GameNight, and NBA Fastbreak. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, World Cup Live, a nightly update of that soccer tournament, took up part of this block.

Cancellation[edit]

On July 24, 2006, Outside the Lines Nightly was moved to a daytime slot and renamed Outside the Lines First Edition. In the fall of 2006, ESPN quietly canceled The Trifecta. As of July 2007, the hour has been taken up by a 40-minute version of Baseball Tonight and a re-air of NFL Live that has been edited down to 20 minutes.

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