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Report: NBC Sports looks forward to Al Michaels completing 'Sunday Night Football' deal

NBC Sports turned down a request from ESPN to engage in trade talks for legendary former Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Al Michaels, according to a report Tuesday by's Andrew Marchand.

"We look forward to Al completing his contract and calling 'Sunday Night Football' games on NBC," NBC Sports spokesman Greg Hughes said, per Marchand.

Marchand reported last week that ESPN was looking to acquire Michaels - who was replaced in the Reds' broadcast booth in 1974 by Marty Brennaman - from NBC Sports to pair with Peyton Manning on Monday Night Football.