08/10/2004 11:00PM

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The Aug. 28 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course will be broadcast live during a two-hour telecast on ESPN from 5 to 7 p.m. Eastern, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Wednesday. The broadcast will also feature live coverage of the King's Bishop Stakes and the Fourstardave Handicap. . . . New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey signed a bill on Sunday that will allow the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to lease its two tracks, Monmouth Park and The Meadowlands, to a private company. New Jersey is exploring a lease of the two state-owned tracks as a way to raise money for government.