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WHEN WILL ALL-ENGLAND CLUB SERVE UP WIMBLEDON RIGHTS?

     "Wimbledon television rights may actually be awarded late
this week," according to Richard Sandomir.  Time Warner Sports
Chair Seth Abraham, whose HBO division is seeking to renew along
with partner NBC:  "My daughter has reduced it to one word now:
'Well?'" (N.Y. TIMES, 12/6).  The delay in the decision from the
All-England Tennis Club reportedly involves Fox's "complicated
bid combining international with U.S. rights. ... It is expected
that Fox and its fX cable partner eventually will be asked to bid
separately on U.S. rights" (USA TODAY, 12/6).
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