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Published December 9, 1994
Gannett is shutting down Usa Today/Sky Radio, its two-year- old in-flight news and information service. The company cited insufficient ad sales (WASHINGTON POST, 12/9). ....In L.A., Larry Stewart writes that the Diners Club Matches "figure to become another popular television golf event." The match-play event was created by Jack Nicklaus and Terry Jastrow, the former ABC Sports senior golf producer who heads Jack Nicklaus Productions (L.A. TIMES, 12/9)....NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol refused to gloat about the AFC leading the NFC on Fox through 14 weeks. Ebersol cited the "great god of good games" and the big-name QBs in the AFC --Marino, Kelly, Montana, Elway and Esiason: "With everything on TV, the questions are: Is it exciting? Does it have stars" (Michael Hiestand, USA TODAY, 12/9).