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Published March 16, 1995
As expected, the Senate Finance Committee voted to remove up to $640M in tax breaks, including those for minority-held communications companies. That vote thwarts Viacom's proposed $2.3B sale of its cable systems to a minority group backed by TCI. Viacom said it is still committed to selling the systems (Mult., 3/16)....ESPN and East Carolina University have reached a multi-year agreement calling for ESPN or ESPN2 to televise one home football game per year and eight games over the length of the agreement. In addition to football, ESPN2 will also televise a select number of women's events (ESPN)....Among the segments on this week's "NBA Inside Stuff" is an interview with Colgate standout Adonal Foyle (Inside Stuff)....ABC Sports will televise a 3-day competition featuring matches between Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and Guillermo Vilas. The event is entitled "The Challenge" presented by Quality Inns (The Challenge)....The Cadillac NFL Golf Classic, a Sr. PGA Golf event featuring 56 NFL players now has a homepage on the World Wide Web. Address: http://nweb.netaxis.com/golf/. The page includes tournament facts, ticket information and a course map among other things (Cadillac)...."NBA Saturday Night" debuts April 15 on Comedy Central. The two hour block of "Saturday Night Live" episodes will be hosted by an assortment of NBA players and comedian Flex. Flex will interview various NBA stars as they introduce the episodes. NBA Entertainment will co-produce (NBA Entertainment).