TBS To Film Series About Kenny Smith Dodgers Renew Rights With KLAC-AM Fox Unveils MLB Playoff On-Air Talent NHL Closes On $1.4B Credit Facility All-Female Sports Talk Show To Debut SI, Travel Channel Plan Swimsuit Series T'Wolves Line Up Midnight Event AEG Seeks Extension On L.A. Stadium Project FCC Ends Its Sports Blackout Rule Sources: Chivas USA Suspending Operations
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Sprint, and its cable TV partners TCI, Comcast and Cox Communications, announced that they would invest $4.4B in the "biggest challenge yet to the Baby Bells and the GTE Corp" (N.Y. TIMES, 3/30)....U.S. House and Senate conferees agreed to end a special tax benefit program that would have given Viacom Inc. a "huge deferral" from selling stations to minority buyers (WASHINGTON POST, 3/20)....SportsChannel has announced that former Giants broadcaster Joe Morgan is moving to A's coverage (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 3/30).... Empire Sports has released its New York State AAA baseball schedule. The Buffalo Bisons, Rochester Red Wings and Syracuse Chiefs will all make appearances (Empire).... MultiVision Cable TV of Anaheim will carry La Cadena Deportiva beginning tomorrow. The spanish-language sports network is an affiliate of Prime (Prime Deportiva)....The Nashville Network has expanded its live NASCAR racing TV schedule with the addition of the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series in Greeneville-Pickens, SC (NASCAR).