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Published April 26, 1995
The NFL released its schedule for next season and in Baltimore, Vito Stellino writes that the "game of the season" between the Cowboys and 49ers will be played on a Sunday, "even though" it would "be perfect for Monday Night." Stellino speculates the NFL is trying to give Fox "as many attractions as possible" as it faces a financial hit on its NFL investment after last season's ratings matchup loss to NBC (Baltimore SUN, 4/26)....TCU announced it has signed a two year deal to have its football and basketball games broadcast on KTCK-AM (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 4/25)....During the NBA's first-round playoffs, home games for the Rockets will be available only on pay-per-view for $19.95 per game (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 4/26)....There is a "strong possibility that for the first time" the World Series could be televised by two networks, ABC and NBC. NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol said he and ABC Sports President Dennis Swanson will "sit down early this summer and divvy it up," if a series split is required (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 4/26)....ESPN will televise "Outside the Lines: Play Ball" on April 28 at 7:30pm. The 60-minute special will include a segment on the economics of baseball (ESPN)....CBS, in an attempt to cut costs, has offered close to 335 employees an early retirement package and is also considering layoffs (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 4/26)....Bell Atlantic withdrew its FCC application yesterday to build cable TV networks in mid-Atlantic cities, citing a need to rethink their strategy (Mult., 4/26).