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MURDOCH TO START UP A NEW RUGBY LEAGUE

     Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has launched a "daring bid for
dominance in world television sport with far-reaching plans to
create an international Rugby League 'Super League' just after
snapping up rights to top international boxing matches."  Rugby
will be shown on News Corp.'s Sky Sports, with the boxing on
BSkyB (FINANCIAL TIMES, 4/7).  In other Murdoch news, CBS' "60
Minutes" Exec Producer Don Hewitt confirmed that Murdoch has
approached a high level executive at CBS about buying the show
from CBS.  CBS Chair Laurence Tisch said the show is not for sale
(N.Y. NEWSDAY, 4/7).
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