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Published June 6, 1995
A Prime Sports spokesperson said that talks with COMSAT over the TV rights to Denver's new NHL are "far along" (DENVER POST, 6/6)....The CFL has announced that it has reached an agreement with its fourth TV partner, Le Reseau des Sports. RDS will broadcast 21 CFL games this season (CFL)....ESPN and ESPN2 will combine this month to present six games from the Women's World Cup soccer tournament from Sweden, including all three of the first-round games involving the U.S., and the Championship game June 18 (ESPN)....Prime Sports West has announced that it will consolidate its charitable efforts behind one organization -- the California Special Olympics. The cable network's relationship with the charity includes fundraising, advertising, TV production and community relations (Prime Sports West)....In Boston, Jack Craig reports that the Red Sox' "surge" has given WSBK a "peculiar advantage." The channel was left with "an unusual amount of unsold commercial time after the strike," which it can now "pitch at higher prices in anticipation of larger audiences." Negotiations begin tomorrow between WSBK and the Red Sox about extending the contract that expires after this season (BOSTON GLOBE, 6/6)....The Prefontaine track & field event on CBS' "Sports Show" on Sunday drew a 2.7, the highest non-figure skating rating on the anthology show (Michael Hiestand, USA TODAY, 6/6)....Game 4 of the NHL's Western Conference finals will be shown on community cable channels in southern Ontario. Provincial elections prevent CBC from showing the game. TSN had hoped to air the game, but was turned down by CBC (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 6/6).... Fox Sports spokesperson Vince Wladika said that officials at the network will speak with management at Tampa Bay's WTVT regarding the affiliate's decision to leave Sunday's NHL playoff game with less than four minutes to play to focus on Hurricane Allison coverage (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 6/6).