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Published August 11, 1995
WSBK-Boston announcer Sean McDonough has been "banned" from TBN telecasts by Ken Schanzer, President of TBN, "for criticizing the format," according to Jack Craig in this morning's BOSTON GLOBE. Craig: "McDonough not only has been proven correct but has broadcast offers aplenty while Schanzer prepares his resume as TBN shuts down after this season" (BOSTON GLOBE, 8/11)....Don King and Peter McNeeley will appear on CNN's "Larry King Live" next Tuesday. King will follow with an interview of Mike Tyson Wednesday (CNN)....SportsChannel New York plans on televising 25 Big East Conference basketball games for each of the next three seasons (NEWSDAY, 8/11)....The IHL Houston Aeros have reached a deal with KETX-TV, Houston's UPN affiliate, to carry 20 regular season games, plus playoff action (Aeros)....Prime has agreed to a three-year deal with Conference USA to broadcast men's basketball. Liberty Sports has the new conference's exclusive football national and regional rights beginning next year through 2000 (GOULD MEDIA, 8/10)....ESPN's "Outside the Lines" will examine the return of Mike Tyson this Monday at 8:00pm E.D.T. ESPN2 debuts "RPM 2Night" September 3. The weekly half-hour show dedicated to auto racing will be hosted by Kenny Mayne (ESPN)....The Sixers have hired Tom McGinnis to become the team's new radio play-by-play man. McGinnis replaces Jon Gurevitch (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 8/11)....Fox's Vince Wladika denied rumors that the network was willing to pay $750M for the Sydney Games (USA TODAY, 8/11).