U.S.-China Draws 5.7 Million Viewers To Fox Discovery Lands European Oly Rights Through '24 Fox, USGA "Pleased Overall" With U.S. Open Coverage Several Venues Considered For Temporary NFL Stay Golf Analyst Oosterhuis Fighting Alzheimer's MLB Changes HR Derby Format Costas To Apologize To Cubs Pitcher Media Notes Rays Senior VP Mark Fernandez Resigns MLB Planning S.F.-Based Replay Center
Published August 18, 1995
ESPNET SportsZone has launched the "first real-time fantasy football league" on the World Wide Web (ESPNET).... The WASHINGTON POST's Leonard Shapiro lists the following as possible replacements for Warner Wolf as WUSA-TV sports anchor: Fox's James Brown, WCBS's Bernie Smilovitz, ESPN's Mike Patrick, TNT's Kevin Kiley, CNN's Nick Charles, and ESPN's Jimmy Roberts (WASHINGTON POST, 8/18)....Sears Roebuck may sell their half- share in Prodigy, with partner IBM a likely buyer (FINANCIAL TIMES, 8/18)....Liberty Sports Satellite, DirecTV and Primestar will begin offering packages of MLB games -- based on a $150 price for a full season (Mike Hiestand, USA TODAY, 8/18)....This week's "From the Pages of Sports Illustrated" feature on ABC's "Wide World of Sports" examines the decline of horse racing in relation to other gambling (SITV)....Maple Leafs announcer Joe Bowen will move from TV to radio joining the Leafs' new flagship, Q 107. The leading candidate to replace Bowen on Global/CHCH broadcasts is Jiggs McDonald, formerly of SportsChannel New York (TORONTO STAR, 8/18).... Award-winning sports director Chet Forte will join the Chargers radio broadcast team (L.A. TIMES, 8/18)....The MIAMI HERALD's Barry Jackson profiles sports on the Web, with a focus on the activities of the four major leagues and local teams and on ESPNET (MIAMI HERALD, 8/18)....Ratings for both L.A. MLB teams are up. The Dodgers are averaging a 5.3 through 35 telecasts on KTLA, up from a 5.0 last year. Recent Dodger ratings have been in the 8's. The Angels are averaging a 3.9 through 39 games, up from a 3.1. Recent Angel-casts have been in the 6's (L.A. TIMES, 8/18).