SBD/1/Sports Media


     The Timberwolves and KFAN-AM announced that the two had
reached agreement to have the station continue to serve as the
team's flagship radio station (Wolves)....Thanks to a simulcast
agreement with WSUN-AM, the Magic are returning to WFNS-AM.
WFNS, the Lightning's flagship station, dropped the Magic last
year because of hockey conflicts.  This year, when the two teams
play on the same night, the Magic will be on WFNS and the
Lightning on WSUN (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 9/1)....In addition to carrying
Cal Ripken's record-tying and record-breaking games next week,
HTS will air a special one-hour tribute, "Hats Off To Cal."  HTS
viewers will also be able to send congratulatory notes to Ripken
through HTS's home page on the Web -- address: (HTS). ....CTV has applied for a license
to sell PPV sports and special events on DBS.  They would
guarantee a minimum of 20% Canadian content and games "not
otherwise available" (TORONTO STAR, 9/1)....The NLRB ruled that
the strike against Detroit newspaper workers was the result of an
unfair labor practice.  If upheld, workers would be entitled to
get their jobs back, while the dispute is settled (CHICAGO
TRIBUNE, 9/1)...."The Sharp Jets/Giants Report" debuts on MSG
Network September 4.  The show is sponsored by Sharp Electronics
(MSG)....The Tyson-McNeeley fight will gross more than $96M
worldwide, including a record $63M for U.S. PPV.  SET calculates
that the fight was purchased by 1.52 million homes, also a record
(PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 9/1)....The Fabulous Sports Babe makes
her TV debut on The Deuce on September 18 at 1pm EDT (ESPN2).
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