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Upcoming Conferences and Events
Published September 1, 1995
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: http://www.htssports.com (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).