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Published November 20, 1995
In Toronto, William Houston writes "it has struck many as strange that in the year" the NBA expands to Canada, TSN has dropped its NBA game-of-the-week. Since losing out on NBA rights, TSN "has been accused of indifference to the NBA, of playing down league scores and stressing the NHL." (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 11/20).....Noting the shrinking of AFC markets after franchise relocation, Milton Kent writes NBC (Olympics, MLB, NBA) "probably wouldn't feel pressured to bid high for a weakened AFC" when the deal expires after '97. That could lead to a CBS return to the NFL, but Kent asks, "How willing would Westinghouse ... be to grab a decidedly inferior product?" Kent writes one solution would be realignment (Baltimore SUN, 11/20)....UCLA Coach Terry Donahue has talked to CBS Sports about possibly becoming a color commentator, but "no firm commitment has been made" (L.A. TIMES, 11/19)....CBS Sports will extend rights to golf's Presidents Cup through '98 (CBS Sports)....Recent editorial moves at Time-Warner publishing by Editor-in-Chief Norman Pearlstine, are featured in today's N.Y. TIMES. Carmody & Landler write many in the company feel the SI "bake off" ended in an "unnecessary public humiliation" for Life's Daniel Okrent, a widely respected editor. Bill Colson is SI's new Managing Editor (N.Y. TIMES, 11/20).... AT&T is reportedly discussing a multi-billion investment in Time Warner's cable business (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 11/20).