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IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE ... AN AUDIT?

     ABC Sports is conducting an audit into the finances of The
Baseball Network, according to the N.Y. TIMES. The Baseball
Network, a partnership between ABC, NBC and MLB that ended at the
end of this season.  ABC Sports spokesperson Mark Mandel:  "When
a business dissolves, it's prudent to do an audit."  As TBN's
"term came to an end at the World Series, relations between TBN
President Ken Schanzer and ABC Sports President Dennis Swanson
"turned decidedly sour."  Schanzer has since joined NBC, which
has "not joined ABC in the audit."  NBC Sports President Dick
Ebersol said he was "surprised by ABC's move" (N.Y. TIMES,
12/22).
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