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Published February 13, 1996
NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol said he has "no lingering damage" to his heart after undergoing an angioplasty on Friday. Ebersol will stay in a San Antonio hospital until Wednesday and vows to change his health habits (USA TODAY, 2/13)...More than 40 Southern CA cable operators will open a second channel to accommodate two Prime Sports live events this Thursday evening. Cable operators will carry UCLA-Arizona men's college basketball on Prime's regular spot, and the Mighty Ducks-Canucks on an alternative channel (Prime Sports)....NEWSDAY's Steve Zipay reports ABC will televise "some" games if the NBA goes ahead with their plan to launch a women's basketball league of 12-16 teams in April '97. ABC "has been focusing more and more on women's sports both in specials and 'Wide World.'" ABC Sports' Mark Mandel had no comment (NEWSDAY, 2/13).... Reporter David Aldridge has left the Washington Post and is covering the NBA for ESPN (Leonard Shapiro, WASHINGTON POST, 2/13)....In Toronto, Rob Longley writes Ahmad Rashad is "still a little too chummy with NBA players to give his sideline reports much worth" (TORONTO SUN, 2/12).