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Published February 22, 1996
NFL officials dismissed a VARIETY report that NFL Properties President SARA LEVINSON is the top choice to lead the new CNN/SI 24-hour sports news channel. Brian McCarthy, Manager of Corporate Communications at NFLP, admitted Levinson's name has been floated for other jobs as she "is one of the top executives out there," but he downplayed rumors of an impending move. McCarthy: "Fortunately for us, it is all just speculation" (THE DAILY)....CBS will televise the life story of JIM VALVANO, who died of cancer in April '93. "The Jim Valvano Story," starring ANTHONY LAPAGLIA, airs this spring (NCAA NEWS, 2/19)....ALBERT BELLE, on his verbal assault of NBC's HANNAH STORM during the World Series: "I'd probably do the same thing again. I don't see how they can talk about fining or suspending me. There probably have been incidents involving reporters that were much worse than this -- guys being roughed up and nothing happened" (Akron BEACON JOURNAL, 2/22).