NFL Reluctant On Long-Term "TNF" Deal Fox Execs Impressed With FS1 Progress Topps Signs Astros SS Carlos Correa Schilling Bumped From "Sunday Night Baseball" NESN Sees Backlash From Orsillo Decision USOC Launching Third Team USA App Jose Bautista Refuses Sportsnet Interviews Columnists Implore MLB To Install Nets O'Brien's Softer Side Highlighted In "Hard Knocks" Joe Buck Gets New DirecTV Q&A Show
Published March 13, 1996
Phil Rizzuto announced he will return to WPIX-New York to call 31 of the station's 50 Yankee games. Rizzuto had announced his retirement last August (NEWSDAY, 3/13)....ESPN received a 2.4 rating for their NCAA "Selection Show," down 29% from last year (USA TODAY, 3/13)....Fox officially announced Dave Winfield as their MLB studio analyst. Winfield: "When I was a rookie in baseball, I made a million errors. I hope I don't do that now" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/13)....Jay Larkin, Exec Producer of SET, Showtime's PPV arm, is upset that neither Frank Bruno nor Mike Tyson have made themselves more available to the media in advance of Saturday's fight. Larkin: "The success of this promotion rests on a very few shoulders and if they are nowhere to be found" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/13)....Time Warner and U.S. West will meet in court today to hear U.S. West's suit to stop the proposed TBS-Time Warner merger (N.Y. POST, 3/13).... Raybin Communications has been named one of the media partners of Pinnacle All-Star FanFest. As part of the deal, Raybin Sports Collectors Show will offer daily FanFest information on its Web site. Address: http://www. sportscollectors.com (Pinnacle).