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Published May 10, 1996
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is scheduled to announce today that ABC renewed its contract to broadcast the Indy 500 through '99. The deal also covers the IRL and the Brickyard 400 (INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS, 5/10)....Stanley Cup Playoff coverage on Fox is averaging a 2.4 rating and a 6 share, up 20% over last season's 2.0/6. Detroit leads all markets with a 18.6 rating, followed by Pittsburgh (17.2) and St. Louis (12.3) (Fox Sports)....Whalers forward Brendan Shanahan has signed on with ABC's "Good Morning America" to be the "Special Hockey Correspondent" when the show heads to Canada for a week of programming May 12-17 (NHL)....The Stars announced that former NHL goalie Darryl Reaugh has been named new TV and radio color analyst for the '96-97 season (Stars).... GOLF DIGEST's Peter McCleery examines NBC's work with the USGA, writing that the network and the organization "are still on an extended honeymoon" (GOLF DIGEST, 6/96 issue). ...."Up-to-the-moment" results from the USGA's championships this summer will be available on the Internet at http://www. usga.org (USGA)....In San Jose, Colin Seymour write Ronnie Lott is the "leading candidate" to take over Jimmy Johnson's seat as studio analyst on Fox's NFL coverage (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 5/10).... ESPN's Mike Soltys acknowledged they have been in contact with The Golf Channel about a possible purchase (USA TODAY, 5/10).