Marciani Out As MLB VP/National Sales St. Pete Denies Rays' Ballpark Search Deal "TNF" Ratings Down For Titans-Jags Luck Reiterates Stance On Likeness Compensation Angels, Red Sox Eliminate Pension Plans Heisman Audience Among Lowest In Last Decade Media Notes MLB Franchise Notes Rice Univ. Upgrading Football Stadium WVU Looking For Luck's Replacement
Published May 29, 1996
New Web sites: The French Open's online site can be found at http://www.frenchopen.org (English) or http://www. rolandgarros.org (French) (USA TODAY, 5/28); NCAA info is now available at http://www.ncaa.org (NCAA)....Fox and TCI are reportedly discussing a partnership by which the cable operator would carry Fox's new all-news channel, while TCI's Liberty Media would get as much as a 20% stake in the new venture (N.Y. TIMES, 5/29)....Carolyn Wall, former CEO of Cowles Business Media, has been named president of WBIS+, New York's new business/entertainment/sports TV channel owned by ITT Corp. and Dow Jones (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 5/28). ....Hockey reporter Bob McKenzie will leave the Toronto Star to rejoin The Hockey News as a columnist/reporter (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 5/29)....In a piece examining the prospects for a comeback at CBS under new Westinghouse leadership, BUSINESS WEEK's Elizabeth Lesly writes that CBS Sports "is a basket case." CBS execs believe winning back the NFL is a "priority" (BUSINESS WEEK, 6/3 issue)....Baltimore's Sinclair Broadcasting has bought the rights to the October 13th Ravens-Colts game for Channel 54. The game will be shown nationally on TNT (Baltimore SUN, 5/28)....In New York, Richard Sandomir previews MLB coverage on Fox, noting that "dawn is breaking" in terms of league execs allowing technological advances (miking of managers, bases, etc.) denied to previous network partners (N.Y. TIMES, 5/29).