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Published April 17, 1997
The N.Y. POST's Mara Mornell reviews the launch of Sports Illustrated Women/Sport, writing that "SI's glossy new sister" has articles that "are anything but cliche" (N.Y. POST, 4/16). In Denver, Donna Carter reviews the launch, noting the first issue "covers tough issues" (DENVER POST, 4/15)....TVKO boxing analyst Larry Merchant apologized yesterday for remarks he made Saturday night that a mariachi band playing before a fight involving Oscar De La Hoya, who is Mexican-American, was a "marketing ploy." Merchant: "I made a mistake ... some remarks could've been, and were, misunderstood. It was not my intent to offend anyone" (USA TODAY, 4/17)....Time Warner posted a $35M profit in the first quarter, compared to a $119M loss a year ago. CNN's Lou Dobbs noted that "the purchase of Turner Broadcasting and higher profits from its cable systems" helped boost earnings. Time Warner finished trading yesterday up 3 1/8 at 43 7/8 ("Moneyline," 4/16)....USA TODAY's Michael Hiestand noted that Fox in the future "hopes" to add a camera moving along ice rinks for its NHL coverage. ESPN "says it will eventually" use an overhead, moveable skycam, "like ones NBC uses" on NBA telecasts (USA TODAY, 4/16).