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ONLINE NEWS: SPORTSZONE OFFERS TIE IN ON SPORTSMANSHIP
Published October 30, 1997
ESPN SportsZone will produce a five-part "Outside the Lines" series on sportsmanship that begins today and complements the November 4th telecast of ESPN's program on the same subject. SportZone's users will be able to submit questions for use during the Town Meeting telecast and participate in discussion via other interactive features, including an open chat room during the November 4th Town Meeting after the Outside the Lines report (ESPN). TOTAL ACCESS: "Access Hollywood" examined the premiere of Michael Jordan's Web site on CBS SportsLine. Jordan, on fans sending him email: "It's going to be fun, and I'm going to take the time to try to reply as often as possible, and I anticipate I will get a lot, a lot of emails" (Access Hollywood," 10/29). Jordan's Web site was also mentioned on "Fox Sports News." Jordan: "There's a lot of things I cannot do. I can't go to malls, I can't go to amusement parks. ... What this provides me is an opportunity to interact without being present" ("Fox Sports News," 10/29). YIPPE, YAHOO: YAHOO! magazine's November issue features a complete breakdown of sports-related Web sites. The magazine also reviews computer sports games, and offers a run-off of the top eight general sports Web sites. The final pitted CBS SportsLine against CNN/SI, with SportsLine being named the best overall site (YAHOO!, 11/97 issue). NOTES: OnSale, the CA-based auction site, has launched the Sports and Fitness Auction Supersite, in collaboration with CBS SportsLine (MEDIA CENTRAL, 10/30)....GolfWeb will be contributing content to search engine Excite's Sports Channel (AD AGE, 10/30)....FL-based Sunshine Network will launch SunshineNetwork.com this Friday (Sunshine Network). ...Total College Sports Networks' live cybercast of the MI/MI State football game received over 1 million hits, more than any previous college football cybercast (TCSN).