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Published January 29, 1998
PERSONALITIES: Greg Gumbel will return to CBS Sports on March 1, in time for its coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Gumbel said that the "chance to call football lured him back to CBS," and that he was "disappointed" that NBC hadn't named him as the No. 1 NBA play-by-play man (N.Y. TIMES, 1/29)....The crisis in the White House and the events in Iraq "may keep Dan Rather from anchoring [the CBS Evening News] next week at the Winter Olympics in Nagano" (USA TODAY, 1/29)....Former Indians coach Dave Nelson was named to the Indians radio broadcast team, along with Mike Hegan. They will join Tom Hamilton, who will take over as play-by-play man for Herb Score (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 1/28)....HTS "is expected to announce" that former Yankees analyst Rick Cerone will become an analyst on Orioles TV broadcasts (SUN, 1/29). ...Former Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware, who played last season in the CFL, "is trying to work out a deal with Fox" to work college football games (GLOBE & MAIL, 1/28).