SBD/6/Sports Media


          Veteran SI writer Rick Telander has accepted a position
     at ESPN Magazine (N.Y. POST, 2/6)....In DC, Leonard Shapiro
     noted that the Duke-UNC basketball game last night could not
     be seen because local provider District Cablevision does not
     carry ESPN2.  Raycom, which owns the rights to ACC
     basketball, tried to get the game on a local DC station,
     WUSA-CBS, but the CBS affil would not preempt its prime-time
     schedule (WASHINGTON POST, 2/6).  In N.Y., Steve Zipay, on
     ESPN putting Duke-UNC on ESPN2: "[D]on't tell me the game
     isn't a carrot to lure more cable subscribers into asking
     for the Deuce" (NEWSDAY, 2/6)....In Toronto, City-TV Chair
     Moses Znaimer said his broadcast group "has no plans of
     ditching" the Raptors and has begun negotiations to renew
     its four-year deal with the team (TORONTO SUN, 2/6).

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