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Published March 24, 1998
TV/VIDEO: Evander Holyfield will defend his WBA heavyweight title against Henry Akinwande on June 6 at MSG. Showtime will handle PPV distribution for the fight (N.Y DAILY NEWS, 3/24)....BROADCASTING & CABLE's John Higgins writes that Cablevision Chair Charles Dolan's interest in buying the Yankees may stem from SportsChannel's experience in Philadelphia, where Comcast took control of the 76ers and Flyers and launched Comcast SportsNet. One media exec: "Chuck learned his lesson in Philadelphia" (BROADCASTING & CABLE, 3/23)....After CBS "failed to offer" Marcus Allen the job he sought with the network, Allen will return to the Chiefs for the final year of his contract (K.C. STAR, 3/24). PUBLISHING: In Akron, Michael Weinreb reviews ESPN Magazine, calling it SI "for slackers." Weinreb: "What I want from a sports magazine is simple: Compelling writing, great photography. The Magazine has that. Now I wish they would cool it with the inside jokes" (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 3/24)....The Sporting News' VP/Sales Jay Burzon told AD AGE's James Brady that after TSN's December relaunch, ad pages are up 89% in January (AD AGE, 3/23 issue).