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INJUNCTION FREEZES PENGUINS PLANS: FSP TO AIR TONIGHT'S GAME

          Fox Sports Pittsburgh announced that Allegheny County,
     PA, Judge Judith Friedman entered an immediate injunction
     yesterday, barring the Penguins from implementing the
     termination of their telecast agreement with Fox Sports
     Pittsburgh (FSP).  The injunction orders the team to comply
     fully with the telecast rights agreement.  FSP will televise
     tonight's Penguins-Red Wings game as scheduled (FSP).  In
     Pittsburgh, David Brown reports that the team said it did
     not attend the meeting with Friedman "because they did not
     receive notice of it."  Friedman has scheduled a hearing
     Friday afternoon on the dispute, which led Penguins Owners
     Roger Marino and Howard Baldwin to announce they were
     dropping FSP and planning to start their own local sports
     network.  FSP Senior VP/Legal Matters Dan Fawcett said the
     network has deposited $600,000 with the court as a "good-
     faith measure" in case it is found to owe the disputed fees. 
     Marino, on the team's planned network, called Marino Sports
     TV: "[I]f we're allowed to go through with this, we have a
     lot of confidence in it" (Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW, 3/5).  

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