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Published March 9, 1998
Chiefs RB Marcus Allen, who has a year left on his contract, "discussed" a job on CBS's NFL studio show with network officials last week (K.C. STAR, 3/6)....Tim Ryan is leaving CBS shortly to join Fox and NBC Sports. Ryan will call NFL games for Fox, and will work the 2000 Summer Olympics, the 2002 Winter Olympics, and the world skiing championships for NBC (Richard Sandomir, N.Y. TIMES, 3/7). ..In BUSINESS WEEK, SportsLine USA CEO Michael Levy said that he thinks his Web site's Olympic ratings were "undercounted," but he remains "optimistic" about the Web site's future. Levy: "We have momentum, and CBS picking up NFL is another big plus for us" (BUSINESS WEEK, 3/16).....On "The Sports Reporters," Mike Lupica defended Jim Nantz's Olympic performance: "Nantz got blamed for everything except El Nino. I haven't seen such hateful reviews since Howard Cosell was in his prime" ("The Sports Reporters," 3/8).