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Published May 21, 1998
PERSONALITIES: In Toronto, veteran Canadian announcer Don Chevrier ranked the best hockey "play-callers," and named Fox's Mike Emrick "in a class by himself," with ESPN's Gary Thorne at No. 2 and Rangers play-by-play man Sam Rosen third (William Houston, Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 5/21). ...Flyers G Ron Hextall will work as a studio analyst for ESPN2's "NHL 2Night" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 5/21)....A cable outage in parts of Utah cut Insight Cable's service 20 minutes into the Lakers-Jazz Game Two (DESERET NEWS, 5/20). ...CBS Sales President Joe Abruzzese told 1,000 onlookers at yesterday's CBS's fall network sales meeting, "No more Sunday afternoon movies, no more Sunday afternoon figure skating. The AFC, .. is on the rise, and so is CBS." CBS TV President Les Moonves: "The NFL will add male viewers and make us younger." Abruzzese also said CBS is "on target" with ad projections of "breaking even this year," and has $25M in new advertisers for its AFC package (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 5/21)....SportsLine USA shares fell 13% to 26 5/8 on news "that it may have lost the competition for the production contract" for NFL.com (HOLLY. REPORTER, 5/21).