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Published January 13, 1999
In N.Y., WWOR-XX's Russ Salzberg was "forced" to cut short an interview with Mike Tyson when Tyson "launched into a series of X-rated answers that had to be bleeped out." When asked why he insisted on swearing, Tyson told Salzberg, "I'm talking to you the way I want to talk to you." Tyson then cursed Salzberg for ending the interview (N.Y. POST, 1/13)....In Toronto, Josh Rubin writes that NBA.com "will be coming under increased scrutiny" as a bridge to bring fans back after the lockout. The site plans to offer more stat categories and an expanded history section. NBA.com Dir Stefanie Scheer says there are no plans to make online radio coverage of NBA games available for free. But there are plans to make a free game accessible every night, while last year there were three free games a week (TOR. STAR, 1/13). ...Sport Magazine said it has increased its rate base 33% to 1 million for the first quarter of '99. New advertisers in the title are Absolut, Gillete, And 1, Reebok, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Pontiac Grand Prix (Sport).