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Published January 30, 2013
BOOTH BITES: Tennis Channel announced James Blake will serve as a guest analyst during the net’s Davis Cup coverage of the U.S.-Brazil match on Friday. This marks the first time Blake will appear on TV in an analyst role, debuting alongside booth announcer Brett Haber (Tennis Channel). Blake said that although he is “giving broadcast a try,” retirement from playing is “still a ways off" (STAMFORD ADVOCATE, 1/30).
WELCOME BACK: ESPN Radio 101.1 St. Louis’ “The Fast Lane” co-host Chris Duncan returned to full-time duty on Monday after dealing with surgeries, treatments and physical and occupational therapy for a brain tumor, which was diagnosed last year. He had been absent from his role since Oct. 8 (THE DAILY).
REEKING OF AWESOMENESS: In Boston, Shanahan & Goldstein report Gold Medal-winning U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman “now has her own TV show -- ‘Flippin’ Awesome’ -- on the YouTube channel AwesomenessTV.” Raisman on the show “breaks down viral sports videos, and awards them medals of their own” (BOSTON GLOBE, 1/30).