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11/13/96
SEAN MCMANUS TABBED TO KEEP EYE ON THE BALL

CBS named Sean McManus as President, CBS Sports, effective December 16. McManus joins CBS from TWI, where he was Senior VP/U.S. TV Sales & Programming (CBS Sports). McManus said yesterday that reacqui

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11/12/96
NETWORK NEWS & NOTES: NEWS CORP. RELEASES EARNING

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11/12/96
MEDIA NOTES

NBC''s EMC Skills Challenge earned a preliminary overnight Saturday rating of a 3.4/8. That was an increase of 89% from ''95. Sunday''s telecast, against Dallas-San Francisco in most of the U.S., earn

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11/12/96
IMG IN CYBER SAND TRAP WITH TIGER WOODS' WEB SITE

Tiger Woods'' representatives at IMG are trying to capitalize on his popularity by creating his official web site at http://www.tigerwoods.com, according to Bob Cook in CRAIN''S CLEVELAND BUSINESS. Ho

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11/12/96
COWBOYS-49ERS HELP BOOST NFL'S RATINGS SLUMP

The Cowboys overtime win against the 49ers Sunday drew a 22.7 overnight rating on Fox, the highest rated game for a Sunday afternoon in 10 years and the highest for any [regular season] pro football g

Tags: ABC, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, MLB, NBC, New Orleans Saints, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, San Francisco 49ers, Media, TBS/TNT, Walt Disney

11/11/96
WMAQ LOOKS FOR POWER PLAY WITH BLACKHAWKS RIGHTS

Chicago''s WMAQ-AM, which bought radio broadcast rights to the Bears last week, "is expected to lock up" Blackhawks radio rights, according to CRAIN''S CHICAGO BUSINESS. An announcement on the five-ye

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11/11/96
SPORTS NETWORK NEWS & NOTES: CNN/SI'S MCCORMICK RESIGNS

CNN/SI Exec Producer Jean McCormick has resigned for personal reasons, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. CNN Senior VP Jim Walton: "Our infrastructure is so solid we''ll pick up the sla

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11/11/96
MEDIA NOTES

Since the NFL launched NFL.Com in September, overall traffic on the site has increased more than 40%, according to a league release. On Monday, November 4, NFL.Com recorded more than 100,000 users for

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11/11/96
PANTHERS PROWL ON CABLE, FINALLY: SPORTSCHANNEL/TCI INK DEAL

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