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The USTA Thursday officially announced its 11-year, $825M deal with ESPN that puts the U.S. Open exclusively on cable, the "latest assault on the fraying broadcast sports model," according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. Only the Super Bowl and the World Series "seem safe on broadcast televis...
In New York, Richard Sandomir writes that any assessment of CBS golf analyst Ben Wright''s alleged remarks concerning lesbianism and the LPGA "must begin with this starting point: only Wright and Vale
CBS golf analyst Ben Wright was back in the booth at the McDonald''s LPGA Championship after denying that he had made statements attributed to him in Friday''s Wilmington News Journal that lesbianism
On Friday and Saturday, LPGA Commissioner Charles Mechem withheld judgment on Ben Wright. Mechem, on Friday: "If he did not make the alleged remarks, as he stoutly maintains ... it would be terribly u
Shaquille O''Neal has signed on to star in "Kazaam," a feature film to be directed by Paul Michael Glaser, according to this morning''s VARIETY. The film by Interscope Communications will be shooting
Following a replay of a check by the Devils'' Mike Peluso on the Bruins'' Josef Stumpel and critical comments by SportsChannel''s Mike Emrick during Wednesday''s game, Devils PR exec Mike Levine "went
The Stars will shift their TV home to KDFW and KDFI for next season. The stations, which have a limited marketing agreement, will carry 35 Stars games next year, five more than each of the past two se
Liberty Sports and Raycom have reached an agreement grating Raycom exclusive representation rights for a number of Liberty Sports'' national events, including the Cotton Bowl Classic, the John Wooden
According to Mark Taffet, CFO of Time Warner which owns TVKO, some cable systems in CA have reported buy rates of more than 10% for the Oscar De La Hoya-Rafael Ruellas lightweight championship. With m
CBS golf analyst Ben Wright told the NEWS JOURNAL of Wilmington, DE, that "lesbians in the sport hurt women''s golf" and that women''s golfers are hurt by having breasts. Wright told the NEWS JOURNAL'
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