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Saints TE Benjamin Watson will appear on Fox News' "On The Record" at 7:00pm ET for a discussion on using faith to fight ISIS.

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03/03/97
SI DISMISSES "SIONWOMEN" STAFFER AFTER ONLINE CONTROVERSY

Sports Illustrated "has terminated the contract" of Lisa Hyman, who earlier this month sent out e-mail messages "asking users to hit a portion of the SI site to bump up traffic numbers," according to

Tags: Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

03/03/97
CLASSIC SPORTS NETWORK TAKES SWIPE AT CABLEVISION

In a letter last Friday to Cablevision Chair James Dolan from Classic Sports Network (CSN) President Stephen Greenberg, CSN accused Cablevision of "refusing to distribute" the network because CSN "dec

Tags: Cablevision, Media

02/28/97
ESPN'S ROBINSON SPECIAL EARNS RAVE REVIEWS

ESPN''s "Outside the Lines" tonight will feature "Breaking the Line: Jackie Robinson''s Legacy" at 8:30pm ET. It will be followed by a "ESPN Town Meeting: Sports in Black in White" hosted by ABC''s Te

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

02/28/97
FINAL NETWORK RATINGS FROM LAST WEEKEND'S SPORTS EVENTS

The following lists final TV ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are ET. Regional programming indicated in parenthesis. The numbers were gathered from the networks (THE DAI

Tags: ABC, CBS, NBA, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

02/28/97
ONLINE NEWS: PIZZA HUT RETURNS FOR ESPNET'S HOOP CHALLENGE

Pizza Hut will sponsor the ESPNET''s Men''s and Women''s Tournament Challenges, in which entrants choose the winners of games for the upcoming NCAA Tournaments. DoubleTree Hotels will co-sponsor the m

Tags: NBA, NCAA, NHL, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Media, Utah Jazz, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards

02/28/97
NCAA AND AP SPORTS EDITORS REACH AGREEMENT ON COVERAGE

The Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and the NCAA reached a deal Thursday, preventing "a credentialing problem" for next month''s NCAA Tournament, according to USA TODAY. The NCAA, concerned abo

Tags: NCAA, Media

02/28/97
MEDIA NOTES

The TIMES'' Richard Sandomir writes CBS made a "bad judgement" in deciding to show the IMG/TWI produced special on Tiger Woods before its final-round coverage of the Masters. Sandomir notes IMG "can s

Tags: ABC, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, CBS, Detroit Lions, HBO, IMG, NBA, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

02/28/97
MLB TEAM MEDIA NOTES: BLUE JAYS INK TSN DEAL

The Blue Jays and TSN have officially signed a cable-TV deal for the next five years, according to Marty York of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. The deal is "not as lucrative" for the team as the previous f

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rockies, Denver Nuggets, News Corp./Fox, Media, Toronto Blue Jays

02/28/97
EBERSOL SAYS COSTAS COMMENTS WERE TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT

NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol said yesterday that Bob Costas'' comments that NBC doesn''t fulfill a journalistic role when it televises the NBA were taken out of context, according to Mike Bruton

Tags: NBA, NBC, Media

02/28/97
"PURE" GENIUS? TAYLOR MADE GOLF LAUNCHES CUSTOM MAGAZINE

Pure, a new golfing magazine issued by Taylor Made Golf Inc., is examined by Denise Gellene of the L.A. TIMES. The magazine, "loaded" with features on Taylor Made endorsers and equipment, is distribut

Tags: Media, Washington Nationals

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