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ABC drew a 4.3 overnight rating for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday afternoon, which saw Juan Pablo Montoya capture his second win at the Brickyard. That figure is up from a 4.0 overnight for last year's dramatic finish, which saw Ryan Hunter-Reay hold off Helio Castroneves and Marco Andretti&nb...
The CBC signed a one-year deal with the Blue Jays to televise 35 games during the ''97 season, according to Robert MacLeod of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. The deal ends a five- year relationship between
Bryant Gumbel officially joined CBS News yesterday, saying "it offered him the right combination of ''people'' and ''opportunity,''" according to Josef Adalian of the N.Y. POST. Gumbel said he "has no
March Madness "has crossed over into cyberspace," according to Larry Tye in a front-page story in today''s BOSTON GLOBE. Yesterday, nearly one million fans an hour logged onto the NCAA''s World Wide W
NEWSDAY''s Steve Zipay writes that his "spies" say UPN "could emerge as a possible bidder for NBA rights" (NEWSDAY, 3/14)....NBA VP/GM Communications Group Brian McIntyre, when asked about CBS analyst
The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are eastern. Regional programming indicated with (^). The numbers were gathered from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT
API Soccer, the marketing arm of U.S. Soccer, is "continuing its efforts" to bring the four remaining away games of the final round of World Cup ''98 qualifying to ESPN and/or ESPN2, according to Mike
TCI will raise cable rates almost 7% this year, "part of another industrywide wave of price increases," according to Paul Farhi of the WASHINGTON POST. Monthly bills for 11 million of TCI''s 14 millio
Several "big-time horse owners are eager to drastically restructure the sagging sport of thoroughbred racing," according to Langdon Brockinton of INSIDE MEDIA. The center of the owners'' plan is a pro
HBO Pictures will produce the biographical drama "Don King," according to Scott Hettrick of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Actor Ving Rhames, who starred in "Pulp Fiction" and "Mission: Impossible," will pla
SportsChannel New England Celtics analyst Tom Heinsohn apologized Tuesday before the Bulls-Celtics game for comments made on air last week about Hawks C Dikembe Mutombo. Heinsohn, after Mutombo was ta