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Jim Rome's Show On CBS Sports Network Ending, But He Will Remain With The Company

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CBS is ending Jim Rome's daily show on CBS Sports Network, "Rome." The decision is being described as mutual, and Rome will stay with CBS and focus on other radio and TV projects. CBS will continue to produce the show through late March, but the show's staff was told this week that the its two-year ...

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