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     Charles Barkley will attend a special court dedication on
this weekend's NBA "Inside Stuff."  Nike has made a basketball
court made of recycled sneakers for Phoenix's youth (NBA
Entertainment)....ABC Sports signed a multiyear contract with
Raycom for the Pigskin Classic.  ABC spokesman Mark Mandel: "We
consider ourselves the network of college football."....With a
"resurgence of interest" in boxing, due largely to the popularity
of George Foreman, HBO will telecast three boxing matchups in the
month of March.  It is the most shows since HBO added boxing to
its lineup (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 2/17)....Fox Chair Chase Carey
denies speculation that the network's losses from football could
climb to $500M by the time the 4-year, $1.58B contract
concludes....Sandy Grossman will be Fox's NHL director (Rudy
Martkze, USA TODAY, 2/17)