In N.Y., WWOR-XX's Russ Salzberg was "forced" to cut
short an interview with Mike Tyson when Tyson "launched into
a series of X-rated answers that had to be bleeped out."
When asked why he insisted on swearing, Tyson told Salzberg,
"I'm talking to you the way I want to talk to you." Tyson
then cursed Salzberg for ending the interview (N.Y. POST,
1/13)....In Toronto, Josh Rubin writes that NBA.com "will be
coming under increased scrutiny" as a bridge to bring fans
back after the lockout. The site plans to offer more stat
categories and an expanded history section. NBA.com Dir
Stefanie Scheer says there are no plans to make online radio
coverage of NBA games available for free. But there are
plans to make a free game accessible every night, while last
year there were three free games a week (TOR. STAR, 1/13).
...Sport Magazine said it has increased its rate base 33% to
1 million for the first quarter of '99. New advertisers in
the title are Absolut, Gillete, And 1, Reebok, Coca-Cola,
Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Pontiac Grand Prix (Sport).